Macau's trade deficit widened 10.4 percent year-on-year to MOP 6.67 billion in September of 2018 from MOP 6.04 billion a year earlier. Imports increased 7.6 percent from a year earlier to MOP 7.60 billion, as purchases went up for: cosmetics & skin care products (59.8 pct); watches (15.4 pct) ; and garments & footwear (13.8 pct). Imports were higher mostly from China (15.4 pct), but declined from the US (-8.6 pct); and the EU (-3.4 pct). Exports fell 8.5 percent to MOP 934.6 million, driven by domestic sales (-36.3 pct), and re-exports (-3 pct). Sales dropped to China (-15.4 pct), the US (-69.4 pct), and the EU (-25.8 pct. For the first nine months of the year, exports rose 5.9 percent year-on-year and imports rose 21.7 percent, widening the trade gap to MOP 56.87 billion. Balance of Trade in Macau averaged -2581152.16 Thousand MOP from 1997 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 634540 Thousand MOP in July of 2000 and a record low of -8008621.97 Thousand MOP in December of 2014.

Macau Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-31 03:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.6B MOP-6.20B MOP -6.9B
2018-09-27 04:40 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.56B MOP-6.6B MOP -6.9B
2018-10-30 03:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.67B MOP-6.56B MOP -6.7B
2018-11-28 03:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.67B MOP -6.9B
2018-12-28 07:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP -6.9B


Macau Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -6668191.92 -6543677.90 634540.00 -8008621.97 Thousand MOP [+]
Exports 934560.69 1021316.27 2377502.00 357945.69 Thousand MOP [+]
Imports 7602752.61 7564994.17 8993061.49 781040.00 Thousand MOP [+]
Current Account 134526.90 98442.40 178664.00 18673.00 MOP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 27.50 25.40 43.20 17.10 percent [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2561274.00 3403503.00 3403503.00 532588.00 [+]
Terms Of Trade 99.80 99.80 110.20 89.90 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 16500.00 16415.00 18186.00 11540.00 MOP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 18676.80 -10518.10 18676.80 -40625.60 MOP Million [+]
Capital Flows 112744.80 103285.00 149652.10 -19805.60 MOP Millions [+]

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Macau Balance of Trade

Macau’s trade deficits have been rising in recent years as a result of declining exports and rising imports. Macau mostly exports clothing and textiles, tobacco and wine, machinery and transport equipment, copper, watches, diamond jewellery, office machines and telecommunication equipment. Macau imports food and beverages, gold jewellery, mobile phones, watches, hand bags, vehicles, footwear and portable computers. Macau’s main trading partners are China, the United States, Japan, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Germany and Taiwan. . This page provides - Macao Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Macau Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6668191.92 -6543677.90 634540.00 -8008621.97 1997 - 2018 Thousand MOP Monthly




Country Last
Argentina 314.00 Sep/18
Australia 3017.00 Sep/18
Brazil 6121.36 Oct/18
Canada -416.30 Sep/18
China 340.16 Oct/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -5663.00 Sep/18
Germany 18395.00 Sep/18
India -17130.00 Oct/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan 139.56 Sep/18
Mexico -194.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 4949.00 Sep/18
Russia 18485.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -2950.00 Sep/18
South Korea 6552.00 Oct/18
Spain -3057300.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 1447.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1869.47 Sep/18
United Kingdom -27.00 Sep/18
United States -54019.00 Sep/18


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