In the five years to 2018, revenue for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry in China is estimated to increase an annualized 7.6% to $50 billion. Over the five-year period, the main factors driving industry performance have been higher consumption in China, large sporting events hosted by China, people's increasing pursuit for healthier lifestyles and the country's active involvement in international trade within the World Trade Organization (WTO) framework.Many large sporting goods manufacturers have established sales companies that incorporate the wholesale function; these operators tend to achieve higher profitability than independent wholesalers in this industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In 2018, for every dollar spent on wages (including R&D), about 15 cents are invested in capital, indicating a low level of capital intensity. Because a large range of advanced equipment and factories is not required, wholesaling enterprises invest limited resources into fixed assets. Depreciation costs only account for about 0.9% of revenue. The average number of employees in this industry is also small. A company with annual revenue of about $4.0 million generally has less than 50 employees...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry are

  • Must have a license
  • Market research and understanding
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Leisure and Recreational Activity - Participation in Sport and Leisure and Recreational Activity - Participation in Sport - Fitness Activities in the Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales sports merchandise used for games and training such as sporting equipment, apparatus and clothing. Sporting goods wholesalers are a key link between manufacturers and retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Sporting clothes
  • Sporting shoes
  • Sporting balls
  • Sporting equipment
  • Exercise equipment
  • Protective sporting goods
  • Other sporting goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Resale of balls for sports such as footballs and basketballs
  • Track and field equipment wholesaling
  • Aquatic and ice sports equipment wholesaling
  • Resale of gymnastic apparatus
  • shooting equipment
  • Weightlifting equipment and apparatus wholesaling
  • Fishing goods wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Leisure and Recreational Activity - Participation in Sport
  • Leisure and Recreational Activity - Participation in Sport - Fitness Activities
  • Level of Protectionist Policies
  • Real Personal Disposable Income

  • Current Performance
    Consumption and sports events
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores & Shopping Malls
  • Supermarkets
  • Sporting Goods Retailers
  • Online Shopping

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Sports Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sporting clothes
  • Exercise equipment
  • Sporting shoes
  • Sporting equipment
  • Other sporting goods
  • Sporting balls
  • Protective sporting goods
  • Chart: Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Living standards
  • Frequency and scale of sporting events
  • Disposable income
  • Consumer tastes

  • Major Markets
  • Sporting goods stores
  • Sporting goods distributors
  • Department stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Other miscellaneous goods stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Inventory
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Wages
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Branding and marketing
  • Distribution channels
  • Partnerships

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Adidas (China) Company Limited, ANTA (China) Co., Ltd., Li Ning Company Limited, Shanghai DHS-Sports Corporation,
  • Table: Adidas (China) Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ANTA (China) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Li Ning Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai DHS-Sports Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Apparel Footwear Solution (Afs)
  • An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for the sales management of apparel and footwear.
  • Light-Assets Business Model
  • When a company outsources most of its manufacturing and retailing business to upstream and downstream enterprises. It then focuses on design and marketing with a strong advertising focus.
  • Management Information Systems (Mis)
  • The set of overall internal controls of a business covering everything from document handling to managerial procedures.
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