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In Nederland herstelden de detailhandelsverkopen zich na een daling in 2023

In Nederland herstelden de detailhandelsverkopen zich na een daling in 2023

ZEIST, NEDERLAND – De detailhandelsverkopen in Nederland hebben zich van januari tot en met maart 2024 enigszins hersteld van de sterke daling die de markt in 2023 ondervond. De omzet in de eerste drie maanden van 2024 steeg met 5,2% jaar-op-jaar. In dezelfde periode vorig jaar daalde de omzet nog steeds met 10%, voornamelijk als gevolg van de omzetgroei in 2022, zo blijkt uit de benchmarks van H&L Accounting en Tax.

The Dutch market saw a [–>slight decrease of 6% from 833,366 units in 2022 to 804,101 units last year. Thanks to a higher average retail price the revenue was down only 3.7% from 2022 to €1.4 billion in 2023. The H&L Benchmark reports more than just the total turnover of bicycles. It also includes accessories, services and workshop revenues.

Weather boosts turnover

In January this year, retailers recorded only a small increase in turnover of 1.9% and in February only 1.6% compared to the same month in 2023. Driven by nice spring weather in March, turnover suddenly accelerated by 9.6%, the H&L Benchmark indicated.

A similar market development was reported in Germany. The decline in bicycle and e-bike sales Germany experienced in 2023 was a one-off wrote the Cologne based Institute for Retail Research IFH in their annual market study. According to IFH, the demand will increase moderately again in the future, starting in 2024.

Clearing warehouses

For retailers in the Netherlands, the average profit rose to 13.8% of the turnover in the first quarter. It was slightly higher compared to the same period last year. The question remains whether and how much this margin will be under pressure in the coming months as a result of stock clearances. The workshop is and remains an important part of the IBD’s profit, with turnover continuing to rise as expected.

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