Before tourism expenditures of China started to increase to reach a level of 164,859 million US dollars in 2014, it went through a trough reaching a low of 21,759 million US dollars in 2005.
International tourism expenditures are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport. These expenditures may include those by residents traveling abroad as same-day visitors, except in cases where these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include expenditures for passenger transport items. Data are in current U.S. dollars.