Snapshot of Eyewear 2013
In 2013, eyewear global value sales posted a moderate growth of 4%, an improvement from the previous year. Spectacles remained the biggest contributor to global market value. Western Europe was the worst-performing region, with almost all countries clocking low or negative growth, as it shook off the last vestiges of the financial crisis. In contrast, emerging markets such as India, China, Russia and Thailand powered ahead with value sales expected to grow strongly at more than 15% each in 2013.