South Korea’s October Visitor Arrivals by Country

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

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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
Korean Departures       7.3%   12.8%    5.4%    8.6%   10.1%    8.1%    7.7%
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Visitor Arrivals        6.1%   17.2%   23.2%   19.4%   11.9%   -2.5%    0.5%
 Asia                   7.6%   20.0%   26.8%   23.3%   13.1%   -3.4%    0.3%
  Malaysia             29.8%   34.1%   42.8%   23.6%   17.0%    0.3%    2.2%
  Indonesia            24.4%   44.0%   32.2%   75.7%   34.1%    6.9%   21.5%
  China+China Korean   22.8%   70.6%   78.9%   76.4%   70.2%   32.4%   50.9%
  Singapore            20.8%   31.7%   29.3%   15.6%   13.8%  -10.7%    1.3%
  HK,China             17.5%    6.6%    8.8%    5.9%   19.4%   -2.7%  -14.5%
  Others               16.8%   25.8%   32.0%   38.5%   14.8%   -1.2%  -12.2%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
  India                16.3%   38.1%   75.3%   81.2%   51.9%   14.6%   34.0%
  Middle East Asia     15.1%    9.6%   21.8%   -4.3%   19.1%   -2.8%   -0.8%
  Vietnam              13.9%   44.4%   22.6%   31.1%    4.4%   -5.1%   -2.5%
  Philippines           6.8%   21.3%   61.3%   74.3%   47.0%   12.1%    8.5%
  Taiwan                2.0%   -5.5%   -6.1%  -14.9%    6.4%   -1.0%  -18.7%
  Mongolia             -8.2%   -4.1%    9.2%   11.2%   13.1%   -4.5%    4.4%
  Japan                -9.2%  -20.1%  -22.0%  -30.5%  -33.5%  -29.6%  -32.2%
  Thailand            -11.9%  -21.6%  -12.9%    3.7%  -17.6%   -8.0%  -15.9%
 Americas               2.2%    8.4%    6.5%    5.6%    9.3%    1.5%    0.8%
  Others               53.6%    0.1%   87.4%  148.3%   60.5%    6.0%   60.1%
  Brazil                2.2%   22.9%   28.1%    9.2%    0.3%    5.1%  -42.5%
  U.S.A.                1.3%    8.3%    2.1%    2.4%    6.3%    0.4%    1.4%
  Canada               -0.1%   10.6%   10.4%    2.6%   19.0%    4.5%   -3.1%
  Mexico              -12.0%   -2.7%   14.2%   13.3%   34.8%   13.2%   -2.4%
  Argentina           -17.3%   -9.0%   10.9%    8.6%   13.4%   29.6%   -8.3%
  Guatemala           -29.7%   -1.1%   26.9%   91.4%   -7.3%   24.5%   10.4%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
 Europe                 4.2%    8.1%   13.8%    7.4%   11.7%    5.7%    7.5%
  Switzerland          28.3%   12.5%    9.3%   -7.2%    4.4%   11.2%    0.1%
  Sweden               23.8%   27.2%   19.3%   34.6%   40.0%    7.3%    3.7%
  Norway               23.3%   43.5%   33.4%   44.2%   34.7%   24.3%   45.7%
  Denmark              21.6%    3.0%   21.8%   30.5%   13.8%  -14.8%    7.5%
  Spain                12.9%    2.9%    1.1%   -5.5%    8.3%   11.2%   21.7%
  France               12.3%    5.8%    9.5%   10.1%    9.0%    9.2%   10.8%
  Italy                11.3%   55.1%   53.1%   68.4%   28.6%   -0.8%   29.7%
  Netherlands           5.8%   -5.9%   13.0%   -0.4%   18.5%    8.4%   19.5%
  Russian Fed           4.8%   -2.5%    8.9%    0.5%    2.0%    7.9%    6.8%
  Others                0.2%   -1.0%   18.7%    6.5%    8.7%   -0.5%    9.6%
  Germany              -0.2%    5.9%    1.1%   -6.0%    2.5%   -6.3%   -5.4%
  U.K.                 -3.3%   23.9%   21.4%   14.7%   30.4%   25.2%    6.7%
  Austria              -4.5%   -0.7%    0.8%  -12.8%    7.6%   -8.5%    8.3%
  Greece               -6.2%   10.8%   20.7%    6.2%    1.3%  -10.2%   -1.5%
  Poland               -6.4%   -1.7%    7.6%   -6.5%   22.9%  -10.6%   -6.8%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
 Oceania              -18.5%   -6.6%  -26.4%   -9.5%    1.8%   -1.9%   -5.2%
  Others               20.5%  -28.2%  -25.4%  -26.7%  -18.5%   -7.9%   -4.3%
  New Zealand          -5.9%   -2.8%   -9.1%  -13.2%   -5.1%    4.7%  -13.7%
  Australia           -22.9%   -6.2%  -30.2%   -7.3%    4.9%   -3.0%   -3.2%
 Africa                29.1%   -0.6%   26.8%  -11.2%    0.0%    0.1%    0.9%
  Others               46.3%  -13.5%   39.6%  -13.2%  -12.7%  -15.4%   10.6%
  Egypt                41.6%   36.9%   36.2%  -12.3%   24.9%   13.3%  -22.8%
  Libya                12.2%   21.4%    5.1%  -57.5%   -0.6%   72.7%  -16.8%
  South Africa         -8.7%    5.0%   11.3%   15.9%   27.8%   16.2%    5.3%
 Others                -6.2%   -5.2%   -3.5%  -11.5%   -5.8%   -7.3%   -8.4%
  Overseas Korean      -6.2%   -5.2%   -3.4%  -11.5%   -5.8%   -7.3%   -8.4%

