South Korea’s January Visitor Arrivals by Country

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

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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
Korean Departures       3.0%    2.9%    3.3%    7.3%   12.8%    5.4%    8.6%
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Visitor Arrivals       11.8%   11.2%    7.8%    6.1%   17.2%   23.2%   19.4%
 Asia                  14.5%   12.7%   10.2%    7.6%   20.0%   26.8%   23.3%
  China+China Korean   51.1%   40.9%   35.2%   22.8%   70.6%   78.9%   76.4%
  HK,China             44.9%   15.1%   14.8%   17.5%    6.6%    8.8%    5.9%
  Malaysia             33.8%   14.4%   29.1%   29.8%   34.1%   42.8%   23.6%
  Singapore            28.9%    6.8%   20.9%   20.8%   31.7%   29.3%   15.6%
  India                24.2%   22.1%   16.6%   16.3%   38.1%   75.3%   81.2%
  Indonesia            10.3%   12.0%   35.7%   24.4%   44.0%   32.2%   75.7%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
  Vietnam               9.8%   10.5%   19.9%   13.9%   44.4%   22.6%   31.1%
  Middle East Asia      7.0%    8.0%    9.4%   15.1%    9.6%   21.8%   -4.3%
  Others                6.6%   15.7%    2.6%   16.8%   25.8%   32.0%   38.5%
  Thailand              1.9%   -6.6%    0.7%  -11.9%  -21.6%  -12.9%    3.7%
  Taiwan                0.2%    6.5%    7.8%    2.0%   -5.5%   -6.1%  -14.9%
  Philippines          -1.3%    0.0%   -3.9%    6.8%   21.3%   61.3%   74.3%
  Mongolia             -7.8%    2.4%   -6.5%   -8.2%   -4.1%    9.2%   11.2%
  Japan               -16.7%   -5.4%  -10.7%   -9.2%  -20.1%  -22.0%  -30.5%
 Americas               1.9%    6.3%   -0.2%    2.2%    8.4%    6.5%    5.6%
  Guatemala            18.2%  -26.9%  -11.9%  -29.7%   -1.1%   26.9%   91.4%
  Brazil               14.5%   14.8%  -22.4%    2.2%   22.9%   28.1%    9.2%
  U.S.A.                2.6%    6.5%    1.2%    1.3%    8.3%    2.1%    2.4%
  Canada               -0.1%    3.2%   -3.7%   -0.1%   10.6%   10.4%    2.6%
  Others               -5.4%    9.5%    6.0%   53.6%    0.1%   87.4%  148.3%
  Argentina           -12.0%   11.7%  -23.1%  -17.3%   -9.0%   10.9%    8.6%
  Mexico              -20.5%   19.5%  -11.3%  -12.0%   -2.7%   14.2%   13.3%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
 Europe                 3.9%    7.9%    0.7%    4.2%    8.1%   13.8%    7.4%
  Italy                47.5%   46.8%   35.7%   11.3%   55.1%   53.1%   68.4%
  Denmark              20.3%    9.9%   -6.4%   21.6%    3.0%   21.8%   30.5%
  U.K.                 17.2%    3.4%   -1.1%   -3.3%   23.9%   21.4%   14.7%
  France                4.7%   12.2%    8.5%   12.3%    5.8%    9.5%   10.1%
  Russian Fed           4.5%   12.8%   -6.5%    4.8%   -2.5%    8.9%    0.5%
  Poland                4.3%   18.9%   -6.1%   -6.4%   -1.7%    7.6%   -6.5%
  Norway                0.6%   22.3%   14.6%   23.3%   43.5%   33.4%   44.2%
  Netherlands          -3.5%   10.9%   13.7%    5.8%   -5.9%   13.0%   -0.4%
  Germany              -3.8%    2.8%   -0.9%   -0.2%    5.9%    1.1%   -6.0%
  Others               -4.0%    1.5%   -3.1%    0.2%   -1.0%   18.7%    6.5%
  Greece               -6.9%  -18.6%   -7.9%   -6.2%   10.8%   20.7%    6.2%
  Sweden               -7.7%    5.0%    5.0%   23.8%   27.2%   19.3%   34.6%
  Spain                -9.3%    2.2%   13.6%   12.9%    2.9%    1.1%   -5.5%
  Austria             -16.3%   -8.7%  -11.6%   -4.5%   -0.7%    0.8%  -12.8%
  Switzerland         -22.7%  -12.3%   -2.4%   28.3%   12.5%    9.3%   -7.2%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------YoY %-------------------------
 Oceania                1.7%    4.3%   -7.0%  -18.5%   -6.6%  -26.4%   -9.5%
  New Zealand          11.6%   10.2%    8.1%   -5.9%   -2.8%   -9.1%  -13.2%
  Australia             1.4%    5.4%   -9.2%  -22.9%   -6.2%  -30.2%   -7.3%
  Others              -20.9%  -42.3%  -23.8%   20.5%  -28.2%  -25.4%  -26.7%
 Africa               -15.8%   16.3%   -5.1%   29.1%   -0.6%   26.8%  -11.2%
  South Africa         -8.2%   -2.2%  -31.3%   -8.7%    5.0%   11.3%   15.9%
  Egypt                -8.2%   34.3%   19.7%   41.6%   36.9%   36.2%  -12.3%
  Others              -21.7%   13.8%    0.1%   46.3%  -13.5%   39.6%  -13.2%
  Libya               -28.1%   42.9%  -17.7%   12.2%   21.4%    5.1%  -57.5%
 Others                -3.5%   -6.1%   -7.0%   -6.2%   -5.2%   -3.5%  -11.5%
  Overseas Korean      -3.7%   -6.2%   -7.0%   -6.2%   -5.2%   -3.4%  -11.5%

                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
