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ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR: UNITED STATES
ABOUT THIS REPORT
Athletic Footwear: United States represents the synthesis and analysis of data from various primary, secondary, macroeconomic and demographic sources including: firms participating in the industry government/public agencies national, regional and international non-governmental organizations trade associations and their publications the business and trade press The Freedonia Group Consensus Forecasts dated February 2012 the findings of other industry studies by The Freedonia Group. Specific sources are listed in the Resources section of this publication for reference and to facilitate further research.
Scope & Method
Excluded from the scope of this report are sport sandals. Total product demand is provided in millions of pairs of footwear and segmented in terms of: running low performance/casual basketball other footwear such as football, baseball and soccer. Total demand is also provided in terms of market by: men’s women’s children’s. Total demand and the various segments are sized at five-year intervals for historical years 2006 and 2011 with a forecast to 2016. Forecasts emanate from the identification and analysis of pertinent statistical relationships and other historical trends/events as well as their expected progression/impact over the forecast period. Five-year compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) are provided to illustrate product trends between reported years and to facilitate comparisons among the various segments.
© 2012 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR: UNITED STATES Demand forecasts are the illustration of underlying trends extrapolated to a particular year. To recognize such trends and for the sake of brevity, CAGRs may be expressed as annual growth in the narrative of this report. However, as historical trends may demonstrate, demand in any given year, including a forecast year, may exhibit volatility and depart from the underlying trend. Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided at five-year intervals with CAGRs for the years corresponding to reported demand.
The topic of this report is related to the following industry codes: NAICS/SCIAN 2007 North American Industry Classification System
316211 316219 Rubber & Plastics Footwear Mfg Other Footwear Manufacturing
Standard Industry Codes
3021 3149 Rubber & Plastics Footwear Footwear, Except Rubber, NEC
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ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR: UNITED STATES
Athletic footwear demand in the US is forecast to reach 370 million pairs in 2016 based on growth of 1.7% per year from 2011, boosted by an improving economy and rising consumer spending on discretionary items. Running footwear is expected to remain the largest segment, accounting for 28% of volume demand in 2016. This segment will be fueled by the ongoing popularity of running/jogging as an inexpensive and convenient way to improve physical fitness. Some of the fastest growing athletic footwear will be products endorsed by athletes performing well during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The men’s market for athletic footwear is projected to exhibit the greatest sales, 150 million pairs in...