Ceramic Industry

Tecnargilla 2012 Reports International Attendance Increase

February 8, 2013

Tecnargilla 2012 organizers recently announced the event was attended by 14,822 international visitors from 110 countries worldwide, an increase of 1.6%. The best represented countries were reportedly the top importers of Italian ceramic machinery and the most rapidly expanding markets.

The top 10 countries of origin for visitors included: Spain (8.2% of total international visitors), China (7.5%), Iran (7.3%), Turkey (6.8%), Russia (5.4%), Brazil (4.9%), India (4.6%), Germany (4.1%), Poland (3.4%) and Egypt (3.2%). These were followed by Thailand (2.9%), Mexico (2.5%), France (2.2%), U.S. (2.1%), Indonesia (2.0%), Argentina (1.8%), Algeria (1.7%), Ukraine (1.4%), Bulgaria (1.3%) and Saudi Arabia (1.3%). The best represented continents were Asia and the Middle East, which together accounted for 34% of visitors, the European Union (27%), non-EU Europe (16%), South America (9%), Africa (8%) and North America (5%).

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