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SGMA SURVEY INDICATES $57B SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY IN '95
Published July 2, 1996
Manufacturers' sales (wholesale) of sports equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and recreational transport items in the U.S. totaled $57.0B in '95, a 5.4% increase over '94, according to a study by the SGMA. Sports equipment sales grew by 4.1% in '95 to $14.8B. The six largest categories: golf ($2.1B), exercise machines ($1.9B), firearms/hunting ($1.7B), camping ($1.5B), fishing ($1.5B), and in-line skates ($725M). Sports apparel sales grew 5.0% in '95 to $16.153B, a drop from the 6.8% increase in '94. The largest category is sports shirts ($4.8B). Athletic footwear sales grew 3.0% last year to $8.3B. Hiking/outdoor footwear sales "jumped" 28.9% to $625M, while cross- training/fitness shoes grew 9.4% to $1.5B. Sales of walking shoes rose 19.4% to $1.1B, while basketball, the largest athletic footwear category, grew 4.3% to $1.825B (SGMA).