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Updated: 2013-08-30

Tourism

Fujian's tourism industry grew rapidly in the first half of 2012, as the province received 744.6 million tourists, with the number of overseas visitors reaching 2.1 million - an increase of 16 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. Revenues reached 82 billion yuan ($13.4 billion), or 15.2 percent higher than the same period of the previous year.

Table 1: Number of domestic tourists and revenues in 2012 (for period of January to June)

First quarter

Second quarter

June

Number of tourists (millions)

33.65

38.74

12.53

Increase (%

16.7

14.0

12.1

Revenuesbillion yuan

341.04

357.18

117.69

Increase %

15.8

14.5

9.9

Table 2: Tourist arrivals in 2012 (by country of origin, for period of January to June)

Number of tourists (tens of thousands)

Increase(%)

Total

79.17

20.6

Asia

43.53

25.2

Japan

13.34

48.3

South Korea

4.93

26.9

Indonesia

2.64

9.2

Malaysia

8.73

17.1

Singapore

7.61

3.6

Thailand

1.56

14.2

India

1.17

16.6

Vietnam

0.26

20.3

Pakistan

0.13

37.3

Europe

11.65

35.0

United Kingdom

2.17

49.8

France

1.21

19.3

Germany

1.82

16.0

Italy

1.34

58.2

Sweden

0.39

42.8

Russia

0.78

42.0

Spain

0.52

12.1

North America

20.36

2.9

United States

17.45

3.0

Oceania

2.50

40.0

Australia

2.10

28.2

New Zealand

0.45

61.8

Africa

1.13

69.8

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