Annual Gross Economic Output


The Bureau of Economic Analysis calculates the economic output of outdoor recreation to be $788 billion, surpassing industries such as mining, utilities, farming and ranching, and chemical products manufacturing.

Outdoor Recreation Jobs in the United States


Outdoor recreation generates millions of quality, high-paying jobs in the United States across a wide variety of industries.

Outdoor Recreation as Part of GDP


Outdoor recreation accounts for 2.1 percent of U.S. GDP.

Industry Statistics


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.

Motorcycling & Powersports

The economic impact of the powersports retail marketplace is $39 billion.

Recreation Vehicles

$50 billion economic impact.


Supports nearly 700,000 jobs.

Specialty Equipment

$41 billion economic impact.

Specialty Vehicles

More than 30 million Americans ride ATVs and ROVs each year.


Generates more than $48 billion in retail sales.