Originally appeared in the March print edition of Casual Living
North Dakota is expected to have the largest growth, with grill sales expected to increase to $9.3 million in 2022, up 26.7% from its estimated 2017 sales of $7.3 million. South Dakota is close behind with a projected growth of 24.6%, from $7.7 million to $9.6 million over the same period. North Dakota contains four of the top five fastest-growing metros, both micro and major, including the two fastest-growing metros in the nation. The slowest-growing state in the nation is Mississippi, which is expected to grow grill sales by 21.8%. The five slowest-growing states are all found in the South.
About the data
The 2017 sales estimates and 2022 projections were developed by PBM’s Strategic Insights Team and Easy Analytic Software Inc. Sales figures are based on data available through October 2017 and are subject to revision. Estimates are based on information from the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, sales estimates from manufacturers and retailers, Casual Living consumer surveys and information garnered from discussions with industry executives and analysts.
Projections for 2022 are designed to forecast the changes that statistically adjust for household income, age by race and gender, group quarter population, and births and deaths, along with other forecasting factors. Spending forecasts assume a national rate of inflation that does not vary from one location to another.