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Dutch Bicycle Sales up 25% in July/August

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (October 17) – In the first six months, Dutch bicycle sales were up only 1% on the previous year’s first half. But during July and August, sales made a sprint to up 25% on last year’s figures. The benificiaries were (not surprisingly) Holland’s strong IBD channel, whose market share remained a solid 94% […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (October 17) – In the first six months, Dutch bicycle sales were up only 1% on the previous year’s first half. But during July and August, sales made a sprint to up 25% on last year’s figures. The benificiaries were (not surprisingly) Holland’s strong IBD channel, whose market share remained a solid 94% in numbers and 97.5% in turnover. (These figures include retail chains like Halfords, but not the DIY-supermarkets, mail order etc.). The average consumer price in Holland is NLG 1,193 (US$477; EUR537). The average city bicycle sold outside the IBD channel just fetched NLG558 (US$223;EUR250). (JW)

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