Visitor arrivals in Macau increased 16.9 percent year-on-year to 3.570 million in December 2018, following a 15.3 percent rise in November. Same-day visitors surged by 28.9 percent, while overnight visitors rose by 6.5 percent. Visitors from China, which accounted for 68.6 percent of total visitors, grew 18.4 percent, with those traveling under the Individual Visit Scheme rising by 17.9 percent. Also, visitors increased from Hong Kong (19.1 percent); Japan (15.6 percent); Australia (12.6 percent); the US (10.5 percent); Canada (9.8 percent); the UK (9.4 percent); Taiwan (5.0 percent); France (3.0 percent), and South Korea (0.1 percent). For the full year of 2018, foreign visitor arrivals went up 9.8 percent year-on-year to 35.804 million. Tourist Arrivals in Macau averaged 1873700.49 from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3403503 in August of 2018 and a record low of 532588 in September of 1999.
Tourist Arrivals in Macau is expected to be 3060000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Macau to stand at 2820000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macau Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 2960000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.