BAU in numbers: exhibitors and visitors

BAU sets standards when it comes to both quality and quantity: More than 2,280 exhibitors from 45 countries and more than 250,000 trade visitors from all over the world ensured plenty of hustle and bustle on 200,000 m² of space in 19 exhibition halls.

BAU's exhibitors

The exhibitors are a very special attraction at BAU. More than one third of the more than 2,280 exhibitors were from abroad. Here is a look at how international BAU is:

Top 10 international exhibitors

  • Italy: 143
  • Austria: 121
  • Turkey: 65
  • Poland: 53
  • China: 49
  • Switzerland: 44
  • Belgium: 43
  • Spain: 42
  • Netherlands 32
  • Czech Republic: 23

Source: Exhibitor database—Data-Warehouse

Detailed results of the exhibitor survey can be found in the BAU particpant survey.

Visitors at BAU 2019

More than a quarter of a million people attended BAU 2019 during the six days of the fair, nearly one-third of them were from abroad. That clearly demonstrates one thing: BAU is at home in Germany, a leading event in Europe, and the global standard.

Top 10 international visitor countries

  • Austria: 11.036
  • Switzerland: 5.386
  • Italy: 5.262
  • Russian Federation: 4.093
  • China, VR: 3.546
  • Poland: 2.898
  • Czech Republic: 2.537
  • Slovenia: 2.529
  • Turkey: 2.259
  • Croatia: 2.096

Source: Visitor registration BAU 2019

Visitors from 5 continents


from EU countries*


from South, East and Central Asia


from the Middle East


from North America


from Africa


from South, East and Central Asia


from Australia / Oceania

* thereof from Germany: 163,751, rest of Europe: 18,136
Source: Visitor registration BAU 2019

Continuous internationalisation

Increase in international visitor numbers at BAU 2019 to record level (+ 2.3 %) and over 85,000 visitors!

The development of international trade visitors since 2011

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Trade visitors according to branch of industry

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Exhibitor application for BAU 2021

All the information, documents and Terms of Participation that you need to apply for BAU is available here. Apply now online as an exhibitor!

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