Industry Data

Economic Impact Studies

The duty- and tax-free sales channel is an integral part of the broader aviation and maritime industries, enhancing traveller experience and generating much needed revenues to support the continued infrastructure development. The industry supports significant numbers of high quality jobs. Details of the size and development of the industry in some of the most important regions globally can be found in our Economic Impact Studies,
Asia Pacific
Economic Impact of Duty Free and Travel Retail in Asia Pacific 2019
Americas
Economic Impact of Duty Free and Travel Retail in the Americas 2018
Europe
Economic impact of DF & TR in Europe 2014

Industry Webinars

As the industry traversed the challenges resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, the DFWC held a series of webinar providing industry stakeholders with information on the impact of the pandemic on the travel industry and providing perspectives on future recovery scenarios.
Presentations and recording from our “2021 – The Year of Recovery?” webinar can be viewed here:
DFWC President’s Presentation and Regional overviews
ACI Presentation
Full Recording of the webinar

DFWC Quarterly Shopping Monitor

In conjunction with m1nd-set the DFWC publishes a quarterly report on travellers perception of the duty- and tax-free offer globally.
These reports were suspended in 2020 as international travel ground to a virtual halt due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are hoping to re-start publication of these reports soon

For the latest DF & TR industry Q3 2022 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs Q3 2022
For the DF & TR industry Q1 2020 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs Q1 2020
For the DF & TR industry 2019 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs full year 2019
For the DF & TR industry Q4 2019 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs Q4 2019
For the DF & TR industry Q3 2019 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs Q3 2019
For the DF & TR industry Q2 2019 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs Q2 2019
For the DF & TR industry Q1 2019 report CLICK HERE: DFWC Global Duty Free & Travel Retail KPIs Q1 2019