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Government revenue attributable to tourism, 2012 to 2015

Released: 2017-03-07

In 2015, $24.7 billion of government revenue was directly attributable to tourism. Domestic tourism spending accounted for 77.4% of this revenue, with the remainder coming from tourism exports.

Taxes on products sold to final consumers ($14.2 billion) were the largest source of government revenue attributable to tourism.

  Note to readers

Government revenue is composed of receipts from taxes on incomes (that is, on employment earnings, corporate profits, net income of unincorporated business and government business enterprises), contributions to social insurance plans (that is, premiums for Canada/Quebec Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and workers compensation), taxes on production and products (such as sales and property taxes), and from sales of government goods and services.

Data are derived from tourism demand estimates that will be released as part of the National tourism indicators on March 30.

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