MACAO AT A GLANCE

  • OVERVIEW
  • VISITATION
  • HOTEL SECTOR
  • RETAIL MARKET
  • ASIA CONSUMERS
Size:
Population:
Languages:
Currency:
31 sq. km
636,200
Cantonese, Portuguese and English
Patacas (MOP)

Macao is comprised of the Macao peninsula and the two islands of Taipa and Coloane , a total of 31 square kilometers

Located on the coastline of Southern China where the Pearl River meets the South China Sea.

Macao, the former Portuguese colony was returned to China in 1999 where it became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. Similar to Hong Kong, Macao now also benefits from the principle of "one country, two systems".

Macao continues to be the world’s single biggest gaming market, recording US$27.9 billion in gaming revenues at year end of 2016. While Las Vegas Strip, which recorded revenues of US$6.4 billion for 2016.

The Cotai Strip provides amenities of an unprecedented scale and quality that has supercharged tourism and retail activity in Macao. The result is a quantum leap over Macao's recent performance.

The message is clear: Macao is Asia's premier gaming leisure and entertainment destination.

Data Source: Macao Department of Statistics (DSCEC), Year 2016

DSEC and LVS Strip Gaming revenue

Macao Visitation
Macao Hotel Sector

2016 Macao total Retail Sales* was USD 7.2 billion – 1 in every 3 dollars is spent at Shoppes.

Sales of watches, clocks & jewelry represents 20.5% and goods in department stores represents 15%.

Data Source: 
Macao Statistics and Census Services 
Macao Official Statistic and Census Service
Macao Department of Statistics (DSCEC), Year 2016

CONSUMER SPENDING

Asia Consumer Spending