Macau visitor spending increased by 28.9 percent in 3Q23 compared to 3Q19, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) of Macau.
The total visitor spending (excluding gaming) rose by 5.8 times year-on-year to MOP 19.6 billion ($2.44 billion) in 3Q23, benefiting from a significant 8.2 times yearly increase in visitor arrivals.
Spending by overnight visitors (MOP16.86 billion) and non-overnight visitors (MOP2.74 billion) increased 5.4 times and 9.4 times year-on-year respectively.
The per-capita spending of visitors in 3Q23 was MOP2,366 ($291), which was down by 26.6 percent year-on-year but up by 54.4 percent compared to the same quarter of 2019.
The per-capita spending of overnight visitors remained at MOP4,044 ($503), representing a decrease of 29.3 percent year-on-year, whereas that of same-day visitors (MOP665) increased by 10.7 percent.
In the first three quarters of 2023, the per-capita spending of visitors amounted to MOP2,612 ($325), reflecting a fall of 14.5 percent year-on-year but a rise of 64.9 percent compared to the same period in 2019.
When analyzed by source of visitors, the per-capita spending of visitors from mainland China decreased by 14.8 percent year-on-year to MOP2,711 ($337); spending of those traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme fell by 54.2 percent to MOP2,812 ($350). Visitors from Hong Kong and Taiwan spent an average of MOP1,263 ($157) and MOP2,266 ($282) respectively.