Sporting goods store sales in the U.S. from 1992 to 2017

This timeline depicts sporting goods store sales in the United States from 1992 to 2017. In 2017, U.S. sporting goods store sales amounted to about 45.19 billion U.S. dollars.

The sporting goods industry in the United States - additional information

In the past few decades, sports, as a way to stay in shape, to maintain health or simply as a pleasant free-time activity, have become more and more an integral part of our everyday lives. Ever-improving technologies, such as fitness trackers or smart fabrics, and new sport trends appearing frequently, along with a growing demand for all types of sports, have helped expand the sporting goods industry to an unprecedented degree. In 2015, consumers spent a forecasted 64.8 billion U.S. dollars on sporting goods, in the United States alone.

The online sector has become a popular channel of distribution for sporting goods, as sales made on the internet amounted to almost 11.74 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. However, sporting goods stores are still the most popular outlets for buying athletic gear. Based on retail sales, the leading U.S. sporting goods store chain in the United States is Dick’s Sporting Goods, which generated sales of over 7.26 billion U.S. dollars.

Some of the most popular sporting goods brands in the United States are Nike and Adidas, which are also the most dominant sportswear and sporting goods companies worldwide.

Sporting goods store sales in the United States from 1992 to 2017

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

1992 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
Figures are not adjusted for price changes. Retail and food services total and other subsector totals may include data for kinds of business not shown. Additional information on sample design, estimation procedures, and measures of sampling variability can be found here.
Estimates are shown in millions of dollars and are based on data from the Annual Retail Trade Survey. Estimates have been adjusted using preliminary results of the 2012 Economic Census.

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