U.S. product shipment value of garden equipment 2002-2015
Lawn and garden equipment in the United States
Driven by an acceleration in GDP growth, consumers will be increasingly willing to spend their disposable incomes on durable goods, landscaping services and recreational activities such as golf, thereby boosting the demand for both commercial and consumer outdoor power equipment. Furthermore, technological improvements, particularly in robotic lawnmowers and other battery-powered units will spur increased sales as consumers upgrade older equipment.
Fuelled by a sharp rebound in demand by landscaping firms, commercial demand for outdoor power equipment will grow faster than consumer product sales, prompting landscapers to hire additional employees and invest in new equipment in order to capitalize on growth opportunities.
Several technological trends will also significantly impact the power lawn and garden equipment market – none more so than the introduction of more electric equipment, particularly battery-powered units, in both residential and commercial markets. Improvements in battery technology will drive increased sales of larger units that use this power source, especially riding lawnmowers.