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

  • Canadian Almanac & Directory, 2023

    ... legislative, governmental, judicial and educational organizations. Canada's authoritative sourcebook for over 170 years, the Canadian Almanac & Directory gives you access to almost 100,000 names and addresses of contacts throughout the network of Canadian institutions. Read More

  • Canadian Who's Who 2023

    ... Canada, offering access to 12,600 notable Canadians in all walks of life. Published annually to provide current and accurate information, the familiar bright-red volume is recognised as the standard reference source of contemporary Canadian biography. Read More

  • Financial Post Directory of Directors 2023

    ... recognizing leading Canadian companies and their execs. Today, this title is one of the most comprehensive resources for hard-to-find Canadian busniess information, allowing readers to access roughly 16,500 executive contracts from Canada's top 1,500 corporations. Read More

  • FP Survey: Predecessor & Defunct 2022

    FP Survey: Predecessor & Defunct 2022 The Predecessor & Defunct is the comprehensive record of changes to Canadian public corporations. Read More

  • Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, 2022/23

    Canadian Environmental Resource Guide, 2022/23 The Canadian Environmental Resource Guide is Canada's most complete reference of environmental associations and organizations, government regulators and purchasing groups, product and service companies and special libraries. Read More

  • Working Americans, 18 volume set

    ... present time. The volumes are arranged into decade-long chapters, each introducing to the reader three individuals or families. Individual profiles examine life at home, life at work, life in the community, family finances and budget, ... Read More

  • Farm & Garden Equipment Wholesalers

    ... is driven primarily by the health of the farming sector, which is tied to crop prices and yields. The profitability of individual companies depends on good merchandising and efficient operations. Large distributors have few economies ... Read More

  • Janitorial & Carpet Cleaning Services

    ... North America, Jani-King, Stanley Steemer, and Terminix; major companies based outside the US include divisions of Aeon Delight (Japan), Consorzio Nazionale Servizi (Italy), ISS World Services (Denmark), Mitie Group (UK), and Wisag (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Trade Show & Event Planning Services

    ... (both based in the US); Hyve Group, Informa Markets, and Reed Exhibitions (all based in the UK); and GL events (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by overall economic activity and corporate profits. The profitability ... Read More

  • Lumber Wholesalers

    ... Supply, and Tumac Lumber. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for lumber and plywood is strongly affected by the level of residential real estate construction. Profitability depends on efficient operations. Large wholesalers are more likely to serve large ... Read More

  • Social Assistance

    ... the Poor, and Habitat for Humanity (all based in the US), along with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland), Sanctuary Housing and The Salvation Army (both based in the UK), ... Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - North Korea

    ... has shown some signs of life following the resumption of railway links early this year, after having been shut since 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Still, international sanctions imposed since 2017 will continue ... Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Indonesia

    ... 0.2ppts to 5.5%. Near-term growth is likely to get a boost from China's re-opening, but beyond that the outlook turns cautious, reflecting an upside revision to the inflation forecast and downside pressures on external demand. Read More

  • Analysis by Region - Emerging Markets - Cameroon

    ... by the agricultural and services sectors, while the industrial sector had a more modest showing. In terms of 2022, elevated commodity prices, caused by the conflict in Eastern Europe’s impact on global supply chains, will ... Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Taiwan

    ... previous quarter amid the mainland's strict lockdown policy and the local Omicron outbreak. As in the previous quarters, gross capital formation drove the GDP print, with investment in machinery equipment and transportation equipment growing significantly. Read More

  • Fuel Wholesaling in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ... naphtha, crude oil, diesel fuel, petrol, fuel oil, heating oil and kerosene. The industry also includes the wholesale of greases, oils and gases such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), butane and propane. This report covers ... Read More

  • Electronic Component Wholesalers

    ... compact discs and digital video discs, and radar equipment, among others. Major companies include Arrow Electronics and Avnet (both based in the US), as well as Future Electronics (Canada) and WPG Holdings (Taiwan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Linen & Uniform Supply Services

    ... along with Elis (France) and Watakyu Linen (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by employment trends, as swings in hiring impact uniform and garment needs. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and ... Read More

  • Office Supply & Paper Wholesalers

    ... Parts), and the distribution arms of retailers Office Depot and Staples (all based in the US), as well as Pelikan (Germany), Lyreco and Manutan International (France), and Spicers (UK and Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is ... Read More

  • Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services

    ... based in the US), as well as Logan International (Canada), TGS ASA and Petroleum Geo-Services (both based in Norway), and WesternGeco (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by oil and gas exploration activity. The profitability ... Read More

  • Staffing Services

    ... (all based in the US), along with Adecco (headquartered in Switzerland) and Randstad (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Companies compete to fill talent pools with skilled employees. Some companies may concentrate on manual labor or administrative ... Read More

  • Analysis by Region - Emerging Markets - Hungary

    ... activity. In addition, monetary-fiscal policy mix is being tightened to bring core inflation under control and relieve the pressure on the forint. Consumer confidence continues to deteriorate, as does the outlook for the eurozone, Hungary's ... Read More

  • Analysis by Region - Emerging Markets - Poland

    ... very different picture, pointing to a slowdown in activity. This comes as no surprise, though, given a list of headwinds that seems to be growing by the month. Inflation and tighter financial conditions, for one, ... Read More

  • Used Car Parts Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... typically dominating the industry. The industry is highly fragmented, in which the majority of industry operators are small, independent junkyards that operate out of one or two locations and serve small local markets. Lack of ... Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Czech Republic

    ... demand, with exports again faltering. The carryover effect has prompted us to increase our 2022 growth forecast from 2.2% to 2.5%. But H2 is likely to see a technical recession, and the economy is set ... Read More

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