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 2020 was 11,776,000,000.00, a 53.74% decline from 2019.
  • South Korea tourism statistics for 2019 was 25,456,000,000.00, a 10.18% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Spending ($)
United States 84,205,000,000.00
France 35,958,000,000.00
Australia 26,234,000,000.00
UAE 24,615,400,390.63
Italy 20,459,000,000.00
Austria 15,362,000,000.00
Qatar 14,318,000,000.00
South Korea 11,776,000,000.00
Japan 11,395,000,000.00
Netherlands 10,926,200,195.31
Portugal 10,522,000,000.00
Switzerland 9,994,000,000.00
Macao 9,442,000,000.00
Poland 8,379,000,000.00
Belgium 7,447,000,000.00
Greece 6,193,000,000.00
Saudi Arabia 5,960,000,000.00
Croatia 5,631,853,027.34
Luxembourg 4,454,000,000.00
Hungary 4,224,000,000.00
Ireland 4,160,000,000.00
Czech Republic 3,890,000,000.00
Puerto Rico 2,921,000,000.00
Israel 2,661,000,000.00
Norway 2,196,000,000.00
Panama 1,841,000,000.00
Finland 1,757,000,000.00
Argentina 1,702,000,000.00
Slovenia 1,418,000,000.00
Slovak Republic 1,303,000,000.00
Uruguay 1,085,000,000.00
Aruba 1,077,000,000.00
Chile 1,034,000,000.00
Bahamas 1,007,000,000.00
Estonia 865,000,000.00
Bahrain 724,000,000.00
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 686,000,000.00
Oman 669,000,000.00
Cyprus 663,000,000.00
Kuwait 524,000,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 416,000,000.00
Curacao 282,000,000.00
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 243,000,000.00
Seychelles 228,000,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 151,000,000.00
Bermuda 94,000,000.00
South Korea Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2020 11,776,000,000.00 1.94
2019 25,456,000,000.00 3.85
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