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Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Expands and Strengthens Market Statistics Reporting with Look at Global and Electric Reporting

June 11, 2013

Alexandria, VA – June 10, 2013 – For many years, the industry has looked to OPEI for business insight and market intelligence in the form of market reports and forecasting.  Now, OPEI has increased the frequency and breadth of its market forecasts and reporting to help its members make thoughtful and timely business decisions about growing product sectors and expanding markets.

The latest OPEI reporting includes new monthly data for global golf maintenance products and select electric/battery powered outdoor power equipment.

“OPEI’s market statistics reporting has really become a signature member benefit, and we are now on a path to continually expand the monthly reporting by including alternative power sources and international data,” said Kris Kiser, President and CEO of OPEI.  “Through this real-time reporting, members receive strategic statistics analysis and forecasting, helping them quickly adapt to changing market situations and developing economic conditions.”

Specifically, the new, expanded monthly shipment reports now include data on:

  • Global Golf shipments, covering equipment used in golf course grounds maintenance, including multi-deck rotary mowers, riding greens mowers, trimplex trim mowers, and walking greens mowers.
  • Electric OPE, including electric walk behind mowers and electric blowers.

“We credit the first-rate quality of our market reporting to our member-driven committee of market analysis professionals, as well as our state-of-the-art IT which ensures our reporting is timely, accurate and abides by the highest confidentiality,” added Kiser of OPEI.

About OPEI

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing 90 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers, garden tractors, utility vehicles, trimmers, edgers, chain saws, snow throwers, tillers, leaf blowers and other related products.  OPEI is a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) in the development of safety and performance standards. For more information, visit