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FEEs from tourism rises 19%

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 21:00 hrs

New Delhi, Mar 7 (IBNS) The growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupee terms in February 2013 over February 2012 was 19.8%.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) also showed a growth of 1.6% in February 2013 over February 2012.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of February 2013.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

FTAs during the Month of February 2013 was 6.88 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.77 lakh during the month of February 2012 and 6.28 lakh in February 2011.



There has been a growth of 1.6% in February 2013 over February 2012 as compared to a growth of 7.9% registered in February 2012 over February 2011.

FTAs during the period January-February 2013 were 13.87 lakh with a growth of 2.1%, as compared to the FTAs of 13.59 lakh with a growth of 8.7 % during January-February 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in Indian rupee terms and US$ terms:

FEEs during the month of February 2013 were Rs.10,186 crore as compared to Rs.8,502 crore in February 2012 and Rs.7,653 crore in February 2011.

The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in February 2013 over February 2012 was 19.8% as compared to 11.1% in February 2012 over February 2011.

FEEs from tourism in rupee terms during January-February 2013 were `20,584 crore with a growth of 20.2%, as compared to the FEEs of `17,125 crore with a growth of 27.5 % during January-February 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

FEEs in US$ terms during the month of February 2013 were US$ 1.89 billion as compared to FEEs of US$ 1.73 billion during the month of February 2012 and US$ 1.68 billion in February 2011.

The growth rate in FEEs in US$ terms in February 2013 over February 2012 was 9.2% as compared to the growth of 3.0% in February 2012 over February 2011.

FEE from tourism in terms of US$ during January-February 2013 were US$ 3.80 billion with a growth of 11.4%, as compared to US$ 3.41 billion with a growth of 15.5 % during January-February 2012 over the corresponding period of 2011.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of data received from major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism on the basis of data received from Reserve Bank of India.

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