Table 16. Top 6 Countries by U.S. Travel Receipts: 2000

Table 16. Top 6 Countries by U.S. Travel Receipts: 2000

(Millions of dollars)

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Country Receipts from foreign citizens Payments by U.S. residents Balance (receipts minus payments)
Travel Passenger fares Travel Passenger fares Travel Passenger fares
Japan 10,238  3,773  2,872    938  7,366  2,835
United Kingdom  9,957  2,751  6,368  4,746  3,589 -1,995
Canada  7,055  1,713  6,367    827    688    886
Mexico  4,937  1,027  6,646    920 -1,709    107
Germany  4,035  1,090  2,678  1,924  1,357   -834
France  2,637  1,016  3,634  1,183   -997   -167
Total, top 6 countries 38,859 11,370 28,565 10,583 10,294    832
Total, all countries 82,042 20,745 64,537 24,197 17,505 -3,452

NOTES: TravelThe travel accounts cover purchases of goods and services by U.S. citizens traveling abroad and by foreign travelers in the United States for business or personal reasons. These goods and services include food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment, and other items incidental to a foreign visit. Passenger faresThe passenger fare accounts cover fares paid by residents of one country to airline and vessel operators (carriers) of another country. Receipts consist of fares received by U.S. air carriers from foreign residents for travel between the United States and foreign countries and between two foreign points and for travel on U.S. cruise vessels. Payments consist of fares paid by U.S. residents to foreign air carriers for travel between the United States and foreign countries and for travel on foreign cruise vessels.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, July 2001, tables 1 and 10.