Hong Kong, 10th May: Last month, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organised seven fairs, which attracted more than 230,000 buyers from 176 countries and regions. That figure represents a 3% increase year-on-year. Over 130,000 of those buyers were from China and overseas. Overseas buyer numbers were up 4% compared with last year.
According to the HKTDC, buyers from North America recorded the highest growth rate (up 13%), followed by Europe and ASEAN which both posted growth of 8%. The April fairs also featured more than 9,000 exhibitors from China and overseas. That represents a 2% increase.