Sportswear & sporting goods companies by worldwide revenue 2018

The statistic ranks sporting goods / sportswear manufacturers according to their respective worldwide revenues in 2018/2019. Nike generated the most revenue of the companies compared in this statistics with around 39.12 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in the company's fiscal year 2019.

Sportswear companies revenue - additional information

Nike and Adidas are the most dominant sportswear and sporting goods companies worldwide with combined revenue of above 64 billion U.S. dollars in 2018/2019. Nike is an American corporation which was founded in January 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports and officially became Nike, Inc. in May 1971. Its worldwide revenue surpassed 39 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, almost three times the figure of 2005. There are over 1,150 Nike retail stores worldwide. A large proportion of Nike’s income comes from footwear and revenue in this segment was over 22 billion U.S. dollars in 2018, in comparison to the 12.8 billion U.S. dollars generated by Adidas in the same sector.

Adidas was founded in 1949 by the German Adolf Dassler, following a rift between him and his brother Rudolf (who went on to create the sporting company “Puma”). Net sales of the Adidas brand worldwide reached 21.9 billion euros in 2018, making it the second largest sportswear company in the world behind Nike. The sales of the corporation can be split into three product categories – footwear, apparel, and hardware. Asia-Pacific was the biggest market for Adidas with 33 percent of their net sales coming from this region in 2018, compared to 27 percent in Western Europe and 21 percent in North America.

Sportswear / Sporting goods companies ranked by worldwide revenue in 2018 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

August 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Figures from annual reports; most recent fiscal year - start / end of fiscal year of the companies differ from one another.
Nike - fiscal year ended May 31, 2019
Adidas - fiscal year ended December 31, 2018; Figure converted from Euros to U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of 1 Euro - 1.14379 U.S. dollars (December 31, 2018)
VF Corporation - fiscal year ended March 31, 2019; revenue from Active and Outdoor segments only.
Puma - fiscal year ended December 31, 2018; figure converted from Euros to U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of 1 Euro - 1.14379 U.S. dollars (December 31, 2018)
Asics - fiscal year ended December 31, 2018; Figure converted from Yen to U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of 1 Yen - 0.00906 U.S. dollars (December 31, 2018) Mizuno - fiscal year ended March 31, 2018; Figure converted from Yen to U.S. dollars at the exchange rate of 1 Yen - 0.00902 U.S. dollars (March 31, 2019

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