International Arrivals

The data are based on ALL persons’, FSM and non-FSM citizens, declarations to immigration officials upon their arriving into and departing from FSM and each of the states via aircraft and vessels. Purpose of Arrival was only asked of the non-FSM citizens while Purpose of Departure was asked of the FSM citizens upon departure from each state. For purpose of confidentiality, small figures have been suppressed, hence the categories may not add up to total in some tables.

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Annual International Visitor Arrivals of Non-FSM Citizens by Purpose of Visit

wdt_ID Purpose of visit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Total 21,146 25,745 47,538 44,738 35,378 38,263 42,109 35,440 31,192 29,625
2 Seamen & crew 875 4,099 26,948 24,112 16,341 18,921 21,957 15,416 12,404 12,837
3 Tourism & Visitors 14,185 16,025 14,778 14,048 12,138 12,878 13,737 13,790 11,873 9,666
4 Business & Employment 5,491 5,091 5,238 5,824 6,224 5,750 5,717 5,412 6,009 6,208
5 Volunteer, Religious, etc. 538 484 551 708 624 687 687 789 851 770
6 Other 57 16 23 16 15 7 11 16 38 64
7 Not Stated 0 30 0 30 36 20 0 17 17 80

Annual International Visitor Arrivals of Non-FSM Nationals - Tourism/visiting Purpose

wdt_ID Nationality 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 Total 14,185 16,025 14,778 14,048 12,138 12,878 13,737 13,790 11,864 9,666
2 USA 5,215 6,350 4,908 5,863 4,709 4,541 5,324 5,420 4,309 3,953
3 Japan 3,522 2,426 2,552 2,715 2,220 2,811 2,480 2,425 2,247 1,507
4 Pacific Islands 587 649 878 794 1,165 1,135 999 1,626 1,635 1,379
5 Europe 2,190 2,387 1,481 1,768 1,533 1,744 2,066 1,781 1,575 1,179
6 China 181 150 615 208 245 369 232 314 399 376
7 Philippines 245 292 1,552 319 248 239 232 278 227 229
8 Other Asia 787 635 879 819 655 651 783 638 483 378
9 Australia 936 2,301 1,383 995 904 907 988 805 601 356
10 Other 522 835 530 567 459 481 633 503 386 311

Quarterly International Visitor Arrivals of Non-FSM Citizens, FSM: 2015-2016

wdt_ID Purpose Q4-15 Q1-16 Q2-16 Q3-16 Q4-16
1 Total 7,065 5,962 9,375 7,075 7,133
2 Seamen & crew 2,538 2,152 5,204 2,363 3,119
3 Tourism & Visitors 2,959 2,413 2,386 2,305 2,562
4 Business & Employment 1,409 1,228 1,568 2,101 1,312
5 Volunteer, Religious, etc. 154 166 163 304 137
6 Other 5 4 54 2 4