Poland is within the prime 5 of bicycle producers within the EU in keeping with Eurostat knowledge and is taking the e-bike market by storm.
Final 12 months Polish corporations produced virtually a million bikes and their worldwide gross sales made up 5 p.c of your entire EU export.
In 2019, EU corporations produced 11.4 million bicycles. The Eurostat report stated: “Amongst EU Member States, Portugal was the biggest producer of bicycles in 2019, manufacturing 2.7 million bicycles, adopted by Italy (2.1 million), Germany (1.5 million), Poland (0.9 million), and the Netherlands (0.7 million). These 5 nations collectively accounted for 70% of complete EU manufacturing of bicycles in 2019.”
Poland’s share of the market has been regular over the past 5 years – within the file 12 months 2015, Polish corporations produced 1,139 thousand bikes, whereas in 2018 the quantity was 1,083 thousand.
Nonetheless, predictions for the 12 months 2020 are a lot better – lockdown led to a lift in bike gross sales, each in Poland and overseas.
Now, the largest producers corresponding to Kross and Arkus & Romet Group are becoming a member of the race for dominating the e-bike market. Whereas electrical bicycles aren’t but well-liked in Poland, corporations deal with export.
With this improve, Poland beat Portugal (40,000 e-bikes), Italy (41,000) and falls behind solely Germany (251,000).
As such, the nation’s share within the European export grew from 0.9 p.c in 2018 to 5 p.c this 12 months.
What continues to spice up the gross sales of Polish merchandise is the aggressive value.
The typical value of an e-bike produced in Poland is 700 Euros, whereas an analogous product in Germany will price 1,700 Euros.
For a similar cause, e-bikes are but to realize wide-spread recognition in Poland, although the presence of e-bikes in metropolis bikes rental techniques could speed up the method.