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Gemstones lead strong sales at Bangkok fair

The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) ran from September 7 to 11 and featured 914 exhibitors. Photo courtesy BGJF
The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) ran from September 7 to 11 and featured 914 exhibitors.
Photo courtesy BGJF

The 62nd edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) ended on a strong note, with sales reaching a total of 2389.74 million Thai baht (about $95,024). The fair ran from September 7 to 11 at IMPACT Arena, Exhibition & Convention Center and drew visitors from 107 countries, with most coming from India, China, Myanmar, the United States, and Vietnam.

At the show, gemstones generated the highest trade value by far, comprising 41.2 per cent of all sales. Gold jewellery came second at 13.7 per cent of sales, followed by diamonds, silver jewellery, and machinery at 9.3 per cent, 9.1 per cent, and 8.9 per cent, respectively.

“This edition of the fair proved to be very successful. Our exhibitors held negotiations with both new and existing trade partners while overseas buyers were highly interested in the New Faces zone that featured up-and-coming brands and Thai small and medium enterprises (SMEs),” said Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat, director-general of Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP).

The fair featured 914 exhibitors across 2066 booths, including 800 Thai brands.

“Thai entrepreneurs were able to sell their products at the fair and meet potential overseas buyers who are likely to place orders in the future that will ultimately have a positive effect for the manufacturing and export sector for the Thai gems and jewellery industry,” said Jimreivat Vivatrat.

Planning is already underway for the next edition of BGJF, which will be held at the same venue from February 20 to 24.

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