Bicycle sales volume in Italy 2000-2016

Bartali, Coppi, and Pantani are some of the most famous cyclists in Italy, who have put their mark on the cycle sport. How many bicycles are Italians purchasing yearly? According to the data, bicycle sales in Italy peaked at 2 million units sold in 2007 before declining in the following years and reaching 1.7 million sold in 2016.

Age distribution of Italian cyclists

Considering the distribution of cyclists in Italy in 2016 according to age group, 46-64 year olds use the bike the most; 43 percent of cyclists in Italy are between 46 and 64 years of age. Approximately one in four cyclists in Italy are more than 64 years old. Only 11 percent of cyclists in Italy are between 14 and 29 years of age.

Bike sharing on the rise

It seems that Italians are discovering bike sharing services as a useful method to reduce pollution and contribute to the protection of the environment. According to the data, 47 percent of the respondents reported that bike sharing services contribute to lower polluting emissions. Alongside with bike sharing platforms, Italians also seem to request adequate infrastructure, such as protected cycle paths and road cycle paths.

Number of bicycles sold in Italy from 2000 to 2016

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Release date

August 2017

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2000 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Sales refer to sales to consumers including VAT.

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