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Foreign tourists spent 27,5 billion euros in Spain so far this year

The average daily expenditure grew by 31.5%, to 140 euros, in October
31 August 2021, Spain, Mercadal: Beachgoers enjoy the Mediterranean sea at the sunny Cavalleria beach at Menorca's north coast. Photo: Matthias Oesterle/ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
Beachgoers enjoy the Mediterranean sea at the sunny Cavalleria beach at Menorca's north coast. Photo: Matthias Oesterle/dpa/File photo.

The total expenditure made by international tourists visiting Spain marked another increase in October and reached 5.58 billion euros, with a growth of 546.3% compared to the same month of 2020. The data come from the Tourist Expenditure Survey (Egatur) prepared by the Spanish Statistical Office (INE).

That same month, the average expenditure per tourist stood at 1,089 euros, with an annual increase of 28.6%. For its part, the average daily expenditure grew by 31.5%, to 140 euros.

That said, there is a slight decrease in the length of stays. The average duration of international tourists' trips is 7.8 days, which is a decrease of 0.2 days compared to the October 2020 average.

The increasing trend in spending is also reflected in the figures so far this year. During the first 10 months of 2021, total spending by international tourists increased by 47.9% compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 27.52 billion euros.

By level of spending, in October the main countries of origin of tourists are Germany (with 19.3% of the total), the United Kingdom (17.8%) and France (9.2%).

Germany tops the spending ranking

Expenditure OctoberSource: INE.

In October, spending by tourists residing in Germany increased by 1,141.2% in the annual rate, that of tourists from the United Kingdom by 539.3% and that of those from France by 165.2%.

Germany is also the country with the highest accumulated spending in the first 10 months of 2021, with 17.9% of the total. They are followed by France (13.5%) and the United Kingdom (13.2%).

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