Cycling Industry Statistics

Last updated on June 26th, 2018

Bicycle Selling Statistics in the USA

This statistic shows the bicycle unit sales from the year 1992 to 2015. From this, we can see that in the year 2000, almost 20.9 million bicycles had been sold in the USA which is the highest between 1992 to 2015. From the graph, we can also see that there is no consistency in the selling between the years. The lowest number of bicycles sold was in the year of 1997 in which around 15.2 million bicycles were sold.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/236152/us-unit-sales-of-bicycles/

Year Bicycle Sold (in million)
1992 15.3
1993 16.8
1994 16.7
1995 16.1
1996 15.4
1997 15.2
1998 15.8
1999 17.5
2000 20.9
2001 16.7
2002 19.5
2003 18.5
2004 18.3
2005 19.8
2006 18.2
2007 18.2
2008 18.5
2009 14.9
2010 19.8
2011 15.7
2012 18.7
2013 16.2
2014 18
2015 17.4

 

Average Annual Expenses on Bicycles in the USA from 2007 to 2016

This statistic represents the average annual expenses on bicycles in the USA from 2007 to 2016. In 2015, the annual expenses were $23.02 per consumer unit which is the highest expenses on bicycles. In the year 2016, the annual expenses were $22.62 per consumer unit. The lowest expenses were in the year 2009 with $13.69.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/468241/us-consumer-spending-on-bicycles/.

Years Expenditure Per Consumer
2007 $16.72
2008 $14.25
2009 $13.69
2010 $15.43
2011 $21.92
2012 $21.69
2013 $20.31
2014 $20.01
2015 $23.02
2016 $22.62

 

By analyzing the graph we can say that after the year 2010 the expenditure per consumer drastically increased and from then the change is not big enough for the rest of the years.

Bicycle Sales in China between 2011 and 2015

This statistic represents the bicycle sales in China from 2011 to 2015. The sales amount was highest in the year 2014 and near about 62.11 million bicycles were sold on that year. The lowest amount of Bicycle sold was in the year 2015.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/468872/china-bicycle-sales-volume/.

Years Bike Sales Amount (in million units)
2011 59.11
2012 57.45
2013 60.27
2014 62.11
2015 55.41

 

Here we can see from the analysis is that, Although the highest number of Bike sales amount was in the year of 2014, just after that year the sales amount drastically changed. Even the sales amount was the lowest in 2015 for the given 5 years.

Bicycle Sales in Europe between 2000 and 2016

This statistic represents the bicycle sales in Europe (28 EU countries) from 2000 to 2016. In 2016, around 19.6 million bicycles were sold in across Europe. In 2007, the sales amount was the highest. Near about 21.3 million bicycles were sold in across Europe in the year 2007. In 2001, the sales amount was the lowest with an amount of 17.7 million.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/388847/bicycle-sales-in-the-european-union-eu/

Years Sales (in 1000 units)
2000 18,945
2001 17,745
2002 17,840
2003 20,206
2004 20,322
2005 20,912
2006 21,033
2007 21,344
2008 20,206
2009 19,582
2010 20,461
2011 20,039
2012 19,719
2013 19,780
2014 20,340
2015 20,633
2016 19,606

 

By analyzing the graph, we can say that after the year 2003 the number of sales didn’t vary much. It stayed in between 19 million to 21 million sales.

Major Bicycle Exporting Countries in USA 2016

According to statista.com, in 2016, USA imported 66 percent of its imported cycle from China and 27.5 percent imported from Taiwan. So around 93.5 percent bicycles were imported from Taiwan and China.

Country Name Percentage Distribution
China 66%
Taiwan 27.5%

 

Source:  https://www.statista.com/statistics/256073/breakdown-of-us-bicycle-sales-by-country/.

U.S Bicycle Market Size from 2004 to 2015

The statistic illustrates the estimated size of the U.S. bicycle market from 2004 and 2015. If we take a look at the statistic, we can understand that the market size is gradually increasing. In 2015, the market size had reached around 6.2 billion U.S. dollars where in 2004 it was around 5.8 billion U.S dollars.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/255614/size-of-the-bicycle-market-in-the-united-states/.

