The Bureau of Economic Analysis calculates the economic output of outdoor recreation to be $689 billion, surpassing industries such as mining, utilities, farming and ranching, and chemical products manufacturing.
Outdoor recreation generates millions of quality, high-paying jobs in the United States across a wide variety of industries.
Outdoor recreation accounts for 1.8 percent of U.S. GDP.
Three percent of all U.S. employees work in outdoor recreation.
Participants spent $156 billion — the most in the last 25 years, adjusted for inflation — on equipment, travel, licenses, and fees associated with these activities.
Over $96 billion in annual retail sales.
$37 billion total retail sales of boats, engines, accessories and marine services.
Supports over 1.4 million jobs.
Total economic impact of $18 billion.
Economic impact of over $110 billion.
The economic impact of the powersports retail marketplace is $39 billion.
$50 billion economic impact.
Supports nearly 700,000 jobs.
$41 billion economic impact.
More than 30 million Americans ride ATVs and ROVs each year.
Generates more than $48 billion in retail sales.