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NMMA: Recreational marine spending topped $36 billion in 2016

The NMMA said the data show that total recreational marine expenditures reached a high of $36 billion in 2016.

The NMMA said the seventh section of its 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract — Industry Sales by Category and State 2004-2016 — is available.

The section can be found on NMMA.org.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said the data show that total recreational marine expenditures reached a high of $36 billion in 2016, up 3.2 percent from 2015.

Spending on new boats accounted for $9 billion of the total and was up 7.6 percent from 2015; spending on pre-owned boats was estimated at $9.2 billion in 2016, up 2 percent from 2015, the NMMA said.

Information on expenditures by state, type of boat and more is available in the complete report.

The NMMA said it is releasing each section of the abstract as statistics become available to make the critical industry data more timely and valuable.

The final remaining section of the 2016 abstract — Boat Registrations — is expected to be released later this month, followed by the release of the complete abstract in August, the NMMA said.

Members receive unlimited complimentary access to the digital versions; the reports are also available for purchase by non-NMMA members.

For NMMA members, print editions of the full report can be pre-ordered for $225. Non-members can pre-order the entire digital edition of the abstract for $3,999.

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