The vast Bauma exhibition held in Munich, Germany in late April attracted some half a million visitors, making it the biggest Bauma ever.
International visitor levels also grew with numbers increasing 35% to 160,000 for non-German attendees. Visitors from around 190 countries were registered - another new record for the show.
A total of 3,041 exhibitors (2004: 2,805) were at the show, 7% more than in 2004. There were 1,390 German exhibitors (2004: 1,363) and 1,651 (2004: 1,442) exhibitors from abroad.
Germany, Italy and the UK were the three strongest contingents at the show. The next Bauma will take place from April 19 to 25, 2010.
For more on the Bauma exhibition see our expanded International News section on page 12.