Taiwanese Ebike Exports Now Exceed Non-Ebikes

Taiwan exported US$555 million (A$740 million) worth of e-bikes in the first five months of 2021, up 44% from the same period in 2020, the country’s Ministry of Finance announced. Exports of regular bikes totalled US$525 million (A$700 million), up 38% from the same period last year.

Taiwan’s total bicycle exports in calendar year 2020 were valued at US$2.197 billion (A$2.93 billion). This is for complete bicycles only, not including parts and accessories. In 2020 US$1.21 billion (A$1.61  billion)  of these bikes were non-ebike and $987 million (A$1.31 billion) were ebikes, making the percentage split 55%/45% in favour of non-ebikes.

So far, for the first five months of 2021 the split is has been 48.6%/51.4% in favour of ebikes.

Taiwan’s bicycle industry has benefited from tariffs imposed upon China’s production by the USA during the Trump trade war and ongoing anti-dumping duties imposed by the European Union.

Most of this article was first published in Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

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