Results of Visitor Expenditure Survey for the 2nd Quarter 2012

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) amounted to MOP11.4 billion in the second quarter of 2012, up by 13% in comparison with MOP10.1 billion in the second quarter of 2011; spending of the overnight visitors totalled MOP9.3 billion and that of same-day visitors was MOP2.0 billion. In the second quarter of 2012, per-capita spending of visitors was MOP1,713, an increase of 16% compared with MOP1,482 from a year earlier. Analysed by place of residence, per-capita spending of visitors from Mainland China was MOP2,209, Singaporean visitors spent MOP1,426, Japanese visitors spent MOP1,372, Thai visitors spent MOP1,227. As regards per-capita spending of long-haul visitors, Australian visitors spent MOP1,434, US visitors spent MOP1,115 and UK visitors spent MOP948. Per-capita non-shopping spending of visitors rose by 12% year-on-year to MOP878, of which expenses on Accommodation and Food & Beverage accounted for 48% and 36% respectively. Australian visitors had the highest per-capita non-shopping spending of MOP1,274 and that of Japanese visitors was MOP1,219. Per-capita shopping spending of visitors amounted to MOP835, up by 20% year-on-year, with Local Food Products (23%), Jewellery & Watches (18%), Clothing (18%) etc. being the more popular shopping items. Mainland visitors had the highest per-capita shopping spending of MOP1,287. In addition, per-capita spending of overnight visitors increased by 16% year-on-year to MOP2,895, while that of same-day visitors edged down by 2% to MOP594. The overnight and same-day visitors from Mainland China had the highest per-capita spending of MOP3,741 and MOP760 respectively.

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