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MAARSSEN, Netherlands (March 24) – In Poland all records were broken with regard to bicycles in 2003. Not only in domestic bicycle production or export, but also in imports. Remarkable in this respect is that 92% of the 690,000 bikes imported into Poland stem from China which gives reason for tought and suspicion about Chinese […]

MAARSSEN, Netherlands (March 24) – In Poland all records were broken with regard to bicycles in 2003. Not only in domestic bicycle production or export, but also in imports. Remarkable in this respect is that 92% of the 690,000 bikes imported into Poland stem from China which gives reason for tought and suspicion about Chinese bikes being re-exported after the first of May, when Poland becomes an EU member. Next to Poland, also in the Czech Republic the imports of bicycles from China and Taiwan increased in big time during 2003. A 73% increase in imports from the two Asian countries was recorded to a total of 271,000 bicycles. Even in a small bike market like Slovenia, the number of bikes imported from China has grown remarkably from only 3,882 in 2000 to almost 40,000 in 2003.(JO)

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