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July 24, 2021

Most of the FDI – 70.7 % – was applied to the gaming and gambling industry

Macau receives us$ 2.765 billion in foreign investment in 2009

(Macau).- Macau received us$ 2.765 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2009, or us$ 164.4 million more than in 2008, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau said last week in Macau. Most of the FDI – 70.7 % – was applied to the gaming and gambling industry.


n that list, the gaming sector was followed by the financial sector us$ 428.1 million and wholesale and retail trade (1.54 billion), which accounted for 15.8 % and 7 % of the total, respectively.

In 2009, FDI into Macau came from the United States (8.86 billion patacas), from Hong Kong us$ 887 million and the Cayman islands us$ 279.7 million.

In their turn, companies from Macau divested in foreign markets and brought back us$ 694.4 million to the region, which raised total investment in Macau in 2009 to us$ 340.7 million.

At the end of 2009 there were 2082 companies with foreign direct investment, 2033 of which were involved in non-financial activities, and 47 to financial activities, the Statistics and Census Bureau said.

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