Macau gambling revenue vs. Chinese GDP growth
Macau gaming revenues data for July came out earlier this week – see Reuters story. Here is a chart vs. Chinese GDP growth
(Reuters) – Gambling revenue in Macau, the world’s largest gambling market, inched up 1.5 percent in July from a year earlier, the slowest growth since the financial crisis in 2009 as a tropical storm reduced visitor numbers, compounding subdued demand from Chinese gamblers.
July’s revenue was 24.58 billion patacas ($3.08 billion dollars), though still ahead of analyst expectations and up from 23.3 billion patacas in June, government data showed on Wednesday. Analysts had forecast July growth to be flat or down 1 percent year-on-year