                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
Korean Departures       3.7%  -15.1%   -0.7%   16.0%    3.0%    8.0%   -1.5%
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Visitor Arrivals       -6.0%  -14.9%   12.8%   13.8%   15.2%   -5.4%   -3.8%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
 ASIA                 -10.1%  -17.3%   14.9%   18.3%   18.0%   -6.6%   -4.2%
  Thailand             87.3%   18.7%  -14.8%    6.7%  -33.0%  -27.9%   -6.7%
  HK,China             55.0%  -24.6%   10.1%   -4.2%   47.8%  -22.4%  -13.1%
  Malaysia             31.6%   28.5%   45.8%  -27.8%  -20.0%  -20.3%   35.2%
  Singapore            26.0%   34.6%   10.3%  -48.2%   48.2%   -5.8%    6.3%
  Middle East Asia     16.3%   -3.5%   24.8%  -27.5%   25.7%    0.5%  -11.7%
  Taiwan                5.7%   -8.8%    7.7%  -11.3%   30.1%   17.8%  -16.6%
  Others                1.5%  -11.5%   -5.3%    1.2%    2.9%   11.9%   10.0%
  Mongolia              1.2%  -18.5%   20.3%  -12.0%   12.8%    3.3%  -12.1%
  Japan                -0.8%   -8.7%   30.0%    3.5%   -9.8%   10.1%  -29.9%
  Philippines          -1.2%  -13.6%   -1.2%    4.6%   10.2%    4.5%    3.6%
  Indonesia            -4.0%  -26.7%   35.4%  -10.3%   26.6%   -9.5%   13.8%
  Vietnam              -7.2%    2.5%  -10.0%   17.7%   16.6%  -10.8%   -4.7%
  India               -12.1%  -12.7%    4.1%    4.8%   31.0%    1.4%   -1.2%
  China+China Korean  -29.0%  -24.7%   12.7%   42.8%   43.2%  -16.8%   21.2%
 Americas              15.5%    1.3%   -2.8%   -7.7%    6.5%    1.0%    2.4%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
  Argentina            51.9%   11.0%    0.8%  -14.5%  -31.6%   35.7%   32.4%
  Others               30.6%  -29.9%    9.6%   18.6%   57.1%  -15.4%   19.2%
  Mexico               22.5%   -9.5%   -4.8%   -7.8%   21.7%    6.1%  -14.0%
  Brazil               20.0%    0.1%   20.0%  -22.5%    0.9%   79.2%  -17.5%
  U.S.A.               15.2%    5.5%   -6.3%   -9.8%    7.6%    0.0%    3.2%
  Canada               12.0%   -7.6%   10.4%   -0.1%   -6.8%    2.4%   -2.2%
  Guatemala           -25.6%    1.2%  -23.4%   46.1%   24.6%  -17.6%  -19.6%
 Europe                18.8%   -4.9%    5.4%   -1.1%    2.4%   -3.8%    0.7%
  Switzerland          49.6%   16.0%   -7.1%   14.0%  -22.0%    3.0%   23.0%
  Netherlands          31.6%  -10.0%    0.0%   -0.4%    6.0%   -5.8%    3.6%
  Denmark              29.6%   10.3%  -16.8%   10.3%    9.3%    0.9%    0.8%
  Spain                27.6%  -12.4%   15.8%    9.6%   -6.9%   11.3%  -10.9%
  Russian Fed          26.5%  -13.5%    0.6%   -3.6%   -4.6%   -1.6%   12.4%
  Sweden               26.2%   18.1%   -9.5%  -18.3%   23.9%   -1.6%    5.7%
  France               21.3%  -17.2%   11.1%   12.0%   -2.8%   -6.3%   20.4%
  Norway               17.8%   18.3%    0.3%   -2.6%    6.5%  -12.0%   -0.6%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
  U.K.                 16.3%   -2.4%   15.6%   -8.5%    5.5%   -9.5%   -7.6%
  Austria              15.4%    3.8%    4.5%   -0.2%    8.1%  -12.4%    2.9%
  Germany              14.5%   10.2%    4.0%   -1.2%   -2.0%   -1.4%   -6.4%
  Others               13.6%   -9.8%   11.1%   -3.4%    7.4%   -4.5%   -2.7%
  Poland               12.4%   -7.2%   24.3%  -26.5%   23.0%    6.7%    3.1%
  Greece                8.1%   -4.4%   -8.6%    6.3%   24.4%  -13.9%   -5.6%
  Italy                 1.0%    6.0%   -8.6%   21.5%   20.4%    2.8%  -25.8%
 Oceania               -1.0%   25.3%   -8.8%   -8.0%    5.9%   -0.1%  -29.9%
  Others               77.5%   -4.5%    3.4%   -1.5%  -27.8%   17.4%   -7.7%
  New Zealand          -2.5%    5.7%    3.3%   -3.2%   -4.2%   16.6%   -2.4%
  Australia            -4.3%   32.8%  -12.4%   -9.5%   11.1%   -4.8%  -34.8%
 Africa                30.5%  -17.6%   41.0%  -21.2%   23.6%    4.2%   -1.3%
  Others               60.0%  -20.6%   24.2%  -15.9%   33.8%   -5.5%    8.2%
  Egypt                19.1%   21.0%   18.7%  -22.8%    0.2%   26.6%  -12.1%
  South Africa         -4.6%  -39.1%   90.0%  -21.4%   31.8%    5.0%  -14.1%
  Libya               -12.6%   84.5%   57.3%  -57.7%   -9.4%   32.6%    0.4%
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
 Others                10.5%   -0.1%    3.6%   -6.6%   -0.4%    2.5%   -3.2%
  Overseas Korean      10.6%   -0.1%    3.6%   -6.6%   -0.4%    2.5%   -3.3%
                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
Korean Departures     12,391  11,952  14,072  14,174  12,215  11,854  10,974
