According to a report from the Observatorio Sectorial DBK – part of the “smart data company” Informa, a subsidiary of CESCE – the pandemic’s boost to home fitness has limited by 18.3 percent last year’s drop in sporting goods retail sales in Spain. The drop, which was apparently higher than in some other countries, was attributable to the pandemic with its lockdowns, travel restrictions, winnowing of specialty shops and the general economic decline. E-commerce also helped to limit the damage. By the report’s account, sporting goods sales had enjoyed an increase of 5.3 percent year-on-year to around €6 billion in 2019. Last year, they only reached €4.9 billion. The number of specialty shops in Spain declined by 1.3 percent in 2020 to 8,850. Of these, 40 percent were specialized in a single sport. The five largest sporting goods retailers accounted for 54 percent of the market’s sales in 2019, and the ten largest for two-thirds of it. Also in 2019, specialty shops accounted for 86 percent of retail sales in 2019 with a turnover of €5,180 billion, according to the report, up by 5.6 percent year-on-year. Generalist retailers had revenues of €820 million in the sector. The report offers no figures in these areas for 2020.