The 2020 Consumer Carnival series, which consisted of the Taipa and Coloane, Southern Central and Northern districts’ carnivals, recorded total sales worth more than MOP 860 million, the Economic Services Bureau (DSE) said in a statement on Sunday.
According to the statement, the 2020 Southern Central and Northern districts consumer carnivals ended on Sunday, involving 15,000 shops in the two areas, double the number of shops that took part in 2019.
The statement noted that the Taipa and Coloane district consumer carnival had ended in late October already.
In total, the carnivals in the three districts had over 16,000 shops taking part, with the total sales reaching MOP 860 million.
The statement said that the Macao government worked with seven different digital payment platforms and launched a lucky draw that rewarded consumers with “Small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) consumption coupons”, to attract shoppers to revisit local SMEs. Over MOP 160 million in sales came from return customers.
The statement pointed out that the carnival gave out 1.64 million digital consumption coupons (worth about MOP 7.1 million). The bureau reminded residents who received the SME consumption coupons that they must be used before 28 February.
The statement said that in the future the government would continue to encourage the development of local SMEs, and continue to create a creative environment for them.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macao News)
Photo by Economic Services Bureau (DSE)