Dutch bicycle exporters account for approximately one-quarter of EU exports. The bulk of Dutch bicycles for export are manufactured domestically, the remainder are imported and subsequently re-exported. Worldwide, Asia is the largest bicycle manufacturer. China and Taiwan are the undisputed leaders. The Netherlands occupies third position on the global ranking list.
Germany and Taiwan main bicycle-exporting countries
The Netherlands is the largest exporter and manufacturer of bicycles in Europe. Yet, the Netherlands also imported bicycles last year, up to a total value of 536 million euros. Germany and Taiwan were the main suppliers. Together, these two countries account for more than 60 percent of bicycles imported into the Netherlands.
More e-bikes imported
The import of electric bikes into the Netherlands is growing; last year by 46 percent to more than 103 million euros, i.e. nearly 20 percent of total imports of bicycles. More than half of e-bikes were manufactured in China. The Netherlands mainly exports conventional, non-electric bikes; only 8 percent of bikes destined for export are electrically assisted.