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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 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Sporting Goods Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$41bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-2.9%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
76,401
Businesses
19,339
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 2021. Still, the industry will continue to struggle with wholesale bypass, resulting in a gradual decline in industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry is highly fragmented, due to the industry's landscape consisting of small wholesalers that distribute sporting goods for a particular sport. For example, many wholesalers specialize in a particular product, such as golf equipment or home fitness equipment. The diversity of products that sporting wholesalers can offer limits industry operators from comprising a large market share, thus keeping the industry's concentration level low. In 2016, the top four sporting goods wholesalers are expected to account for fewer than 5.0% of industry revenue. Meanwhile, nonemployers account for an estimated 72.1% of all industry enterprises, while an estimated 60.8% of employing enterprises have fewer than five workers... 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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