Macau, China, 22 Aug – Visitors’ spending – excluding gambling expenses – reached 10.1 billion patacas in the second quarter of this year, an increase of 15 percent over the same period of last year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week.
Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure accounted for 15 percent of the gaming industry’s gross receipts of 65.9 billion patacas in the second quarter.
The gaming industry’s gross receipts rose 45.7 percent year-on-year in the second quarter.
Visitors’ per capita non-gambling spending amounted to 1,482 patacas in the second quarter, up three percent year-on-year.
Mainlanders and Japanese had the highest per capita non-gambling expenditure in the second quarter, at 1,868 patacas and 1,303 patacas, respectively.
Among visitors’ expenditure on shopping, local food products, garments, jewellery and watches were the most popular items. Mainland visitors had the highest per capita expenditure on shopping, at 1,103 patacas.(MacauNews/Tourism)