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Cycling Brings Jobs to Europe

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – Growing e-bike sales contributed to a major expansion of the number of bicycles related jobs in the European Union. A recent study of the Confederation of the European Bicycle Industry (CONEBI) shows that this figure increased by 28.5% in the last five years.

Cycling Brings Jobs to Europe
The number of jobs in the European Union related to bicycles, e-bikes and components increased by 28.5% since 2012. – Photo Bike Europe

Today some 800 companies in the bicycle, e-bike and components industry employ over 45,000 direct plus another 45,000 indirect workers. In 2012 CONEBI reported that around 700 companies were directly-indirectly employing 70.000 workers. Most companies related to the bicycle, e-bike and components industry are ‘small to medium enterprises’ (SME’s).

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According to CONEBI “the expansion is mainly the result of the market development of the most important innovation of the last 20 years: the e-bike.” The 800 companies are located in 20 out the 28 EU member states and generate a turnover of approximately 12 billion euro.

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