Fair game: The sedentary population threatens growth, but demand from health-conscious individuals will prevail
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.
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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 revenue has steadily increased as a share of industry revenue, accounting for about 22.2% of revenue in 2014. 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). In particular, many sporting goods wholesalers will appeal to hunters that may also participate in fishing and wildlife watching... purchase to read more
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.
Hunting equipmentCamping and fishing equipmentTeam sports equipmentGeneral exercise equipmentOther sporting goodsGolf equipment
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