Statistics and Facts on the Sporting Goods Industry
Each year sporting goods such as athletic footwear, exercise equipment, licensed sports merchandise and athletic apparel to the value of more than 80 billion U.S. dollars
are purchased by consumers in the U.S.
Almost one third of these products is sold in sporting goods stores
such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops or The Sports Authority totaling approximately 38 billion U.S. dollars in sales. The biggest sporting goods retailer
however, is Walmart with 8.6 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from sporting goods sales. Another 14 percent of sporting goods retail sales is handled online / over the internet; the distribution channel with the highest growth in market share.
The two major sporting goods manufacturers
are Nike and Adidas with 24.13 and 17.27 billion U.S. dollars in revenue respectively. Other major sporting goods manufacturers with at least 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue include VF Corp., Puma, Asics, Jarden, New Balance, Quicksilver, Mizuno, Amer Sports, Columbia Sportswear and Billabong.
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