Trade Analytics

Sports Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2015

India’s sports goods industry is nearly a century old and has flourished, driven by a skilled workforce. Being labour-intensive in nature, the industry provides employment to more than 500,000 people. India’s sporting goods are popular around the world and have made a mark in the global sports goods market. The domestic industry exports nearly 60 per cent of its total output.

HIGHLIGHTS

In 2014–15, the UK, the US, the UAE, Australia, South Africa and Germany were the major export markets for Indian sports goods. France, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand and Italy, were among other export destinations.

Inflatable balls, cricket bats & leg pads, rugby balls, sports nets and gymnasium & athletics equipment accounted for about 35 per cent share of the total sports goods exports, as of 2014–15.

Indian sports products have been exported for global events. For the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Jalandhar supplied 80,000 soccer balls, whereas Meerut supplied training and practice kits such as free-kick dummies, corner flags, cone markers and linesmen flags.

India has emerged as the leading international sourcing destination for inflatable balls and other sports goods for international brands such as Mitre, Lotto, Umbro and Wilson.

SPORTS GOODS EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC) promotes the export of sports goods and toys from India. SGEPC represents the leading 200 manufacturers and exporters of sports goods and toys in India.

Total export for sports equipments stood at US$ 183.25 million in FY 2014-15, growing by 17.2 per cent Y-o-Y

Source:
Ministry of Commerce

SPORTS E-BROCHURE

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Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

Sports

1 - E/6, Swami Ram Tirth Nagar
New Delhi - 110055
India

Tel.:+91-11-47761100
Fax: +91-11-23632147
Email: mail@sgepc.in
Website: www.sportsgoodsindia.org

Total export for sports equipments stood at US$ 183.25 million in FY 2014-15, growing by 17.2 per cent Y-o-Y

Source:
Ministry of Commerce

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Sports Industry in India