Recreation: United States

This report forecasts to 2018 US personal consumption expenditures on recreation services in US dollars. Total spending is segmented by service in terms of gambling, amusement parks and related services, clubs and participant sports, live entertainment, spectator sports, movie theaters, and museums and libraries.

To illustrate historical trends, total spending is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines services, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute services when applicable, and provides pertinent background on regulatory factors.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each service segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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