Results of Macao visitor expenditure survey for the 2nd Quarter of 2021

19 August 2021

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) grew by 15.9% quarter-to-quarter to MOP7.16 billion in the second quarter of 2021, attributable to a 25.9% increase in visitor arrivals. Total spending of overnight visitors (MOP6.38 billion) and same-day visitors (MOP777 million) rose by 14.1% and 32.0% quarter-to-quarter respectively. In the first half of 2021, total spending of visitors amounted to MOP13.34 billion.

Per-capita spending of visitors was MOP3,271 in the second quarter, a drop of 8.0% quarter-to-quarter. Spending of visitors from mainland China went down by 6.0% quarter-to-quarter to MOP3,427, with spending of those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (MOP6,673) falling by 6.4%. Overnight visitors spent MOP5,603 on average, a decrease of 7.9% quarter-to-quarter. Meanwhile, per-capita spending of same-day visitors increased by 3.0% quarter-to-quarter to MOP740.

As regards type of expense, visitors spent primarily on shopping (65.0% of per-capita spending), food & beverage (15.9%) and accommodation (15.4%) in the second quarter. Per-capita shopping spending of visitors reduced by 6.7% quarter-to-quarter to MOP2,127, of which spending on clothing (MOP281) and local food products (MO242) declined by 29.9% and 22.6% respectively. Analysed by main purpose of visit, per-capita spending of visitors coming to Macao for vacation (MOP6,376) and shopping (MOP3,347) fell by 6.1% and 20.4% quarter-to-quarter respectively, while spending of those coming for business & professional purposes (MOP4,146) recorded a growth of 23.3%.

With respect to visitors’ comments in the second quarter of 2021, the proportions of visitors who complimented on environmental hygiene (96.8%) and public facilities (95.4%) held stable compared to the first quarter. The share of visitors who were satisfied with hotel services (94.5%) grew by 0.3 percentage points quarter-to-quarter, while the proportion of those who considered that there were adequate points of tourist attractions in Macao (74.0%) rose by 4.2 percentage points. Meanwhile, all the shares of visitors who expressed favourable comments on services of retail shops (93.0%), restaurants (91.2%) and public transport (88.9%) shrank by 0.3 percentage points quarter-to-quarter.
(Statistics and Census Service)

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