The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain increased 3.6 percent year-on-year to 4.5 million in November 2018, following a 5.0 percent growth in the previous month. Visitors came mostly from the UK (up 2.8 percent year-on-year to 937 thousand), Germany (down 3 percent to 575 thousand), France (down 10.4 percent to 481 thousand), Italy (up 13 percent to 289 thousand), the US (up 21.3 percent to 187 thousand), the Netherlands (unchanged at 165 thousand) and Portugal (up 18 percent to 159 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (26 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (22.9 percent) and Andalucía (13.3 percent). In January to November, the number of tourist arrivals rose 0.7 percent to 78.4 million. Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4626.29 Thousand from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 1397.41 Thousand in January of 1995.
Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 5420.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Spain to stand at 5890.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 6150.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.