Figure 2.1 U.S. Receipts, Payments, and Balance from Passenger Fares and Travel: 2000-2004

Figure 2.1
U.S. Receipts, Payments, and Balance from Passenger Fares and Travel: 2000-2004

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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Total, all countries Total receipts Total payments Total
balance
2000 103,087 88,979 14,108
2001 89,819 82,833 6,986
2002 83,593 78,013 5,580
2003 80,041 78,401 1,640
2004 93,339 89,336 4,003

NOTES: Total receipts and payments include travel and passenger fares.
TravelTravel 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 farePassenger fare accounts cover fares paid by residents of one country to airline and vessel operators (carriers) of another country.
ReceiptsFares 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.
PaymentsFares 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.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, Historical U.S. International Balance of Trade for Select U.S. Markets, available at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/, as of May 2005. 2003-4: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Survey of Current Business, April 2006, table K.