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Business Services & Administration Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The Service sector is often considered the tertiary sector of many global economies, with the others being the secondary sector or manufacturing and the primary sector being agriculture.

As the name suggests, the service sector consists of the service-focused portion of the economy, such activities where companies or individuals offer their knowledge and time to improve productivity, performance, or opportunities. The basic characteristic of this sector is the production of services instead of tagible products. Services (also known as "intangible goods") include attention, advice, experience, and discussion.

For decades, there has been a substantial shift from the primary and secondary sectors to the tertiary sector in industrialized economies. This sector is now the largest sector of the economy in the Western world, and has also seen the fastest growth.

The business services industry, a subset of the Services sector, is focused on services explicitly offered to businesses and includes accounting, human resources, consulting, facilities management, leasing, security, and numerous other functions.

The market reports available in this Business Services category will help you research specific topics or organizations providing support to other businesses and in many cases will be focused on a specific topic, such as collections services, intellectual property, or corporate finance. Our collection of market research reports provides insights into product and market trends, opportunities, projections, sales, and marketing strategies. Specifics on market share, segmentation, size, and growth by country are also featured.

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Business Services & Administration Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Commercial & Industrial Equipment Rental & Leasing

    ... US-based AMECO (owned by Fluor), Herc Rentals (formerly Hertz Equipment Rental), and United Rentals; UK-based Aggreko, Ashtead Group (owner of US-based Sunbelt Rentals), and Speedy Hire; and Japan-based Tokyo Century Leasing and Mitsubishi UFJ. COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Business Applications Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ... the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Mozambique

    ... while dealing with the spillover effects from the debt scandal. Surprisingly, the agricultural sector posted a positive growth rate despite estimations of significant crop damage after the cyclones. We forecast growth to slow to 2.2% ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Austria

    ... stayed resilient. But there is little sign that the recent industrial weakness is about to fade as global trade and Germany’s recession risks are weighing. So we expect GDP growth to hold steady at 0.2% ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - France

    ... quarter and both business and consumer confidence remain positive. But the outlook for exports has deteriorated due to the escalation in the US-China trade tensions and rising recession risks in Germany. Moreover, households’ preference for ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Croatia

    ... and investment up 8.5%. However, the economy is being dragged back by the external sector, with export volumes up only 1.3% y/y in Q2. Moreover, given the ongoing deterioration in global trade and the sluggish ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Switzerland

    ... the second half of last year, albeit this was mainly due to a re-assessment of the so-called ‘sport event’ effect. These statistical changes triggered a downward revision to our forecast. In addition, we have also ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Gabon

    ... and timber further support the growth upturn. However, slowing global demand for key export commodities and the continuation of the government’s fiscal consolidation programme will somewhat soften the pace of the growth recovery this year. Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Swaziland

    ... economy is deeply depressed. Some problems are domestic (small private sector, policy uncertainty) and others regional or global (weak regional demand and a moderating global economy that weighs on the economies of key trading partners). Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Denmark

    ... euro. The 10bp cut brings the deposit rate back to a historic low of -0.75%. With the ECB’s forward guidance having changed, we expect the Danish deposit rate to stay negative until at least 2023. Read More

  • Commodity Price Forecasts

    ... markets. While initially the situation looked dire – with potentially 6% of world oil supply offline – there was a rapid response from the Kingdom to dampen shortage fears. Brent oil prices rose by 10% ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - China

    ... significant policy easing is needed to stabilise growth and we expect this to materialise. Indeed, we have seen reserve requirement cuts by the PBoC and the government is advancing local government bond issuance for infrastructure ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Netherlands

    ... A sharp drop in manufacturing output has had little impact so far, but the medium-term trade outlook remains worrying. As a result of the strong Q2, we have raised our 2019 GDP growth forecast to ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Lithuania

    ... slowing in H2 2019 and 2020. Changes to public sector and minimum wages saw net earnings grow at twice their long-term rate in H1, underlining the ongoing constraint on skilled labour, which will ease only ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Finland

    ... decline to rise 0.9% q/q and investment expanded by 0.5% q/q. But with unemployment having ticked up in July and wage growth probably having peaked, we think that the domestic economy will now start to ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Poland

    ... quarters, our forecast for overall 2019 has been lowered by 0.3pp to 4.0%. We still expect the pace of growth to moderate over the next few quarters as supply-side constraints and weaker external demand weigh. Read More

  • Beer, Wine & Distilled Spirits Wholesalers

    ... Brothers Liquor, Republic National Distributing Company, Reyes Holdings, and Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits (all based in the US); as well as Brindco (India), C&C Group (Ireland), Eastern Empire Distributing (China), Nihon Shurui Hanbai (Japan), ... Read More

  • Food Wholesalers

    ... US Foods (all based in the US), as well as Loblaw (Canada), Kokubu & Co (Japan), and Metcash (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Barriers to market entry for food distributors are low, and customers can change suppliers ... Read More

  • Industrial Equipment Wholesalers

    ... Supply, Motion Industries, NOW, and WW Grainger, as well as ERIKS (Netherlands), Wolseley (UK), and Würth Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The entry of online retailers, primarily Amazon Business, into the industrial equipment wholesale space has ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Canada

    ... in net exports masked underlying domestic weakness, and we expect a large “give back” with much weaker growth in Q3. We forecast below-potential growth until 2021 reflecting intensifying external headwinds and persistent underlying domestic challenges. Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Rwanda

    ... some momentum following an extended period of robust growth. Rwanda’s growth prospects remain positive with public investment stimulating industry and rising consumption supporting the services sector. GDP growth is expected to average around 7.0% p.a. ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Tanzania

    ... weaker performances by the industrial and services sectors. Looking ahead, we expect GDP growth to ease from 7.0% in 2018 to 6.1% this year as erratic economic policies, and the perceived hostility of government towards ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Morocco

    ... economic growth prospects this year: real GDP growth is forecast to weaken to 2.4% in 2019, compared to 3.0% in 2018. Meanwhile, the non-farming sector continues to grapple with weakening competitiveness as well as sluggish ... Read More

  • Industrial Supply Wholesalers

    ... Technologies, Fastenal, MRC Global, MSC Industrial Direct, Vallen Distribution, and WW Grainger. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The entry of online retailers, primarily Amazon Business, into the industrial supply wholesale space has disrupted the business models of traditional ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Ireland

    ... Irish economy appears to have softened. Nonetheless, against an increasingly sluggish global backdrop, Ireland is still a relatively bright spot. But reflecting global troubles, we have our shaved our 2019 GDP growth forecast to 3.9%. Read More

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