Wednesday, February 14, 2007

UPDATE 1-U.S. toy sales saw slight bounce in 2006

NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. toy sales made a slight comeback in 2006 and are poised for a sharper rise this year, according to data released on Tuesday by market research firm NPD Group.

U.S. toy sales crept up to $22.3 billion in 2006 from $22.2 billion in 2005, helped in part by a strong holiday shopping season and 22 percent growth in sales of youth electronics.

NPD said the vehicles category saw sales rise 5 percent, with the arts and crafts and infant/preschool categories seeing gains of 4 percent and 2 percent, respectively, over 2005. With youth electronics, the four categories posted combined sales of $9 billion, NPD said.

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