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Foreign Exchange Earnings from Tourism Increases by 7.26 percent in November 2013
  • December 2013

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupees terms in November, 2013 increased by  7.26% to Rs.10,429 crore as compared to Rs.9723 crore in November, 2012.  Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in November, 2013 was 7.18 lakh as against 7.01 lakh in November 2012 showing a growth of 1.41%.

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

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

· FEEs during the month of November 2013 were Rs.10,429 crore as compared to Rs.9,723 crore in November 2012 and Rs.7,941 crore in November 2011.

· The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in November 2013 over November 2012 was 7.3% as compared to 22.4% in November 2012 over November 2011.  

· FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January to November 2013 were Rs.94,156 crore with a growth of 12.2%, as compared to the FEEs of Rs.83,938 crore with a growth of 22.1% during January to November 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

· FEEs in US$ terms during the month of November 2013 were US$ 1.665 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.776 billion during the month of November 2012 and US$ 1.566 billion in November 2011.

· The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in November 2013 over November 2012 was a negative growth of 6.3% as compared to the growth of 13.4% in November 2012 over November 2011.

· FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January to November 2013 were US$ 16.247 billion with a growth of 2.8%, as compared to US$ 15.806 billion with a growth of 6.3% during January-November 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

· FTAs during the Month of November 2013 were 7.18 lakh as compared to FTAs of 7.01 lakh during the month of November 2012 and 6.70 lakh in November 2011

· There has been a growth of 2.4% in November 2013 over November 2012 as compared to a  growth of 4.7% registered in November 2012 over November 2011.

 · FTAs during the period January to November 2013 were 60.48 lakh with a growth of 3.8%, as compared to FTAs of 58.25 lakh with a growth of 4.5% during January to November 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.

 
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