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Travel between Canada and other countries, July 2015

Released: 2015-09-18

Travel abroad

4.8 million trips

July 2015

-0.4% 

(monthly change)

Travel between Canada and overseas countries reached record highs in July.

Residents of overseas countries made 473,000 trips to Canada in July, up 2.5% from June and the highest figure since record keeping began in 1972.

Travel from Canada to overseas countries also set a new record with 979,000 trips in July, up 1.6% from June.

Travel from Canada to the United States decreased 0.9% to 3.8 million trips in July, mainly as a result of a 2.1% decline in same-day car trips.

Travel from the United States to Canada declined 1.5% in July compared with June. This was due to a decrease in car travel, as US residents took 5.4% fewer overnight car trips and 0.9% fewer same-day car trips to Canada.


  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. For information on seasonal adjustment, see "Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions."

Products

The July 2015 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 31, no. 7 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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