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Macau Economy 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Macau Economy 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Economy - overview:
Since opening up its locally-controlled casino industry to foreign competition in 2001, Macau has attracted tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment, transforming the territory into one of the world's largest gaming centers. Macau's gaming and tourism businesses were fueled by China's decision to relax travel restrictions on Chinese citizens wishing to visit Macau. In 2016, Macau's gaming-related taxes accounted for more than 76% of total government revenue.Macau's economy slowed dramatically in 2009 as a result of the global economic slowdown, but strong growth resumed in the 2010-13 period, largely on the back of tourism from mainland China and the gaming sectors. In 2015, this city of 646,800 hosted nearly 30.7 million visitors. Almost 67% came from mainland China. Macau's traditional manufacturing industry has slowed greatly since the termination of the Multi-Fiber Agreement in 2005. Services export — primarily gaming — increasingly has driven Macau’s economic performance. Mainland China’s anti-corruption campaign brought Macau’s gambling boom to a halt in 2014, with spending in casinos contracting 34.3% in 2015. As a result, Macau's inflation-adjusted GDP contracted 21.5% in 2015 and another 2.1% in 2016 - down from double-digit expansion rates in the period 2010-13 - but the economy recovered handsomely in 2017.Macau continues to face the challenges of managing its growing casino industry, risks from money-laundering activities, and the need to diversify the economy away from heavy dependence on gaming revenues. Macau's currency, the pataca, is closely tied to the Hong Kong dollar, which is also freely accepted in the territory.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$73.58 billion (2017 est.) $64.86 billion (2016 est.) $66.28 billion (2015 est.)
note: data are in 2017 dollars
country comparison to the world: 97

GDP (official exchange rate):
$51.16 billion (2016 est.)
[see also: GDP (official exchange rate) country ranks ]

GDP - real growth rate:
13.4% (2017 est.) -2.1% (2016 est.) -21.5% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 2
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GDP - per capita:
$114,400 (2017 est.) $100,600 (2016 est.) $102,400 (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 4

GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption: 24.5%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption country ranks ]
government consumption: 9.4%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption country ranks ]
investment in fixed capital: 17.7%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital country ranks ]
investment in inventories: 0%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories country ranks ]
exports of goods and services: 79.3%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services country ranks ]
imports of goods and services: -30.8% (2017 est.)
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services country ranks ]

GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 0%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture country ranks ]
industry: 11.3%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry country ranks ]
services: 88.7% (2017 est.)
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - services country ranks ]

Agriculture - products:
only 2% of land area is cultivated, mainly by vegetable growers; fishing, mostly for crustaceans, is important; some of the catch is exported to Hong Kong

Industries:
tourism, gambling, clothing, textiles, electronics, footwear, toys

Industrial production growth rate:
2% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 137
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Labor force:
400,000 (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 160
[see also: Labor force country ranks ]

Labor force - by occupation:
manufacturing: 2.5%
construction: 9.8%
transport and communications: 4.4%
wholesale and retail trade: 12.4%
restaurants and hotels: 15%
gambling: 25.9%
public sector: 7.1%
financial services: 2.6%
other services: 20.3% (2013)

Unemployment rate:
2% (2017 est.) 1.9% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 13
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Population below poverty line:
NA%
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Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
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highest 10%: NA%

Distribution of family income - Gini index:
35 (2013) 38 (2008)
country comparison to the world: 94
[see also: Distribution of family income - Gini index country ranks ]

Budget:
revenues: $14.24 billion
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expenditures: $10.55 billion (2017 est.)
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Taxes and other revenues:
27.8% of GDP (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 97
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
7.2% of GDP (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 4
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Public debt:
0% of GDP (2016 est.) 0% of GDP (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 206
[see also: Public debt country ranks ]

Fiscal year:
calendar year

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
1.5% (2017 est.) 2.4% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 63
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Commercial bank prime lending rate:
5.5% (31 December 2017 est.) 5.25% (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 134
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Stock of narrow money:
$8.993 billion (31 December 2017 est.) $7.783 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 87
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Stock of broad money:
$77.31 billion (31 December 2017 est.) $66.57 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 61
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Stock of domestic credit:
$20.18 billion (31 December 2017 est.) $17.16 billion (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 91
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Market value of publicly traded shares:
$85.5 billion (2 March 2012 est.) $46.1 billion (31 February 2011 est.) $2.3 billion (31 December 2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 43
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Current account balance:
$16.86 billion (2017 est.) $12.31 billion (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 18
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Exports:
$1.137 billion (2013 est.) $1.959 billion (2015 est.)
note: includes reexports
country comparison to the world: 155
[see also: Exports country ranks ]

Exports - commodities:
clothing, textiles, footwear, toys, electronics, machinery and parts

Exports - partners:
Hong Kong 64.1%, China 20.2% (2016)

Imports:
$0 (2014 est.) $13.52 billion (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 221
[see also: Imports country ranks ]

Imports - commodities:
raw materials and semi-manufactured goods, consumer goods (foodstuffs, beverages, tobacco, garments and footwear, motor vehicles), capital goods, mineral fuels and oils

Imports - partners:
China 36.7%, Hong Kong 8.6%, Italy 7.9%, Switzerland 7.6%, France 7.4%, Japan 6.3%, US 5.8% (2016)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$19.49 billion (31 December 2016 est.) $18.89 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
note: the Fiscal Reserves Act that came into force on 1 January 2012 requires the fiscal reserves to be separated from the foreign exchange reserves and to be managed separately; the transfer of assets took place in February 2012
country comparison to the world: 62
[see also: Reserves of foreign exchange and gold country ranks ]

Debt - external:
$0 (31 December 2013) $0 (31 December 2012)
country comparison to the world: 205
[see also: Debt - external country ranks ]

Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$18.91 billion (31 December 2011 est.) $14.91 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81
[see also: Stock of direct foreign investment - at home country ranks ]

Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:
$1.166 billion (2012 est.) $667.8 million (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 84
[see also: Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad country ranks ]

Exchange rates:
patacas (MOP) per US dollar - 8 (2017 est.) 7.9951 (2016 est.) 7.9951 (2015 est.) 7.985 (2014 est.) 7.9871 (2013 est.)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Macau on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Macau Economy 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Economy 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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