Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Jun 2013

Going downhill: Rising competition from other recreation and leisure activities hurts revenue

IBISWorld’s Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Kathmandu Kathmandu market share
Super Retail Group Super Retail Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry has struggled to grow over the past five years as competition from both internal and external sources has pressured retail sales. Industry players have benefited little from favourable economic conditions, with discretionary incomes increasing and consumer sentiment on the rise. Consumers are increasingly looking for exercise and recreational activities that require minimal planning, resulting in lacklustre demand for goods sold by hiking and outdoor equipment stores compared with those sold by personal fitness and sporting goods retailers. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow by only 1.5% annualised over the five years through 2014-15, to total $1.22 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of industry establishments largely follows the spread of the Australian population. As a result, the majority of businesses are located across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, with the three states accounting for more than 75% of industry establishments. Additionally, these three states contain of a number of camping and hiking regions close to major capital cities. IBISWorld also expects that the most populous states in Australia are home to large retail chains such as Ray's Outdoors and Kathmandu, with multiple retail locations across each state to capture a larger share of consumer consumption... purchase to read more


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What is the Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry?

This industry includes physical stores that primarily sell hiking and outdoor equipment, with a specific focus on camping and hiking supplies.

Industry Products
Equipment and bagsApparelAccessoriesFootwear
Industry Activities
Selling outdoor and hiking equipmentSelling outdoor and hiking clothingSelling outdoor and hiking footwearSelling outdoor and hiking accessoriesSelling outdoor and hiking equipmentSelling outdoor and hiking clothingSelling outdoor and hiking footwearSelling outdoor and hiking accessories

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