Years Estimated Size of The U.S. Bicycle Market (in billion U.S. Dollars)
2004 5.8
2005 6.1
2006 5.8
2007 6
2008 6
2009 5.6
2010 6
2011 6
2012 6.1
2013 5.8
2014 6.1
2015 6.2

 

Global Bicycle Market size in 2016 and projected in 2024

According to statista.com, from 2016 to 2024 the global market will be increased around 17 billion U.S. dollars.

Years Market Size (in billion U.S. dollars)
2016 $45.08
2024 $62.00

 

This statistic shows the size of the global market for bicycles in 2016 and 2024.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/740346/global-bicycle-market-size/.

Country wise Avg. Bicycle Price in EU-28 in 2016 (in Euros)

This Statistic depicts the avg. bicycle price in the European Union in 2016.

The graph is filtered by making the highest avg. bicycle price on top and the lowest price on the bottom.

From the graph, we can see that the Netherland is in the top position for the highest avg. price for the bicycle with €1,010 and Denmark is in the second position in the list with €700. Bulgaria has the lowest avg. bicycle price with €125.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/561517/bicycle-sales-average-price-in-the-european-union-by-country/.

Country Average Bicycle Price (in euros)
The Netherlands € 1,010
Denmark € 700
Austria € 660
Germany € 643
Belgium € 628
Sweden € 575
Luxemburg € 550
Spain € 533
Great Britain € 521
Italy € 390
Finland € 350
Poland € 350
France € 337
Croatia € 318
Lithuania € 298
Hungary € 265
Cyprus € 264
Latvia € 250
Malta € 250
Slovenia € 250
Portugal € 250
Estonia € 250
Ireland € 250
Czech Republic € 250
Slovakia € 220
Romania € 200
Greece € 195
Bulgaria € 125

 

Bicycle Revenue in Germany between 2000 and 2016

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/561662/bicycle-sales-revenue-germany/.

Years Revenue
2000 € 1,772.00
2001 € 1,697.00
2002 € 1,624.00
2003 € 1,686.00
2004 € 1,603.00
2005 € 1,620.00
2006 € 1,542.00
2007 € 1,688.00
2008 € 1,679.00
2009 € 1,806.00
2010 € 1,842.00
2011 € 2,004.00
2012 € 2,035.00
2013 € 1,980.00
2014 € 2,160.00
2015 € 2,420.00
2016 € 2,600.00

 

Bicycle Sales by Bike Category in the USA between 2005 and 2012

This statistic delineates the different types of bicycles sale in the USA from 2005 to 2012. In 2011, 24% Road/700c bicycles were sold of all bikes, 23% were mountain bikes and 20% were Hybrid/cross bicycles.

If we observe the graph very well, we can see that Mountain bike is so much popular in the USA. Because the sale rate of the Mountain bikes is so much high in the comparison of other types of bicycles sale rate.

The popularity of the Hybrid bikes ranges from 14% to 24% from the year 2005 to 2012 which carries a good share of percentages among all the bicycles.

Folding and E-bikes are also becoming popular day by day in the USA.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/215226/percent-share-of-bicycle-sales-by-bike-category-in-the-us/.

Years Road/700c Mountain bike Hybrid/cross Comfort Youth Cruiser Recumbent/Tandem Electric Folding
2005 16% 29% 14% 14% 15% 6% 2%
2006 18% 24% 19% 17% 14% 6% 1%
2007 21% 25% 17% 15% 12% 7% 3%
2008 20% 26% 18% 16% 12% 6% 1%
2009 20% 24% 21% 15% 13% 6% 1%
2010 23% 22% 21% 13% 12% 6% 2% 0.6% 0.2%
2011 24% 23% 20% 14% 12% 6% 1% 0.3% 0.4%
2012 20% 25% 24% 13% 12% 5% 2% 0.5% 0.4%

 

Popular Market Sharing Brand in the USA in 2011

On the basis of representation in bike shops in 2011, this statistic shows the market sharing of most popular major bicycle brands in the USA.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/255601/market-share-of-major-bicycle-brands-in-the-us/.

Brand Name Market Sharing Percentage
Trek/Fisher 22.5
Giant 10.5
Specialized 9.5
Redline 6
Raleigh 5
Haro 4
Electra 3.5
Connondale 3
Sun Bicycles 2.5
Schwinn 2
other 31.5

 

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