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Sporting Goods Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Sporting Goods Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42391 | Mar 2015

Fair game: Wholesale bypass will hurt the industry, but high demand will stave off major declines

IBISWorld’s Sporting Goods Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$34bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
62,913
Businesses
18,228
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

It has been a tough race for sporting goods wholesalers over the past five years, though revenue is anticipated to benefit from renewed spending and strong demand from health-conscious consumers over the five years to 2020. Still, the industry will continue to struggle with wholesale bypass, resulting in only meager industry revenue growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry is highly fragmented, due to the industry's landscape consisting of small wholesalers that distribute sporting goods for a particular sport. For example, many wholesalers specialize in a particular product, such as golf equipment or home fitness equipment. The diversity of products that sporting wholesalers can offer limits industry operators from comprising a large market share, thus keeping the industry's concentration level low. In 2014, the top four sporting goods wholesalers are expected to account for fewer than 5.0% of industry revenue.

Due to low market share concentration and high fragmentation, the industry is highly competitive, with wholesalers competing on the basis of brands offered, storage efficiency and distribution... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale a range of sporting and recreational goods and accessories, such as billiards equipment, pool supplies, sporting firearms and ammunition, and marine craft and equipment. This industry does not include the wholesale of athletic apparel and footwear, automobiles, other motor vehicles or transportation equipment.

Industry Products
Hunting equipment and firearmsBicyclesGeneral exercise equipmentTeam sports equipmentSwimming pools and pool suppliesCamping and fishing equipmentMarine pleasure craftOther sporting goods
 
Industry Activities
Baseball, bowling, football, golf, hockey and tennis equipment wholesalingBicycle (except motorized) and go-cart wholesalingCamping and fishing equipment wholesalingFitness equipment wholesalingGuns, firearms, ammunition and hunting equipment wholesalingAthletic uniform wholesalingBoat, boating and marine equipment wholesalingSkiing equipment wholesalingSwimming pools, hot tubs and supplies wholesalingPlayground equipment and supplies wholesaling


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