Economic Significance of the UK Motorcycle Industry


May 15, 2010 - The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCIA; UK) recently published a study on the economic significance of the "powered two wheel" (PTW) sector in the UK, according to ACEM, the European motorcycle industry association.

The report, available as a .pdf file, says that 65,530 employees depend on the British PTW industry for a total turnover of £5,993,000 (approximately €7 billion).

The report has provided an assessment of the economic significance of the UK motorcycle industry, defined as comprising the five main sectors, including manufacturing; distribution and retail; repair, servicing and maintenance; sports and leisure; and other support services.

The analysis has been based largely on existing publications and data, supported by a number of consultations with industry representatives and a survey of MCIA members and motorcycle dealers.

The assessment has found the UK motorcycle industry to have a significant impact on the UK economy.

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