Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending (excluding gaming expenses) of visitors in the third quarter of 2018 was MOP18.35 billion, up by 15.2% year-on-year and 11.2% quarter-to-quarter. Total spending of overnight visitors (MOP15.24 billion) and same-day visitors (MOP3.11 billion) increased by 17.3% and 5.9% respectively year-on-year.
In the third quarter of 2018, per-capita spending of visitors was MOP2,039, a growth of 5.9% year-on-year. Per-capita spending of visitors from Mainland China rose by 5.0% to MOP2,306, with spending of those from Fujian Province (MOP1,668) increasing by 1.3% while spending of those from Guangdong Province (MOP1,753) decreasing by 6.6%. Mainland visitors travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) spent an average of MOP2,519, representing a drop of 2.6% year-on-year. Per-capita spending of visitors from Singapore (MOP2,230) and Taiwan (MOP1,709) grew by 6.0% and 2.2% respectively year-on-year, whereas spending of those from Malaysia (MOP1,665) dropped by 8.4%. Per-capita spending of visitors from Australia (MOP1,750) and the United Kingdom (MOP1,304) registered growth, while spending of those from the United States (MOP1,248) decreased.
Per-capita spending of overnight visitors was MOP3,145, up by 9.9% year-on-year; spending of those from Singapore (MOP3,478) and Mainland China (MOP3,473) rose by 6.8% and 10.1% respectively. Per-capita spending of same-day visitors fell by 4.9% to MOP749; those from Mainland China spent an average of MOP890, a year-on-year decrease of 8.7%, with spending of IVS visitors (MOP1,244) dropping by 14.6%.
In terms of spending, visitors spent primarily on shopping (50.3% of total), accommodation (24.2%) and food & beverage (18.2%) in the third quarter of 2018. Per-capita shopping spending of visitors increased by 14.8% year-on-year to MOP1,027; the amount spent on cosmetics & perfume (MOP339) surged by 46.3% whereas that on local food products (MOP252) fell by 4.7%. As regards per-capita spending of visitors by main purpose of visit, spending of those coming to Macao for vacation (MOP2,814) grew by 17.9%, while spending of those coming for MICE events (MOP2,581) and shopping (MOP2,304) dropped by 26.7% and 11.6% respectively.
Regarding visitors’ comments in the third quarter of 2018, the proportion of visitors who were satisfied with the services of public transport (71.3%) edged down by 0.3 percentage points quarter-to-quarter. The proportions of visitors who complimented on the services of hotels (89.7%), environmental hygiene (84.9%), services of retail shops (82.2%) and public facilities (81.1%) went up by 1.9 percentage points, 0.2 percentage points, 2.2 percentage points and 0.6 percentage points respectively quarter-to-quarter. On the other hand, the share of those who considered that there were adequate points of tourist attractions in Macao (59.0%) inched down by 0.8 percentage points.

Related Information: Visitor Expenditure Survey for the 3rd Quarter 2018