Poor sports: Increasing competition from foreign manufacturers has the industry in flux

Over the five years to 2017, the Athletic and Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry has exhibited decline, primarily due to currency and exchange rate dynamics. As the dollar appreciates, domestic manufacturers struggle to compete against lower-cost imports. Additionally, international demand for industry products has tapered because US-made goods are becoming comparatively more expensive on foreign markets, decreasing export sales volumes. Foreign manufacturers have become a significant inhibitor of this industry's growth. In the five years to 2022, consumers will likely become more health conscious, which will stimulate demand for athletic equipment. The US government has played a role in providing consumers with updated nutritional and exercise guidelines...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers will become more health conscious, stimulating demand for athletic equipment
  • As more manufacturers located their facilities overseas, imports became more prevalent
  • As the population ages, the increasingly active baby boomer generation will drive demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past five years, the Athletic and Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry has wavered slightly, as it struggles to compete against intensifying competition from global manufacturers. Growth in the sports participation rate has curtailed major declines, however, demand for sporting goods from retailers, sporting goods stores and department stores still remains strong. While per capita disposable income has slightly increased over the past five years, enabling more consumers to invest in high-margin sporting goods, growing import penetration of low-cost sporting goods from global manufacturers has ultimately constrained revenue growth.Imports represent a major share of domestic demand. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Participation in sports and Demand from sporting goods stores in the Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry?

    Establishments in this industry manufacture a range of sporting and athletic goods, including balls, bags, clubs, gloves, skates, protective equipment, boards, fishing gear and other supplies. These finished products are then marketed to wholesalers and retailers. Excluded from this industry are establishments engaged in the manufacturing of athletic apparel and footwear.

    Industry Products
  • Golf equipment
  • Playground equipment
  • Fishing tackle and equipment
  • Other sporting and athletic goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis and golf equipment
  • Fishing and camping equipment
  • Hunting and firearms equipment
  • Track and field equipment
  • Other sporting goods and equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Participation in sports
  • Demand from sporting goods stores
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector

  • Current Performance
  • Rising health awareness spurs growth
  • Exchange rate dynamics
  • Sales drive demand at the retail level
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sports participation as a lifestyle
  • International markets to remain volatile
  • Consolidation shrinks the industry
  • Table: Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Sports Coaching
  • Ski & Snowboard Resorts

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Leather Good & Luggage Manufacturing
  • Leather Tanning & Finishing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Golf equipment
  • Other sporting and athletic goods
  • Playground equipment
  • Fishing tackle and equipment
  • Chart: Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Online Retailers
  • Exports
  • Warehouse Clubs
  • Other
  • Department Stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nike Inc., Callaway Golf Company, Performance Sports Group Ltd.,
  • Table: Nike Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Callaway Golf Company - financial performance
  • Table: Performance Sports Group Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing 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 Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Participation in Sports (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Baby Boomers
  • Consumers born between 1946 and 1964.
  • Personal Health Investment Today
  • A government program designed to educate families about the benefits of exercising and healthy eating.
  • Sports Participation Rates
  • Number of consumers participating in regular physical activity as a share of the total population.
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