Macau non-gaming spend up 20 pct in 18Q2

Non-gaming visitor spend in Macau soared 20 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, according to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

Total visitor spending (ex gaming) reached MOP 16.5 billion (US$2.1 billion) in 18Q2, with shopping leading in terms of visitor spend (46.3 percent of the total), followed by accomodation (27.8 percent) and food & beverage (20.2 percent).

Per-capita spending of visitors from mainland China rose 9.5 percent year-on-year, reaching MOP2,367, while per-capita spending of visitors from Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, United States and United Kingdom also increased saw year-on-year growth.

However, the results also showed the proportion of visitors that were satisfied with local gaming establishments down 0.2 percentage points in the quarter compared to the prior-year period.

On the other hand, there was a recorded increase in satisfaction from all other services and facilities, including service of hotels, environmental hygiene, public facilities, service of retail shops and public transport.