Table 3 U.S.Travel and Passenger Fare Receipts and Payments for the Top 6 Countries: 2000

Table 3
U.S.Travel and Passenger Fare Receipts and Payments for the Top 6 Countries: 2000

(Millions of trips)

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Country Receipts from foreign residents Payments by U.S. residents Balance (receipts minus payments)
Total receipts Travel receipts Passenger fare receipts Total payments Travel payments Passenger fare payments Total balance Travel balance Passenger fare balance
Japan 14,011 10,238 3,773 3,810 2,872 938 10,201 7,366 2,835
United Kingdom 12,708 9,957 2,751 11,114 6,368 4,746 1,594 3,589 -1,995
Canada 8,768 7,055 1,713 7,194 6,367 827 1,574 688 886
Mexico 5,964 4,937 1,027 7,566 6,646 920 -1,602 -1,709 107
Germany 5,125 4,035 1,090 4,602 2,678 1,924 523 1,357 -834
France 3,653 2,637 1,016 4,817 3,634 1,183 -1,164 -997 -167
Total, top 6 countries 50,229 38,859 11,370 39,148 28,565 10,583 11,126 10,294 832
Total all countries 102,787 82,042 20,745 88,734 64,537 24,197 14,053 17,505 -3,452

NOTES: Countries are ranked by total receipts.

Travel-The 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 fares-The 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.