E-bike Sales Jump by 54% in Spain

Spanish bicycle industry association, Asociación de Marcas y Bicicletas de España (AMBE) have released data outlining the Spanish bicycle market in 2018. According to AMBE's statistics, a total of 1,047,492 bicycles and e-bikes were sold in Spain during 2018—a drop of over 6% compared to the previous year. However, the total value of bicycles sold increased by over 5% to €1,712 million last year, up from €1,623 million in 2017.

As in other European countries, the drop in sales volume resulted from decreased sales of traditional (non-pedal-assisted) bicycles, while the increase in total sales value came was attributed to the increasing sales of e-bikes.

According to AMBE, mountain bike sales dropped by 11% and children's sales fell by 15% in 2018. On the other hand, 111,297 pedal-assist e-bikes were sold in 2018—an increase of 54% compared to the previous year.