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All outdoor gear and clothing sales grew 6 percent in September, Leisure Trends Group LLC, the research firm, said in a press statement without giving specific dollar figures. Leisure Trends gets information from member retailers across the nation to compile its monthly reports.
Sporting goods sales jumped 22 percent to $802 million in September from the same month in 2011, the biggest jump for any outdoor retail product area, according to the press statement.
Paddle-sports gear and clothing sales rose 11 percent to $31 million in sales in September compared with September 2011, according to the press statement. Running gear and clothing sales rose 10 percent to $76 million in September, compared with the same time period the year before.
Leisure Trends measured snow-sports product sales for a two-month period. Retail sales were up 1 percent, with consumers spending $307 million, in August and September, compared with the same period in 2011, according to the report.
In winter months, Leisure Trends partners with McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit group SnowSports Industries America to gather data on snow-sports gear.
Founded in 1989, Leisure Trends sells its consumer research reports and marketing information to retailers, promoters and others.