Macau’s Top Trading Partners

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Officially named the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Macau exported an estimated US$1.3 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016.

The bulk of Macau’s shipments were delivered to its East Asian neighbors, unsurprising given Macau’s strategic location on the west side of the Pearl River Delta and just over 60 kilometers from Hong Kong to the east.

Macau has a population of about 601,969 residents living within 30.3 square kilometres. This makes Macau the world’s most densely populated region.

Macau’s Top Trading Partners

Below is a list of Macau’s top 15 trading partners that consumed the most Macau shipments by dollar value during 2016. Also shown is each importing country’s percentage share of total exports from Macau.

  1. Hong Kong: US$961.5 million (76.5% of Macau’s total exports)
  2. China: $208.1 million (16.6%)
  3. Japan: $58.9 million (4.7%)
  4. Taiwan: $8.9 million (0.7%)
  5. Singapore: $4.8 million (0.4%)
  6. Vietnam: $3 million (0.24%)
  7. United States: $2.5 million (0.2%)
  8. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.18%)
  9. Philippines: $1.3 million (0.1%)
  10. South Korea: $1.2 million (0.09%)
  11. Thailand: $745,328 (0.06%)
  12. France: $619,493 (0.05%)
  13. Solomon Islands: $474,299 (0.04%)
  14. Australia: $452,520 (0.04%)
  15. Germany: $411,382 (0.03%)


 
The above 15 countries received 99.9% of the total value of Macau’s total exports for 2016.

The fastest-growing consumers of Macau’s products from 2015 to 2016 were: Thailand (up 1,556%), Singapore (up 1,411%), South Korea (up 593.4%), Japan (up 353.9%) and Vietnam (up 246.3%).

Leading the decliners in purchases of Macau exports were: Germany (down -89.8%), France (down -74.2%) then Malaysia (down -64.2%).

See also Macau’s Top 10 Exports and China’s Top 10 Exports

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, East & Southeast Asia: Macau, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 29, 2018

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 29, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on June 29, 2018