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International tourism, expenditures for passenger transport items

(US dollars)

The United States of America is the top country by expenditures for passenger transport items in the world. As of 2015, expenditures for passenger transport items in the United States of America was 35,494 million US dollars that accounts for 24.16 % of the world's expenditures for passenger transport items. The top 5 countries (others are the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Japan) account for 54.36 % of it. The world's total expenditures for passenger transport items was estimated at 146,910 million US dollars in 2015.

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International tourism expenditures for passenger transport items are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries for all services provided during international transportation by nonresident carriers. Also included are passenger services performed within an economy by nonresident carriers. Excluded are passenger services provided to nonresidents by resident carriers within the resident economies; these are included in travel items. In addition to the services covered by passenger fares--including fares that are a part of package tours but excluding cruise fares, which are included in travel--passenger services include such items as charges for excess baggage, vehicles, or other personal accompanying effects and expenditures for food, drink, or other items for which passengers make expenditures while on board carriers. Data are in current U.S. dollars.