The fourth section of NMMA's 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract – International Exports & Imports 1996-2016 – is now available on NMMA.org. Data shows imports of recreational boats and marine engines coming into the U.S. moderated slightly in 2016, down 2.3 percent, after reaching an all-time high the year before. Exports declined by 13.5 percent in 2016, primarily reflecting the strong U.S. dollar which was trading at a 14-year high, making U.S. exports more expensive relative to other currencies. For more information on the types of boats and engines exported and imported, where they landed or originated, and more – spanning 21 years’ worth of historical trending data – please view the complete report.
NMMA is releasing each section of the Statistical Abstract as statistics become available, making this critical industry data much more timely and valuable. Below is the release schedule for the remaining sections in the 2016 Statistical Abstract:
- May: Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, and Off-shore Fishing Boat Sales Trends
- June: Industry Sales by Category and State
- July: Boat Registrations
- August: Full Report
As each 2016 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract section is released, reports can be downloaded here. Members receive unlimited complimentary digital access to the reports, and the print edition of the entire abstract is $225 for NMMA members. Non-members may pre-order the entire digital edition of the Abstract now for $3,999. The Abstract can be pre-ordered here.