Athletic apparel global market share by company 2015

Adidas, one of the leading sportswear manufacturers in the world, is a key player within the global athletic apparel market. As of 2015, Adidas held a 11.6 percent share of the global athletic apparel market, ahead of second placed Nike who had a 10.8 percent share. VF Corp, Under Armour, and Gildan were the other companies in the top five in 2015.

Athletic apparel market

The global sportswear market is a lucrative market, which is forecast to grow further in the coming years. Not only is Nike one of the most prominent producers within this market worldwide, but the company also holds the honor of being ranked as the world's leading athletic apparel brand. Nike and adidas are, by some margin, the leading companies in the sportswear industry worldwide. Puma and Under Armour are two other big companies which operate within this market.

Athletic footwear market

Nike generates more revenue from footwear than adidas and Puma combined, showing the company’s dominance in this sector. In the United States alone, the athletic footwear market generates billions of U.S. dollars each year. Nike dominates the U.S. athletic footwear market, with its brands holding over half of the market share.

Athletic apparel market share worldwide by company in 2015

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May 2016



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