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Softball Apparel Market

Softball Apparel Market

Softball Apparel Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market insights 2017 to 2026

Softball Apparel Market
FACT504MR
  • Feb-2018
  • List of Tables : 126
  • List of Figures : 96
  • 170 Pages
  • Sports

Introduction

Increasing participation of women in sports has spurred the popularity of amateur-level games such as softball.

As the number of women partaking in softball events continues to grow at a steady pace, manufacturers in the sporting goods industry are extending their capacities to meet the demands.

Advanced technologies are being employed to develop softball apparels with dynamic designs.

In addition, new fabrics are being tested to understand their application in the production of softball apparels.

However, the proliferation of softball as mainstream sports remains nascent. Manufacturers of baseball apparels are diversifying their businesses to capture the potential leeway in the global softball apparel market.

global softball apparel market

According to Fact.MR’s latest report, the global softball apparel market is pegged to grow at a sluggish pace during the forecast period, 2017-2026.

Key findings from the report reveal that by the end of 2026, more than US$ 270 Mn worth of softball apparels will be sold worldwide.

The report further estimates that the global softball apparel market will expand at 2.3% CAGR in terms of value over the forecast period.

High Demand for Softball Shirts to Drive Market Growth

The report estimates that there is a predominantly high demand for softball shirts over other apparels. In 2017, more than 46% of the global softball apparel market value was accounted by the sales of softball shirts.

The report further estimates that by the end of 2026, more than US$ 130 Mn worth of softball shirts will be sold globally.

Towards the end of the forecast period, the global sales of softball caps & belts are expected to witness a sluggish traction, raking in revenues just over US$ 17 Mn.

Individual Buying of Softball Apparel to Reflect High Value Growth through 2026

The report further projects that individual buyers will be primarily driving the sales of softball apparels across the globe.

By the end of 2026, around two-thirds of softball apparels manufactured across the globe will be bought by individuals.

Institutional buying of softball apparels is also pegged to gain traction, accounting for an approximate 28.3% value share on the global softball apparel market by the end of the forecast period.

The report further reveals that modern trade outlets will represent the largest sales channel for softball apparels throughout the forecast period.

In addition, it has also been estimated that third-party online channels will reflect highest sales growth at a value CAGR of 3.3% over the forecast period.

Competition Tracking

Leading manufacturers of softball apparel have been profiled in the report. Companies namely,

  • Easton
  • Mizuno
  • Rawlings (Jarden)
  • Wilson (Amer Sports)
  • Louisville Slugger
  • Nokona
  • Zett
  • SSK
  • Under Armour
  • Nike

are observed as the key players in the global softball apparel market. Over the years to come, several market players are expected to adopted smart fabrics for development of advanced softball apparels.

In addition, extending the comfort of players and providing equal advantage in terms of gameplay will also be prioritized by manufacturers while adopting new designs for softball apparels.

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Market Taxonomy

Region
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • APEJ
  • MEA
Product Type
  • Shirt
  • Pant
  • Sliding Shorts
  • Caps & Belts
  • Others
Sales Channel
  • Independent Sports Outlet
  • Franchised Sports Outlet
  • Modern Trade Channels
  • Direct to Customer Brand Outlet
  • Direct to Customer Online Channel
  • Direct to Customer Institutional Channel
  • Third Party Online Channel
Buyer Type
  • Individual
  • Institutional
  • Promotional

Softball Apparel Market Scope Of The Report

Increasing participation of women in field sports has spurred the uptake for games like softball. Concurrently, the demand for softball apparel has gained grounds, particularly among women.

New designs of softball apparels are being tested to weigh their effect on the gameplay.

Manufacturers are introducing softball apparel made of smart fabrics to capture the latest consumer trends in the industry of sporting goods and accessories.

The report, compiled by Fact.MR, provides in-depth analysis of the global softball apparel market for the forecast period 2017-2026, and offers key insights about future market direction.

Scope

The scope of Fact.MR’s report is to analyze the global softball apparel market for the forecast period 2017-2026 and provide readers an unbiased and accurate analysis.

Softball apparel manufacturers, stakeholders, and suppliers in the global sporting goods & accessories industry can benefit from the analysis offered in this report.

This report offers a comprehensive analysis, which can be of interest to leading trade magazines and sports journals.

Summary

The report commences with a brief information of the global softball apparel market.

This executive summary sets the tone for the rest of the report, providing users the scope of the report.

The executive summary includes important facts and statistics on the global softball apparel market.

Overview

The next section offers an overview of the softball apparel market. This comprises an introduction to the market, along with a standard definition of the product – softball apparel.

In this section, market value and year-over-year growth is offered to the readers. Year-over-year growth provides readers with a broader view of growth patterns over the forecast period.

The report’s succeeding section focuses on drivers, restraints and key trends from macroeconomic, demand, and supply perspectives.

Impact analysis of weighted average model-based growth drivers is contained in the report for better provision of decision-making insights to clients.

In order to offer readers with up-to-date information about the latest advancements in the global softball apparel market, the report provides updates about market opportunities, which can benefit leading manufacturers of softball apparel.

With continuous evolution of the sporting goods & accessories industry, keeping a record of latest developments and trends is fundamental for softball apparel manufacturers to formulate key business strategies.

Detailed insights about raw material sourcing, supply chain, pricing analysis, list of distributors, and cost structure are provided in this section.

Considering the wide scope of the global softball apparel market and to offer in-depth insights, Fact.MR’s report provides segment-wise analysis and forecast.

The global softball apparel market has been categorized on the basis of product type, buyer type, sales channel and region.

This segmentation analysis is comprehensive, coupled with a detailed country-wise forecast provided on all parameters.

The report’s last section comprises of the global softball apparel market competitive landscape, to provide readers with the dashboard view of company analysis and market players.

This competitive intelligence is based on the providers’ categories across value chain, and their presence in the global softball apparel market.

Research Methodology

Fact.MR is committed to offer unbiased and independent market research solutions to its clients. Each market report of Fact.MR is compiled after months of exhaustive research.

We bank on a mix of tried-and-tested and innovative research methodologies to offer the most comprehensive and accurate information. Our main sources of research include,

  • Primary research
  • Secondary research
  • Trade research
  • Focused interviews
  • Social media analysis

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