Marine distributors predict sales optimism

Published On: January 1, 2010Categories: Industry News

Marine distributors predict their sales to be up in 2010, according to a survey by the National Marine Distributors Association. Sales volumes of marine accessories were reported down by 76 percent of the respondents in 2009, while 14 percent said sales were up and 10 percent said sales stayed the same. When asked to predict sales expectations for 2010, 52 percent said they expected their numbers to be up, five percent thought they would be down, and 43 percent predicted their sales would be the same. Regarding inventory, 24 percent thought they would increase their inventory, 24 percent predicted a smaller inventory and 52 percent thought their inventory would remain the same.