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Trends in Taiwan’s Sports and Leisure Industry
The sports market is booming worldwide. In recent years, Taiwan’s sports and leisure supply chain and fitness center sector have been consistently on the rise. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the offing, Taiwan’s sports and leisure industry is set to reap positive benefits. According to the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, the output of the sporting goods manufacturing industry displayed double-digit growth of 17.26% from January to February 2019. Notably, at the recent 2018 World Cup, 32 countries used sports equipment from Taiwan. In 2019, Taiwan’s bicycle exports approached the NT$10 billion dollar mark, a new milestone in the sports and leisure industry.

In 2018, Taiwan achieved a total of US$1.94 billion in sporting goods exports, with an annual growth rate of 6.73%. Taiwan’s top three markets are the United States (43.84%), China (11.03%), and Japan (7.21%).
“In 2017, global fitness center memberships reached 174 million, and fitness centers generated revenues of US$87.2 billion worldwide. Total memberships are expected to reach 230 million by 2030.”
- International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)
Made-in-Taiwan Jerseys and Football Cleats Dominate the World Cup
Major international events such as the Olympics and the World Cup and many star athletes use sports equipment that is Made in Taiwan. According to a report by CommonWealth Magazine, Taiwanese companies are the exclusive providers of a wide array of sports equipment, including badminton rackets, bicycles, soccer balls, athletic shoes and protective gear, generating revenues of nearly NT$500 billion.
Taiwan’s World-renowned Bicycle Industry Exports Hit the NT$10 billion Mark
In 2018, the total exports of Taiwan’s bicycle industry reached US$3.23 billion, an increase of 14.7%. From January to September 2019, total exports reached US$2.64 billion, an increase of 11% compared to the same period of the previous year. The main source of growth was high-value electric bicycles. Taiwan exported 234,000 e-bikes during this period, an annual growth rate of 111%. Total export revenues reached US$312 million, close to the NT$10 billion mark, an annual growth rate of 103%.

Europe and North America are the main markets for both e-bikes and conventional bicycles, with the European Union accounting for 50% of total exports, followed by the United States, accounting for 30%.
Global Sports and Leisure Industry Trends
The Global Sports Craze
According to the international survey agency Plunkett Research, total global annual revenues in the sports and leisure related industries is now US$1.5 trillion. The global sports and leisure industry has grown by 5.7% annually since 2005. At this rate, driven by the Tokyo Olympics boom, total revenues of the global sports and leisure industry has a chance of hitting the US$2 trillion mark by 2020.
Four Major Sports Technology Trends
  • Quantitative Data

    Wearable devices such as smart watches and smart bracelets can now provide useful information and statistics, by analyzing data collected from built-in accelerometers, gyroscopes and other sensors.

  • Virtual/Physical Integration

    Virtual/physical integration technology enhances athletic experiences, such accessing online road maps for real-world running, or experiencing 3D rides as an avatar on a bicycle cycling alongside other athletes from around the world.

  • Home Fitness

    Home fitness is one of the latest trends in sports. Consumers can purchase sports and fitness commodities online and have them delivered to their homes to enjoy workouts, rain or shine.

  • Gamification and Virtual Social Networking

    Excellent coaches, interactive screens, elastic cushioned mats and walls made of pressure-sensitive materials, LED lights, and sound effects are just some of the latest innovations in this field. Heartbeat and training data can be recorded throughout workout sessions, and game modes with sound and light effects make highly repetitive exercise movements interesting and motivational.

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