The Sporting Equipment Manufacturing industry is expected to generate revenue of $25.2 billion in 2014, up 12.3% from 2013. Over the past five years, revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 13.0%.With exports accounting for 42.1% of industry revenue in 2014, the industry is heavily influenced by foreign demand. A decline in industry revenue in 2009 was due to a drop in exports resulting from the global recession that started in late 2008.
International trade in this industry peaked in 2007 in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. During 2007, exports as a proportion of industry reached 87.7%, while imports as a proportion of domestic demand was 28.0%.
Establishments in the Sporting Equipment Manufacturing industry produce balls, athletic equipment, fitness training equipment, sports protection equipment and other sporting and athletic goods. Manufacturers of sporting apparel and footwear are not included in the industry.
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.