Korean Departures      22.0%    4.4%   -6.9%    3.7%  -15.1%   -0.7%   16.0%
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Visitor Arrivals       -9.3%    2.3%  -16.6%   -6.0%  -14.9%   12.8%   13.8%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
 ASIA                 -10.8%    3.6%  -14.8%  -10.1%  -17.3%   14.9%   18.3%
  Mongolia             14.3%   -3.6%   -0.4%    1.2%  -18.5%   20.3%  -12.0%
  India                 9.8%   -3.8%  -26.4%  -12.1%  -12.7%    4.1%    4.8%
  China+China Korean    7.4%   -0.1%  -19.5%  -29.0%  -24.7%   12.7%   42.8%
  Taiwan                4.0%    2.3%  -14.1%    5.7%   -8.8%    7.7%  -11.3%
  Middle East Asia     -1.1%  -17.5%  -17.8%   16.3%   -3.5%   24.8%  -27.5%
  Philippines          -2.2%    0.6%  -27.6%   -1.2%  -13.6%   -1.2%    4.6%
  Thailand             -8.6%   15.4%  -18.6%   87.3%   18.7%  -14.8%    6.7%
  HK,China             -9.3%    7.1%  -16.0%   55.0%  -24.6%   10.1%   -4.2%
  Japan               -20.0%   -3.5%   -9.1%   -0.8%   -8.7%   30.0%    3.5%
  Others              -25.2%   33.0%  -12.8%    1.5%  -11.5%   -5.3%    1.2%
  Vietnam             -27.0%   -8.6%  -20.7%   -7.2%    2.5%  -10.0%   17.7%
  Indonesia           -41.6%   50.4%  -16.8%   -4.0%  -26.7%   35.4%  -10.3%
  Malaysia            -57.4%   15.3%   12.0%   31.6%   28.5%   45.8%  -27.8%
  Singapore           -72.5%   75.0%    5.0%   26.0%   34.6%   10.3%  -48.2%
 Americas              -4.7%   -2.9%  -26.8%   15.5%    1.3%   -2.8%   -7.7%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
  Others                5.9%  -42.9%  -50.5%   30.6%  -29.9%    9.6%   18.6%
  Argentina             5.0%  -24.6%  -44.2%   51.9%   11.0%    0.8%  -14.5%
  Guatemala             2.6%  -35.6%   -7.8%  -25.6%    1.2%  -23.4%   46.1%
  Canada               -3.5%   -1.1%  -25.4%   12.0%   -7.6%   10.4%   -0.1%
  U.S.A.               -4.7%   -1.9%  -25.3%   15.2%    5.5%   -6.3%   -9.8%
  Brazil              -10.3%    4.9%  -40.7%   20.0%    0.1%   20.0%  -22.5%
  Mexico              -24.8%    0.0%  -30.0%   22.5%   -9.5%   -4.8%   -7.8%
 Europe                11.4%  -12.9%  -21.1%   18.8%   -4.9%    5.4%   -1.1%
  Norway               44.1%  -25.7%  -26.5%   17.8%   18.3%    0.3%   -2.6%
  U.K.                 40.2%  -11.6%  -29.4%   16.3%   -2.4%   15.6%   -8.5%
  Denmark              36.2%  -25.4%  -34.8%   29.6%   10.3%  -16.8%   10.3%
  Austria              29.5%  -32.9%  -23.1%   15.4%    3.8%    4.5%   -0.2%
  Germany              15.8%  -27.4%  -21.5%   14.5%   10.2%    4.0%   -1.2%
  Netherlands          10.4%  -23.5%  -14.1%   31.6%  -10.0%    0.0%   -0.4%
  Greece                8.5%   -2.2%  -16.2%    8.1%   -4.4%   -8.6%    6.3%
  Poland                7.2%  -12.6%  -15.8%   12.4%   -7.2%   24.3%  -26.5%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
  Russian Fed           7.1%    3.4%  -11.1%   26.5%  -13.5%    0.6%   -3.6%
  Italy                 6.7%  -32.3%  -13.1%    1.0%    6.0%   -8.6%   21.5%
  France               -1.5%  -11.6%  -24.6%   21.3%  -17.2%   11.1%   12.0%
  Others               -1.5%   -3.6%  -22.5%   13.6%   -9.8%   11.1%   -3.4%
  Switzerland          -2.9%  -36.3%  -41.8%   49.6%   16.0%   -7.1%   14.0%
  Spain                -7.0%  -34.5%  -15.1%   27.6%  -12.4%   15.8%    9.6%
  Sweden               -8.6%  -27.0%  -28.8%   26.2%   18.1%   -9.5%  -18.3%
 Oceania              -15.3%   41.1%  -29.1%   -1.0%   25.3%   -8.8%   -8.0%
  Others               98.0%  -23.0%  -50.6%   77.5%   -4.5%    3.4%   -1.5%
  New Zealand         -15.7%   49.5%  -18.3%   -2.5%    5.7%    3.3%   -3.2%
  Australia           -18.8%   42.7%  -29.8%   -4.3%   32.8%  -12.4%   -9.5%
 Africa               -10.8%  -15.7%  -34.1%   30.5%  -17.6%   41.0%  -21.2%
  South Africa         53.0%   11.9%  -44.3%   -4.6%  -39.1%   90.0%  -21.4%
  Others              -23.9%  -26.0%  -40.7%   60.0%  -20.6%   24.2%  -15.9%
  Egypt               -25.7%  -16.1%   -5.7%   19.1%   21.0%   18.7%  -22.8%
  Libya               -42.3%    1.3%   -7.8%  -12.6%   84.5%   57.3%  -57.7%
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     -------------------------MoM %-------------------------
 Others               -15.4%    1.0%  -14.5%   10.5%   -0.1%    3.6%   -6.6%
  Overseas Korean     -15.4%    1.0%  -14.5%   10.6%   -0.1%    3.6%   -6.6%
                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
Korean Departures     14,689  12,045  11,541  12,391  11,952  14,072  14,174
