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September 26, 2021

Due to a 12.2 % fall in gross revenues from the gaming sector and 20.6 % in visitor spending

Macau’s gross domestic product sees biggest fall in second quarter since 1998

(Macau).- Macau’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell 13.7 % in the second quarter against the same period of 2008, the biggest drop since 1998, when the quarterly analysis of the indicator began, according to official figures released this week.

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ccording to Macau’s Statistics and Census Bureau, Macau’s GDP contracted between January and June, with a fall of 12.8 % against the same period of 2008.

The fall in GDP in the second quarter was due to a 12.2 % fall in gross revenues from the Gaming sector and 20.6 % in visitor spending, in nominal terms and compared with the same period of 2008, official figures showed.

Gross fixed capital formation, in its turn, fell by 27.4 % due to the “suspension of work on large construction projects.”

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