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The Consumer Goods Industry in the United States
The United States is a world leader in consumer goods market research, product innovation, manufacturing, and branding and marketing. The United States also has a highly skilled workforce in the consumer products arena. In 2012, the U.S. consumer goods market was the largest in the world, estimated at $419.4 billion.
The U.S. companies that make up the consumer goods industry are as varied as the subsectors within the industry. Opportunities exist for both large and small companies across the spectrum of subsectors that make up the consumer products landscape. Because the U.S. market is broad and open, the typical U.S. consumer is receptive to both domestic and imported brands.
Industry subsectors include appliances, toys, furniture and home furnishings, recreational boats, recreational vehicles (RVs), motorcycles, games, gifts, greeting cards, school and office products, jewelry, sporting goods, musical instruments, processed foods, and beverages, including water, juices, beer, wine, spirits, and all non-alcoholic beverages. en, the typical U.S. consumer is receptive to both domestic and imported brands.