International tourism spending in Italy 2012-2028

In 2017, Italy placed eighth in the world ranking of countries with the largest international tourism expenditure. The spending of foreign visitors in Italy has been constantly increasing over the last years, reaching an estimated amount of 41.1 billion euros in 2018.

Italy among the most popular tourist destinations in the world

Italy is on the most popular tourist destinations both in Europe and in the rest of the world, recording more and more tourist arrivals every year. With 58.3 million arrivals in 2017, the country placed fifth in the global list of countries with the largest number of foreign tourist arrivals.

Japanese and Canadian tourists spend the most

Although in the first half of 2018 the largest group of international visitors came from Europe, the tourists who on average spent the most arrived from other continents. Japanese, Canadian and American tourists took the first three places on the podium in terms of average per capita expenditure during the visit in Italy.

Spending of international tourists in Italy from 2012 to 2028

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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on real 2017 prices.
The source defines visitor exports as follows: "Spending within the country by international tourists for both business and leisure trips, including spending on transport, but excluding international spending on education."
* Estimate.
** Forecast.

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