Over the five years to 2017, the Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry has grappled with competition for leisure time among consumers to allocate toward sports and other recreational activities. This trend, which has constrained demand for sporting goods, was further exacerbated by significant changes in the industry's downstream markets over the past five years. Chain sporting goods stores have demanded industry products from wholesalers that had the extensive distribution required to respond to quick product turnover and stock chain retailers' shelves. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue rising.
This industry wholesales a range of sporting and recreational goods and accessories, such as billiards equipment; pool supplies; sporting firearms and ammunition; and marine craft and equipment. This industry does not include wholesalers of athletic apparel and footwear, automobiles, other motor vehicles or transportation equipment.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.