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478 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Kidney Dialysis Centers

    ...Care and B Braun Melsungen. The global dialysis services market generates annual revenue of about $62 billion, according to Fresenius. Nearly 3 million people worldwide receive dialysis treatment. Asia has the most dialysis patients. Demand ... Read More

  • Linen & Uniform Supply Services

    ...along with Berendsen (the UK) and Watakyu Seimoa (Japan). Many linen and uniform supply companies rely on international suppliers for uniform and textile products, as well as equipment and other supplies. Textiles and garments typically ... Read More

  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

    ...include Acadia Healthcare and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (both based in the US), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada), and the Crossroads Centre (Antigua). Globally, resources for mental health services vary by region ... Read More

  • Metal Ore Mining

    ...Freeport-McMoRan and Newmont Mining (both based in the US), as well as Anglo American (UK); Barrick Gold (Canada); BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto (both dually headquartered in Australia and the UK); Glencore (Switzerland); Jiangxi Copper ... Read More

  • Music Production & Distribution

    ...Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group (all based in the US), as well as Avex Group (Japan); Edel (Germany); and GMM Grammy (Thailand). The US is the world's largest recorded music market by sales, ... Read More

  • Nursery & Floriculture Production

    ...Horticultural, Color Spot Nurseries, and Monrovia Nursery. The global value of commercially grown floral products and nursery trees is about $90 billion, according to Rabobank; floral production accounts for about $55 billion per year, while ... Read More

  • Residential Construction Contractors well as Country Garden Holdings (Hong Kong), Daiwa House (Japan), Desarrolladora Homex (Mexico), and Carillion (UK). Globally, residential construction revenue is expected to reach $2.9 trillion by 2017, according to Lucintel. The strongest growth ... Read More

  • Drug Stores

    ...Health, and Rite Aid (all based in the US), along with Rexall (part of Canada's Katz Group) and Shoppers Drug Mart (also from Canada), China Nepstar (China), AS Watson (Hong Kong), Matsumoto Kiyoshi (Japan), Celesio ... Read More

  • Health Care Sector

    ...facilities. Major companies include Ascension Health, HCA, Kaiser Permanente, and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Fresenius (Germany), National Hospital Organization (Japan), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). Worldwide, health care expenditures ... Read More

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing the US), as well as AstraZeneca (UK), Bayer (Germany), GlaxoSmithKline (UK), Novartis (Switzerland), Roche Holding (Switzerland), and Sanofi (France). Annual worldwide revenue from pharmaceutical manufacturing is more than $1 trillion and is expected to ... Read More

  • Professional Services Sector

    ...Sciences Corporation; IBM; Jacobs Engineering Group; Latham & Watkins; McKinsey & Company; Quintiles; and Omnicom; as well as Accenture (domiciled in Ireland); Capgemini (France); Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (UK); PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK); and WPP (Ireland). The US ... Read More

  • Retail Sector

    ...companies include Costco, Kroger, and Wal-Mart (all based in the US), as well as Aldi (Germany), Carrefour (France), Schwarz (Germany) and Tesco (UK). Global retail sales -- including both in-store and online purchases -- are ... Read More

  • Industrial Control Products Manufacturing

    ...and Rockwell Automation (all based in the US), as well as ABB (Switzerland), Beijing Sifang Automation (China), OMRON (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), and Siemens (Germany). Top countries for industrial control products manufacturing include China, Germany, ... Read More

  • Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing

    ...Grumman, and Raytheon, as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (the UK), Bombardier (Canada), and Leonardo (Italy). Many companies work primarily as subcontractors to the largest manufacturers. Top countries for aerospace products and ... Read More

  • Automobile Manufacturing

    ...shifts in consumer attitudes have created unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities. In pursuit of sales growth, global automakers have invested heavily in emerging markets, but slower demand, especially in China, has highlighted the risks ... Read More

  • Timber Operations

    ...include US-based Potlatch, Rayonier, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as Resolute Forest Products (Canada), Stora Enso (Finland), and Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden). Top timber-producing countries include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, and the US. Although international trade ... Read More

  • Hospitals

    ...facilities. Major companies include Community Health Systems (CHS), HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Apollo Hospitals (India), Fraser Health (Canada), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). ... Read More

  • Dentists

    ...and Western Dental Services, along with Dental Corporation Holdings (Australia), Oasis Healthcare (UK), and Odontoprev (Brazil). More than 1 million dentists practice worldwide, according to the World Dental Federation (FDI). Spending on dental services varies ... Read More

  • Advertising & Marketing Services

    ...companies include Dentsu (based in Japan), Interpublic (the US), Omnicom (the US), Publicis (France), and WPP (Ireland). Worldwide, the advertising and marketing industry generates about $560 billion in annual revenue. North America is the largest ... Read More

  • Bus Transportation Services Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport (India); ComfortDelGro (Singapore); FirstGroup, National Express, and Stagecoach (UK); Nobina (Sweden), and Transport International Holdings (Hong Kong). Worldwide demand for bus transportation is driven by population growth. Currently estimated ... Read More

  • Catering Services

    ...(New York), Behind the Scenes (San Diego), Blue Plate (Chicago), and Legendary Events (Atlanta). Worldwide, as consumers in emerging markets increasingly enter the middle class, they are more likely to organize catered special events such ... Read More

  • Credit Cards

    ...Major companies include American Express, Capital One Financial, Discover Financial, Alliance Data Systems (all based in the US) as well as Credit Saison and Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos (both of Japan), Style Financial (Scotland), and SHC ... Read More

  • Direct Selling

    ...Kay, Schwan Food, and Tupperware, as well as Vorwerk (Germany), Natura (Brazil), Herbalife (Grand Cayman), and China's Infinitus, Perfect, and Tiens. Worldwide revenue for direct selling companies is about $180 billion, according to the World ... Read More

  • Farm & Garden Equipment Wholesalers

    ...machinery manufacturing industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 8.7% through 2022, to about $280 billion in revenue, according to Transparency Market Research. Europe, the US, and China are the largest ... Read More

  • Home Furniture & Housewares Stores

    ...La-Z-Boy, Pier 1 Imports, Rooms to Go, and Williams-Sonoma (all based in the US). International companies include DaVinci (China), HOLA Home Furnishing (Taiwan), Home Retail Group (UK), and IKEA (Sweden). Globally, demand for furniture and ... Read More

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