Australia's short-term visitor arrivals fell a seasonally adjusted 1% month-on-month in March, following a 6.1% rise in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Friday. Tourist arrivals totaled 473,600 in March.

On the basis of the original estimates, about 488,600 tourists arrived into the country in March.

Meanwhile, the short-term departures by residents from Australia dropped a seasonally adjusted 2.5% in March, after a 3.5% increase in February. Resident departures numbered 464,900 on an adjusted basis and 430,100 on the basis of original estimates in March.

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