ISPA Releases New Spa Industry Data

ISPAThe International SPA Association (ISPA) has released a new study conducted in 2006 by Association Resource Centre, Inc. Here are some of the major findings of the 2006 spa industry classification study:

Number of Spas in the United States:

* There were an estimated 13,757 spas in the United States in August of 2006, up from 10,128 spas in April of 2004. This represents an annual growth rate of 16%.

Distribution of U.S. Spas By Region:

* The Southwest has 3,139 spas, which is 23% of the total spas in the United States. The Southwest includes California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

* The Northeast has 3,131 spas, or 23% of the total.

The Northeast includes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Marlyland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

* The Southeast has 2,800 spas, or 20% of the total. The Southeast includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennesse, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

* The North Central region has 2,621 spas, or 19% of the total. The North Central includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

* The South Central has 1,302 spas, or 9% of the total. South Central includes Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

* The Northwest has 764 spas, or 6% of the total. The Northwest includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Numbers of Spa By Type:

* 10,988 day spas in the U.S., 80% of the total.
* 1,218 resort and hotel spas, 9% of the total.
* 915 medical spas, 7% of the total.
* 484 club spas, 4% of the total.
* 77 mineral springs spas, 0.6% of the total.
* 71 destination spas, 0.5% of the total.

Annual Revenues of the Spa Industry:

* The U.S. spa industry generated $9.7 billion in 2005, up from $7.0 in 2003.

* This is an average annual growth rate of 18%.

Annual Revenues By Spa Type:

- Day spas : $6.794 billion.
- Resort and hotel spas: $2.026 billion.
- Medical spas: $469 million.
- Club spas: $209 million.

Annual Revenues By Region:

- The Southwest: $2.766 billion
- The Southeast: $2.476 billion
- The Northeast: $2.257 billion
- The North Central: $1.240 billion
- The South Central: $558 million
- The Northwest: $338 million

Number of Visits to U.S. Spas

* There were 131 million spa visits in 2005, up from 109 million visits in 2003.

* This is an average annual growth of 9%.

Number of Employees in the U.S. Spa Industry

* There were 267,400 total spa industry employees in August, 2006; 124,500 of the employees were full-time, 101,300 were part-time, and 41,600 were contract employees.

* There were 215,200 total spa industry employees in April 2004, there.

* The average annual growth rate between 2004 and 2006 was 11% for total employees, 6% for full-time, 19% for part-time and 11% for contract.

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