Tourism in Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia recorded a total of 29,600 tourists in 2016, ranking 192nd in the world in absolute terms.

That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Federated States of Micronesia, the result is much more comparable picture: With 0.28 tourists per resident, Federated States of Micronesia ranked 111st in the world. In Micronesia, it ranked 4th.

Federated States of Micronesia generated around 25.00 million US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 7.4 percent of its the gross domestic product.



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Development of the tourism sector in Federated States of Micronesia from 1996 to 2016

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Federated States of Micronesia each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Tourists per year in Federated States of Micronesia

Revenues in tourism

In 1997, tourism revenues amounted to 15.80 million USD, or about 7.6 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 17,200.00 tourists at that time and roughly 919 USD per person. Within 18 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased slightly. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 25.00 million USD, accounting for 7.9 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 801 USD for his holiday in Federated States of Micronesia.

Annual receipts as percentage of the gross national product:
Tourism receipts in Federated States of Micronesia per year

All data for Federated States of Micronesia in detail

YearNumber of touristsReceipts\% of GNPExpences per person
199617,600.00
199717,200.0015.80 m $7.6 %919 $
199813,400.0013.20 m $6.0 %985 $
199916,100.0013.90 m $6.3 %863 $
200020,500.0017.00 m $7.3 %829 $
200115,300.0014.70 m $6.1 %961 $
200219,100.0016.80 m $7.0 %880 $
200318,200.0016.70 m $6.8 %918 $
200419,300.0019.00 m $7.9 %984 $
200519,000.0021.00 m $8.4 %1,105 $
200619,100.0023.00 m $9.1 %1,204 $
200721,100.0025.00 m $9.7 %1,185 $
200825,700.0027.00 m $10.27 %1,051 $
200947,500.0022.00 m $7.9 %463 $
201044,700.0024.00 m $8.1 %537 $
201135,400.0022.00 m $7.1 %621 $
201238,300.0022.00 m $6.7 %574 $
201342,100.0027.00 m $8.5 %641 $
201435,400.0029.00 m $9.1 %819 $
201531,200.0025.00 m $7.9 %801 $
201629,600.00


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.