On thin ice: Despite rising demand, import competition continues to threaten growth

The Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing industry has experienced modest growth over the past five years. Heightened competition from imports limited postrecessionary recovery for this industry. While the industry benefited from depreciation of the US dollar early in the period, the dollar has appreciated strongly in recent years. Nevertheless, improved disposable income over the five years to 2016 is expected to bolster revenue. As economic recovery builds momentum, disposable income growth is expected to accelerate over the five years to 2021...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite disposable income growth, imports continue to eat into domestic revenue
  • National players rely on the United States’ reputation for quality products to boost export demand
  • Government support of health and fitness programs will increase demand for protective equipment
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing industry is in the declining phase of its life cycle. Over the past decade, the industry has contended with unfavorable operating conditions. Strong competition from domestic and international players, along with an influx of imported goods into the market, has added pressure to the heavily saturated market. As a result, the industry's value added, which measures its contribution to the overall economy, is expected to contract an annualized 0.6% over the 10 years to 2021. Comparatively, annualized GDP growth during the period is expected to rise 2.1%. Slow IVA growth relative to a growing economy is a key indicator of a declining life cycle stage...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Protective Sports Equipment 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 Per capita disposable income and Demand from sporting goods stores in the Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures protective sports equipment such as helmets, pads, gloves and shin guards. Recreational and professional athletes purchase industry products to protect themselves from injury.

    Industry Products
  • Helmets
  • Other protective gear
  • Industry Activities
  • Helmet
  • Athletic pad
  • Shin guard
  • Shoulder pad
  • Other protective gear
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Striking out
  • Import roadblocks
  • Sports participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sports participation
  • Rising tides
  • Table: Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Sports Coaching
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Helmets
  • Other protective gear
  • Chart: Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Sporting goods retailers
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • Sports associations, organizations and schools
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Performance Sports Group Ltd., BRG Sports Inc., Amer Sports Corporation,
  • Table: Performance Sports Group Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: BRG Sports Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Amer Sports Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Protective Sports Equipment 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 Protective Sports Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Participation in sports (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A specific helmet that is designed with sectioned plates over an inner shell with layers of padding between.
  • Guardian
  • A helmet attachment designed with 37 gel inserts that can further prevent harm from a head-to-head collision.
  • Thermocrown
  • A bladder inserted into a helmet used to cool down an athlete's head to reduce injury from a head-to-head collision.
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