The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry has benefited from positive conditions over the past five years as operators have benefited from more health-conscious individuals deeming sporting goods a necessary component of their fitness regimens. At the same time, the inundation of low-cost sporting goods from online retailers has cut into demand for wholesale products. However, the industry's strong relationship with specialty retailers has enabled sporting goods wholesalers to partially mitigate rising competition from e-tailers. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to continue increasing.
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.