Outdoor sports in France

Statistics report on outdoor sports in France

Outdoor sports in France

The report presents the most up-to-date data on outdoor sports in France. Outdoor sports are classified in three distinct groups of sports: mountain sports, water sports and winter sports on which we go in specific chapters. But first we will present the general practice of sports in France. And in conclusion, we will present data on the outdoor sports industry in Europe and in France.

Table of contents

Sport practice in France

  • Premium Statistic Leading sports activities in France 2020
  • Premium Statistic Frequency of women's sports activity in France 2020
  • Premium Statistic Share of French people practicing an outdoor activity 2020, by type of sport
  • Premium Statistic Number of licenses and participation titles in France 2019, by sports federation
  • Premium Statistic Licenses issued by sports federations in France 2020, by gender

Hiking and mountain sports

  • Premium Statistic Frequency of activity by hikers in France 2018
  • Premium Statistic Practice of hiking in France 2018, by type of practice
  • Premium Statistic Frequency of hiking practice in France 2018, by partner
  • Premium Statistic Number of registration requests for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races 2018 -2020
  • Premium Statistic Favorite Grande Randonnée in France 2020
  • Premium Statistic Number of licenses released by the mountain and climbing French federation 2015-2019

Water sports

  • Premium Statistic Distribution of surfers by type of practice in France 2020
  • Premium Statistic Share of surf instructors in activity per month in France 2017, by region
  • Basic Statistic Surf clubs affiliated to the surfing federation in France 2020, by region
  • Premium Statistic Share of people who planned to go boating during summer in France 2019, by age
  • Premium Statistic Number of new and used sailboats sold in France 2017-2019
  • Premium Statistic Number of days to finish the Vendée Globe by the winners 1989-2021
  • Basic Statistic Number of recreational boats registered in French maritime waters 2021, by type
  • Basic Statistic Number of sea rescue operations carried out in France 2017-2019, by type of sports
  • Basic Statistic Monthly number of deaths related to water sports and boating in France 2015-2019

Winter sports

  • Basic Statistic Share of skiers in selected European countries 2022
  • Premium Statistic Activities on a typical day of winter holidays in the mountains in France 2019
  • Premium Statistic Evolution of the number of participants in winter sports in France for the 2019-2020
  • Premium Statistic Change in demand for skiing activities in France for the 2019-2020 winter season
  • Premium Statistic Number of ski resorts in operation in France 1930-2019
  • Premium Statistic Revenue from French ski areas 2000-2018
  • Premium Statistic Budget allocated by French tourists to their winter holidays 2019
  • Premium Statistic Most popular Nordic activities in France 2015-2016
  • Premium Statistic Number of avalanche accidents in France 2019-2020

Outdoor recreation industry and household expenses

  • Basic Statistic Outdoor sporting goods market share in Europe 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Outdoor sporting goods wholesale value in Europe 2022, by category
  • Premium Statistic Outdoor sporting good units sold in Europe 2022, by category
  • Premium Statistic Awareness of sporting goods brands among people in France 2020, by brand
  • Premium Statistic Money spent on outdoor sports equipment by French people 2016
  • Premium Statistic Household expenses on sports in France 2009-2017, by product type
  • Premium Statistic Annual spending on sportswear by French sportspeople 2019, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Annual spending on sportswear by French sportspeople 2019, by level of income

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