Visitor non-gaming spend jumps 15.2 pct in 18Q3: DSEC

Macau saw a 15.2 percent rise in visitor non-gaming spend during the third quarter of 2018, led by a per-capita increase in shopping spend.

Data from the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) found that per-capita spending of visitors rose 5.9 percent in the quarter, reaching MOP2,039.

This was led by an increase in per-capita spending of visitors from Mainland China, increasing five percent year-on-year.

However, per capita spending from visitors from Singapore and Taiwan fell 6 percent and 2.2 percent respectively in the same period.

While shopping made up the majority of visitor spending (50.3 percent of the total), visitors also spent on accommodation (24.2 percent) and food & beverage (18.2 percent).