The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry has coped with challenging conditions over the past five years, even as operators have benefited from more health-conscious individuals deeming sporting goods a necessary component of their fitness regimens. The inundation of low-cost sporting goods from online retailers has cut into demand for wholesale products. Despite substantial challenges, the industry has remained viable as a result of a more health-conscious public. High consumer participation rates in fitness have stimulated demand for fitness equipment. Furthermore, the popularity of gymnastics, ice hockey and field hockey has led to increased demand for industry products. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to increase marginally as wholesale bypass continues to stifle industry viability. Nevertheless, small establishments that specialize in key product areas, such as bicycles and firearms, are expected to keep the industry afloat.
Operators in this industry wholesale a range of sporting and recreational goods and accessories, such as billiards equipment, sporting firearms and ammunition, marine craft and equipment and pool supplies. This industry does not include the wholesale 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.