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109-04-21

Visitor Statistical Analysis for March, 2020

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A total of 78,259 visitors arrived in the Republic of China in March, 2020, decreasing 1,001,239 or -92.75% from the 1,079,498 in March of last year. The arrivals included 76,423 foreign visitors and 1,836 Overseas Chinese. Compared with March of last year, the number of foreign visitors decreased by 616,614 or -88.97%, and the number of Overseas Chinese visitors decreased by 384,625 or -99.52%.
  1. Main markets by residence
    1. Mainland China accounted for 1,511 or 1.93% of the total, down -99.44%, consisting of 214 foreign visitors, down 91.76%, and 1,297 Overseas Chinese, down 99.52%.
    2. Hong Kong and Macao, 259 or 0.33% of the total, down 99.80%, consisting of 144 foreign visitors, down 98.61%, and 115 Overseas Chinese, down 99.80%.
    3. Japan accounted for 12,638 or 16.15% of the total, down 94.14%, consisting of 12,609 foreign visitors, down 94.15%, and 29 Overseas Chinese, down 83.52%.
    4. Korea, 674 or 0.86% of the total, down 99.29%, consisting of 663 foreign visitors, down 99.30%, and 11 Overseas Chinese, down 96.13%.
    5. Southeast Asia, 47,171 or 60.28% of the total, down 80.45%, consisting of 46,952 foreign visitors, down 80.48%, and 219 Overseas Chinese, down 69.24%.
    6. U.S.A., 6,196 or 7.92% of the total, down 88.89%, consisting of 6,096 foreign visitors, down 89.00%, and 100 Overseas Chinese, down 72.07%.
    7. Australia and New Zealand, 1,241 or 1.59% of the total, down 86.52%, consisting of 1,232 foreign visitors, down 86.58%, and 9 Overseas Chinese, down 70.00%.
    8. Europe, 5,225 or 6.68% of the total, down 86.37%, consisting of 5,207 foreign visitors, down 86.41%, and 18 Overseas Chinese, down 37.93%.
    9. Other countries or regions accounted for 3,344 or 4.27% of the total, down 87.40%, consisting of 3,306 foreign visitors, down 87.46%, and 38 Overseas Chinese, down 77.91%.
  2. Main markets by country of nationality
    1. There were 12,474 visitors from Japan accounting for 15.94% of the total. This was down 203,003 or -94.21%, from the number in the same month last year.
    2. There were 714 visitors from Korea accounting for 0.91% of the total. This was down 94,499, or -99.25%, from the number in the same month last year.
    3. There were 46,712 visitors from Southeast Asia accounting for 59.69% of the total. This was down 192,869, or -80.50%, from the number in the same month last year.
    4. There were 6,290 visitors from U.S.A accounting for 8.04% of the total. This was down 50,637, or -88.95%, from the number in the same month last year.
    5. There were 1,243 visitors from Australia and New Zealand accounting for 1.59% of the total. This was down 9,570, or -88.50%, from the number in the same month last year.
    6. There were 5,566 visitors from Europe accounting for 7.11% of the total. This was down 39,996, or -87.78%, from the number in the same month last year. Visitors from U.K., Germany, and France accounted for 1.11% (865 people), 1.40% (1,092 people), and 1.12% (877 people) of the total which were down 91.59%, down 89.46%, and down 84.24% from the number in the same month last year.
    7. Other nationals accounted for 3,424 or 4.38%, down 26,040 or -88.38%.
    8. Overseas Chinese visitors accounted for 1,836 or 2.35%, down 384,625 or -99.52%. Overseas Chinese visitors from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 115, or 6.26%, of the total Overseas Chinese visitors.
  3.  Main markets by type of visitor
    1. Mode of transportation and port of entry: There were 78,259 visitors, 98.72% by air of whom 77,258. 65,946 visitors or 84.27% through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 6,333 visitors or 8.09% through Kaohsiung Airport. Meanwhile, there were 1.28% by sea of whom 1,001. 521 visitors or 0.67% through Kaohsiung port, 95 visitors or 0.12%, through Keelung, 81 visitors or 0.10% through Taichung.
    2. Gender: Male visitors accounted for 53.58% (41,935 people) while female were 46.42% (36,324 people).
    3. Age: There were 4,764 (6.09%) visitors under 19-year-old, 47,883 (61.19%) between 20 to 39-year-old, 19,341(24.71%) between 40 to 59-year-old, and 6,271(8.01%) over 60-year-old.
    4. Purpose of visit: The main purposes are Leisure, business, and relatives visiting with 31,999 (40.89%), 5,401 (6.90%), and 5,157 (6.59%) visitors.
    5. Length of stay: Most of visitors, 15,088 people or 15.69%, stayed for 5-7 nights. Visitors staying 8-15 nights, 14,924 people or 15.52%, ranked second. Visitors staying 3 nights, 7,978 people or 8.29%, ranked third. The average length of stay of visitors leaving in March was 15.02 nights.
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