Economic Trivia

Macau is one of the largest gaming centers in the world.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): China, Hong Kong, and France
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Items nesoi, Electrical Machinery, and Clocks & Watches

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Gambling; Clothing; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $64,534,898,722 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -0.863% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $105,420 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 100/195 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.374% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) Data unavailable
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.376% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 0.779% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $12,215,247,933 (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 382,379 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 0.533% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.552% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 78.916% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 1.977% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $15,639,204,012 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $34,468,987,255 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 22.469% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,286,933,301 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $32,933,821,174 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Macau’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank