Macau's trade deficit widened to MOP 10.12 billion in March 2021 from MOP 3.12 billion a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports went up 26.7 percent to MOP 1.30 billion, attributed to a 28.0 percent jump in re-exports and a 19.0 percent rise in domestic sales. Shipments from Macau mainly increased for machines, apparatus & parts (67.9 percent); watches (107.5 percent); and diamonds & diamond jewellery (74.9 percent). Meanwhile, imports surged 175.2 percent to MOP 11.42 billion, driven by garments & footwear (217.6 percent); mobile phones (803.0 percent); food & beverages (28.6 percent); beauty, cosmetics & skincare products (586.6 percent); and watches (449.8 percent). source: Statistics and Census Service, Government of Macao SAR

Balance of Trade in Macau averaged -2814176.72 Thousand MOP from 1997 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 634540 Thousand MOP in July of 2000 and a record low of -8008621.97 Thousand MOP in December of 2014. This page provides - Macao Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Macau Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Macau is expected to be -6980000.00 Thousand MOP by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Macau to stand at -6940000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Macau Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -6940000.00 Thousand MOP in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Macau Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-10122500.00 -7026400.00 634540.00 -12468600.00 1997 - 2021 Thousand MOP Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-29 08:20 AM Dec MOP-10.80B MOP-12.47B MOP-11B
2021-02-25 10:00 AM Jan MOP-9.27B MOP-10.80B MOP-10B
2021-03-30 10:00 AM Feb MOP -7.03B MOP-9.27B MOP-8B
2021-04-29 10:00 AM Mar MOP-10.12B MOP -7.03B MOP -7B
2021-05-28 10:00 AM Apr MOP-10.12B
2021-06-30 10:00 AM May
2021-07-31 10:00 AM Jun MOP -7B
2021-08-31 10:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Macau Trade Gap Widens by MOP 7B in March
Macau's trade deficit widened to MOP 10.12 billion in March 2021 from MOP 3.12 billion a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports went up 26.7 percent to MOP 1.30 billion, attributed to a 28.0 percent jump in re-exports and a 19.0 percent rise in domestic sales. Shipments from Macau mainly increased for machines, apparatus & parts (67.9 percent); watches (107.5 percent); and diamonds & diamond jewellery (74.9 percent). Meanwhile, imports surged 175.2 percent to MOP 11.42 billion, driven by garments & footwear (217.6 percent); mobile phones (803.0 percent); food & beverages (28.6 percent); beauty, cosmetics & skincare products (586.6 percent); and watches (449.8 percent).
2021-04-29
Macau Trade Gap Widens Sharply in February
Macau's trade deficit widened to MOP 7.03 billion in February 2021 from MOP 2.96 billion a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports dropped by 16.8 percent to MOP 729 billion, dragged down by sales of textiles & garments (-58.4 percent) and non-textiles (-10.3 percent). Simultaneously, imports surged 102.8 percent, having more than doubled to MOP 7.76 billion mainly due to an increase in purchases of gold jewellery (640.5 percent), mobile phones (528.8 percent), handbags & wallets (417.7 percent) and garments & footwear (191.0 percent).
2021-03-30
Macau Trade Gap Widens by MOP 2.05B in January
Macau's trade deficit widened to MOP 9.27 billion in January 2021 from MOP 7.22 billion a year earlier. Year-on-year, exports went up 29 percent to MOP 1.42 billion, attributed to a 32.4 percent surge in re-exports, mainly telecommunication products (121 percent); watches & photography equipment (38 percent); and essential oils, resinoids & perfumes (105 percent). Meanwhile, imports jumped 28.5 percent to MOP 10.7 billion, driven by telecommunication products (147 percent); clothing (55 percent); handbags & wallets (57 percent); watches & photography equipment (43 percent); and beverages (71 percent), while essential oils, resinoids & perfumes fell 14 percent.
2021-02-25
Macau Trade Gap Widens Sharply in December
Macau's trade deficit widened sharply to MOP 10.80 billion in December 2020 from MOP 7.85 billion a year earlier, as imports rose more than exports, amid sluggish global demand. Exports were up 10.3 percent from a year earlier to MOP 1.21 billion, mainly boosted by re-exports (11.3 percent), with that of diamond & diamond jewellery soaring by 610.5 percent. Meanwhile, imports increased at a faster 34.2 percent to MOP 12 billion, driven by mobile phones (241.5%), beauty, cosmetics/skincare products (96.3%) and handbags & wallets (95.0%) while those of fuels & lubricants slumped by 30.0%. Considering 2020 full year, exports slumped 15.5 percent from a year earlier to MOP 10.81 billion, while imports were up 2.7 percent to MOP 92.56 billion, bringing a trade gap of MOP 81.75 billion.
2021-01-29

Macau Balance of Trade
Macau’s trade deficits have been rising in recent years as a result of declining exports and rising imports. Macau mostly exports clothing and textiles, tobacco and wine, machinery and transport equipment, copper, watches, diamond jewellery, office machines and telecommunication equipment. Macau imports food and beverages, gold jewellery, mobile phones, watches, hand bags, vehicles, footwear and portable computers. Macau’s main trading partners are China, the United States, Japan, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Germany and Taiwan. .