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472 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Highway, Street & Bridge Construction Contractors

    ...(all based in the US), as well as Bouygues (France), China Communications Construction Company, Salini Impregilo (Italy), and VINCI (France). Other than the US, China, India, and Brazil are among the countries with the largest ... Read More

  • Machinery Manufacturing

    ...Electric, Halliburton, and Kennametal (all based in the US), along with Canon (Japan), CNH Industrial (UK), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), Sandvik (Sweden), Tetra Laval International (Switzerland), and XCMG Construction Machinery (China). Top countries for machinery ... Read More

  • Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

    ...other nonmetallic mineral products. Major companies include 3M, Ash Grove Cement Company, Guardian Industries, Kohler, and USG Corporation (all based in the US), as well as Asahi Glass and Noritake (both of Japan), Compagnie de ... Read More

  • Paint & Coating Manufacturing

    ...Sherwin-Williams (all based in the US), as well as Akzo Nobel (the Netherlands), Nippon Paint (Japan), Hempel A/S (Denmark), and the coatings operations of BASF (Germany). The global paint and coating industry generates about $150 ... Read More

  • Railroads

    ...the US), along with Deutsche Bahn (Germany), East Japan Railway (Japan), RZD (Russia), and SNCF (France). Worldwide, the railroad industry encompasses about 1 million miles of installed rail track and more than 6 million units ... Read More

  • Ski Facilities

    ...-- facilities with overnight accommodations for guests -- are not included in the industry, but major resort operators such as Aspen Skiing Company, Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Boyne USA, Intrawest, and Vail Resorts (all based ... Read More

  • Textile Manufacturing

    ...and WL Gore & Associates (all based in the US), along with Hyosung (South Korea), Far Eastern New Century (Taiwan), Toyobo (Japan), and Chinatex (China). Worldwide textile exports amount to about $315 billion annually, according ... Read More

  • Transportation Services Sector

    ...storage services. Major companies include Union Pacific, United Continental, UPS, US Postal Service, and YRC (all based in the US), as well as AP Moller Maersk (Denmark), Deutsche Lufthansa and Deutsche Post (Germany), and East ... Read More

  • Vitamin, Nutritional Supplement & Other Health-Related Product Manufacturing

    ...Herbalife, Nature's Sunshine, NBTY, and USANA (based in the US), as well as Arkopharma (France), Nelsons (UK), and Tongrentang (China). The global vitamin and nutritional supplement industry has annual retail sales of about $37 billion, ... Read More

  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing

    ...Industries, and Shaw Industries (all based in the US), along with Balta (Belgium), Cavalier (New Zealand), Haima Carpet (China), Oriental Weavers (Egypt), Suminoe Textile (Japan), and Victoria Carpets (UK). Global demand for carpet is increasing ... Read More

  • Apparel Manufacturing

    ...VF Corporation (all based in the US), along with Michael Kors (based in Hong Kong) and Prada (Italy). Global revenue from apparel manufacturing is about $520 billion, according to the Global Industry Almanac. China, the ... Read More

  • Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

    ...have different laws regulating liquor stores, complicating the ability to form national chains. Europe has the highest proportion of drinkers and the highest levels of alcohol consumption per person in the world, according to a ... Read More

  • Cosmetics, Beauty Supply & Perfume Stores

    ...Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta, Sephora, and divisions of L Brands (Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret) and L’Oreal (The Body Shop International). Global sales of beauty products across all channels are expected to reach about ... Read More

  • Engineering Services

    ...based in the US), along with Amec Foster Wheeler (UK), Babcock International (UK), Fugro (Netherlands), SNC-Lavalin Group (Canada), and WorleyParsons (Australia). Construction spending, particularly in emerging markets, drives global demand for engineering services. Annual worldwide ... Read More

  • Food Wholesalers

    ...(all based in the US), as well as Loblaw (Canada), Kokubu & Co (Japan), and Metcash (Australia). Rising global populations and demand for food are expected to drive growth in the food distribution industry, especially ... Read More

  • Grocery Stores & Supermarkets

    ...Publix (all based in the US), as well as Carrefour (France), Tesco (the UK), Lidl and Aldi (Germany) and AEON (Japan). Global grocery store and supermarket sales total more than $2 trillion annually. The leading ... Read More

  • Hair Care Services

    ...well as CavinKare (India), Frisör Klier (Germany), Premier Salons (Canada), and Stefan Hair Fashions (Australia). The global hair care industry, including hair restoration as well as hair care services, generates annual revenue of about $160 ... Read More

  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing

    ...Copco (Sweden), Doosan Infracore (South Korea), Hitachi and Komatsu (both based in Japan), Liebherr Group (Germany), and Sany Heavy Industry (China), along with the construction divisions of heavy equipment manufacturers Deere (US), CNH Industrial (UK), ... Read More

  • Drywall, Plaster, Acoustic & Insulation Contractors

    ...Group, Irex Contracting, KHS&S, Performance Contracting Group, and USI. The US drywall, plaster, acoustic, and insulation contractor industry includes about 17,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about ... Read More

  • Household Appliance Manufacturing

    ...humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and toaster ovens. Major companies include US-based Whirlpool, along with BSH Bosch (Germany), Electrolux (Sweden), Haier and Haier-owned GE Appliances (China), and LG Electronics (South Korea). The global market for electric household ... Read More

  • Newspaper Publishers

    ...Springer, Japan's Asahi Shimbun, and the UK's Daily Mail and General Trust. Global newspaper publishing revenue is about $170 billion per year, according to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). About 2.7 ... Read More

  • Nonmetallic Mineral Mining & Quarrying

    ...nonmetallic mining companies include the US-based Vulcan Materials and Martin Marietta Materials, Rio Tinto (dually headquartered in Australia and the United Kingdom), DeBeers (South Africa), HeidelbergCement (Germany), and CRH (Ireland). The world's most mined nonmetallic ... Read More

  • Painting & Wall Covering Contractors

    ...buildings. No major companies dominate the industry. The US painting and wall covering contractors industry includes about 31,000 establishments (single-location firms and units of multi-location firms) with combined annual revenue of about $21 billion. COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Professional Employer Organizations

    ...of which are based in the US. Operations similar to the businesses known as professional employer organizations (PEOs) in the US can be found under different names in other countries. Companies that operate similarly to ... Read More

  • Pulp & Paper Mills

    ...Georgia Pacific and International Paper; major companies based outside the US include Nippon Paper (Japan), Smurfit Kappa (Ireland), and Stora Enso (Finland). The global pulp and paper industry produces about 400 million metric tons of ... Read More

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