Market Reports France

According to a study by the French association Vélo et Territoires, bicycle use increased by 5% in France by 2023, especially in the big cities. - Photo Cycling Montpellier

Like many countries in Europe, the French market recorded losses in...

PARIS, France - After four years of strong growth, the French market value of bicycle, parts, and accessories combined decreased by 5.5% in 2023....

From left to right: Virgile Caillet, secretary general of the Union Sport & Cycle; Charles Levillain, administrator of Les Boîtes à Vélo; Jérôme Valentin, vice-president of the Union Sport & Cycle; Frédéric Hedouin, director of Corepile; André Ghestem, President of Shimano France and Denis Briscadieu, founder and president of Cyclelab. – Photo Union Sport & Cycle

French market value up 5.2% as e-bike sector matures

PARIS, France - In a difficult economic environment, the French bicycle market has continued to grow in 2022 with cumulative sales of €3.6 billion,...

A very optimistic Jérôme Valentin explained that the French consumers are still on the outlook for a new bicycle or e-bike. – Photo Michel de Chavanon

French e-bike market share hikes to 25%

PARIS, France - Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortages of bikes and components, the French market has recorded a strong increase in 2021. In...

Jérôme Valentin, president of the Union Sport & Cycle, during the video conference held in early April. – Photo Michel de Chavanon

France sets new record with over 50% e-bike market share value

PARIS, France - The French bike market has seen a tremendous sales increase year in 2020. While the sport market was heavily impacted by the Covid-19...

Jérôme Valentin, president of the Union Sport & Cycle, during the videoconference held mid-May, in Paris. - Photo Michel de Chavanon

E-bikes continue to penetrate the French market

PARIS, France - The French market has recorded a new increase in bicycle sales in 2019 according to the French Bicycles Observatory published by the...

Jérôme Valentin, president of the French Union Sport & Cycle, during the presentation of the French bicycles observatory 2018. – Photo Michel de Chavanon

E-Bike Sales Also Boomed in France Last Year

PARIS, France - Apart from Germany and the Netherlands where 2018 e-bike sales increased by close to 40 percent; France is the next market in Europe...

As in other EU countries, vast majority of e-bikes are sold by specialists’ shops. But new powerful rivals entered the market. – Photo Bike Europe

French Market Reports Growth for 3rd Consecutive Year

PARIS, France - The French bike market has registered growth for the third year in a row. According to the French bicycle observatory, sales...

Market value in France reached its highest level (at € 1.7 billion) since 1999. – Photo Bike Europe

French Sales Value Reaches Record Height

PARIS, France - The market value in France reached its highest level (at € 1.691 billion) since the start of the French Bicycle Observatory in 1999,...

French E-Bike Market Follows the European Trend Upward

French E-Bike Market Follows the European Trend Upward

PARIS, France - In volume and turnover the French bicycle market followed the European trend of growing business last year. Not only bicycles and...

Thierry Fournier, President of industry association CNPC, said: ‘Sales declined in 2012, but obviously cycling is increasing in all segments.’ - Photo Isabelle Leboeuf

French Market Down, But E-Bikes Are Up

PARIS, France - The number of bicycles sold dropped below the threshold of 3 million: 2.9 million bicycles were sold on French soil in 2012; a 9%...