South Korea’s May Visitor Arrivals by Country

Following is a table of South Korea’s visitor arrivals by country for May from Korea Tourism Organization.

============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
Korean Departures       8.1%    7.7%    9.3%    3.0%   18.7%   14.6%   14.7%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Visitor Arrivals       -2.5%    0.5%   10.3%    0.5%    0.0%   -0.9%   -3.2%
 Asia                  -3.4%    0.3%    9.4%    1.9%   -1.0%   -1.3%   -4.5%
  China+China Korean   32.4%   50.9%   50.5%   43.7%   17.6%   23.2%   17.4%
  India                14.6%   34.0%   69.7%  -11.7%    2.1%   -4.0%   -2.8%
  Philippines          12.1%    8.5%   61.5%  -15.3%   -1.8%   -4.9%   -9.3%
  Indonesia             6.9%   21.5%   49.2%  -14.8%   10.8%    4.9%    3.1%
  Malaysia              0.3%    2.2%    8.8%   28.7%  -19.2%    7.8%   28.8%
  Taiwan               -1.0%  -18.7%   18.2%    1.6%    5.2%   11.9%    2.6%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
  Others               -1.2%  -12.2%   -7.7%   -6.7%    8.7%   23.2%    4.0%
  HK,China             -2.7%  -14.5%   48.3%   65.3%  -24.8%   13.0%   22.5%
  Middle East Asia     -2.8%   -0.8%    7.6%  -12.6%   10.9%   20.1%    8.7%
  Mongolia             -4.5%    4.4%   -4.0%   21.0%   22.7%   16.0%   20.3%
  Vietnam              -5.1%   -2.5%    7.3%   -8.8%  -16.6%    6.9%  -11.2%
  Thailand             -8.0%  -15.9%   13.4%    6.3%   33.8%   27.2%   36.7%
  Singapore           -10.7%    1.3%   26.2%   31.0%   -4.0%    9.8%   13.9%
  Japan               -29.6%  -32.2%  -19.9%  -26.2%  -15.5%  -24.0%  -24.8%
 Americas               1.5%    0.8%   14.1%   -5.5%    4.4%    1.9%    3.4%
  Argentina            29.6%   -8.3%   -2.8%  -19.0%   24.9%  -18.2%  -29.7%
  Guatemala            24.5%   10.4%  148.6%  -12.5%  -17.5%   40.5%    3.1%
  Mexico               13.2%   -2.4%   43.7%    2.6%   19.4%   22.3%    3.6%
  Others                6.0%   60.1%   64.1%   13.3%   21.1%   11.9%   -0.7%
  Brazil                5.1%  -42.5%   -3.2%   17.9%  -14.8%  -23.1%    6.1%
  Canada                4.5%   -3.1%   13.6%   -7.6%    0.4%    2.0%    1.3%
  U.S.A.                0.4%    1.4%   13.1%   -5.9%    5.0%    2.3%    4.2%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
 Europe                 5.7%    7.5%   14.9%   -5.7%    8.7%    2.4%    3.4%
  U.K.                 25.2%    6.7%   19.8%  -13.0%   -1.7%    8.7%   -2.6%
  Norway               24.3%   45.7%   27.2%   11.7%   54.8%   44.2%    4.2%
  Switzerland          11.2%    0.1%    8.5%  -30.8%   44.9%   24.1%    8.5%
  Spain                11.2%   21.7%   28.0%   15.1%   34.2%   19.9%   19.7%
  France                9.2%   10.8%   -2.7%   -5.6%   -2.2%   -6.2%   -1.2%
  Netherlands           8.4%   19.5%   25.6%    9.3%   34.0%   12.0%    3.5%
  Russian Fed           7.9%    6.8%   13.3%   -0.7%   17.4%    6.5%   20.7%
  Sweden                7.3%    3.7%    4.7%   -3.1%   -1.7%   13.9%    3.2%
  Others               -0.5%    9.6%   29.8%   -6.2%    3.9%   -3.7%    0.0%
  Italy                -0.8%   29.7%   72.0%    4.3%    7.8%   11.2%    3.5%
  Germany              -6.3%   -5.4%   -4.8%   -9.6%    6.3%   -9.1%   -8.0%
  Austria              -8.5%    8.3%   17.5%   -2.4%   36.6%   11.2%    8.2%
  Greece              -10.2%   -1.5%   30.3%  -15.1%   -1.1%    6.7%   -0.1%
  Poland              -10.6%   -6.8%    0.2%  -26.4%  -10.0%  -21.1%  -21.3%
  Denmark             -14.8%    7.5%    7.4%   -2.9%   -1.6%   13.7%   13.9%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
 Oceania               -1.9%   -5.2%   56.5%  -18.7%   -1.8%   -2.7%   -6.2%
  New Zealand           4.7%  -13.7%   23.2%    3.8%   -6.3%   -1.5%   -8.8%
  Australia            -3.0%   -3.2%   63.6%  -24.8%   -3.1%   -3.3%   -7.2%
  Others               -7.9%   -4.3%   41.1%   16.2%   33.9%    3.0%   25.0%
 Africa                 0.1%    0.9%    6.0%   -9.2%   12.5%    3.4%    1.4%
  Libya                72.7%  -16.8%  -27.6%  -20.3%   80.4%  121.4%   87.9%
  South Africa         16.2%    5.3%   15.7%  -22.5%    1.3%   -3.7%   21.1%
  Egypt                13.3%  -22.8%   13.0%   -8.5%    9.4%   -7.2%   -5.3%
  Others              -15.4%   10.6%    6.9%    2.1%   14.7%    1.4%  -10.8%
 Others                -7.3%   -8.4%   -3.4%    0.1%   -7.2%   -2.0%    0.4%
  Overseas Korean      -7.3%   -8.4%   -3.4%    0.1%   -7.2%   -2.0%    0.5%