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Visitor Arrivals       8,427   9,286   9,079  10,880  11,569  13,589  12,052
 Asia                  6,841   7,666   7,400   8,686   9,662  11,680  10,167
  China+China Korean   2,967   2,762   2,764   3,433   4,835   6,423   5,698
  Japan                1,721   2,151   2,228   2,450   2,469   2,706   2,082
  Taiwan                 453     435     426     496     469     514     477
  HK,China               351     387     361     430     277     368     334
  Thailand               344     377     326     401     214     180     212
  Philippines            254     259     258     356     360     417     422
  Others                 129     172     129     148     146     165     174
  Malaysia               128     300     260     232     176     137      94
  Indonesia              118     202     134     161     168     229     169
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Middle East Asia        91      92     111     135     116     120      96
  Singapore               90     327     187     178     141     105      95
  India                   85      78      81     110     125     143     137
  Vietnam                 57      78      85     107     115     112     125
  Mongolia                55      48      50      50      49      60      50
 Americas                625     656     676     923     799     788     811
  U.S.A.                 503     529     539     721     626     594     633
  Canada                  92      96      97     130     116     125     114
  Others                  11      10      18      37      28      40      37
  Brazil                  10      12      11      18      15      15      13
  Mexico                   6       8       8      11       9      10      10
  Argentina                2       2       2       4       3       3       3
  Guatemala                0       0       1       1       1       1       1
 Europe                  599     538     618     783     659     693     657
  Russian Fed            158     147     142     160     127     146     145
  U.K.                   110      78      89     125     108     110      96
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Others                  86      87      91     117     103     114     103
  Germany                 71      62      85     108      94      86      82
  France                  52      53      60      79      65      79      71
  Italy                   26      24      36      41      41      38      42
  Netherlands             22      20      26      30      23      25      25
  Norway                  16      11      15      21      18      15      15
  Poland                  10      10      11      13      12      13      10
  Spain                   10      11      17      20      15      18      15
  Sweden                  10      11      15      21      17      14      15
  Denmark                  8       6       7      11       9       8      10
  Austria                  7       5       8      10       9       9       8
  Greece                   7       6       7       8       7       8       8
  Switzerland              6       7      10      18      12      10      11
 Oceania                 124     147     104     147     148     118     130
  Australia               91     112      78     111     116      88     100
  New Zealand             26      31      21      26      26      25      24
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                        Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
                        2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2013
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                     --------------------Hundred persons--------------------
  Others                   7       4       5       9       5       6       5
 Africa                   25      28      33      51      39      47      34
  Others                  10      14      18      31      19      24      20
  South Africa             9       6       5       9      10      16       8
  Egypt                    4       6       7       7       6       5       4
  Libya                    2       3       3       3       4       2       1
 Others                  212     251     248     291     263     263     254
  Overseas Korean        212     251     248     290     263     263     254
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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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