Visitors spend US$1.7 billion in Macau in 2nd quarter

20 August 2013

Total spending by visitors to Macau in the second quarter totalled 13.9 billion patacas Macau’s balance of trade posted a deficit of 13.9 billion patacas (US$1.7 billion), which was a year-on-year increase of 23 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said.

In the period per capita spending was 1,973 patacas, a year on year rise of 15 percent, and spending by visitors from mainland China was the highest of all at an average of 2,511 patacas.

The Statistics and Census Bureau also said that per capita spending by visitors from Singapore had totalled 1,719 patacas and visitors from Australia had spent an average of 1,261 patacas each.

Visitors spent money on shopping (49 percent), accommodation (24 percent) and food (19 percent), and shopping consisted of food/sweets (21 percent), clothing (19 percent) and jewellery/watches (19 percent). (macauhub)