In 2013 Macau received more than 36 billion patacas (US$4.5 billion) in foreign direct investment, a year-on-year increase of 16 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said.
Of that amount, 27.8 billion patacas were applied in the gaming sector, 3.5 billion patacas in banking and brokerage and 1.3 billion patacas in wholesale and retail, the Bureau said.
By country or territory of residence of the investors, investment in Macau in 2013 came from the Cayman Islands (13.4 billion patacas), British Virgin Islands (11.4 billion patacas) and Hong Kong (7.4 billion patacas).
Direct investment abroad by the territory’s companies totalled 6.4 billion patacas, leading to net investment of 29.7 billion patacas in 2013. (macauhub/MO)