AUSTRALIA has the most brands on sale for used sports gear, according to the latest figures.
Key points:The Sport Emporium data is based on an online survey of the best and worst used sports itemsThe SportEmporium survey also showed how much sports equipment has changed over the last 12 months, from $3.99 to $20.19Source: Sport Empora SportsDataA new survey has revealed how much sporting equipment has been sold online since the start of the year, according, in the first Australian-based sports data firm to do so.
The SportEmpire data, released on Wednesday, found that there was a spike in the last six months in the sale of used sports machines and accessories.
Sports equipment and equipment accessories accounted for 46.1 per cent of the total sales, up from 38.7 per cent in the same period last year.
There were also significant increases in the sales of basketball, hockey, tennis, volleyball and golf equipment.
The SportsEmporia data also revealed how the online sale of sport equipment had changed since January.
The survey revealed how many people had bought equipment online from August to December.
It also revealed that there had been a significant drop in the number of people buying used equipment.
The SportsEmpora data showed a fall of 7.5 per cent from August through December.
“This has resulted in significant declines in the demand for used equipment, while the online price has increased significantly,” SportEmppora CEO Nick Haines said.
“While this is not to say that the current online price is cheap, we do think it is indicative of the trend we have seen in the past few months.”
Mr Hainens said the average price for used sport equipment was $3,908, which was an increase of nearly $600 from the previous quarter.
“For the most part, the average online price of used equipment is in line with the prices seen in stores, where the majority of customers choose to buy,” Mr Hainers said.
The figures also revealed the number and size of sporting equipment sales in Australia and overseas.
Sales from the sports equipment industry in Australia have increased by 20 per cent over the past year.
The Sport Empire data showed that there were 2,037 new sporting equipment products added to the Australian market last year, compared to 2,018 in 2015.
The number of new sporting products sold in Australia increased by 40 per cent compared to 2015, from 2,034 to 3,072.
There are also 7,000 more sporting equipment orders placed each month in Australia than in 2015, the data shows.
In total, the total number of sports equipment orders in Australia rose by 12 per cent between 2015 and 2016.
There were a total of 1,200 new sporting product orders in the year to March 2017, up 14 per cent.
The latest data also showed that Australian households were spending more on sporting equipment than their European counterparts.