County has received more than NT$2.4 billion (US$78.7 million) in export
orders, a 65 percent increase from last year...
the show attracted more than 200,000 local and foreign visitors as well as
2,000-plus buyers from 24 countries during its 10-day run which ended on
Some of the orders for several species or patented species were in the
quantity of millions...
This year, the American Orchid Society, which was asked to send officials
to the show to serve as judges, broke a record for the number of orchid
plants awarded the highest honors...
six orchid plants received first class certificates from the US society,
breaking the society's record.
The US group usually awards about a dozen such certificates a year.
This year was also the first in which US judges awarded more than four of
the top certificates at a single show since its establishment in the 1920s.
Taiwan exported NT$1.84 billion worth of orchids in 2006, a year-on-year
increase of 24.1 percent, with... phalaenopsis, accounting for NT$1.15
billion of the total...
Total orchid export orders secured at the orchid show totaled NT$800
million in 2005, NT$1 billion in 2006 and NT$1.5 billion this year [2007 ?]"