Foreign Exchange Earnings from Tourism increases by 4.40 per cent in October 2013

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dollar-renminbiForeign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in October, 2013 increased by 4.40%. to Rs.8513 crore as compared to Rs.8154 crore in October, 2012.  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in October, 2013 were 5.89 lakh as against 5.56 lakh in October 2012 showing a growth of 5.94 %.

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

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

  • FEEs during the month of October  2013 were Rs.8,513 crore crore as compared to Rs.8,154 crore in October 2012 and Rs.7,019 crore in October 2011.

  • The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in October 2013 over October 2012 was 4.4% as compared to 16.2% in October 2012 over October 2011.
  • FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January to October 2013 were Rs.83,727 crore with a growth of 12.8%, as compared to the FEEs of Rs.74,215 crore with a growth of 22.1% during January to October 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

  • FEEs in US$ terms during the month of October 2013 were US$1.382 billion as compared to FEEs of US$1.538 billion during  the month of October 2012 and US$ 1.424 billion in October 2011.
  • The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in October 2013 over October 2012 was negative growth of 10.1% as compared to the growth of 8.0% in October 2012 over October 2011.
  • FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January to October 2013 were US$ 14.582 billion with a growth of 3.9%, as compared to US$ 14.030 billion with a growth of 5.4% during January-October 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

 

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

  • FTAs during the Month of October 2013 were 5.89 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.56 lakh during the month of October 2012 and 5.60 lakh in October 2011.

 

  • There has been a growth of 5.8% in October 2013 over October 2012 as compared to a negative growth of 0.6% registered in October 2012 over October 2011.

 

  • FTAs during the period January to October 2013 were 53.30 lakh with a growth of 4.0%, as compared to FTAs of 51.24 lakh with a growth  of 4.5% during January to October 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.