ASGA reports apparel and footwear seesaw
Published: August 17, 2009According to the Australian Sporting Goods Association retail survey, April saw footwear sales up 4.5 percent, followed by May with rises of 20.2 percent to $80.3m and even in June with 0.3 percent rise.
Meanwhile apparel sales declined in April by 3.1 percent but rose strongly in May by 17 percent to $68m, and again in June by 14 percent above June 08’s level.
• Golf at wholesale remained positive, up 11percent on same quarter previous year, due to strong sales in golf clubs (+13 percent), bags (+46 percent) and buggies (+88 percent).
For the first half of 2009, total golf was up seven percent on the previous year.
Consumables, such as balls and gloves, are strong indicators of participation with balls +9 percent and gloves +13 percent in the first half of this year.
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