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Dutch Turnover in Bicycle Sales Jump by 15%

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AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands (14 February.) -The turnover reached with the sales of bicycles in the Netherlands continues to rise. According to figures from GfK Market Monitor, the turnover in sales of new bicycles in 2000 amounted almost NLG 1.5 billion (US$626mn;EUR680,mn). Compared to 1999 this figure increased by 15% in 2000. The numbers of bicycles sold […]

AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands (14 February.) -The turnover reached with the sales of bicycles in the Netherlands continues to rise. According to figures from GfK Market Monitor, the turnover in sales of new bicycles in 2000 amounted almost NLG 1.5 billion (US$626mn;EUR680,mn). Compared to 1999 this figure increased by 15% in 2000. The numbers of bicycles sold in the Netherlands has increased only by 5% during 2000. These figures reflect that efforts begun several years ago. The rise in numbers has decreased moderately, but that contrasts with the Dutch consumers’ willingness to spend more money on a bicycle which compensates for half of the slowdown in growth. 2000 saw 1.3 million bicycles sold in the Netherlands, of which over 90% was sold through retailers. (JO)

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