                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
Korean Departures       8.0%   -1.5%   -6.0%  -16.9%   21.9%    4.7%   -3.2%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Visitor Arrivals       -5.4%   -3.8%   24.0%    8.1%   -9.7%   -0.9%  -17.9%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
 ASIA                  -6.6%   -4.2%   20.8%   12.8%  -12.2%    1.3%  -16.8%
  Taiwan               17.8%  -16.6%   -7.3%    0.6%   10.6%    3.4%  -18.7%
  Others               11.9%   10.0%   19.8%   -6.1%  -18.8%   18.0%   -0.7%
  Japan                10.1%  -29.9%   33.0%    5.2%   -9.1%   -8.9%   -7.5%
  Philippines           4.5%    3.6%   53.7%  -14.4%   -0.8%   -3.3%  -19.5%
  Mongolia              3.3%  -12.1%   -4.1%   -2.2%   26.9%  -11.9%   -2.2%
  India                 1.4%   -1.2%   65.2%  -12.0%    8.0%   -8.2%  -26.5%
  Middle East Asia      0.5%  -11.7%   37.7%    2.3%   -0.2%  -16.4%  -13.5%
  Singapore            -5.8%    6.3%   55.7%   13.8%  -77.2%   98.1%    5.0%
  Indonesia            -9.5%   13.8%   87.1%  -27.7%  -40.7%   82.3%  -23.6%
  Vietnam             -10.8%   -4.7%   17.4%   76.8%  -26.6%   -0.8%  -24.7%
  China+China Korean  -16.8%   21.2%   10.7%   27.2%    0.2%   -4.2%  -26.8%
  Malaysia            -20.3%   35.2%   14.2%   38.8%  -63.6%   30.2%   12.6%
  HK,China            -22.4%  -13.1%   -4.5%   51.4%  -28.0%    6.9%  -14.1%
  Thailand            -27.9%   -6.7%   32.3%   -1.4%  -16.3%   24.5%  -28.8%
 Americas               1.0%    2.4%   39.6%   -6.9%   -0.6%   -8.8%  -25.0%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
  Brazil               79.2%  -17.5%    4.8%   17.3%  -10.1%  -29.1%  -21.8%
  Argentina            35.7%   32.4%   61.7%  -31.0%   33.3%  -48.1%  -40.0%
  Mexico                6.1%  -14.0%   54.8%   -9.7%   13.0%  -25.7%  -30.5%
  Canada                2.4%   -2.2%   34.6%   -2.2%   -0.3%   -7.7%  -22.7%
  U.S.A.                0.0%    3.2%   40.2%   -8.1%   -1.1%   -6.8%  -25.2%
  Others              -15.4%   19.2%   78.9%   -6.1%   22.6%  -44.8%  -28.2%
  Guatemala           -17.6%  -19.6%   87.8%   48.5%  -36.5%  -22.4%  -26.4%
 Europe                -3.8%    0.7%   34.1%  -13.3%   15.7%  -18.8%  -18.3%
  Spain                11.3%  -10.9%   39.4%   -3.9%    4.8%  -27.2%  -15.6%
  Poland                6.7%    3.1%   29.1%  -20.6%   22.2%  -31.0%  -16.2%
  Switzerland           3.0%   23.0%   52.0%  -22.2%   10.2%  -29.1%  -23.5%
  Italy                 2.8%  -25.8%  100.4%    7.4%    6.2%  -37.4%  -28.8%
  Denmark               0.9%    0.8%   24.2%    0.5%   24.3%  -36.4%  -15.3%
  Germany              -1.4%   -6.4%   32.8%   -6.5%   23.8%  -30.0%  -21.0%
  Russian Fed          -1.6%   12.4%   16.9%  -19.0%   15.5%  -14.3%   -0.3%
  Sweden               -1.6%    5.7%   51.8%   -9.9%    4.1%  -27.1%  -16.1%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
  Others               -4.5%   -2.7%   33.4%  -10.8%    4.1%   -8.0%  -19.8%
  Netherlands          -5.8%    3.6%   23.6%  -11.7%   26.9%  -21.7%  -20.1%
  France               -6.3%   20.4%   24.2%   -6.5%    5.6%  -14.5%  -21.9%
  U.K.                 -9.5%   -7.6%   51.5%  -16.5%   23.7%  -15.5%  -31.0%
  Norway              -12.0%   -0.6%   51.3%  -33.4%   75.3%  -30.3%  -20.9%
  Austria             -12.4%    2.9%   23.8%  -16.8%   41.3%  -35.0%  -16.9%
  Greece              -13.9%   -5.6%   27.3%  -19.0%   -5.2%   10.7%  -14.6%
 Oceania               -0.1%  -29.9%  116.8%  -28.2%  -13.2%   25.9%  -37.9%
  Others               17.4%   -7.7%   51.5%  -48.7%   44.5%    1.6%  -21.9%
  New Zealand          16.6%   -2.4%   27.9%  -24.5%  -16.8%   46.7%  -28.9%
  Australia            -4.8%  -34.8%  145.8%  -27.1%  -15.5%   22.9%  -40.4%
 Africa                 4.2%   -1.3%   16.3%   -3.7%   23.2%  -31.2%  -10.3%
  Libya                32.6%    0.4%   39.7%  -26.1%   14.7%  -41.7%   25.7%
  Egypt                26.6%  -12.1%   14.8%   -7.6%    8.7%  -25.3%   11.6%
  South Africa          5.0%  -14.1%    9.2%  -14.3%   62.9%  -21.3%  -26.1%
  Others               -5.5%    8.2%   17.8%    9.5%   10.7%  -34.9%  -13.3%
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
 Others                 2.5%   -3.2%   24.5%    0.4%  -17.6%    0.1%  -13.8%
  Overseas Korean       2.5%   -3.3%   24.5%    0.4%  -17.6%    0.1%  -13.8%
                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
Korean Departures     11,854  10,974  11,139  11,848  14,259  11,700  11,176
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Visitor Arrivals       9,194   9,722  10,108   8,150   7,537   8,350   8,422
