Sports Goods is an umbrella term which include any item used for sports and leisure activities. As mentioned by an industry veteran, from walking sticks to sophisticated aerobatic aircrafts, every thing come under ‘Sports Goods’, as walking is a recognized sport as is aerobatics. A reputed British directory mention about more than 1000 items as Sports goods and the harmonized code of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, include more than 200 items of sports goods. The products of sports goods industry of Jalandhar can be classified into the following categories.
Value wise the most important product of the cluster are inflatable Balls which probably has nearly 50% share of the total production. Next important items are Cricket bats, Cricket equipments, Badminton Racquets, Hockey Sticks etc. The products in the last two categories above, which are not considered as basic sports goods items, are showing the highest growth potential and major diversifications and new investments in the Jalandhar sports goods cluster are taking place in these areas.