Over the past five years, the Athletic and Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry has coached itself to success, albeit at a slow pace, due to favorable growth in the sports participation rate. In the coming years, consumers will become more health conscious, which will stimulate demand for athletic equipment. In addition, high rates of obesity translate to high healthcare expenditures; therefore, the government will likely invest in schools' physical education programs to promote healthy lifestyle choices, benefiting the industry.
Establishments in this industry manufacture a range of sporting and athletic goods, including balls, bags, clubs, gloves, skates, protective equipment, boards, fishing gear and other supplies. These finished products are then marketed to wholesalers and retailers. Excluded from this industry are establishments engaged in the manufacture of athletic apparel and footwear.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.