Rise of 0.38 per cent blamed on higher prices for eating out, electricity, petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and fruit.
Crews urged to prepare digital itineraries to show their course as part of the campaign to beat Covid-19.
Mobile phones and beauty items top the list, with almost one-third of imports coming from China; trade deficit stands at MOP 67 billion.
Lengthy and convoluted negotiations come to an end as work – due to be completed by December 2024 – gets going in earnest in Areia Preta district
Most visitors still come from the mainland; but visitor numbers still have a long way to go before returning to pre-Covid-19 ‘normal’ .
The food and beverage industry is the chief beneficiary as residents shell out MOP 473 million via the e-consumption benefits plan.
Economic situation holds relatively steady with few unforeseen developments, according to the Monetary Authority of Macao.
Some of the industry’s top names and corporates are due to appear at the show which is slated to promote Macao as a global tech hub.