Macau is one of two international free ports in China. Goods, capital, foreign exchange and people flow freely in and out of Macau. Since the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Government, economic policy in Macau has focused primarily on protecting and streamlining its free market economic system. It has cultivated a world-recognised, free and open, fair and orderly market environment.
The gaming and tourism sector continued to prosper in a favourable external environment, propelling Macau's economy with a real growth of 32.2% in the 3rd quarter of 2007.
Macau’s GDP in the 3rd quarter of 2007 reached MOP 38.74 billion (USD 4.85 billion).
In 2006, the per-capita GDP is MOP 227,508 (USD28, 438.5).