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Amusement and recreation industry, 2015

Released: 2017-01-19

Amusement parks and arcades

Operating revenue for the amusement parks and arcades industry group increased 6.2% to $522.2 million in 2015, while operating expenses decreased 3.2% to $449.6 million. This resulted in a 13.9% profit margin. Salaries, wages, commissions and benefits totalled $154.9 million, down 2.3% from 2014.

Other amusement and recreation industries

Operating revenue for the "other amusement and recreation industries" group grew by 5.8% to $9.0 billion in 2015. During the same period, operating expenses increased 6.6% to $8.6 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 3.8%.

Within this group, golf courses and country clubs posted a 4.4% increase in operating revenue in 2015, following declines of 3.4% in 2014 and 1.7% in 2013. Operating expenses increased 3.1% in 2015 while salaries, wages, commissions and benefits increased 6.5%.

Skiing facilities' operating revenue decreased 4.4% in 2015 to $761.1 million. Operating expenses fell 2.5% for the year, and salaries, wages, commissions and benefits decreased 1.5%.

Operating revenue for fitness and recreational sports centres rose 6.4% in 2015. This continues the upward trend in this industry, which posted operating revenue growth of 7.2% in 2014. Operating expenses were up 8.7% in 2015, leading to an operating profit margin of 5.3%.

The "all other amusement and recreation industries" include marinas, bowling alleys, recreational sports teams, observation towers and all other related activities. These industries generated operating revenue of $2.6 billion in 2015, resulting in a 6.3% profit margin.

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