Results of visitor expenditure survey for the 1st quarter 2017
2017-05-19 17:34:00

Results of visitor expenditure survey for the 1st quarter 2017

Source: Statistics and Census Service

Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that total spending (excluding gaming expenses) of visitors amounted to MOP13.46 billion in the first quarter of 2017, up by 16.6% year-on-year, yet down by 9.0% from the fourth quarter of 2016. Total spending of overnight visitors (MOP10.60 billion) and same-day visitors (MOP2.86 billion) went up by 19.6% and 6.7% respectively year-on-year.

In the first quarter of 2017, per-capita spending of visitors was MOP1,709, up by 10.5% year-on-year but down by 6.6% quarter-to-quarter (MOP1,830). Per-capita spending of visitors from Mainland China rose by 13.6% year-on-year to MOP2,002, with spending of those from Guangdong Province (MOP1,630) rising by 13.4% while spending of those from Fujian Province (MOP1,291) dropping by 8.7%. Per-capita spending of Mainland visitors travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) increased by 5.4% year-on-year to MOP 2,154. Meanwhile, per-capita spending of visitors from Singapore (MOP1,825), Malaysia (MOP1,625) and Taiwan (MOP1,607) grew by 11.6%, 0.4% and 1.8% respectively year-on-year. On the other hand, per-capita spending of visitors from Australia (MOP1,373), the United States (MOP1,211) and the United Kingdom (MOP1,118) recorded decrease.

Per-capita spending of overnight visitors increased by 6.8% year-on-year to MOP2,696, with spending of those from Mainland China (MOP3,111) rising by 7.4%; nevertheless, spending of those from Taiwan (MOP2,893) dropped by 2.7%. Per-capita spending of same-day visitors went up by 6.9% year-on-year to MOP725, with spending of those from Mainland China (MOP891) increasing by 9.6%.

With regard to type of spending, visitors spent mainly on shopping (43.7%), accommodation (26.9%) and food & beverage (21.3%). Per-capita shopping spending increased by 10.4% year-on-year to MOP747, of which spending on local food products (MOP233) and cosmetics & perfume (MOP201) rose by 4.5% and 36.9% respectively. Analysed by main purpose of visit, visitors coming to Macao for MICE events had the highest per-capita spending at MOP3,286, up by 4.9% year-on-year, followed by those coming for shopping (MOP2,468), up by 19.0%. The former accounted for 0.5% of the total visitor arrivals (+0.2 percentage points) while the latter made up 10.8% (-1.1 percentage point).

Results of the Visitors’ Comments Survey indicated a decrease in visitor satisfaction towards all aspects of services and facilities in the first quarter of 2017; 89.2% of the visitor-users were satisfied with the services and facilities of hotels, down slightly by 0.5 percentage points quarter-to-quarter; the proportion of visitors who expressed satisfaction with services of gaming establishments (81.9%) and retail shops (81.0%) dropped by 2.9 and 3.7 percentage points respectively. Meanwhile, a relatively low proportion of visitors were satisfied with the services of public transport (68.2%), down by 1.0 percentage point quarter-to-quarter. Moreover, 45.2% of visitors commented that the points of tourist attractions were adequate, down significantly by 6.1 percentage points from 51.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016.


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