Macau Retail Sales YoY  2001-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in Macau slightly rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, following a downwardly revised 5.3 percent drop in the previous period. It was the first increase after nine consecutive quarters of decline in retail sales volume, driven by higher sales of goods in department stores (5.9 percent vs -4.6 percent in Q3), automotive fuels (11.6 percent vs 17.6 percent); cosmetics and sanitary articles (8.5 percent vs 6.4 percent); and leather goods (27.4 percent vs 32 percent). In contrast, sales dropped for watches, clocks and jewelry (-6.2 percent vs -24.6 percent in Q3); household appliances (-4.7 percent vs -9.5 percent); motor vehicles (-46.6 percent vs -42.2 percent); communication equipment (-6.6 percent vs -1.9 percent) and pharmaceutical goods (-18.3 percent vs 3.4 percent). Retail Sales YoY in Macau averaged 16.78 percent from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 49.95 percent in the first quarter of 2008 and a record low of -8.50 percent in the second quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-08-24 07:00 AM Q2 -7.7% -8.1% -7.9%
2016-11-22 10:20 AM Q3 -5.9% -8.3% -4.9%
2017-02-27 07:00 AM Q4 0.1% -5.3% 2.6%
2017-05-25 07:00 AM Q1 0.1% 1.97%
2017-08-24 07:00 AM Q2 2.82%
2017-11-22 10:20 AM Q3 1.49%




Macau Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Retail Sales MoM 15.10 4.02 20.38 -13.17 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.10 -5.30 49.95 -8.50 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 22901.00 22358.00 23010.00 9642.00 MOP THO [+]
Disposable Personal Income 41423.00 30891.00 41423.00 21110.00 MOP [+]


Macau Retail Sales YoY Notes

In Macau, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. The biggest segments are household appliances (21 percent of total sales); watches, clocks and jewelry (20 percent); goods in department stores (15.1 percent); adults' clothing (11.7 percent); leather goods (11.3 percent); cosmetics and sanitary articles; goods in pharmacies (7.9 percent); goods in supermarkets (7.7 percent) and motor vehicles and automotive fuels (6.2 percent). This page provides - Macao Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Macau Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 -5.30 49.95 -8.50 2001 - 2016 percent Quarterly