Another year goes by with BikeBiz’s most common phone call relating to statistics of the market. With thanks to the Bicycle Association we bring you these...
The complaint of circumvention has reared its head recently, with fingers largely pointed in the direction of China. Customs and Excise do, however, have bigger battles to fight, so will we ever see accurate figures from the Far East? Well, we might, eventually. The European Commission is currently investigating
damage claims from the European Bicycle Manufacturer’s Association that allege that anti Dumping duty dodging is rife and obvious. Working out who the offenders are, with shipments often taking pit stops on the way to our shores, could prove a difficult battle to win for the EC and EBMA…
OVERSEAS COMPLETE BIKE IMPORTS TO THE UK (MAT FIGURES TO JUNE) 100,000
-58.39% 80,000 -32.69%
MOVING ANNUAL TOTALS Distributors have told BikeBiz of having overstocked a touch previously, so it’s only natural that we see less optimistic figures in 2012. The dip in shipments from Taiwan is however, staggering. A 58 per cent dive in units year-on- year is not made up anywhere else on the board from the UK’s number one supplier. Having said that, the Netherlands and Bangladesh
posted notable gains of an 182 per cent leap in exports from the former and a 39 per cent jump in exports from the latter when comparing the moving annual totals from June 2011 to 2012.