Eurostat estimates that in 2020 around 12.2 million bicycles were produced in 2020, a 1.2 percent increase compared to 2019.
The health benefits of cycling are clear, as it encourages a healthier lifestyle and better well-being. Bikes are seen as a cheaper means of transport and can even replace cars in certain situations. Cycling also helps reduce air pollution. Therefore, it is no surprise that the production of bikes in the EU has been on the rise.
The level of bike production in EU member states is highly diverse: only 1500 were produced in Denmark in 2020, while more than 2.1 million were produced in Italy, and over 2.6 million were made in Portugal.
In Poland, 1.08 million bikes were produced, which makes Poland the EU’s fourth largest bike producer. Compared to 2019, this is more than an 11.5 percent increase in production. Compared to 2018, however, this growth is not as impressive, as it is only 0.4 percent.
The three largest bike producers among EU member states in 2020 were Portugal (2.6 million), Italy (2.1 million), and Germany (almost 1.3 million).
The data concerning the number of bikes produced in the EU comes from the PRODCOM research report, which concerns the production of manufactured goods.