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Consumer expenditures for athletic gear, game tables, and exercise equipment doubled in 2021

January 13, 2023

The average consumer unit spent $111.80 on athletic gear, game tables, and exercise equipment in 2021. That was more than double the average spending of $54.33 in 2020. Athletic gear, game tables, and exercise equipment include wearable fitness trackers and pedometers, treadmills, stationary bicycles, weights, and other home gym equipment.

Consumer spending on athletic gear, game tables, and exercise equipment, 2013–21
Year Average consumer unit expenditures Percent of consumer units with spending

2013

$36.33 1.7%

2014

48.86 1.8

2015

42.74 1.9

2016

45.75 1.7

2017

55.97 2.1

2018

49.01 1.7

2019

41.30 1.6

2020

54.53 1.7

2021

111.80 1.6

Although spending on athletic gear, game tables, and exercise equipment rose sharply in 2021, a slightly smaller share of consumer units reported expenditures for these products, 1.6 percent of all consumer units in 2021, compared with 1.7 percent in 2020.

These data are from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys. Consumer units are similar to households and consist of the household members who use their income to make joint expenditure decisions. To learn more about the data in this article, see our detailed tables on consumer expenditures.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer expenditures for athletic gear, game tables, and exercise equipment doubled in 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/consumer-expenditures-for-athletic-gear-game-tables-and-exercise-equipment-doubled-in-2021.htm (visited January 30, 2023).

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