This year’s July 4 celebrations are expected to take place as revelers celebrate independence from COVID restrictions. But rather than a big bang, fireworks can be more of a firework display as retailers struggle to keep store shelves fully stocked.
According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, fireworks inventories are about 30% below normal levels nationwide at a time when products are difficult to import and demand for rear fireworks. court increases. The consumer fireworks industry in the United States nearly doubled during the pandemic, reaching $ 1.9 billion in revenue in 2020, from $ 1 billion the year before.