RTTNews - The number of visitor arrivals in Australia declined in May compared to April. Arrivals increased compared to one year earlier.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday that there were 374,900 short-term visitor arrivals in May.

In seasonally adjusted terms, arrivals were down 1.8 percent from April.

The ABS trend figures, which further smooth the seasonally adjusted data, showed an on-month gain of 0.3 percent.
Compared to May 2008, visitor arrivals were up 1.3 percent in trend terms.

Short term trips by Australia residents decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in May, while the trend data showed an increase of 0.9 percent.

Departures by Australians were 1.5 percent higher than one year earlier, in trend terms.

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