The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain fell by 1.3 percent year-on-year to 9.887 million in July 2019, following a 3.2 percent increase in the previous month. There were declines in the number of visitors coming from the UK (-2.2 percent to 2.166 million), Germany (-3.0 percent to 1.243 million), the Netherlands (-4.8 percent to 512 thousand), Italy (-1.9 percent to 481 thousand), Belgium (-2.0 percent to 389 thousand), Nordic countries (-12.4 percent to 671 thousand), Portugal (-3.1 percent to 256 thousand) and Switzerland (-8.6 percent to 250 thousand). Meanwhile, increases were recorded for France (2.3 percent to 1.421 million), the US (19.9 percent to 430 thousand), and Ireland (6.7 percent to 286 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (24 percent of total arrivals); followed by Illes Balears (23.7 percent) and Andalucía (12.8 percent). Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4678.77 Thousand from 1995 until 2019, 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 9220.00 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 9420.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 5520.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.