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Macao's visitor expenditure up 15.9 pct in Q2

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:22
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The total spending of visitors to Macao excluding gaming expenses grew by 15.9 percent quarter to quarter to 7.16 billion patacas (892.9 million U.S. dollars) in the second quarter of 2021, the special administrative region's (SAR) statistic department said here on Wednesday.

Macao - The total spending of visitors to Macao excluding gaming expenses grew by 15.9 percent quarter to quarter to 7.16 billion patacas (892.9 million U.S. dollars) in the second quarter of 2021, the special administrative region's (SAR) statistic department said here on Wednesday.

The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that the result was attributable to a 25.9-percent increase in visitor arrivals.

Total spending of overnight visitors and same-day visitors rose by 14.1 percent and 32.0 percent quarter to quarter to 6.38 billion patacas and 777 million patacas respectively, showed the report.

In the first half of 2021, the total spending of visitors amounted to 13.34 billion patacas.

The per-capita spending of visitors was 3,271 patacas in the second quarter, a drop of 8.0 percent quarter to quarter.

Visitors spent primarily on shopping, food and beverage and accommodation in the second quarter. Per-capita shopping spending of visitors reduced by 6.7 percent quarter to quarter to 2,127 patacas, of which spending on clothing and local food products declined by 29.9 percent and 22.6 percent to 281 patacas and 242 patacas respectively. (1 pataca equals 0.1247 U.S. dollar) - (Xinhua)

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