Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry is involved in manufacturing a wide range of sporting goods, including playground equipment, swimming pools, golf equipment, fishing equipment, fitness equipment, balls, rackets, bats and ski-boots. However, the manufacture of apparel and footwear are excluded from this industry. The industry is extremely sensitive to international trade, with imports satisfying a large share of domestic demand, and exports accounting for bulk of industry revenue.
Trading conditions across the Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry have remained weak over the five years through 2013-14, with revenue estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.9% over the period. Revenue was hindered by strong import competition, which flooded the local market... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry consists of a wide variety of sporting goods being manufactured in the United Kingdom, and includes rackets, bats, playground equipment, swimming pools, golf equipment, fitness equipment, ski-boots, fishing equipment and sports headgear. Over the past two decades, strong competition from imports and changes in demand patterns have resulted in a change in the composition of sports goods being manufactured in the United Kingdom. Manufacturers of certain categories of products within the industry, such as manufacturers of skis and rackets now account for a negligible proportion of the industry as they are unable to compete with low cost manufacturers in other countries, particularly those in Asia... purchase to read more