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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 | Nov 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Sporting Goods Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$36bn
Annual Growth 09-14
4.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
68,324
Businesses
17,647
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 2019. Still, the industry will face competition from industries that offer consumers alternative ways to spend their leisure time, such as fitness-related video games... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Hunting equipment and firearms

The wholesaling of hunting equipment and firearms has steadily increased as a share of industry revenue over the past five years, accounting for about 24.7% of revenue in 2014, up from 17.0% in 2009. Although the number of hunters is trending downward, according to statistics from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the number of people hunting for recreational purposes is sliding less significantly. Indeed, sales of high-end hunting equipment are supporting a fast-growing niche of high-income sportsmen in the Hunting and Trapping industry (IBISWorld report 11421)... 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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