Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing in the US

Released on: June 25, 2008, 4:15 am

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Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: is proud to announce the new report "Sporting
& Athletic Goods Manufacturing in the US" from its vast collection of informative
market research reports.

Press Release Body: Golf clubs and exports the way forward

This industry is becoming increasingly globalized, and combined with intense
competition, many industry participants have been forced to exit the industry. While
a decrease in participation in sporting activities has threatened the industry, an
aging population that is concerned with keeping fit and healthy will help drive
revenue growth. Industry participants should also look to develop sales channels in
the international market, as they represent a strong opportunity for growth for
manufacturers in this industry.

This is the replacement for August 2007 edition of Sporting & Athletic Goods
Manufacturing in the US report.

Industry Market Research Synopsis

This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the Sporting &
Athletic Goods Manufacturing in the US industry, including key growth trends,
statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the
key issues facing the industry.

Industry Definition

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing sporting
and athletic goods (except apparel and footwear). Sporting goods manufacturing
functions include buying raw materials, designing samples, arranging for the
equipment to be made from these materials, and marketing finished products to
wholesalers and retailers.

Report Contents

The Key Statistics chapter provides the key indicators for the industry for at least
the last three years. The statistics included are industry revenue, industry gross
product, employment, establishments, exports, imports, domestic demand and total

The Market Characteristics chapter covers the following: Market Size, Linkages,
Demand Determinants, Domestic and International Markets, Basis of Competition and
Life Cycle. The Market Size section gives the size of the domestic market as well as
the size of the export market. The Linkages section lists the industry\'s major
supplier and major customer industries. The Demand Determinants section lists the
key factors which are likely to cause demand to rise or fall. The Domestic and
International Markets section defines the market for the products and services of
the industry. This section provides the size of the domestic market and the
proportion accounted for by imports and exports and trends in the levels of imports
and exports. The Basis of Competition section outlines the key types of competition
between firms within the industry as well as highlighting competition from
substitute products in alternative industries. The Life Cycle section provides an
analysis of which stage of development the industry is at.

The Segmentation chapter covers the following: Products and Service Segmentation,
Major Market Segments, Industry Concentration and Geographic Spread. The Products
and Service Segmentation section details the key products and/or services provided
by this industry, highlighting the most important where possible to demonstrate
which have a more significant influence over industry results as a whole. The Major
Market Segments section details the key client industries and/or groups as well as
giving an indication as to which of these are the most important to the industry.
The Industry Concentration section provides an indicator of how much industry
revenue is accounted for by the top four players. The Geographic Spread section
provides a guide to the regional share of industry revenue/gross product.

The Industry Conditions chapter covers the following: Barriers to Entry, Taxation,
Industry Assistance, Regulation and Deregulation, Cost Structure, Capital and Labor
Intensity, Technology and Systems, Industry Volatility and Globalization. The
Barriers to Entry section outlines factors that can prevent a new company from
entering this industry and also gives an indication of the extent to which this
occurs. The Taxation section details all kinds of taxation that are specific or are
particularly important to this industry, including taxation concessions. The
Industry Assistance section refers to any government and/or other measures designed
to improve the performance of this industry. The Regulation and Deregulation section
details any applicable regulation and/or deregulation to this industry. The Cost
Structure section details the average costs for a company operating in this industry
as a percentage of total revenue. The Capital and Labor Intensity section provides a
guide to the amount of capital used in production/providing a service compared to
the amount of labor in the total mix of inputs. The Technology and Systems section
acknowledges the latest technology and/or systems available to this industry within
the country. Technology refers to machinery and equipment and systems refers to
methods of production that enable better and more efficient production. The Industry
Volatility section refers to the year on year fluctuations which occur in industry
output. The Globalization section gives an indication of the extent to which the
industry is global based on factors such as the level of foreign ownership, the
proportion of demand accounted for by foreign operators and the volume of production
conducted in other countries.

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