Breaking News: 2015 Q3 Data Remains Strong

Breaking News: 2015 Q3 Data Remains Strong
Exhibition Industry Continues Growth Pattern

DALLAS, 7 December 2015 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) reported today that after a sharp increase in both the first and second quarters, the performance of the business-to-business exhibition industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, remained relatively strong during the third quarter of 2015, posting a year-on-year gain of 3.1% (see Figure 1). This growth is the third highest rate since the second quarter of 2012. It also marked the 21st consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth. Over the three years through 2014, the exhibition industry growth generally lagged the pace of GDP, but the industry has now outperformed the macro economy for three quarters straight, and by a wide margin (see Figure 2).

Figure 1: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-on-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2015Q3

Figure 2: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry vs. Quarterly Real GDP, Year-on-Year Growth, 2008Q1-2015Q3

“The strong growth of the CEIR Total Index during the first three quarters of the year, averaging 3.8%, and robust employment gains during the past three months should result in a stalwart performance of the exhibition industry for 2015 as a whole, as presented in the CEIR Predict conference held this past September,” noted CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates, Inc.

All four exhibition metrics in the third quarter posted year-on-year gains. As was the case during the first and second quarters, the strongest metric was Real Revenues, which rose an impressive 4.6%. It was followed by Net Square Feet, with an increase of 3.3%. Exhibitors increased 2.9%, whereas Professional Attendance rose 1.6% (see Figures 3 and 4).

Figure 3: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-on-Year Growth, 2015Q3

Figure 4: Quarterly CEIR Metrics for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-on-Year Growth, 2007-2015Q3

“We are very encouraged to see three very strong quarters of growth for the year,” said CEIR President & CEO Brian Casey, CEM. “We will be watching with great interest how the year ends based on fourth quarter results, and anticipate growth to continue into 2016 and 2017.”

作为展览业年度业绩的客观衡量指标, CEIR 指数 衡量四项关键指标的同比变化,以确定整体表现:售出的展览面积净平方英尺;专业观众人数;参展公司数量;总收入。 CEIR 指数 提供14个关键行业领域的展览业绩效数据:商业服务;消费品;非必需消费品和服务;教育;食品;金融、法律和房地产;政府;建筑、施工、家居和修理;工业/重型机械和成品业务产出;通信和信息技术;医疗保健;原材料和科学;体育用品、旅游和娱乐;以及交通运输。 点击这里 了解如何购买完整 CEIR 指数报告对2014年会展业进行了分析,并对未来三年进行了展望。

Predict: CEIR’s Annual Outlook Conference was held 16-17 September 2015 at the JW Marriott in Chicago, Ill. The event provides an outlook on the global economy and the exhibition industry’s performance. Visit www.ceir.org/predict 更多细节。

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