MACAO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The total spending of visitors to Macao excluding gaming expenses in the second quarter of 2019 dropped by 4.8 percent year-on-year to 15.71 billion patacas (about 1.95 billion U.S. dollars), the special administrative region's statistic department said here on Thursday.
The latest report from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) showed that the total spending of overnight visitors decreased by 8.1 percent to 12.28 billion patacas (about 1.52 billion dollars), whereas that of same-day visitors grew by 9.3 percent to 3.43 billion patacas (about 425.08 million dollars).
Per-capita spending of visitors in the second quarter decreased by 20.7 percent year-on-year to 1,583 patacas (about 196 dollars), marking a drop for three consecutive quarters since the fourth quarter of 2018.
Per-capita spending of overnight visitors dropped by 14.2 percent year-on-year to 2,585 patacas (about 320 dollars) in the second quarter. Meanwhile, per-capita spending of same-day visitors fell by 19.1 percent year-on-year to 663 patacas (about 82 dollars).
Regarding visitors' comments in the second quarter of 2019, the proportions of visitors satisfied with the services of hotels (89.4 percent), environmental hygiene (86.6 percent), services of retail shops (84.1 percent) and public facilities (83.7 percent) rose by 0.6 percentage points, 1.7 percentage points, 0.7 percentage points and 1.2 percentage points respectively quarter-to-quarter.
The DSEC report added that in the first half year of 2019, total spending of visitors edged down by 0.8 percent year-on-year to 32.64 billion patacas (about 4.05 billion dollars), with that of overnight visitors falling by 3.2 percent to 25.20 billion patacas (about 3.12 billion dollars), while that of same-day visitors rising by 8.2 percent to 7.44 billion patacas (about 922.05 million dollars).