Macau Balance of Trade  1997-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Macau's trade deficit widened 29.6 percent year-on-year to MOP 6.10 billion in May of 2018. Exports rose 20.1 percent to MOP 1.07 billion, mainly boosted by re-exports (up 23.7 pct) while domestic sales edged up 0.5 percent. Non-textiles shipments went up 23.1 pct, namely machines, apparatus and parts (194.3 pct) and watches (123.6 pct) and those of textiles and garments went down 22.3 percent. Hong Kong was the main export destination (sales up 34.8 pct), followed by French (55.4 pct). Imports surged 28 percent to MOP 7.18 billion, mainly boosted by purchases of food and beverages (11.1 pct); fuels and lubricants (14.4 pct); gold jewelry (18.2 pct); garments and footwear (30.2 pct), and mobile phones (182.6 pct). Most imports came from China (up 35.4 pct) and the EU (up 28.9 pct), namely Italy and France. In the first five months of 2018, exports rose 9.8 percent year-on-year and imports grew 26.3 percent, widening the trade gap to MOP 31.18 billion. Balance of Trade in Macau averaged -2521367.26 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-30 05:30 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.6B MOP-5.9B MOP -5.4B
2018-05-31 08:30 AM Balance of Trade MOP-5.7B MOP-6.6B MOP -7B
2018-06-28 03:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.10B MOP-5.7B MOP -7B
2018-07-31 04:30 AM Balance of Trade MOP-6.10B MOP -5.9B
2018-08-31 03:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP -6.9B
2018-09-28 03:20 AM Balance of Trade MOP -6.9B


Macau Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -6103219.89 -5610318.74 634540.00 -8008621.97 Thousand MOP [+]
Exports 1074107.21 1091699.75 2377502.00 357945.69 Thousand MOP [+]
Imports 7177327.10 6702018.49 8993061.49 781040.00 Thousand MOP [+]
Current Account 98442.40 103162.80 178664.00 18673.00 MOP Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 27.50 25.40 43.20 17.10 percent [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2704745.00 2960879.00 3086271.00 532588.00 [+]
Terms Of Trade 99.80 99.90 110.20 89.90 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 16415.00 18186.00 18186.00 11540.00 MOP Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -10819.70 -4689.20 -1443.10 -40625.60 MOP Million [+]

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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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6103219.89 -5610318.74 634540.00 -8008621.97 1997 - 2018 Thousand MOP Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 827.00 May/18
Brazil 5881.58 Jun/18
Canada -2771.20 May/18
China 416.13 Jun/18
Euro Area 16514.10 May/18
France -6005.00 May/18
Germany 19669.00 May/18
India -16600.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 1742.60 Jun/18
Italy 3377.54 May/18
Japan -578.32 May/18
Mexico -1587.00 May/18
Netherlands 5030.00 May/18
Russia 15151.00 May/18
South Korea 6331.21 Jun/18
Spain -3050045.00 Apr/18
Switzerland 2255.00 May/18
Turkey -7759.34 May/18
United Kingdom -2790.00 May/18
United States -43053.00 May/18


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