Buy the DOT on Diskettes or CD-ROM

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main INDEX|
  • 2003 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • DEFINITIONS


    . Feedback
  • geographic.org Home PageCountry Index

    Macau Economy - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/macau/macau_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview: Macau's economy four years after reversion to China remains one of the most open in the world. The territory's net exports of goods and services account for 39% of GDP with tourism and apparel exports as the mainstays. Although the territory was hit hard by the 1998 Asian financial crisis and the global downturn in 2001, its economy grew an estimated 9.5% in 2002. A rapid rise in the number of mainland visitors because of China's easing of restrictions on travel drove the recovery. The budget also returned to surplus in 2002 because of the surge in visitors from China and a hike in taxes on gambling profits, which generated about 63% of government revenue. The liberalization of Macao's gambling monopoly may contribute to GDP growth, as the three companies awarded gambling licenses have pledged to invest $2.2 billion - roughly 33% of GDP - in the territory. Much of Macau's textile industry may move to the mainland as the Multi-Fiber Agreement is phased out. The territory may have to rely more on gambling and trade-related services to generate growth.


      GDP: purchasing power parity - $8.6 billion (2002 est.)


      GDP - real growth rate: 9.5% (2002 est.)


      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $18,500 (2002 est.)


      GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 1%
      industry: 12%
      services: 87% (2002 est.)


      Population below poverty line: NA%


      Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%


      Inflation rate (consumer prices): -2.6% (2002)


      Labor force: 214,000 (2002)


      Labor force - by occupation: restaurants and hotels 12%, manufacturing 20%, other services and agriculture 68% (2002 est.)


      Unemployment rate: 6.3% (2002)


      Budget: revenues: $1.41 billion
      expenditures: $1.19 billion, including capital expenditures of $194 million (2002)


      Industries: tourism, gambling, clothing, textiles, electronics, footwear, toys


      Industrial production growth rate: NA%


      Electricity - production: 1.611 billion kWh (2002)


      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      other: 0% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%


      Electricity - consumption: 1.688 billion kWh (2002)


      Electricity - exports: 1 million kWh (2001)


      Electricity - imports: 193 million kWh (2002)


      Oil - production: 0 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - consumption: 11,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - exports: NA


      Oil - imports: NA


      Agriculture - products: vegetables, livestock


      Exports: $2.36 billion f.o.b. (2002)


      Exports - commodities: clothing, textiles, footwear, cement, machines, and parts


      Exports - partners: US 46%, EU 22%, China 15%, Hong Kong 6% (2002)


      Imports: $2.53 billion c.i.f. (2002)


      Imports - commodities: clothing, textiles, yarn, foodstuffs, fuel, automobiles, capital goods


      Imports - partners: China 42%, Hong Kong 15%, EU 12%, Japan 7%, Taiwan 7% (2002)


      Debt - external: $255 million (2000 est.)


      Economic aid - recipient: $NA


      Currency: pataca (MOP)


      Currency code: MOP


      Exchange rates: patacas per US dollar - 8.0334 (2002), 8.0335 (2001), 8.0259 (2000), 7.9919 (1999), 7.9788 (1998)


      Fiscal year: calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Macau on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Macau Economy 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -



    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/macau/macau_economy.html

    Revised 20-Sep-03
    Copyright © 2003 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


    macau_economy_2003