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109-03-18

Visitor Statistical Analysis for January, 2020

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A total of 812,970 visitors arrived in the Republic of China in January, 2020, decreasing 54,741 or -6.13% from the 867,711 in January of last year. The arrivals included 586,506 foreign visitors and 226,464 Overseas Chinese. Compared with January of last year, the number of foreign visitors increased by 49,961 or 9.31%, and the number of Overseas Chinese visitors decreased by 104,702 or 31.62%.
  1. Main markets by residence
    1. Mainland China accounted for 91,085 or 11.20% of the total, down 61.87%, consisting of 2,920 foreign visitors, up 46.96%, and 88,165 Overseas Chinese, down 62.79%.
    2. Hong Kong and Macao, 145,472 or 17.89% of the total, up 44.46%, consisting of 9,015 foreign visitors, up 9.95%, and 136,457 Overseas Chinese, up 47.51%.
    3. Japan accounted for 135,614 or 16.68% of the total, down 7.23%, consisting of 135,469 foreign visitors, down 7.25%, and 145 Overseas Chinese, up 17.89%.
    4. Korea, 152,937 or 18.81% of the total, up 30.74%, consisting of 152,620 foreign visitors, up 30.81%, and 317 Overseas Chinese, up 3.59%.
    5. Southeast Asia, 171,255 or 21.07% of the total, up 6.66%, consisting of 170,680 foreign visitors, up 6.67%, and 575 Overseas Chinese, up 4.55%.
    6. U.S.A., 49,416 or 6.08% of the total, up 8.61%, consisting of 49,036 foreign visitors, up 8.64%, and 380 Overseas Chinese, up 5.26%.
    7. Australia and New Zealand, 16,416 or 2.02% of the total, up 17.29%, consisting of 16,344 foreign visitors, up 17.27%, and 72 Overseas Chinese, up 22.03%.
    8. Europe, 29,368 or 3.61% of the total, up 11.32%, consisting of 29,302 foreign visitors, up 11.31%, and 66 Overseas Chinese, up 15.79%.
    9. Other countries or regions accounted for 21,407 or 2.63% of the total, up 15.69%, consisting of 21,120 foreign visitors, up 15.94%, and 287 Overseas Chinese, up 0%.
  2. Main markets by country of nationality
    1. There were 135,696 visitors from Japan accounting for 16.69% of the total. This was down 10,245 or 7.02%, from the number in the same month last year.
    2. There were 153,319 visitors from Korea accounting for 18.86% of the total. This was up 36,164, or 30.87%, from the number in the same month last year.
    3. There were 171,216 visitors from Southeast Asia accounting for 21.06% of the total. This was up 11,350, or 7.10%, from the number in the same month last year.
    4. There were 51,098 visitors from U.S.A accounting for 6.29% of the total. This was up 4,833, or 10.45%, from the number in the same month last year.
    5. There were 17,440 visitors from Australia and New Zealand accounting for 2.15% of the total. This was up 2,506, or 16.78%, from the number in the same month last year.
    6. There were 35,072 visitors from Europe accounting for 4.31% of the total. This was up 3,602, or 11.45%, from the number in the same month last year. Visitors from U.K., Germany, and France accounted for 1.17% (9,490 people), 0.58% (4,734 people), and 0.62% (5,024 people) of the total which were up 18.95%, down 10.31%, and up 12.39% from the number in the same month last year.
    7. Other nationals accounted for 22,665 or 2.79%, up 1,751 or 8.37%.
    8. Overseas Chinese visitors accounted for 226,464 or 27.86%, down 104,702 or -31.62%. Overseas Chinese visitors from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 136,457, or 60.26%, of the total Overseas Chinese visitors.
  3.  Main markets by type of visitor
    1. Mode of transportation and port of entry: There were 784,286 visitors, 96.47%, by air of whom 624,578, or 76.83%, through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 81,953, or 10.08%, through Kaohsiung Airport. Meanwhile, there were 28,684 visitors, 3.53%, by sea, 1,382 people, or 0.17%, through Kaohsiung port, 6,802 people, or 0.84%, through Keelung, 447 people, or 0.05%, through Taichung.
    2. Gender: Male visitors accounted for 47.48% (385,984 people) while female were 52.52% (426,986 people).
    3. Age: There were 89,085 (10.96%) visitors under 19-year-old, 343,467 (42.25%) between 20 to 39-year-old, 274,264(33.74%) between 40 to 59-year-old, and 106,157(13.06%) over 59-year-old.
    4. Purpose of visit: The main purposes are Leisure, business, and relatives visiting with 486,595 (59.85%), 42,717 (5.25%), and 52,915 (6.51%) visitors.
    5. Length of stay: Most of visitors, 226,325 people or 22.94%, stayed for 3 nights. Visitors staying 5 to 7 nights, 170,125 people or 17.24%, ranked second. Visitors staying 4 nights, 137,623 people or 13.95%, ranked third. The average length of stay of visitors leaving in January was 6.83 nights.
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