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

Macau's trade deficit widened 40.6 percent to MOP 5.9 billion in February of 2018, compared to a MOP 4.2 billion gap in a year earlier, as exports fell sharply while imports surged. Exports tumbled by 21.2 percent to MOP 0.7 billion, mainly dragged by a decrease in sales of garment, knitted or crocheted (-51.4 pct); watches (-1.3 pct), and diamond & diamond jewellery (-57.8 pct), and milk powder (-53.4 pct). Sales dropped to China (-10.5 pct), Hong Kong (-31.7 pct), France (-13.1 pct), and the US (-60.4 pct). Imports surged by 29.7 percent to MOP 6.6 billion, mainly boosted by food & beverages (32.7 pct); mobile phones (46.7 pct); gold jewellry (54.8 pct), and garments & footwear (21.5 pct). Imports rose from China (23.3 pct); Hong Kong (31.1 pct); Switzerland (64.3 pct); Italy (41.5 pct), and France (21.2 pct). Considering January-February 2018 the trade deficit widened 35.9 percent to MOP 13.1 billion, compared to a MOP 9.6 billion gap in the same period 2016. Balance of Trade in Macau averaged -2413493.16 Thousand MOP from 1997 until 2017, 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
2018-01-31 04:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP-7.04B MOP-6.6B MOP -6.3B
2018-03-01 08:40 AM Balance of Trade MOP-7.2B MOP-7.04B MOP -6.7B
2018-03-28 03:30 AM Balance of Trade MOP-5.9B MOP-7.2B MOP -7B
2018-04-27 09:45 AM Balance of Trade MOP-5.9B MOP -5.4B
2018-05-31 08:30 AM Balance of Trade MOP -7B
2018-06-29 05:00 AM Balance of Trade MOP -7B


Macau Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -5899100.00 -7199700.00 634540.00 -8008621.97 Thousand MOP [+]
Exports 712000.00 1226900.00 2377502.00 357945.69 Thousand MOP [+]
Imports 6611100.00 8426600.00 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 2773311.00 3070937.00 3086271.00 532588.00 [+]
Terms Of Trade 99.90 101.10 110.20 89.90 Index Points [+]
Tourism Revenues 18186.00 15931.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5899100.00 -7199700.00 634540.00 -8008621.97 1997 - 2018 Thousand MOP Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 825.00 Feb/18
Brazil 6280.75 Mar/18
Canada -2686.00 Feb/18
China -49.83 Mar/18
Euro Area 18897.50 Feb/18
France -5186.00 Feb/18
Germany 18400.00 Feb/18
India -13690.00 Mar/18
Indonesia 1091.70 Mar/18
Italy 3104.28 Feb/18
Japan 797.35 Mar/18
Mexico 1062.00 Feb/18
Netherlands 4514.00 Feb/18
Russia 12192.00 Feb/18
South Korea 6865.00 Mar/18
Spain -2167000.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5760.71 Feb/18
United Kingdom -965.00 Feb/18
United States -57591.00 Feb/18


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