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CEIR Announces 2017 Third Quarter Index Results

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) reports that performance of the exhibition industry in the third quarter of 2017, down 0.7% from a year ago, was impacted by factors related to several large exhibitions in the Consumer Goods and Retail Trade (CG) and Sporting Goods, Travel, and Amusement (ST) sectors.

2017 CEIR Index Report Now Available

CEIR Announces 2016 Fourth Quarter Index Results

The Center for Industry Research (CEIR) reports that growth of the exhibition industry during the fourth quarter of 2016 declined. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a first modest year-on-year decline of 0.4% (see Figure 1), after 25 consecutive quarters of year-on-year growth. The industry has underperformed the macroeconomy (see Figure 2).

Figure 1: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-on-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2016Q4

CEIR Index Results Released for the Second Quarter of 2016

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released CEIR Index results for this year’s second quarter. Reflecting a sluggish macro economy and declining corporate profits, growth for the business-to-business exhibition industry during the second quarter of 2016 has slowed. The industry’s performance, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a modest  year-on-year gain of 1.6% in 2016Q2 (see Figure 1), compared to 3.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 2.6% in the first quarter of 2016.

CEIR Index Results Released for the First Quarter of 2016

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released CEIR Index results for this year’s first quarter. Despite a sluggish macroeconomy, the strong growth momentum of the business-to-business exhibition industry during 2015 has carried into the first quarter of 2016. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a relatively strong year-on-year gain of 2.6% in the first quarter (see Figure 1). It marked the 23rd consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth.

CEIR Index Results Reflect Strong Finish in 2015

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), the business-to-business exhibition industry ended 2015 with a big splash. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a strong year-on-year gain of 3.7% in the fourth quarter (see Figure 1). This growth is the second highest rate since the second quarter of 2012. It also marked the 22nd consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth. Over the three years, 2012 through 2014, the exhibition industry growth generally lagged the pace of GDP, but the industry has now outperformed the macro economy for four quarters straight, and by a wide margin (see Figure 2).