Outdoor Insight

August 2017

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END INSIGHT 66 • Outdoor Insight • August 2017 outdoorinsightmag.com Did You Know? • Consumers spend more on outdoor recreation than they do on pharmaceuticals and fuel, combined. • Money Generated by the Outdoor Economy in the U.S. • Employment Figures • Taxing Figures • Forest Figures • Visitor Figures • Each year Americans spend more on: Annual Consumer Spending in U.S. Source: The Outdoor Recreation Economy Report by Outdoor Industry Association. $278 billion Education $887 billion Outdoor Recreation Trail sports gear ($20 billion) than on Home entertainment ($18 billion) $887 billion Consumer spending annually $304 billion Gas/Fuel Water sports gear ($14 billion) than on Movie tickets ($11 billion) 7.6 million American jobs $313 billion Household Utilities Cycling/skateboarding ($97 billion) than on Video games ($61 billion) Participate in outdoor rec (145 million) than attend Pro Sports games combined (134 million). $65.3 billion federal tax revenue $465 billion Motor Vehicles/Parts $59.2 billion state and local tax revenue $466 billion Pharmaceuticals The Outdoor Industry Is a Powerful Economic Sector More Americans are directly employed by hunting and fishing (483,000) than by oil and gas extraction (180,000). The outdoor recreation economy generates $124.5 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue each year. Outdoor recreation on Forest Service Lands contributes more than $13 billion to the national economy and supports more than 205,000 jobs annually. There are over 760 Million Visitors to state parks annually — that's more than two visits for every person in the United States.

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