Total number of bike shops in the Netherlands 2015-2018

Between the period of 2015 to 2018, the number of shops selling bicycles grew steadily in the Netherlands. In 2015, roughly 3030 shops were found, whereas by 2018 this increased to over 3,100 shops selling bicycles in total. Most of the total new bicycle sales in the Netherlands were normal tour or city bikes as well as electrical bicycles. Approximately 40 percent of the new bicycle sales were normal tour or city bikes, whereas 31 percent were electric bicycles. Furthermore, the share of electric bicycles increased every year, whereas the normal bicycle category saw a slight annual decrease.

Sales volume of new bicycles decreased

The number of new bicycles that were sold in the Netherlands decreased significantly within the period of 2007 to 2017. In 2007, the sales volume amounted to 1.4 million new bicycles. In 2017, this decreased to under one million sold new bicycles, despite a slight increase compared to 2016. Examining the sales value of new bicycles in 2017, roughly 570 million euros worth of electric bikes were sold. The sales value of city bicycles reached 225 million euros; a decrease compared to the previous year.

Export volume electric bikes

The export volume of electric bicycles from the Netherlands to the EU reached a total of 165,000 bikes. The number of electric bikes exported to non-EU countries decreased in 2017 to 500, whereas in 2016 this amounted to 1,300 electric bicycles.

Total number of shops selling bicycles in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2018

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Release date

July 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

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