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8,805 buyers visited Hong Kong Optical Fair

The Hong Kong Optical Fair 2005 which concluded last Friday (November 4) attracted a total of 8,805 buyers from around the world. This represents a massive 8.6% growth over the previous year.

Featuring a wide array of optical goods with 577 exhibitors, the fair was held from November 2-4 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The satisfactory result reconfirms Hong Kong's status as the world's second largest exporter of spectacles, lens and frames.

A detailed breakdown of buyer attendance at the three-day event is as follows:

  • Total attendance: 8,805 - up 8.6%

  • Hong Kong buyers: 2,905 - up 9.3%

  • Buyers from places outside Hong Kong: 5,900 - up 8.3%

  • Top 10 visiting countries/ regions (excluding Hong Kong): Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the US, Australia, Singapore, Germany, the Philippines, and Canada.

  • Export growth rates to Hong Kong's major trading partners: : Asia (+8.4%), Europe (+11.2%), North America (+12.1%), Australia and Pacific Islands (+11.3%)

Significantly, buyers from the Chinese mainland increased by 20.5%, demonstrating the rising demand for optical goods in the country.

In the first nine months of 2005, Hong Kong exported HK$697 million worth of optical goods to the Chinese mainland, an increase of 42% over the same period last year.

The next Optical Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, is scheduled for Nov 7-9, 2006 at the same venue.

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