Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending (excluding gaming expenses) of visitors in the second quarter of 2018 grew by 20.0% year-on-year to MOP16.50 billion and edged up by 0.5% quarter-to-quarter. Total spending of overnight visitors (MOP13.36 billion) and same-day visitors (MOP3.14 billion) increased by 17.4% and 32.7% respectively year-on-year.
In the second quarter of 2018, per-capita spending of visitors was MOP1,996, up by 11.6% year-on-year and 3.9% quarter-to-quarter. Per-capita spending of visitors from Mainland China rose by 9.5% year-on-year to MOP2,367; spending of visitors from Guangdong Province (MOP2,178) increased by 20.7% while spending of those from Fujian Province (MOP1,260) decreased by 2.1%. Mainland visitors travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) spent an average of MOP2,851, up by 20.7% year-on-year. Per-capita spending of visitors from Singapore (MOP1,704), Japan (MOP1,681) and Taiwan (MOP1,510) grew by 4.2%, 9.0% and 4.8% respectively year-on-year, whereas spending of those from Malaysia (MOP1,476) dropped by 17.7%. Per-capita spending of visitors from Australia (MOP1,461), the United States (MOP1,284) and the United Kingdom (MOP1,187) registered growth.
Meanwhile, per-capita spending of overnight visitors was MOP3,012, up by 10.2% year-on-year, with spending of those from Mainland China (MOP3,448) and Taiwan (MOP2,838) rising by 6.4% and 8.3% respectively. Per-capita spending of same-day visitors went up by 22.1% to MOP819; same-day visitors from Mainland China had the highest spending of MOP1,043, with spending of IVS visitors rising by 30.0% to MOP1,709.
With regard to type of spending, visitors spent mainly on shopping (46.3% of total), accommodation (27.8%) and food & beverage (18.7%) in the second quarter of 2018. Per-capita shopping spending of visitors grew by 20.2% year-on-year to MOP924. Among the various types of purchases, spending on cosmetics & perfume (MOP287) was relatively high, up significantly by 50.2% year-on-year, followed by that on local food products (MOP231), up slightly by 0.7%. Analysed by main purpose of visit, per-capita spending of visitors coming to Macao for MICE events (MOP3,826) and shopping (MOP3,426) rose by 15.8% and 39.3% respectively, while spending of those coming for vacation (MOP2,371) fell by 3.0%.
Regarding visitors’ comments, the proportion of visitors who were satisfied with gaming establishments in the second quarter of 2018 edged down by 0.2 percentage points quarter-to-quarter, while the shares of those who were content with other services and facilities recorded increases. The proportions of visitors who complimented on the services of hotels (87.8%), environmental hygiene (84.7%), public facilities (80.5%) and services of retail shops (80.0%) reached 80% or more, up by 1.1 percentage points, 1.3 percentage points, 1.4 percentage points and 0.6 percentage points respectively quarter-to-quarter. Meanwhile, 71.6% of the visitors were satisfied with the services of public transport, up by 2.8 percentage points quarter-to-quarter, and 59.8% of the visitors considered that there were adequate points of tourist attractions in Macao, up by 3.3 percentage points.