Guitars Surge, School Music Plummets....
New import data report shows shifting demand
for music products
A just released report from Music Trades with a comprehensive analysis of the most recent import data for the fourth quarter and full year reveals just how much the COVID pandemic has impacted the industry’s various product categories in different and unexpected ways, driving increased demand for home-use products while crushing the sale of products destined for public usage. These macro trends were reflected in the fourth quarter and full-year U.S. import volumes.
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.