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Foreign Tourist Arrivals also goes up by 7.9% during the Month

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in July, 2013 rose by Rs.531 crore in comparison to July, 2012.  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in July, 2013 was 5.24 lakh which was 4.86 lakh in July 2012 with a growth of 7.9%.

The following are some important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of July, 2013:

 Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • FTAs during the Month of July 2013 were 5.24 lakh as compared to FTAs of 4.86 lakh during the month of July 2012 and 4.76 lakh in July 2011.
  • There has been a growth of 7.9% in July 2013 over July 2012 as compared to a growth of 2.2% registered in July 2012 over July 2011.
  • FTAs during the period January to July 2013 were 38.32 lakh with a growth of 3.3%, as compared to the FTAs of 37.10 lakh during January to July 2012.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in rupee terms and US$ terms

  • FEEs during the month of July 2013 were `8,920 crore as compared to `8,389 crore in July 2012 and `7,116 crorein July 2011.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in July 2013 over July 2012 was 6.3% as compared to 17.9% in July 2012 over July 2011.
  • FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January to July 2013 were `59,573 crore with a growth of 14.2%, as compared to the FEEs of `52,149 crore with a growth of 23.3% during January to July 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.
  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of July 2013 were US$1.493 billion as compared to FEEs of US$1.512 billion during  the month of July 2012 and US$ 1.603 billion in July 2011.
  • FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January to July 2013 were US$10.731 billion with a growth of 7.7%, as compared to US$ 9.967 billion with a growth of  5.9% during January-July 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of the FTAs data at major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data available from Reserve Bank of India.

Tags: Foreign Exchange EarningsJanuaryJuly 2011July 2012July 2013Reserve Bank of IndiaRupeeTourism

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