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Results of visitor expenditure survey for the 3rd quarter of 2022

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) dropped by 39.7% year-on-year to MOP2.90 billion in the third quarter of 2022, dragged down by a 50% decline in visitor arrivals amid the pandemic. Total spending of overnight visitors (MOP2.63 billion) and same-day visitors (MOP 264 million) fell by 37.6% and 54.6% year-on-year respectively. In the first three quarters of 2022, total spending of visitors amounted to MOP13.34 billion, down by 26.5% year-on-year.

Visitors spent an average of MOP3,222 in the third quarter, up by 22.7% year-on-year. Per-capita spending of overnight visitors (MOP5,717) and same-day visitors (MOP601) increased by 14.5% and 1.8% year-on-year. Visitors from mainland China spent MOP3,183 on average, up by 22.6% year-on-year; per-capita spending of those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (MOP6,145) grew by 3.9%.

As regards type of expense, visitors spent primarily on shopping (64.7% of total) in the third quarter, followed by accommodation (17.9%) and food & beverage (11.9%). Per-capita shopping spending of visitors rose by 30.0% year-on-year to MOP2,084, which was mainly spent on cosmetics & perfume (MOP646), handbags & shoes (MOP377) and clothing (MOP280). Analysed by main purpose of visit, per-capita spending of visitors coming to Macao for shopping (MOP4,838) and vacation (MOP5,841) went up by 60.3% and 4.8% year-on-year respectively, while spending of those coming for visiting relatives or friends (MOP1,127) dropped by 41.4%.

With respect to visitors’ comments, the proportions of visitors who expressed satisfaction with environmental hygiene (96.9%) and shopping (94.9%) rose by 0.7 percentage points and 0.5 percentage points quarter-to-quarter respectively in the third quarter. Meanwhile, 79.0% of the visitors considered that there were adequate tourist attractions in Macao, an increase of 3.4 percentage points quarter-to-quarter; on the other hand, the proportions of visitors who complimented on hotel establishments (94.8%) and public transport (89.5%) decreased by 0.4 percentage points and 0.9 percentage points respectively.

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