Macau, a former Portuguese colony, has become a special administrative region of China since 1999. After opening of its borders to Chinese citizens and liberalization of the gaming industry in 2001, it has become the world’s largest casino market. As a result, gaming accounts for 50 percent of GDP, 84 percent of fiscal revenues and around 21 percent of the workforce. Given Macau’s semi-autonomous status inside China, large gaming industry and relaxed tax laws, it has become a base for wealthy investors especially from Mainland China. Attempts to diversify the economy while limiting casino growth have been fairly unsuccessful. This page provides - Macao GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Macau GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.