South Africa 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 Africa tourism statistics for 2019 was 9,064,000,000.00, a 7.41% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa tourism statistics for 2018 was 9,789,000,000.00, a 0.86% increase from 2017.
  • South Africa tourism statistics for 2017 was 9,706,000,000.00, a 10.21% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa tourism statistics for 2016 was 8,807,000,000.00, a 3.64% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Spending ($)
Thailand 65,082,000,000.00
Turkey 42,350,000,000.00
Mexico 25,847,000,000.00
Malaysia 22,199,000,000.00
Russia 17,670,000,000.00
South Africa 9,064,000,000.00
Lebanon 8,717,000,000.00
Jordan 6,864,000,000.00
Colombia 6,786,000,000.00
Brazil 6,127,000,000.00
Bulgaria 4,825,000,000.00
Peru 4,784,000,000.00
Romania 4,240,000,000.00
Costa Rica 4,102,000,000.00
Iraq 3,593,000,000.00
Maldives 3,171,000,000.00
Kazakhstan 2,922,000,000.00
Cuba 2,645,000,000.00
Albania 2,458,000,000.00
Ecuador 2,288,000,000.00
Mauritius 2,024,000,000.00
Azerbaijan 2,004,099,975.59
Serbia 2,000,000,000.00
Armenia 1,553,000,000.00
Fiji 1,345,000,000.00
Belarus 1,290,000,000.00
Montenegro 1,276,000,000.00
Guatemala 1,227,199,951.17
Bosnia 1,226,000,000.00
Botswana 572,099,975.59
Namibia 451,000,000.00
Paraguay 409,000,000.00
North Macedonia 401,000,000.00
Samoa 207,100,006.10
Algeria 140,000,000.00
Suriname 64,000,000.00
Tonga 57,099,998.47
South Africa Tourism Statistics - Historical Data
Year Spending ($) % of Exports
2019 9,064,000,000.00 8.65
2018 9,789,000,000.00 8.89
2017 9,706,000,000.00 9.38
2016 8,807,000,000.00 9.68
2015 9,140,000,000.00 9.52
2014 10,484,000,000.00 9.50
2013 10,468,000,000.00 9.22
2012 11,202,000,000.00 9.51
2011 10,706,000,000.00 8.44
2010 10,309,000,000.00 9.57
2009 8,684,000,000.00 10.37
2008 9,178,000,000.00 8.91
2007 10,226,000,000.00 10.93
2006 9,211,000,000.00 11.63
2005 8,629,000,000.00 12.67
2004 7,571,000,000.00 12.96
2003 6,674,000,000.00 14.09
2002 3,695,000,000.00 10.02
2001 3,256,000,000.00 9.07
2000 3,338,000,000.00 9.02
1999 3,407,000,000.00 10.10
1998 3,419,000,000.00 9.88
1997 3,422,000,000.00 9.36
1996 3,137,000,000.00 8.84
1995 2,654,000,000.00 7.71