How Many Bicycles Are There in the World?

How Many Bicycles Are There in the World?

How Many Bicycles Are There in the World?

As of 2014, there are more than a billion bicycles currently in the world. China accounts for nearly half that amount, with 450 million. In 1995, the United States had 100 million.

Over a 100 million bicycles are produced every year. China, India, the European Union, Japan and Taiwan manufacture 87% of the total amount. Nearly 86% of bicycles sold in the U.S. are imported from China. Although it is at the forefront of both bicycle use and production, China has seen a steady decline in bicycle use. For example, in 2002, only 20% of the population utilized bicycles as a means of transportation, whereas in 1995, that percentage was as high as 60%.