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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 2014

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

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
$40bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
64,215
Businesses
15,406
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 Investment Chapter

Sporting goods wholesalers have a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2014, for every dollar spent on labor the industry spends about $0.30 on capital. Typically, industry operators invest in capital such as warehousing facilities, machinery and equipment to lift or load merchandise, transportation for the delivery of merchandise, along with computer systems for the management of inventory. The use of computer technology in inventory management reduces the costs involved in locating stock and storing additional, unnecessary stock. Also, it aims to reduce the amount of time which stock remains in the wholesaler's possession. Stagnant stock incurs significant carrying costs for the wholesaler... 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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