Long shot: Industry revenue will continue to decrease amid heightened competition and low participation

Over the five years to 2017, revenue the Pool and Billiards Halls industry has steadily declined as a result of poor consumer sentiment and direct competition within the industry. Because the industry is highly sensitive to changes in per capita disposable income, the subsequent decrease in the Consumer Confidence Index following the recession discouraged consumers from spending on leisurely activities such as pool and billiards. Furthermore, the industry faces fierce external competition from other bars and nightclubs that offer similar services to the casual pool player, as well as increasing alternative entertainment options such as video games and mobile technology...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-4.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
32,865
Businesses
4,244
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Pool halls are projected to contract as negative participation trends will likely continue
  • Long-term trends pertaining to pool and billiards participation have threatened the industry
  • Pool halls will continue to have difficulty attracting younger customers over the period
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry is highly fragmented and consists of a large number of independent businesses that are often family owned and operated. The top four players in the industry account for well under 5.0% of total revenue. IBISWorld analysis indicates that 81.1% of establishments are small businesses employing fewer than 10 people, and 66.3% of industry establishments employ fewer than five people. There are limited economies of scale to be gained by companies choosing to either expand the size of their pool hall or explore franchise opportunities. Since external competition in the industry is very high, it is generally very difficult for multiple pool halls to coexist within close proximity for extended periods. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pool & Billiard Halls Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pool & Billiard Halls Industry are

  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Carrying out all necessary maintenance to keep facilities in good condition
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Consumer Confidence Index in the Pool & Billiard Halls industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pool & Billiard Halls Industry?

    This industry operates facilities where consumers can play cue sports, such as eight-ball and nine-ball. Also known as billiard halls, these facilities may also offer gaming machines, foosball, darts and other games.

    Industry Products
  • Food and drink
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Table rentals - league play
  • Table rentals - open play
  • Arcade games
  • Merchandise
  • Industry Activities
  • Cue sports
  • Arcade games
  • Food service
  • Alcohol and beverage service
  • Cue sports merchandise sales
  • 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
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Declining participation
  • Rising competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Economic growth accelerates
  • Changing services
  • Table: Pool & Billiard Halls Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pool & Billiard Halls Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Vending Machine Operators

  • Products & Services
  • Table rentals - open play
  • Table rentals - league play
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food and drink
  • Merchandise
  • Arcade games
  • Chart: Pool & Billiard Halls Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 18 to 44
  • Consumers aged 45 to 64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Other consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pool & Billiard Halls Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pool & Billiard Halls

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pool & Billiard Halls Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pool & Billiard Halls 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 Pool & Billiard Halls Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Carambole
  • General term for variant billiard games played on pocketless pool tables.
  • Cue Sport
  • Variety of skill games played with a cue stick which is used to strike balls across a table into affixed pockets.
  • Snooker
  • Cue sport requiring a cue ball 22 multicolored balls, each with differing point allocations.
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