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Visitor Arrivals      10,880  11,569  13,589  12,052  10,591   9,194   9,722
 Asia                  8,686   9,662  11,680  10,167   8,592   7,279   7,797
  China+China Korean   3,433   4,835   6,423   5,698   3,990   2,787   3,351
  Japan                2,450   2,469   2,706   2,082   2,012   2,229   2,025
  Taiwan                 496     469     514     477     538     414     351
  HK,China               430     277     368     334     349     236     304
  Thailand               401     214     180     212     199     296     411
  Philippines            356     360     417     422     403     366     350
  Malaysia               232     176     137      94     130     163     205
  Singapore              178     141     105      95     184     124     131
  Indonesia              161     168     229     169     188     149     164
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Others                 148     146     165     174     172     167     149
  Middle East Asia       135     116     120      96     133     106     105
  India                  110     125     143     137     131     100      99
  Vietnam                107     115     112     125     106      91     102
  Mongolia                50      49      60      50      57      51      49
 Americas                923     799     788     811     878     825     817
  U.S.A.                 721     626     594     633     702     653     653
  Canada                 130     116     125     114     114     122     119
  Others                  37      28      40      37      31      20      23
  Brazil                  18      15      15      13      17      16       9
  Mexico                  11       9      10      10      11       9       9
  Argentina                4       3       3       3       3       4       3
  Guatemala                1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 Europe                  783     659     693     657     665     649     675
  Russian Fed            160     127     146     145     151     158     161
  U.K.                   125     108     110      96     104      99     109
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Others                 117     103     114     103     106      99     104
  Germany                108      94      86      82      83      85      86
  France                  79      65      79      71      63      65      70
  Italy                   41      41      38      42      35      29      28
  Netherlands             30      23      25      25      25      24      25
  Sweden                  21      17      14      15      19      15      16
  Norway                  21      18      15      15      15      14      16
  Spain                   20      15      18      15      14      15      13
  Switzerland             18      12      10      11      10      12      12
  Poland                  13      12      13      10      14      11      11
  Denmark                 11       9       8      10       9       8       8
  Austria                 10       9       9       8       8       8       9
  Greece                   8       7       8       8       8       6       7
 Oceania                 147     148     118     130     141     133     133
  Australia              111     116      88     100     111     100     105
  New Zealand             26      26      25      24      25      26      22
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                        Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June     May   April
                        2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Others                   9       5       6       5       5       8       6
 Africa                   51      39      47      34      43      34      33
  Others                  31      19      24      20      23      17      18
  South Africa             9      10      16       8      10       8       8
  Egypt                    7       6       5       4       6       6       4
  Libya                    3       4       2       1       3       3       3
 Others                  291     263     263     254     272     273     266
  Overseas Korean        290     263     263     254     272     273     266
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Note: Yearly % changes and monthly % changes are calculated by Bloomberg.

* Others include overseas Korean and stateless.

Source: Korea Tourism Organization

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