Tourism-related output in US increased to $1.149 trillion in the first quarter of 2006

US real tourism output increased at an annual rate of 5.5% in the first quarter of 2006, the 14th consecutive quarter of positive growth, according to data by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annual rate of 5.3% in the first quarter of 2006. 

  • Prices of tourism goods and services rose 5.1% in the first quarter of 2006, while the overall GDP price index rose 3.3% in the first quarter.

  • For the year 2005, direct tourism employment grew 1.5%, same as the overall U.S. employment growth rate of 1.5% for the year 2005

  • Total current-dollar tourism-related output increased to $1.149 trillion in the first quarter of 2006. It consisted of:
    • $652.0 billion of direct tourism output - output of goods and services sold directly to visitors  
    • $496.6 billion of indirect tourism output - output of goods and services used to produce what visitors buy

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