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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

  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

  • 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 - 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

  • 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

  • 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 - 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

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Czech Republic

    ... quarterly growth forecast of around 0.5% in H2, but the slightly stronger Q2 raises our forecast for 2019 by 0.2pp to 2.6%. More worryingly, investment fell 0.6% q/q in Q2, probably reflecting rising uncertainty about ... 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 - United Kingdom

    ... and softer global economic prospects. So although the Spending Round delivered a sizeable increase in government spending for 2020/21, we have cut our forecast for GDP growth in 2020 to 1.1% from 1.3% last month. Read More

  • Accounts Receivable Automation Market by Component (Solution and Services), Organization Size, Deployment Type, Industry (BFSI, IT & Telecom, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods & Retail, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities), and Region - Global Forecast to 2024

    ... The accounts receivable automation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% during the forecast period due to the growing focus on the improvement of cash flow and reduction in days sales outstanding ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Italy

    ... positive contribution to growth from investment offset by less stockbuilding, and private and government consumption and net trade all broadly flat. We do not see Italian growth materially above zero in 2019. The lack of ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - South Korea

    ... downgraded Korea’s trade, investment and GDP growth forecasts for this year and next. Korea is now expected to grow by 1.9% in 2019 and 2.0% in 2020, down from our previous forecasts of 2.0% and ... Read More

  • Latin America Inhibitors and Challenges within Digital Transformation Initiatives

    ... America have been or may be experiencing and some strategies for the future. "One of the challenging aspects of DX strategies is that for many executives they see it as a final goal, when in ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Chile

    ... million fiscal boost will push the economy back to 2.5% growth this year, in line with its potential. Meanwhile, the central bank’s decision to cut rates by 50bp with dovish forward guidance overshot the consensus ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Spain

    ... is unlikely to pick up from current levels. Meanwhile, the probability of another election later this year continues to rise as the Socialist Party is still unable to obtain enough support to form a government. ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Costa Rica

    ... 2.5% previously). In addition, we have revised up our inflation forecast and expect it to be closer to the BCCR’s target of 3%. Meanwhile, weak revenues and a large interest bill have made us more ... Read More

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