For entertainment I like to track stats and compare tickets sold. Unfortunately the government website no longer shows tickets sold for past years. I don't know if that is deliberate or just due to the changes in how tickets are sold now.  Nevertheless I was able to cull data for the total tickets sold per month for 2018.  (I will add October, November and December after the stats are available.)

I believe that overall annual ticket sales have grown, given that the daily limit went from 2500 to 6534 visitors per day. But I think the changes in the park have finally settled in, and the park has learned to manage the flow of visitors. However, areas that still need improvement are the shuttle buses. And the plumbing! 

Follow this link to read more about Machu Picchu trends and overtourism.

 Visitors by Month in 2018. The average number per day does not reflect the real number of visitors on each day, because visitor distribution fluctuates over the course of the month. 

Month with highest first

Total Tickets Sold

Average per day

August

149,185

4812

July

141,680

4570

September

127,556

4252

October

124,345

4011

May

117,545

3792

June

109,120

3637

April

98,827

3294

November

98,151

3272

March

87,274

2816

January

87,237

2814

February

69,767

2492

Here's the breakdown on the top 3 countries that visit Machu Picchu per month. Notice that in May and June, US visitors outnumbered the 2nd country almost 3 times. Spain, Italy and Mexico are on the list but their numbers don't compare to the top 2 countries, Peru and US. So far in 2018, the total number of US visitors is 246,526 and the total number of Peruvian visitors is 198,332 (Jan 1- Nov 30)

Month

Country with most tickets sold

2nd

3rd

January

Peru 15,570

US 12,088

Argentina 7636

February

Peru 12,347

Chile 8580

US 8407

March

US 19,359

Peru 9055

Argentina 4579

April

US 22,525

Peru 8903

Argentina 6114

May

US 30,887

Peru 12,831

Brasil 7895

June

US 35,933

Peru 13,047

Brasil 7623

July

US 31,059

Peru 23,509

Brasil 11,000

August

Peru 36,706

US 25,076

France 9114

September

US 22,502

Peru 21,636

Brasil 10,525

October

Peru 26,204

US 21,728 

Brazil 6857

November

Peru 18,524

US 16,962

France 5198

December

 

 

 

 In case you're wondering what age group has the most visitors to Machu Picchu? Age 21-30 leads the pack every month of the year.