CPF wrote:2010 has continued a decade of dominance with bicycles outselling cars each year for the past decade by over 2,000,000. Over 11.5 million bikes were sold in that time.
edit: Interesting breakdown of bike sales.
CPF wrote:Import statistics to the end of November 2010 indicate that the Australian bicycle industry will import over 1.3million bicycles in 2010. This is the second highest total in history, second only to the record numbers imported in 2007. The improvements in import figures have been large increases in the adult bike category with children’s bike numbers consistent for the past five years.
In reviewing the previous ten years, the numbers of children’s bikes has shown much smaller change, only increasing by 5 to 10% from 2000 levels, while during the same period adult bikes have almost doubled. These imports, which act as a projection of expected sales in the coming months, demonstrate some increased confidence in the market and an expectation that the industry is slowly working through the impact of the Global Financial Crisis.