Coming to commemorate the anniversary of independence of the Republic of Indonesia (Independence Day), turnover bike trader in the Market Development Pangkalpinang increased 30 percent, due to increased demand for bicycles.
It is the custom every year to commemorate the anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia held a parade cycling ornamental, “said A Kim, traders in the Market Development Pangkalpinang bike on Sunday.
He explained that the demand for bicycles of various sizes up to 5 to 8 units a day, when compared to previously only 2 to 3 units a day, even during the day there is nothing to sell at all.
“Currently bike trader turnover reached Rp1 million to R1, 5 million per day, compared to 300 thousand previously only Rp500 thousand per day,” he said.
He said the current demand is dominated by bikes bikes for children and young women, while for men a little less, “he said.
Meanwhile, the price varies depending on the size of the bike and the brand price offered is around Rp500 thousand per unit up to Rp1 million per unit.
According to him, the increasing demand for bicycles is only temporary because after Independence Day typically requests again deserted.
“People prefer to use motorcycles instead of using a bicycle dikayuh, with cycling when our bodies to be healthy and free of pollution,” he said.
Hardi, other bicycle traders said, ahead of the Independence Day bike trader harvest due to increased sales of bicycles so that merchant turnover increased.
“Sales of bicycles on Independence Day is almost every year there is an increase, but after that, sales declined again, because there is still low awareness for cycling,” he said.
“I just hope the bike demands a typical day could continue to rise, so the bike stable income traders,” he hoped.