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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 23

In 2016, the amount of wheelchair imported worldwide amounted to 151K tonnes, picking up by 3% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when import increased by 7% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global wheelchair imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, wheelchair imports amounted to $1.4B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global wheelchair import peaked of $1.4B in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to 2016. Top Wheelchair Importing Countries in the World 1. USA (278.7 million USD) 2. United Kingdom (104.3 million USD) 3. France (94.6 million USD) 4. Germany (84.4 million USD) 5. Japan (79.6 million USD) 6. Netherlands (42.9 million USD) 7. Italy (38.6 million USD) 8. Spain (31.7 million USD) 9. Russia (31.6 million USD) 10. Saudi Arabia (19.0 million USD) 11. Sweden (12.6 million USD) 12. China (6.0 million USD) Wheelchair Imports By Country China (28K tonnes), and the U.S. (19K tonnes) were the main importers of wheelchair in 2016, accounting for approx. 18%, and 13% of total imports, respectively. It was distantly followed by the UK (8.2K tonnes), and Germany (7.7K tonnes), together committing 10% share of total wheelchair imports. France (6.1K tonnes), Japan (5.2K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (4.3K tonnes), Russia (3.5K tonnes), the Netherlands (3.5K tonnes), Spain (3.4K tonnes), Sweden (3.4K tonnes), and Italy (3.4K tonnes) occupied the mild share of total imports. From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of wheelchair imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Spain (+13.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, the U.S. ($279M) constitutes the largest market for imported wheelchair worldwide, making up 21% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($104M), with the share of 8% of global imports. It was followed by France, with the share of 7%. From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of wheelchair imports in the U.S. shrank by -1.4%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: the UK (+4.1% per year) and France (+4.2% per year). Wheelchair Import Prices By Country The average wheelchair import price stood at $8,984 per tonne in 2016, descending by -3.7% against the previous year. Overall, wheelchair import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when it surged by 9% against the previous year level.

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 21

In 2016, the amount of bike imported worldwide stood at 700K tonnes, import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total imports volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.5% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, bike imports increased by +1.4% against its level of 2014. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when it surged by 98% year-to-year. In that year, global bike imports attained its maximum volume of 1.1M tonnes. From 2009 to 2016, growth of global bike imports failed to regain its strength. In value terms, bike imports amounted to $7.8B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.4% from 2007 to 2016; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Global bike import peaked of $8.6B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Bike Importing Countries in the World 1. USA (1,466.8 million USD) 2. Japan (704.2 million USD) 3. Germany (671.6 million USD) 4. United Kingdom (526.9 million USD) 5. Netherlands (496.0 million USD) 6. France (356.9 million USD) 7. Belgium (276.7 million USD) 8. Canada (223.9 million USD) 9. South Korea (208.2 million USD) 10. Russia (68.2 million USD) 11. Ghana (18.3 million USD) 12. Indonesia (13.8 million USD) Bike Imports By Country In 2016, the U.S. (112K tonnes), distantly followed by Japan (54K tonnes), the UK (45K tonnes), and Germany (41K tonnes) were the largest importers of bike, together committing 36% of total imports. The Netherlands (29K tonnes), France (27K tonnes), South Korea (24K tonnes), Belgium (21K tonnes), Indonesia (20K tonnes), Russia (20K tonnes), Canada (17K tonnes), and Ghana (17K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure. From 2007 to 2016, average annual rates of growth with regard to bike imports into the U.S. stood at nan%. At the same time, Japan (+424.3%), Belgium (+22.0%), Canada (+15.5%), the Netherlands (+4.1%), and Ghana (+3.9%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Japan emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +424.3% from 2007-2016. Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, South Korea (-1.3%), Indonesia (-2.3%), Russia (-3.1%), the UK (-5.5%), and France (-6.1%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of the UK, and France increased by 4%, and 3% percentage points, while Canada (-1.8%), Belgium (-2.5%), and Japan (-7.7%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, the U.S. ($1.5B) constitutes the largest market for imported bike worldwide, making up 19% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($704M), with the share of 9% of global imports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 9%. From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of bike imports in the U.S. expanded at +2.9%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Japan (+1.1% per year) and Germany (-0.0% per year). Bike Import Prices By Country In 2016, the average import price for bike amounted to $11 per kg, going down by -7.4% against the previous year. Overall, bike import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014, when import increased by 19% from the previous year level.

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 22

Global wheelchair exports totaled 61K tonnes in 2016, picking up by 6% against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total exports volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.9% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, wheelchair exports increased by +14.8% against its level of 2011. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when exports increased by 61% against the previous year level.

 
Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 17

In 2016, the amount of bike exported worldwide stood at 378K tonnes, coming down by -4.9% against the previous year level.

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Maria Fadeeva, October 26, 2016 726

The global trade in bicycles amounted to 9,553 million USD in 2015, fluctuating mildly over the period under review. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by robust growth over next three years, until it levelled off through to 2015. Overall, there was an annual increase of 6.1% from 2007 to 2015.

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Olga Minchina, November 25, 2015 464

EU wheelchair production showed mixed dynamics from 2007 to 2014, falling from 1 151 thousand units in 2007 to 803 thousand units in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 5.0% over the period under review. In value terms, EU wheelchair production reached 555 million EUR in 2014, growing by 0.3% annually.

 
Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Olga Minchina, August 16, 2015 436

Canyon Bicycles, a well-known German bicycle producer, has announced the opening of an office in Melbourne, Australia, as well as the launching of direct sales in New Zealand. The new office will act as a representative of Canyon Bicycles, participating on its behalf at a variety of events, introducing the product to those down under, and providing customer assistance. Bicycles will continue to be manufactured at the company's headquarters in Germany, though.

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages
Blog, Svetlana Sitkova, April 09, 2015 746

The Netherlands can doubtless be called a land of bicycles, since this type of transport is used by a great share of the population on a daily basis. It is also a destination for bicycle tourism, providing special routes for bicycle lovers from across the globe. It is no wonder that this country is one of the major bicycle producers in Europe. However, over the recent years, the production of bicycles in the Netherlands experienced a slight decline, making way for Germany to take the lead.