Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Billiard Parlors and Pool Halls
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special
focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their
performance. Report contents include:
Sample report is available online.
Billiard Congress of America
Information resources available from this organization include:
About The Industry
http://bca-pool.com/ Select options from drop-down menu
"About The Industry" section includes information on the history of billiards, billiards in the U.S., equipment
used, types of play, championship tournaments, and more. All information is available free online.
http://bca-pool.com/ Select above title from "Membership" drop-down
Industry trends section includes information on overall billiards participation in the U.S.; a summary profile
of the most frequent participants in terms of age, income, and region; and also includes a link to the "NSGA
Sports Participation in the United States" publication which provides additional data on billiards participation.
BCA Quantitative Membership Study: Room Operators
Membership research study based on interviews of pool room operators provides insights on operational and
financial aspects of the business and challenges and issues faced by operators. Summary description of the
study can be viewed online; full study is accessible at no charge to members.
BCA Quantitative Membership Study: Billiard Retailers
Membership research study based on interviews of owners of brick-and-mortar stores provides insights on
operational and financial aspects of the business and challenges and issues faced by retailers. Summary
description of the study can be viewed online; full study is accessible at no charge to members.
BCA Quantitative Consumer Study
National Sporting Goods Association
Single Sports Participation Reports: Billiards / Pool
Consumer research study conducted through online panel interviews was designed to gauge consumer attitudes
toward the game of billiards and provide insights on consumer behavior and purchasing trends across various
consumer segments (e.g., pool table owners, active participants, and nonparticipants). Summary description
of the study can be viewed online; full study is accessible at no charge to members.
Annual report provides statistical data on total participation, frequency of participation, and participation
by age group, household income, and U.S. region, and also includes additional breakdowns by state, life cycle
demographics, and cross participation and detailed breakdowns by gender, age, education, household income, market
size, region, and ethnicity/race. Summary description of the report is available free online.
Sporting & Fitness Industry Association
Billiards / Pool Participation Report
Annual report provides data on overall participation trends; breakdowns of participation by frequency, gender,
age, income, region, metro area size, and education; number of participants by region; and crossover participation
in other activities. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed free online.
Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance
sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed benchmarking data available
by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level.
Sample reports are available online.
IBISWorld Industry Research Reports
Billiard Parlors and Pool Halls
Cost structure benchmarks section of these reports provide an analysis of industry costs and profits as
a percentage of revenue by income and expense category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing,
rent and utilities, other expenses, and earnings before interest and taxes) and includes commentary on trends
and expectations for specific categories. Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Amusement and Recreation Attendants
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for amusement and recreation attendants on a national,
state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median,
upper/lower quartiles, and upper/lower deciles. All information is available free online.
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