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The Macau Metro Monitor.  February 2nd, 2010.

 

MACAU’S DECEMBER TRADE DEFICIT WIDENS rttnews.com

Macau’s trade deficit widened to MOP 2.94 billion in December from MOP 2.78 billion in November, according to the Statistics and Census Service.  One year ago, the trade deficit was MOP 2.36 billion.  Exports from Macau dropped 25.5% year-over-year to MOP 680 million in December.  Imports’ value increased 10.6% year-over-year to MOP 3.62 billion in December. 

 

CASINO GROSS RECEIPTS IN MACAU TOP US$1.67 BILLION IN JANUARY macaunews.com.mo

Casino gross receipts in January exceeded MOP 13.3 billion (US$ 1.67 billion), according to The Macau Post Daily.  The revenues beat the previous monthly record of MOP 12.6 billion (US$ 1.58 billion)  in October last year.  Compared with the casino sector's gross receipts of MOP 8.6 billion in January 2009, last month receipts were up around 55 percent.  SJM took market share of 30%, with Sands China taking 22% of revenues in January.