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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

  • Confectionery Wholesaling in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ... bread. Industry operators sell products to markets such as supermarkets, speciality retail outlets and convenience stores. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Honduras

    ... and education reforms. Over a year after the presidential elections, allegations of a rigged result continue to generate civil unrest. However, strong labour market fundamentals and high levels of remittances will support growth. In addition, ... Read More

  • Temporary Clerical & Administrative Staffing in the US - Procurement Research Report

    ... supplement existing staff for limited periods of time. The temporary workers provided are employees of the temp agency; however, agencies do not typically provide direct supervision of their employees while at the buyer’s work site. ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Spain

    ... GDP growth forecast a notch to 2.3% (from 2.2% last month), bringing it back to where it was two months ago before data revisions led to a small cut in our forecast in April. Our ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Canada

    ... in Q4 2018, real GDP likely rose 0.9% in Q1 2019 and may surpass that pace in Q2. On an annual basis, we forecast growth to slow from 1.8% last year to just 1.1% in ... Read More

  • Healthcare Consulting Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

    ... specialized business consulting in financial management, human resources, information technology and other areas. For example, consultants can help healthcare organizations improve patient care, reduce operating costs and ensure regulatory compliance, among other business improvements. Suppliers ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Lebanon

    ... expect growth to pick up further to 2.3% in 2020 (albeit down from 3.2% previously) as donor funds from the US$11bn pledged at the CEDRE conference in April 2018 start to flow in and tourism ... Read More

  • Labor Unions

    ... Employees International Union; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (all based in the US). Outside the US, major organizations include the All-China Federation of Trade Unions ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Nicaragua

    ... similar drop in 2018, which would make it the worst economic crisis since Ortega’s first presidency in the 1980s. Weak investment and consumption fundamentals together with international isolation will prevent a quick recovery after a ... Read More

  • Petroleum & Petroleum Products Wholesalers

    ... include Equinor Marketing & Trading, Global Partners, Mansfield Oil, Sunoco, and World Fuel Services. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for petroleum comes mainly from auto and truck use and home heating. Profitability is determined by the efficiency ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - South Africa

    ... sector and the moderating global economy all weighing on much-needed improvements in household and corporate confidence levels. Incorporating our revised estimate of a 1.5% q-o-q contraction in real GDP in Q1 (at a seasonally adjusted ... Read More

  • Paper Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... paper products. Demand for paper products has fallen over the five years to 2019 due to declining purchases of products among individuals, retailers, other wholesalers and corporate clients. Additionally, increasing sales conducted online have reduced ... Read More

  • Electrical, Plumbing & Hardware Wholesalers

    ... Ace Hardware, Anixter, Graybar Electric, True Value, and WESCO International (all based in the US), as well as Rexel (France) and Wolseley (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Sales are driven by demand from the construction, telecommunications, and ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Paraguay

    ... to destabilise a fairly solid underlying economic outlook. Inflation remains low and stable, averaging only 2.7% in January-April 2019, and the fiscal and external balances remain healthy. While the external backdrop has worsened over the ... Read More

  • Business Coaching in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... is heavily reliant on demand from its largest market, which is the middle and senior management of US corporations. The industry has experienced steady growth as favorable economic conditions have enabled companies to expand their ... Read More

  • PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Greece

    ... Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 25.3% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2018, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (17.3%). However, financial intermediation, real estate and business activities sector, and wholesale, ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Greece

    ... recover, offsetting the expected weakness in eurozone demand. And while there have been some positive developments, recent government moves to win back support ahead of the upcoming general election, due by October, have worried creditors ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - St. Lucia

    ... strong agricultural output supported growth. In 2019 and 2020, real GDP growth is set to be significantly higher, at 2.7% and 3.9% respectively, as construction projects get back on track. However, St. Lucia’s vulnerability to ... Read More

  • Janitorial & Carpet Cleaning Services

    ... ServiceMaster, as well as Coverall North America, Jani-King, and Stanley Steemer; major companies based outside the US include divisions of Aeon Delight (Japan), CNS Consorzio Nazionale Servizi (Italy), ISS World Services (Denmark), Mitie Group (UK), ... Read More

  • Security Guard Services

    ... Group (both of the UK), Prosegur (Spain), Secom (Japan), and Securitas (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the need for the government, corporations, and other entities to protect their facilities, employees, data, and other ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Chile

    ... activity in March. A poor start to the year suggests that the economy is decelerating sooner than we thought. With that in mind, we have cut our 2019 GDP growth forecast to 2.9%, from 3.0%. Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Eurozone

    ... struggling manufacturing sector. We still expect economic activity to settle at around the current pace of growth for the rest of the year, but risks to the outlook persist given signs of a slowdown in ... Read More

  • Employment Placement Agencies in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ... employment agency. The activities of online placement agencies are also included in the industry. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included ... Read More

  • Surveillance Cameras in the US - Procurement Research Report

    ... or property. Surveillance cameras are typically connected to a recording device to store video and a monitor to view video recordings to form a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system. This report excludes other components of CCTV ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Hungary

    ... 4.2% this year, down from 5% in 2018 but 0.3pp higher than in April. Corresponding to our expected higher oil price and domestic growth forecast, have we raised our 2019 inflation outlook to 3.6% (up ... Read More

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