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Statistics Release

108-10-21

Visitor Statistical Analysis for August, 2019

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A total of 1,030,937 visitors arrived in the Republic of China in August, 2019, increasing 77,685 or 8.15% from the 953,252 in August of last year. The arrivals included 570,857 foreign visitors and 460,080 Overseas Chinese. Compared with August of last year, the number of foreign visitors increased by 52,135 or 10.05%, and the number of Overseas Chinese visitors increased by 25,550 or 5.88%.
  1. Main markets by residence
    1. Mainland China accounted for 282,999 or 27.45% of the total, up 10.14%, consisting of 2,355 foreign visitors, down 21.66%, and 280,644 Overseas Chinese, up 10.52%.
    2. Hong Kong and Macao, 186,589 or 18.10% of the total, down 1.36%, consisting of 8,931 foreign visitors, down 13.44%, and 177,658 Overseas Chinese, down 0.67%.
    3. Japan accounted for 203,510 or 19.74% of the total, up 8.73%, consisting of 203,312 foreign visitors, up 8.72%, and 198 Overseas Chinese, up 18.56%.
    4. Korea, 93,694 or 9.09% of the total, up 30.76%, consisting of 93,377 foreign visitors, up 30.97%, and 317 Overseas Chinese, down 10.45%.
    5. Southeast Asia, 163,699 or 15.88% of the total, up 5.80%, consisting of 163,050 foreign visitors, up 5.83%, and 649 Overseas Chinese, down 0.92%.
    6. U.S.A., 43,915 or 4.26% of the total, up 5.83%, consisting of 43,556 foreign visitors, up 5.80%, and 359 Overseas Chinese, up 9.45%.
    7. Australia and New Zealand, 6,590 or 0.64% of the total, up 4.75%, consisting of 6,576 foreign visitors, up 4.83%, and 14 Overseas Chinese, down 22.22%.
    8. Europe, 29,326 or 2.84% of the total, up 10.54%, consisting of 29,265 foreign visitors, up 10.59%, and 61 Overseas Chinese, down 8.96%.
    9. Other countries or regions accounted for 20,615 or 2.00% of the total, up 7.00%, consisting of 20,435 foreign visitors, up 6.92%, and 180 Overseas Chinese, up 16.88%.
  2. Main markets by country of nationality
    1. There were 202,454 visitors from Japan accounting for 19.64% of the total. This was up 15,799, or 8.46%, from the number in the same month last year.
    2. There were 93,900 visitors from Korea accounting for 9.11% of the total. This was up 21,928, or 30.47%, from the number in the same month last year.
    3. There were 163,002 visitors from Southeast Asia accounting for 15.81% of the total. This was up 8,906, or 5.78%, from the number in the same month last year.
    4. There were 44,890 visitors from U.S.A accounting for 4.35% of the total. This was up 2,152, or 5.04%, from the number in the same month last year.
    5. There were 8,219 visitors from Australia and New Zealand accounting for 0.80% of the total. This was up 182, or 2.26%, from the number in the same month last year.
    6. There were 35,171 visitors from Europe accounting for 3.41% of the total. This was up 2,238, or 6.80%, from the number in the same month last year. Visitors from U.K., Germany, and France accounted for 0.85% (8,755people), 0.47% (4,797 people), and 0.54% (5,605 people) of the total which were up 0.34%, 2.37%, and up 7.56% from the number in the same month last year.
    7. Other nationals accounted for 23,221 or 2.25%, up 930 or 4.17%.
    8. Overseas Chinese visitors accounted for 460,080 or 44.63%, up 25,550 or 5.88%. Overseas Chinese visitors from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 177,658, or 38.61%, of the total Overseas Chinese visitors.
  3.  Main markets by type of visitor
    1. Mode of transportation and port of entry: There were 971,814 visitors, 94.27%, by air of whom 763,888, or 74.10%, through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 99,298, or 9.63%, through Kaohsiung Airport. Meanwhile, there were 59,123 visitors, 5.73%, by sea, 5,305 people, or 0.51%, through Kaohsiung port, 3,295 people, or 0.32%, through Keelung, 1,907 people, or 0.18%, through Taichung.
    2. Gender: Male visitors accounted for 46.26% (476,892 people) while female were 53.74% (554,045 people).
    3. Age: There were 171,265 (16.61%) visitors under 19-year-old, 442,974 (42.97%) between 20 to 39-year-old, 323,945(31.42%) between 40 to 59-year-old, and 92,753(9.00%) over 59-year-old.
    4. Purpose of visit: The main purposes are pleasure, business, and relatives visiting with 752,969 (73.04%), 53,357 (5.18%), and 36,580 (3.55%) visitors.
    5. Length of stay: Most of visitors, 285,136 people or 26.42%, stayed for 5 to 7 nights. Visitors staying 3 nights, 206,360 people or 19.12%, ranked second. Visitors staying 4 nights, 144,937 people or 13.43%, ranked third. The average length of stay of visitors leaving in August was 6.65 nights.
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