29 Nov '11, 2pm

Chinese demand fuels Swiss watch success

Chinese demand fuels Swiss watch success

The Swiss watch industry is in rude health with exports leaping once again last month and watchmakers set to notch up a record year thanks to Chinese consumers Despite the the effect of the global debt crisis, the demand for Swiss watches hit a peak in October, putting smiles on the faces of the country’s 600 watchmakers. Data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) showed exports rose to 1.9 billion Swiss francs ($2.0 billion), up 18.6 percent on the same month last year. “The upwards trend is clearly continuing … and shows no signs of weakening,” the trade body said. Switzerland represents 2% of the global market in terms of volume, with 26 million watches sold last year compared to China’s 671 million and HongKong’s 419 million But the country remains the top world exporter in terms of value, enjoying a more than 50 percent market share, analysts at Bank Vo...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/watches/china-swiss-watch-success.html

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