In an undated report posted recently on its website, the National Office of Statistics said tourism income was $2.5 billion in 2011, compared with $2.2 billion the previous year.
In all, the island hosted 2.7 million visitors, up 7 per cent from 2.5 million in 2010.
Tourist arrivals continued to increase in recent years despite world financial difficulties, but travellers began spending less money, delivering a hit to one of Cuba's main sources of foreign income along with nickel mining and remittances.
The $2.5 billion figure is about on par with tourism income from 2008.
The report also gave other selected indicators on the state of the Cuban economy. It said overall international trade in goods and services rose 24.7 per cent last year to nearly $32 billion.
That included $6 billion in exported goods, an increase of 31.4 per cent over the previous year, and $14 billion in imports, up 31.1 per cent.
Island officials have spoken of the need to narrow the trade imbalance, but Cuba continues to rely heavily on costly imports of things like food and fuel.
Trade in services, meanwhile, was $12 billion, 15.3 per cent more than in 2010.
The agency did not say how much of that was outgoing vs. incoming. The figure apparently includes the brigades of doctors and technical advisors that Cuba sends to countries like Venezuela, which provides the island with about 100,000 barrels of oil a day on beneficial terms.Suggest a correction