Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Taiwan noticed electrical bicycle exports within the first seven months of this 12 months hovering 21 p.c in quantity from a 12 months earlier, bucking the downturn of just about 30 p.c within the export quantity of conventional bikes, the Taiwan Exterior Commerce Improvement Council (TAITRA) mentioned Tuesday.
Throughout a information convention by which TAITRA introduced that the 2021 Taipei Cycle Present can be held in March, Walter Yeh (葉明水), council president and chief government officer, mentioned Taiwan has benefited from robust demand for electrical bikes from Europe and america.
Information compiled by the TAITRA reveals that Taiwan bought about 410,000 electrical bikes within the seven-month interval, up 21 p.c from a 12 months earlier, whereas conventional bike shipments fell 29.69 p.c to some 905,000 models.
Based on Yeh, electrical bike exports to Sweden alone from Taiwan within the seven months soared 323.74 p.c from a 12 months earlier when it comes to quantity, exports to america grew 49.12 p.c, exports to the Netherlands rose 16.91 p.c and exports to Germany elevated by 15.29 p.c.
When it comes to gross sales worth, electrical bike exports additionally rose 18.03 p.c from a 12 months earlier to US$523 million within the seven-month interval, whereas conventional bike exports fell 22.38 p.c to US$583 million, in keeping with the TAITRA knowledge.
Big Manufacturing Co. and Merida Trade Co., two main bicycle manufacturers in Taiwan, mentioned the robust international demand from shoppers eager to make use of electrical bikes as transportation instruments or for “staycations” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, their factories have been working at full pace.
Within the information convention, Merida Chairman Tseng Music-chu (曾崧柱), mentioned the bicycle trade had been feeling the pinch of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to huge lockdowns worldwide, however with financial restoration, his firm has been seeing orders coming in and its manufacturing capability has been absolutely booked into March 2021.
Equally, Bonnie Tu (杜綉珍), chairwoman of Big, famous that biking has grow to be a preferred motion in lots of international locations and, based mostly on orders the corporate has obtained, has its manufacturing capability absolutely booked, a scenario that’s anticipated to proceed into subsequent 12 months. In the meantime,
Robert Wu (吳盈進), chairman of motorcycle elements provider Kuei Meng Worldwide Inc., mentioned that many European international locations have provide you with subsidies for bike purchases or are constructing devoted paths for biking, which has supplied an excellent alternative for Taiwan’s bike trade to hunt the next market share.
Based on TAITRA, the 2021 Taipei Cycle Present can be held within the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Middle from March 3-6.
Along with a bodily exhibition, the commerce present will even present on-line conferences for distributors and potential consumers as many individuals can be unable to attend in individual as a consequence of COVID-19 journey restrictions.
TAITRA additionally mentioned a web-based exhibition will begin on March 3 and proceed for one month.