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International Visitor Arrivals in Quarter 1 2016

The FSM International Visitor Arrivals (IVA) was recorded 5,818 during first quarter, 2016. The three top reasons fror visiting were tourism and visitors (40%), seamen and crew (37%), and business and employment (20%). US citizens contunue to dominated the number of arrival into the FSM in 2016 at (24%), followed by Asian and the Philippines, (16%) each, and Japan (13%).

Purpose of Visit
Number
Percent (%)
Total 5,818
100.0
Tourism & Visitors 2,325
40.0
Business & Employment 1,185
20.4 
Volunteer, Religious, etc. 156
2.7
Seamen & crew 2,147
36.9
Other 4
0.1
Not stated 1
0.0
Total 5,818
100.0
Australia 164
2.8
Canada 69
1.2
China 524
9.0
Europe 490
8.4
Japan 740
12.7
New Zealand 44
0.8
Other Asia 921
15.8
Pacific Islands 510
8.8
Philippines 900
15.5
USA 1,402
24.1
Other 54
0.9

Source: Division of Immigration and Labor, FSM Dept. of Justice
Note: Figures are provisional


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International Visitor Arrivals Q1 to Q4 2015

The international foregin visitor arrivals for FSM averaged at 7,560 each quarter in 2015.

The main purpose of internatinal foreign visitor arrivals were Seamen & Crew (41%), Tourism & Visitors (37%), and Business & Employment (19%).

The aliens arriving into the country were mainly citizens from US (22%), Other Asia (19%), Philippines (17%), and Japan (11%).


Number of International Visitor Arrivals of Non-FSM Citizens  by Purpose of Visit and Region/Country of Citizenship, FSM: 1st to 4rd Quarter 2015
Purpose of Visit & Country/Region of Citizenship Q1-15 Q2-15Q3-15Q4-15*
Q1 to Q4 ChangeQuarterly
Growth,%
NumberPercent
Purpose of Visit
Total   7,721 7,524 8,3876,608
 -1,113-14.4
-5.2
Tourism & Visitors 3,089 2,7272,7432,630,
-459
-14.9
-5.4
Business & Employment 1,397 1,3681,7701,335
-62
-4.4
-1.5
Volunteer, Religious, etc. 184 195290138
-46
-25.0
-9.6
Seamen & crew 3,022 3,2203,5792,500
-522
-17.3
-6.3
Other 20 845
-15-75.0
-46.2
Not stated 9 610
-9-100.0
-
Country/Region of Citizenship
Total 7,721 7,5248,3876,608
-1,113
-14.4
-5.2
Australia 285 259313218
-67
-23.5
-8.9
Canada 67
41
54
58
-9
-13.4
-4.8
China 688
608
598
601
-87
-12.6
-4.5
Europe 647
364
470
685
41
6.4
2.1
Japan 862
696
1,083
756
-106
-12.3
-4.4
New Zealand 64
76
94
52
-12
-18.8
-6.9
Other Asia 1,400
1,566
1,706
1,087
-313
-22.4
-8.4
Pacific Islands 501
939
783
616
115
23.0
6.9
Philippines 1,230
1,289
1,521
998
-232
-18.9
-7.0
USA 1,892
1,637
1,677
1,465
-427
-22.6
-8.5
Other 85
49
88
72
-16
-18.2
-6.7

Source: Division of Immigration and Labor, FSM Department of Justice
Note   : 2015 figures are provisional
         : * Month with tourist cruise ships arrivals (2014 Oct-Yap, Oct. -All States, Nov. Kosrae).
         : Data for Chuuk for June is incomplete



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