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in 200 million. euro stood in April, the surplus of the travel balance. Increase 6,9% receipts but decrease 11,3% in tourist arrivals…..
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in 537 million. euro reached in April the travel balance rose 6,9%, according to the Bank of Greece, also recorded a drop in incoming travel motion 11,3%.
The increase in revenues, notes the Bank of Greece, due to increase in average spending per trip during 20,2%.
The travel surplus reached 200 million. against 209 million. April 2018 retreating during 4,4%, while according to the same data, the average expenditure per trip of foreign tourists formed this year in 514,7 euro, against 428 euro last year, registering an increase 20,2%.
The period January-April 2019, the travel account recorded surplus 412 million. euro, compared with a surplus 336 million. in the respective period of 2018.
This development is due to the increase in travel receipts in 241 million. euro or 22,8%, which was only partly offset by the increase in travel payments 164 million. euro or 22,8%.
The increase in travel receipts attributable to the increase in average spending per trip during 22,6%, as incoming travel movement showed only a slight increase 0,5%.
Net receipts from travel services offset by 5,3% the deficit of the goods balance and contributed 18,9% the total net receipts from services.
Total recorded in April 982.000 incoming travelers, with traffic at airports to be reduced by 1,1% and roadside stations during 30,4%.
The decrease was a result of decline in travel traffic from EU countries in 17,4%, as the travel motion of the countries outside the EU-28 increased by 0,6%.
Tourist traffic from the euro area countries amounted to 389.000 travelers, an increase of 1,4%, while reduction 38,4% showed passenger traffic from EU-28 countries outside the euro area stood at 212.000 against 345.000 last year.
The move from Germany decreased by 24% and stood in 107.000 travelers, while that of the France increased by 7,3% and stood in 66.000 travelers.
Tourist traffic from United Kingdom decreased by 22,1% and stood in 64.000 travelers.
With respect to non-EU countries, marginally increased by 0,5% They were to travel in from the US, which stood at 51 th. travelers, while traffic from Russia decreased by 15,1% and stood in 12 th. travelers.
For the period January-April 2019, inbound travel traffic increased by 0,5% and stood in 2,918 million. travelers, against 2.9 million. travelers the same period 2018.
particularly, passenger traffic through airports increased by 10,8%, while this road through stations decreased by 13,4%.
the April 2019, Travel receipts increased by 6,9% compared with the corresponding month 2018.
In detail, decrease 5,4% They showed receipts from residents of the EU-28 countries, which amounted to 296 million. euro, while receipts from residents of countries outside the EU-28 increased by 30,4% (April 2019: 209 million. euro, April 2018: 160 million. euro).
The decrease in receipts from residents of the EU-28 were a result of the reduction in receipts from residents of the EU-28 countries outside the euro zone in 21,1% (April 2019: 74 million. euro, April 2018: 94 million. euro), as receipts from residents of euro area countries increased by 1,3% and stood at 222 million. euro.
particularly, on the most important countries of origin of travelers, receipts from Germany decreased by 34,5% and stood at 55 million. euro, while those from France fell by 21,2% and stood at 41 million. euro.
Small decrease 0,8% showed receipts from the United Kingdom, which amounted to 40 million. euro.
Of the countries outside the EU-28, increase 3,4% They showed receipts from the US, which amounted to 36 million. euro, while receipts from Russia decreased by 46,7% and stood at 4 million. euro.
The period January-April 2019, Travel receipts grew by 22,8% compared to the same period of 2018 and stood at 1.297 million. euro.
This development is due to the increase of 8,5% receipts from residents of the EU-28 countries, which amounted to 694 million. euro, and the increase in receipts from residents of countries outside the EU-28 in 48,1%, which amounted to 566 million. euro.
In detail, receipts from residents of euro area countries increased by 5,9% and stood at 462 million. euro, while receipts from residents of the EU-28 countries outside the euro zone rose by 14,1% and stood at 232 million. euro.
particularly, receipts from Germany decreased by 13,3% and stood at 140 million. euro, while receipts from France fell by 2,0% and stood at 68 million. euro.
The revenues from the UK increased by 39,9% and stood at 115 million. euro.
Of the countries outside the EU-28, increase of 60,7% They showed receipts from the US, which amounted to 112 million. euro, while those from Russia increased by 16,7% and stood at 19 million. euro.
travel Balance – April 2019