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Purchases of goods and services while travelling abroad for business or personal reasons, where each arrow is proportional to the dollar amount spent.

Click 'View Exports' to see expenditures by U.S. persons traveling abroad or 'View Imports' to see those by foreign travelers in the United States.

The goods and services represented include food, lodging, recreation, gifts, entertainment, local transportation in the country of travel, and other items incidental to a foreign visit. U.S. travel transactions with both Canada and Mexico include border transactions, such as day trips for shopping and sightseeing.

Click the buttons to the left to explore the data by year.

This visualization is created by Lih Chen from PackerShack using data from ITA.