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					Sales of bicycles with wheel sizes of 20-inches and over have
grown at an average annual rate of 1.5% from 1981 to 2008. The
largest growth in bicycle sales, however, were bicycles with
wheel sizes over 20 inches which grew at an average annual
rate of 1.9%.


                          Table 8.19
                   Bicycle Sales, 1981–2008
                           (millions)

              Wheel sizes       Wheel sizes
                under          of 20 inches            All
               20 inches         and over           wheel sizes
                  a                                      a
    1981                            8.9
                  a                                      a
    1982                            6.8
                  a                                      a
    1983                            9.0
                  a                                      a
    1984                           10.1
                  a                                      a
    1985                           11.4
                  a                                      a
    1986                           12.3
                  a                                      a
    1987                           12.6
                  a                                      a
    1988                            9.9
                  a                                      a
    1989                           10.7
                  a                                      a
    1990                           10.8
                  a                                      a
    1991                           11.6
    1992         3.7               11.6                15.3
    1993         3.8               13.0                16.8
    1994         4.2               12.5                16.7
    1995         4.1               12.0                16.1
    1996         4.5               10.9                15.4
    1997         4.2               11.0                15.2
    1998         4.7               11.1                15.8
    1999         5.9               11.6                17.5
    2000         9.0               11.9                20.9
    2001         5.4               11.3                16.7
    2002         5.9               13.6                19.5
    2003         5.6               12.9                18.5
    2004         5.3               13.0                18.3
    2005         5.8               14.0                19.8
    2006         5.5               12.7                18.2
    2007         5.4               12.8                18.2
    2008         5.1               13.4                18.5
              Average annual percentage change
                  a                                      a
 1981–2008                         1.5%
 1998–2008      0.8%               1.9%                1.6%

Source:
1981–1996: Bicycle Manufacturers Association. 1997–on: The
   Bicycle Council. (Additional resources: www.nbda.com)
a
    Data are not available.

				
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