About Macao

Macao's Competitive Advantages


World Centre of Tourism and Leisure

Service platform for trade and economic cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries

Moderate Economic Diversification


  • Macao SAR has experienced substantial social and economic development in the past seventeen years.
  • External Merchandise Trade Statistics of 2016 (Values of Imports and Exports) reached MOP 81.4 billion.
  • Number of visitor arrivals exceeded 30.95 million in 2016
  • A series of newly completed world-class tourism, entertainment, leisure, convention and exhibition facilities to be established.


  • Macao's competitive advantages
  • Strategic location
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • Simple and low taxation
  • Tax incentives
  • Excellent international relations
  • Solid financial system
  • Qualified human resources

Macao in Figures (2016)
(Exchange Rate:
Dollars (USA):PATACA(MOP)=1:8)


30.5 square kilometers


649 thousands


MOP 358.2 billion
USD 447.7 billion

Nominal GPD per capita

MOP 554,619
USD 69,327

Visitor Arrivals

over 30.71 million

Value of "Trade of Goods" export

MOP 10.04 billion
USD1.25 billion

Value of "Trade of Goods" import

MOP 71.35 billion
USD8.91 billion

Source: Macau Statistics and Census Service Bureau