Chinaplas 2012 Set New Records with Resounding Success
With continuous growth in scale over the years, Chinaplas 2012 (the 26th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries), closed on April 21, 2012 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, PR China, climbed another big step with new records of exhibition area, numbers of exhibitors and visitors. Ranked as Asia’s No.1 and world’s No.2 plastics and rubber show, Chinaplas 2012’s scale has expanded 16.6 % to 210,000 sqm compared to 2011 and recorded 40 % with comparison made to the one held in Shanghai in 2010. For visitors, a breakthrough of 5-digit number to 109,858 with growth rate of 16.7 % versus 2011 and 34.9 % versus 2010.
The leap over 100,000 visitors contributed from not only local but also overseas visitors. Chinaplas this year gained 28,110 overseas visitors, which was 25.6 % from the total. They came from 150 countries and regions with Korea, India, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Hong Kong and Iran as the ten top origins which accounted for 62.8 % of overseas visitors. Over 50 % of overseas visitors came from Asia excluding Hong Kong / Macau and Taiwan (55.4 %), followed by Europe (10.8 %), Middle East (9.4 %), Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (8.9 %), America (8.6 %), Africa (5 %) and Oceania (1.7 %). For local visitors, Eastern China (excluding Shanghai) formed the majority which was 47.2 %, followed by Shanghai (26.6 %), Southern China (12.1 %), Northern & Northeastern China (7.7 %) and Central, Southwestern and Northwestern China (6.1 %).
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