Game changer: A more health-conscious consumer base and higher participation in fitness will spur demand

Over the five years to 2018, the Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry in Canada has grappled with competition for leisure time among consumers to allocate toward sports and other recreational activities. This trend, which has constrained demand for sporting goods, was further exacerbated by significant changes in the industry's downstream markets over the past five years. In April 2013, the Canadian government eliminated tariffs for some sporting goods, enabling wholesalers to secure low-cost sporting goods from global manufacturers, lowering purchase costs. Despite this, robust price-based competition has limited the extent to which wholesalers can markup product more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry grappled with competition for leisure time among consumers to allocate toward recreational activities
  • The Economic Action Plan provided tariff relief on industry products, aiding industry revenue
  • Consolidation is expected to increase during the five-year period
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry in Canada is largely concentrated in Ontario, which accounts for 38.7% of total industry establishments, followed by Quebec at 25.2% and British Columbia at 22.4%. Similarly, Ontario and Quebec contain 38.7% and 22.9% of Canada's population, respectively. Overall, the industry follows the dispersion of sporting goods stores, a key downstream market for sporting goods wholesalers. Typically, wholesalers locate near downstream markets, including specialty sport stores, pro shops, discount retailers and other outlets, to lower their distribution costs related to stocking retail shelves with sporting goods and being able to respond quickly to seasonal demand for industry products.While British Columbia contains only 13.1% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry are

  • Must have licence
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having contracts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Demand from sporting goods stores in the Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales a range of sporting and recreational goods and accessories, such as billiards equipment; pool supplies; sporting firearms and ammunition; and marine craft and equipment. This industry does not include wholesalers of athletic apparel and footwear, automobiles, other motor vehicles or transportation equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Exercise and fitness equipment
  • Golf equipment and accessories
  • Other sporting goods
  • Ski and snowboard equipment
  • Hockey, baseball and other equipment
  • Hunting, fishing and camping equipment
  • Bicycles and biking equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Baseball, bowling, football, golf, hockey and tennis equipment wholesaling
  • Bicycle (except motorized) and go-cart wholesaling
  • Camping and fishing equipment wholesaling
  • Fitness equipment wholesaling
  • Guns, firearm, ammunition and hunting equipment wholesaling
  • Boat, boating and marine equipment wholesaling
  • Skiing equipment wholesaling
  • Swimming pool, hot tub and supply wholesaling
  • Playground equipment and supply wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from sporting goods stores
  • Demand from gym, health and fitness clubs
  • Leisure time
  • External competition for the Sporting Goods Stores industry

  • Current Performance
  • Industry landscape
  • Downstream market trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry landscape
  • Downstream market trends
  • Table: Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sporting Goods Stores in Canada
  • Department Stores in Canada
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercentres in Canada
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs in Canada
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Hunting, fishing and camping equipment
  • Bicycles and biking equipment
  • Other sporting goods
  • Hockey, baseball and other equipment
  • Exercise and fitness equipment
  • Golf equipment and accessories
  • Ski and snowboard equipment
  • Chart: Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Sports participation rates
  • Seasonal factors
  • Vertically integrated manufacturers

  • Major Markets
  • Sporting goods and hobby stores
  • General merchandise retailers
  • Electronics and appliance stores
  • Other
  • Food and beverage stores
  • Health and personal care stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Sporting Goods Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Leisure time (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Sports Participation Rate
  • The number of people in the population that plays at least one sport.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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