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    Shoes will be sportier and more expensive


    The market for sports-related shoes will continue to gain market share from other types of footwear over the next three years, according to 75 percent of the respondents to a survey organized by World Footwear in collaboration with Shoe Intelligence. The ratio rises to 77 percent when it comes to ...

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    Golf rounds played in the U.K. are higher than in 2019


    Golf rounds played in the U.K. were down year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021, but last year’s third quarter was exceptional, as pent-up demand for the sport exploded with the easing of lockdowns. From that high point – a 20-year record – this year’s figure is down by 7 ...

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    Romania’s apparel industry is struggling


    Some sports clothing has been manufactured in Romania in the past, especially for Italian brands, but it’s not sure whether this is still the case. According to Just Style, Romania’s apparel industry is suffering from problems in both its supply chain and its export market. The flow of raw materials ...

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    Golf in Asia getting younger and more female, survey suggests


    According to recent research work by Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS), 3 percent of golfers in nine Asian markets have taken up the game within the past year, and 6 percent within the past two years – that is, during the coronavirus-related lockdowns. Also, a quarter of the new golfers are ...

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    Vietnam woes penalize Yue Yuen and other producers


    Yue Yuen’s revenues were down by 24 percent to $541.5 million year-on-year in September, with decreases of 22 percent in manufacturing and 25 percent at retail. Total revenues were still up by 6 percent to $6.44 billion for the first nine months of this year. The company relies on Vietnam ...

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    New Ipsos/WEF study on exercising in 29 countries


    A study by Ipsos and the World Economic Forum shows that people in 29 countries spend on average 6.1 hours per week on exercise or sports. Rates are hardly uniform within the cohort, however. The least active people appear to be Brazilians, spending three hours per day, whereas the ...

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    Industry stocks fell by 8.3% in Q3


    The stock market valuation of the sporting goods sector fell by 8.3 percent on average between June 30 and Sept. 30 of this year, after rising by 10.9 percent during the first quarter and by 25.6 percent during the second quarter. In contrast with previous quarters, the sector performed less ...

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    Promising tennis sales in Europe for H1 2021


    According to Sports Marketing Surveys (SMS), sales of tennis racquets and strings for the first half of this year rose in all eight of Europe’s major tennis markets: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. Year-on-year growth in volume (45.3%) outpaced growth in value (40.7%), with ...

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    The global sports apparel market fell by 10.8% in 2020


    This is an exclusive, yearly statistic only available for subscribers of SGI Europe. It includes revenue and market share development of the major global sports apparel brands including breakdown by region.

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    Driven by DTC and online, Norway’s sporting goods market grew by 16.5% in 2020


    While exceeding 10 percent, the growth in Norway’s sporting goods industry from 2019 to this past January was too low – or so says Trond Evald Hansen of the Norwegian Sports Industry Association. Hansen’s calculations are more comprehensive than those compiled by various organizations in some other countries, as they ...

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    The athletic shoe market dipped by 8.2% in 2020


    This is an exclusive, yearly statistic only available for subscribers of SGI Europe. It includes revenue and market share development of the major global athletic footwear brands including breakdown by region.

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    7 out of 10 Austrians are physically active, outdoor sports most popular


    As part of a representative study conducted by the digital market and research institute, the retail chain Hervis Sports researched the athletic habits of Austrians and wanted to know whether and what impact Covid-19 has had on their sports behavior. Hervis is one of the largest specialist sports ...

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    GfK sees U.K. consumer confidence at pre-pandemic level in August


    According to their latest consumer survey of around 2,000 citizens, market analysts at GfK see the U.K. Consumer Confidence Index at pre-pandemic levels of -8 in August, against a backdrop of cooling headline inflation and rising house prices. Expectations regarding personal financial situations over the next 12 months continue, and ...

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    Global participation in tennis is on the rise


    The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has just released the “ITF Global Tennis Report 2021,” which shows a positive outlook for tennis compared to the 2019 report, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 report indicates that there are now more than 87.2 million players in the 41 nations ...

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    Connected gym equipment market to see 27% CAGR through 2025


    The global connected gym equipment market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 27 percent during 2021-2025, marking an incremental growth of $11.12 billion during the period, according to a new report by Technavio. The market is fragmented and the degree of fragmentation is expected ...

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    Small Q2 drop in an expanded Norwegian market


    After registering a jump of 24.97 percent in the first quarter, due especially to very good weather conditions, the major sporting goods retail chains booked a drop of 3.93 percent in the second quarter as compared to the same period of last year, due in part to store closures. Many ...

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    India’s sports apparel market to grow by 16% over the next five years


    A recent market research report has valued the Indian sports apparel market at $498.68 million in 2020, and predicts that it will grow by 16.06 percent by 2026. The report, titled “ Indian Sports Apparel Market 2021 ,” has been released by Dublin-based ResearchAndMarkets . The growth will be primarily ...

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    Decathlon is the leader of the web in Spain


    With 18.6 million average visits per month, Decathlon is the most visited online retail platform for sports and fashion products in Spain, according to data from SEMRush . The number of online monthly visits on its Spanish website jumped by 22.2 percent in the last year alone, because of ...

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    GfK observes more reluctant consumer behavior in Germany


    In its latest consumer survey for Germany, GfK has identified more cautious behavior among German consumers. Both economic and income expectations show moderate declines – caused by a noticeable increase in prices and inflation and by once again rising Covid-19 infection rates. However, the propensity to buy is likely ...

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    New study says contactless card transactions will reach $2.5 trillion by 2021


    The value of global contactless card transactions will reach $2.5 trillion in 2021, up from $1.7 trillion in 2020, and cards will continue to account for the largest share of total transaction value in 2021, at 79 percent, according to a new report from U.K.-based market research firm Juniper Research ...