Sporting Goods Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Sporting Goods Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42391 | Aug 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 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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 2020. Still, the industry will continue to struggle with wholesale bypass, resulting in only meager industry revenue growth... purchase to read more

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Over the past five years, sporting goods wholesalers overcame hurdles related to poor demand for sporting goods from a population that was predominately sedentary. While 28.0% of Americans are considered inactive, according to the Physical Activity Council, the industry still benefited from demand for sporting goods from more health-conscious individuals. In fact, 33.0% of Americans aged six and older are considered active to a healthy level, stimulating demand for fitness equipment and outdoor sporting goods, particularly equipment for water sports. Although there are promising growth prospects from the health-conscious demographic, the industry has begun to face structural challenges... 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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