The brochure entitled Euro Fair Statistics 2013 which has now been published by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, contains audited exhibitor, space and visitor figures for 2,494 trade fairs and exhibitions in Europe. The brochure presents data from 13 auditing organisations in 23 countries, including Germany’s FKM – Society for Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics. With these statistics the countries involved aim to facilitate the planning of trade fairs and evaluation of trade fair success, in particular for companies operating Europe-wide. This is the first time the report contains trade fairs in Belgium and Luxemburg.

In total, the trade fairs and exhibitions audited reported 679,789 exhibitors, 67.2 million visitors and 24.8 million m² of rented space. 36% were fairs for trade visitors, 35% events for consumers only and 29% were fairs for trade visitors and the general public. UFI estimates that the audited trade fairs in this report represent 50% of the European exhibition market.

The events covered took place in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey and Ukraine.

In each case one or more public accountants or other independent organisations ensured the relevant rules were observed. The FKM – Society for Voluntary Control of Trade Fair and Exhibition Statistics is responsible for the auditing system and the body of rules in Germany and for auditing a number of exhibitions abroad.

The brochure entitled Euro Fair Statistics 2012, which is published only in English, can be downloaded at Media Centre, or from the UFI website at