Taiwan Losing in Bikes But Taipei Show Fully Booked
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The fact that Taiwan is quickly losing ground to Cambodia as THE base for bike export to Europe, isn’t reflected in the 2014 Taipei International Cycle Show that starts tomorrow. Asia’s biggest bike show is again fully booked.
Between January and October 2013 Taiwan’s export to the European Union declined by 19.9% from 2,028,290 to 1,625,415 units compared to 2012. In the same period the average value of these exported bikes dropped as well, from € 272.34 to € 260.85. This twofold decline resulted in a worsening of the Taiwan’s bicycle export value of 23.2% from € 552 million to € 423 million. The ‘new’ competitor for Taiwan is Cambodia, which saw a huge increase of no less than 55% to 1,211,654 exported bikes.
Taiwan’s leading position
All this doesn’t hamper Taipei Cycle. The fact that Cambodia is poised to take-over Taiwan’s leading position for EU export isn’t affecting the show. That’s because the Taiwan bike industry is dominating in Cambodia as from the six bike-making facilities in the country, five are of Taiwanese origin.
Showing first prototypes
Taipei Cycle is turning into an industry show where nowadays more is taking place inside the booths and behind the scenes than with fancy presentations and posh products displays. It’s all about discussions on and showing first prototypes of new products for (this time) season and MY 2016. All this is further enhancing Taipei Cycle’s objective which is to be THE hub for all bike related business in Asia.
This year’s 27th edition of the International Taipei Cycle Show will host a total number of exhibitors well above the 1,100 mark. Over 8,000 business visitors and buyers are expected at the Nangang Exhibition Center.
Four shows in one
Like last year visitors will not only get to see the latest in bikes and in bike products. The 2014 Taipei Cycle Show is again four shows in one. Simultaneously and partly in the same exhibition center three other shows are taking place;
- TAISPO (tradeshow for sporting goods)
- SPOMODE (tradeshow for sports fashion)
- DIWAS (trade show for diving, swimming, and watersports products)
It all takes place at the Nangang Exhibition Hall and the TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 in Taipei, Taiwan from tomorrow, Wednesday to Saturday; March 5 to 8, 2014.