Sales volume of new bicycles in the Netherlands 2008-2018

The sales volume of new bicycles sold in the Netherlands decreased over the years, from approximately 1.34 million in 2008 to roughly one million in 2018. Cycling is one of the most common mode of transport in the Netherlands and count roughly 22.8 million bicycles in total. From the total number of sold bikes in 2018, the majority of it were priced over 900 euros. 42 percent of bicycles cost more than 900 euros, whereas roughly 20 percent of the new bikes were priced between 500 and 699 euros.

Number of sold e-bikes in the Netherlands increased

In 2017, from the total of 957,000 new bicycles sold, most were city and electric bicycles. Approximately 400,000 city bikes were sold in the Netherlands, whereas the sales volume of electric bikes amounted to 294,000. Furthermore, the volume of sold city decreased annually, whereas the number of newly sold e-bikes increased with 23,000 between 2016 and 2017.

Increase in number of imported bikes

The volume of bicycles that were imported by the Netherlands increased significantly between the period of 2007 and 2017. In 2007, 700,000 bikes were imported, whereas in 2017 it amounted to nearly 2.5 million imported bicycles.

Sales volume of new bicycles in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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