South Korea Tourism Statistics 1995-2022

International tourism receipts are expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • South Korea tourism statistics for 2019 was 26,217,000,000.00, a 13.47% increase from 2018.
  • South Korea tourism statistics for 2018 was 23,104,000,000.00, a 34.54% increase from 2017.
  • South Korea tourism statistics for 2017 was 17,173,000,000.00, a 17.93% decline from 2016.
  • South Korea tourism statistics for 2016 was 20,924,000,000.00, a 11.83% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Spending ($)
United States 233,461,000,000.00
France 71,011,000,000.00
Germany 58,201,000,000.00
Italy 51,910,000,000.00
Japan 49,206,000,000.00
Australia 47,953,000,000.00
Macao 39,714,000,000.00
UAE 38,413,300,781.25
Hong Kong 32,697,000,000.00
South Korea 26,217,000,000.00
Austria 25,288,000,000.00
Portugal 24,736,000,000.00
Greece 23,003,000,000.00
Switzerland 21,257,000,000.00
Saudi Arabia 19,849,000,000.00
Poland 15,712,000,000.00
Qatar 15,647,000,000.00
Ireland 14,808,000,000.00
Croatia 11,987,000,000.00
Belgium 10,560,000,000.00
Hungary 10,196,000,000.00
Israel 8,438,000,000.00
Czech Republic 7,965,000,000.00
Panama 7,052,000,000.00
Norway 6,929,000,000.00
Luxembourg 6,256,000,000.00
Finland 5,944,000,000.00
Argentina 5,654,000,000.00
Bahrain 3,860,000,000.00
Puerto Rico 3,612,000,000.00
Bahamas 3,606,000,000.00
Slovak Republic 3,353,000,000.00
Chile 3,332,000,000.00
Cyprus 3,245,000,000.00
Slovenia 3,240,000,000.00
Oman 3,193,000,000.00
Estonia 2,315,000,000.00
Uruguay 2,102,000,000.00
Aruba 2,091,000,000.00
Kuwait 1,176,000,000.00
Cayman Islands 933,000,000.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 708,000,000.00
Curacao 706,000,000.00
Seychelles 618,000,000.00
Bermuda 601,000,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 484,000,000.00
South Korea Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2019 26,217,000,000.00 3.97
2018 23,104,000,000.00 3.17
2017 17,173,000,000.00 2.56
2016 20,924,000,000.00 3.45
2015 18,711,000,000.00 2.92
2014 22,390,000,000.00 3.09
2013 19,457,000,000.00 2.70
2012 18,731,000,000.00 2.65
2011 17,329,000,000.00 2.56
2010 14,315,000,000.00 2.62
2009 13,262,000,000.00 3.04
2008 13,440,000,000.00 2.57
2007 9,253,000,000.00 2.04
2006 8,437,000,000.00 2.19
2005 8,282,000,000.00 2.47
2004 8,222,000,000.00 2.73
2003 7,002,000,000.00 3.04
2002 7,617,000,000.00 3.97
2001 7,917,000,000.00 4.47
2000 8,527,000,000.00 4.22
1999 8,337,000,000.00 5.08
1998 8,263,000,000.00 5.33
1997 6,317,000,000.00 3.93
1996 6,350,000,000.00 4.25
1995 6,670,000,000.00 4.63