Chinese bike makers reported significant production growth in 2020, driven in part by rising overseas demand, according to official figures.
Two-wheeled bike production increased 24.3% year-on-year to 44.37 million units last year, the PRC Ministry of Industry and Informatization reported.
In 2020, the country's e-bike production increased by 29.7% year-on-year to 29.66 million.
In December alone, the production of two-wheeled bicycles and e-bicycles in the country increased by 29.3% and 6.5%, respectively, compared to the same period in 2019.
Demand for bicycles has skyrocketed in the past year as cycling has become more popular around the world amid the COVID-19 epidemic, with many people looking for alternatives to crowded buses and subways and trying to find other ways to exercise.