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October 29, 2013

Tourist spending in Spain continues to rise

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Tourist spending in Spain continues to rise

In September 2013 the total tourist spending in Spain increased by 7.3 % and continues to hold at record levels.

Since the beginning of this year, the monthly spends of foreign tourists in Spain are growing at a significant pace, as reported by official sources, and we can talk about a high records. In total, from January 2013 foreign tourists spent 47,076 million euros , a 7.3 % increase over the same period last year. In the statistics on the autonomous regions of the country for several months Catalonia is a leader with 11,425 million euros, which added to the local budget the international tourists. Of producing markets in Spain, United Kingdom confidently holds the palm, as the number of people visiting Spain, and the volume of tourist spending. In particular, in September 2013 the British spent in Spain 1,490 million euros, and since the beginning of 2013, this figure had already reached the amount of 9.748 million euros.

According to official statistics on tourist expenditure (Egatur), published this Monday, in the first nine months of 2013 increased as the average daily cost of foreign tourists in Spain to 108 euro by 2.2 % more than last year, and the total cost tourists during their stay in Spain to 966 euros, up 2.6 %.

Total for September, foreign tourists spent in Spain 6,603 million euros, up 8% more than in September last year. In addition, the total expenditure of tourists also increased to 1,018 euros per stay, 3% more than last year.

The UK is the main “supplier” of foreign tourists to Spain, and therefore their costs. It is followed by Germany with 1.185 million in September and 7.479 million for the entire period of 2013.

Are the increased costs of tourist visitors from France (4,814 million euros from January to September 2013), the Nordic countries (4,266 million euros) and Russians ( 2,005 million euros, a 24.4 % increase over the first nine months of 2012 ).

From the autonomous regions of Spain most foreign tourists spent in Catalonia (11,425 million euros) , the Balearic Islands ( 9,586 million euros) and the Canary Islands ( 8,096 million euros ), accounting for 11.9 %, 7, 5 % and 7,5 %, more respectively.

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