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.
|Scheduled update by national source
|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. https://www.bea.gov/scb/pdf/2017/06%20June/0617_travel_and_tourism_satellite_accounts.pdf
|Comments and limitations
|Date metadata updated
|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)
|Traveler Accommodations, Transportation (Air Transportation, All Other Transportation Related Commodities), Food and Beverage Services, Recreation, Entertainment, and Shopping
|International and national references
|Scheduled update by SDG team