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TLL SURVEY

Music Licensed Goods Down 1.7% as Movie Merch Spread Out on Shelves

U.S. and Canadian sales of licensed goods based on music properties trended down for the second consecutive year in 2015, though not as steeply as in 2014. Music licensed goods represented…


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WORLD OF LICENSING

6 Trends in Global Entertainment/Character Licensing

After years of decline, entertainment/character has grown faster than any property type over the past two years—outdoing 2014’s 4.8% increase with even more impressive growth of 6.3%, according to TLL’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. Here’s a look at some of the notable trends affecting 2015 and beyond…


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TLL Survey

Publishing Up 1% in the U.S./Canada; Steady Growth Worldwide

Retail sales of publishing-based licensed merchandise grew 1.0% to reach $4.51 billion in retail sales in the U.S./Canada—the highest since the category peaked in 2008 at $4.53 billion. Although 2015 growth is less than the previous year’s…

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Retail Sales

Per Capita Worldwide Retail Sales of Licensed Merchandise

The top 49 countries worldwide ranked by per capita retail sales of licensed merchandise…


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World of Licensing

U.S. & Canada Lead Per Capita Consumption for Licensed Sales

It’s hardly surprising that the world’s largest licensing market is also the number one consumer of licensed goods on a per capita basis. In 2015, each person in the U.S. purchased an average $293.12 worth of licensed products…


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WORLD OF LICENSING

BRICs Falling—Tough Times in Emerging Licensing Markets

Just a few years ago, Brazil, Russia, India, and China looked like unstoppable engines of licensing growth; but now, not so much, as documented by findings from the 2016 TLL Annual Licensing Business Survey


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WORLD OF LICENSING

Ranking the World’s Largest Licensing Markets

As in previous years, global licensing in 2015 was top-heavy with eight countries accounting for 87.5% of all retail sales, according to the TLL Annual Licensing Business Survey. See the complete list of the top 50 countries by retail sales worldwide…


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TLL Survey

Apparel Fuels 3.1% Growth in U.S./Canada Fashion Licensing—Global Growth Is Even Higher

For all of its challenges, the fashion licensing industry continues to post strong sales in the U.S. and abroad. Global retail sales of licensed fashion goods totaled…


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FASHION

2015’s Most Intriguing Fashion Licensing Deals

Here are 10 highlights from 2015, in no particular order, that made headlines and drove the $39.3 billion worldwide industry for licensed fashion merchandise…


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Property Types

Entertainment/Character Leads Worldwide Growth of Licensed Sales in 2015

Sales of goods based on entertainment properties grew 6.3% in 2015, by far the highest of any property type, according to The Licensing Letter’s Annual Licensing Business Survey. By gaining $1.7 billion…


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