TRAVEL Visitors to Macao spend up by 20 pct in Q2

TRAVEL

Visitors to Macao spend up by 20 pct in Q2

Xinhua

13:49, August 23, 2018

MACAO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The total spending of visitors to China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) in the second quarter (excluding gaming expenses) grew by 20 percent year-on-year and edged up by 0.5 percent quarter-to-quarter, the SAR's statistic department said on Wednesday.

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The latest data issued from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the total spending of visitors in the second quarter reached 16.50 billion patacas ($2.04 billion). Total spending of overnight visitors and same-day visitors increased by 17.4 percent and 32.7 percent respectively year-on-year.

In the second quarter, per-capita spending of visitors was 1,996 patacas ($247), up by 11.6 percent year-on-year and 3.9 percent quarter-to-quarter. Per-capita spending of visitors from Chinese mainland rose by 9.5 percent year-on-year to 2,367 patacas ($293).

Meanwhile, per-capita spending of overnight visitors was 3,012 patacas ($373), up by 10.2 percent year-on-year, and that of same-day visitors went up by 22.1 percent to 819 patacas ($101).

With regard to the type of spending, visitors spent mainly on shopping (46.3 percent of total), accommodation (27.8 percent) and food and beverage (18.7 percent) in the second quarter.

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