The total spending (excluding gaming expenses) of visitors in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) for the whole year in 2018 increased by 13.6% year-on-year to 69.69 billion patacas, the SAR's statistics service said on Saturday.
Information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that the total spending of overnight visitors (56.24 billion patacas) and same-day visitors (13.45 billion patacas) recorded respective growth of 13.0% and 16.2%.
The per-capita spending of visitors for the whole year rose by 3.5% to 1,946 patacas. Per-capita spending of overnight visitors grew by 5.5% year-on-year to 3,041 patacas, and that of same-day visitors rose by 3.1% to 777 patacas.
Per-capita spending of visitors from the Chinese mainland took the lead in 2018 at 2,242 patacas, up by 1.8% year-on-year; spending of those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme (2,609 patacas) rose by 4.9% year-on-year.
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