Per capita tourist spending surges by 77 percent in 2020 Q4

Per capita tourist spending surges by 77 percent in 2020 Q4

The per capita tourist spending (excluding gaming expenses) in Macau hit 3,129 patacas in the fourth quarter of 2020, a year-on-year surge of 77.3%, based on the latest figures released by the Government Statistics and Census Service.

Meanwhile per capita spending of casino patrons saw a steep increase of more than 14 folds in the fourth quarter, hitting 6,835 patacas.

However, the aggregate tourist spending declined by 63.8% in the same period due to a 79.6-percent decrease in visitor arrivals.

In 2020, per capita visitor spending grew by 24.5% year-on-year while the aggregate spending dropped by 81.4% to 11.938 billion patacas. Mainland visitors remained the biggest spenders, spending 3,255 patacas per capita on non-gaming items.