Before tourism expenditures as a share of imports of United States of America started to increase to reach a level of 5.37 % in 2015, it went through a trough reaching a low of 4.35 % in 2011.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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. Their share in imports is calculated as a ratio to imports of goods and services, which comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from nonresidents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services.