China Hong Kong Photo Products Holdings' unaudited profit in the six months to September edged up to HK$81.53 million from HK$81.44 million a year earlier. But revenue at the distributor of Fuji products increased 9.4 per cent to HK$792.5 million. Earnings per share fell to 7.78 HK cents from 8.22 HK cents a year earlier, and the board approved an unchanged dividend of four HK cents a share. Chairman Dennis Sun said the growth in turnover was driven by the increased demand for imaging systems, including digital cameras and instant cameras, which both showed dramatic growth this year. The sales of photo-finishing products including paper, chemicals and equipment was boosted by the sales of FDI, the world's first laser photographic solution which combines traditional and digital imaging. Director of marketing and sales Frank Wong said 40 sets of FDI were sold in Hong Kong and 30 sets in China, at about HK$1 million each. He said photo-finishing chain Fotomax also started using Fuji products this year, with more than 10 of its 43 stores adopting FDI. Mr Sun said the company would keep an eye on the China market after it entered the World Trade Organisation. 'We believe China will open its market for retail and it will benefit the photographic industry. We hope to open selling points in every subway station in Guangzhou after construction is completed in 2001,' he said. Guangzhou would have 16 subway stations by next year.