1q 2022 Import volumes reveal a market that is resetting after three years of pandemic
Import figures for the latest three-month period ending March 31 highlight a three-year period that has been rocked by the COVID pandemic. Turning back the clocks to early 2020 when the virus was first reported in China, imports of music gear to the U.S.A. dropped precipitously following mandatory factory shutdowns. During that time period, imports of School Music Products fell, cymbals from China were down and Electronic Keyboards were off as well. One year later as public gatherings ended and government stimulus checks began to flow, the import figures were historic, marked by unprecedented gains. The latest round of import figures show a market that is resetting from the end of mandatory shutdowns as people return to pre-pandemic lifestyles. .
Data in this 30-page report includes import quantities and values, as well as quantities by top countries. From grand pianos to electric guitars and power amplifiers, this quarterly data provides invaluable perspective on trends in the music and audio markets. The reports also includes an Excel file with five years on in-depth product history. Categories covered include: Fretted Instruments, Acoustic Guitars Under $299, Acoustic Guitars Over $299, Total Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Ukuleles, Vertical Pianos, Grand Pianos , Total Acoustic Pianos, Brasswinds, Clarinets, Saxophones, Flutes, Stringed Instruments, Drums, Cymbals, Synthesizers, Portables Keyboards, Digital Pianos, Power Amps, Microphones, Loudspeakers (single), Loudspeakers (multi), Music Cases for instruments and audio gear, Strings for fretted and stringed instruments, Effects pedals.