Sporting Goods Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Sporting Goods Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42391 | Jul 2014

Fair game: The sedentary population threatens growth, but demand from health-conscious individuals will prevail

IBISWorld’s Sporting Goods Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry is typified by moderate barriers to entry. Over the past five years, the trading environment for operators has become intensely competitive due to the influx of merchandise manufactured in Asia. Wholesalers who do not stock low-cost merchandise manufactured in Asia have differentiated themselves on the basis of product range and quality. Alternatively, wholesalers who have chosen to stock goods manufactured from global markets, especially from China, have contended with strong price-based competition.

New industry entrants are required to outlay some capital to establish and maintain computerized inventory controls, machinery to move stock as well as invest in warehousing and transportation... 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 equipmentCamping and fishing equipmentTeam sports equipmentGeneral exercise equipmentOther sporting goodsGolf equipment
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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