All metrics in the Center for Exhibitiion Research Index, except real revenues, posted year-on-year gains in the third quarter. The strongest performer was the number of Exhibitors, which rose 3.7 percent. Net Square Feet increased 2.1 percent, and Professional Attendance was up 1.9 percent. Nominal revenues increased only a modest 1.2 percent year-on-year, weighted down by a moderate decline in consumer goods and retail trade exhibitions. Adjusted for inflation, real revenues declined by 0.5 percent year-on-year.