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Volume 24 No. 113
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U.S. SPORTING GOODS IMPORTS ON THE DECLINE

     According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association'sanalysis of data from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, sporting goodsimports for the first half of '94 were down compared to the sameperiod in '93 (SGMA):
YEAR
TOTAL
% CHANGE
1989-90
$2.635B
+19.1%
1990-91
2.604B
- 1.2%
1991-92
3.011B
+15.6%
1992-93
3.241B
+ 7.6%
1993-94
3.054B
- 5.8%

LARGEST Y-T-D DECREASES
Tennis racquets
-38%
Non-leather athl shoes
-20%
Leather athletic shoes
-18%

LARGEST Y-T-D INCREASES
Soccer balls
+89%
Backpacking tents
+74%
Ice skates
+72%