Wholesale sales of baseball/softball sports equipment in the U.S. 2007-2018

Wholesale sales of baseball and softball bats in the United States were around 217 million U.S. dollars in 2018, making it the top selling category within baseball/softball sports equipment. Gloves and mitts was the next biggest product segment in that market, with wholesale sales of 151.4 million U.S. dollars.

Baseball & Softball Participation in the United States

Baseball and softball are both bat-and-ball games which are popular sports to play and watch in the United States. As of 2017, approximately 15.64 million Americans played baseball, whereas the number of participants in softball was lower, amounting to approximately 9.59 million.

Sporting Goods in the United States

The value of the sports equipment market in North America was forecast to exceed 31 billion U.S. dollars by 2025, up from 25.7 billion dollars in 2019. Sports equipment falls under the broader category of sporting goods. In terms of retail sales of the U.S. sporting goods market, activewear was the most lucrative category, generating around 53 billion U.S. dollars in sales in 2018. Retail sales of team sport equipment was about 7 billion U.S. dollars in that year.

Baseball/softball sports equipment wholesale sales in the U.S. from 2007 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Based on a combination of aggregated quantitative data that is collected from a sample of manufacturers in a variety of product categories combined with a series of interviews and other industry data.

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