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Growth Rate of Direct Tourism GDP as a Proportion of Total GDP


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.

Actual indicator available Travel and Tourism Satellite Account
Actual indicator available - description All statistics are reported for the total tourism for the U.S., as well as broken out by four major commodity groups ( Traveler accommodations, Transportation, Food and beverage services, and Recreation, entertainment and shopping), and four minor subcategories. Transportation is divided into two subcategories; Passenger air and All other transportation-related commodities, while Recreation, entertainment and shopping is divided into; Recreation and entertainment, and Shopping.
Date of national source publication June 2018 via BEA's Survey of Current Business
Method of computation Satellite accounts are based on the latest US Input Output tables. Fisher chained indices are used for computing constant dollar statistics.
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source June, 2019
U.S. method of computation Satellite accounts are based on the latest US Input Output tables. We use Fisher chained indices for computing constant dollar statistics.
Comments and limitations Data Inputs
Date metadata updated 1530403200000
Disaggregation geography US
Unit of measurement Output (nominal and real levels, nominal and real growth rate), Prices (chained 2009 dollars, level and growth rate), Employment (level and growth rate)
Disaggregation categories Traveler Accommodations, Transportation (Air Transportation, All Other Transportation Related Commodities), Food and Beverage Services, Recreation, Entertainment, and Shopping
International and national references
Time period 2007-2016
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP and in growth rate
Target name By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
Global indicator description Tourism Direct GDP (TDGDP) is defined as the sum of the part of gross value added (at basic prices) generated by all industries in response to internal tourism consumption plus the amount of net taxes on products and imports included within the value of this expenditure at purchasers' prices (TSA: RMF 2008 para. 4.96). Presenting this economic contribution of tourism as a share of GDP shows the relative size of the tourism sector in the economy.
UN designated tier 2
UN custodial agency UNWTO (Partnering Agencies: UNEP)
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Organisation Bureau of Economic Analysis
Agency Staff Name Andrew Craig (Kali Kong July, 2018)
Agency Survey Dataset Bureau of Economic Analysis
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