 Asia                  7,279   7,797   8,141   6,742   5,974   6,802   6,717
  China+China Korean   2,787   3,351   2,765   2,497   1,964   1,960   2,045
  Japan                2,229   2,025   2,889   2,172   2,065   2,272   2,495
  Taiwan                 414     351     421     454     452     409     395
  Philippines            366     350     338     220     257     259     268
  Thailand               296     411     441     333     338     404     324
  HK,China               236     304     350     367     242     336     314
  Others                 167     149     136     113     121     149     126
  Malaysia               163     205     151     132      95     262     201
  Indonesia              149     164     144      77     107     180      99
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Singapore              124     131     124      79      70     306     155
  Middle East Asia       106     105     119      87      85      85     101
  India                  100      99     100      60      69      64      69
  Vietnam                 91     102     107      91      52      70      71
  Mongolia                51      49      56      58      59      47      53
 Americas                825     817     798     572     614     617     677
  U.S.A.                 653     653     632     451     491     496     532
  Canada                 122     119     122      90      92      93     100
  Others                  20      23      20      11      12      10      17
  Brazil                  16       9      11      11       9      10      14
  Mexico                   9       9      10       7       7       6       9
  Argentina                4       3       2       1       2       2       3
  Guatemala                1       1       1       0       0       1       1
 Europe                  649     675     670     500     576     498     614
  Russian Fed            158     161     143     122     151     131     152
  Others                  99     104     107      80      90      86      94
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  U.K.                    99     109     118      78      94      76      90
  Germany                 85      86      92      69      74      60      86
  France                  65      70      58      47      50      47      55
  Italy                   29      28      38      19      17      16      26
  Netherlands             24      25      24      20      22      18      23
  Sweden                  15      16      15      10      11      10      14
  Spain                   15      13      15      11      11      11      15
  Norway                  14      16      16      11      16       9      13
  Switzerland             12      12      10       6       8       8      11
  Poland                  11      11      10       8      10       8      12
  Denmark                  8       8       8       6       6       5       8
  Austria                  8       9       9       7       8       6       9
  Greece                   6       7       8       6       7       8       7
 Oceania                 133     133     190      88     122     141     112
  Australia              100     105     160      65      90     106      86
  New Zealand             26      22      23      18      24      28      19
============================================================================
                         May   April   March    Feb.    Jan.    Dec.    Nov.
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
============================================================================
                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Others                   8       6       7       5       9       6       6
 Africa                   34      33      33      29      30      24      35
  Others                  17      18      17      14      13      12      18
  South Africa             8       8       9       8       9       6       7
  Egypt                    6       4       5       4       5       4       6
  Libya                    3       3       3       2       2       2       4
 Others                  273     266     275     221     220     267     267
  Overseas Korean        273     266     275     221     220     267     267
============================================================================

Note: Yearly % changes and monthly % changes are calculated by Bloomberg.

* Others include overseas Korean and stateless.

Source: Korea Tourism Organization

To contact the reporter on this story: Sarina Yoo in Seoul at kyoo3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.