he contribution of the Gross Value Added to the economy reached US$ 23,3 billion, an increase of 16% and the Gross Fixed Capital Formation soared by 42% year-on-year, owing to a substantial increase in construction projects and electronic gaming equipment.
In 2012, total receipts of the Gaming Sector increased by 14% year-on-year to MOP 306.82 billion.
Receipts from Gaming & Related Services amounted to MOP 306.49 billion; besides, rising cash flows brought about an upsurge in Interest Receipts, from MOP 139 million in 2011 to MOP 335 million, an increase of 141% year-on-year. Total expenditure amounted to MOP 137.64 billion, up by 11% year-on-year.
Expenses on Purchase of Goods, Commission Paid and Customer Rebate amounted to MOP 102.52 billion, up by 8%; Operating Expenses and Compensation of Employees also increased by 24% and 17% respectively year-on-year.