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

  • Consumer Product Rental

    ... (all in the US), along with CinemaParadiso (UK), Furlenco (India), Furniture Leasing Corporation (Germany), Home Essentials (Hong Kong), and TSUTAYA Store (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal income. The profitability of individual companies ... Read More

  • Industrial Equipment Wholesalers

    ... Supply, Motion Industries, 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 disrupted ... Read More

  • Recyclable Material Wholesalers

    ... Metals Company, and The David J Joseph Company (all based in the US), as well as ELG Haniel and TSR Recycling (Germany), European Metal Recycling (EMR; the UK), and Sims Metal Management (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers

    ... McKesson Medical-Surgical, Owens & Minor, and Patterson Companies (all based in the US), along with OneMed (Sweden), Yamashita Medical Instruments (Japan), and EBOS Group (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Pressure to control health care expenditures is intensifying ... Read More

  • Lumber Wholesalers

    ... Supply (formerly a division of Home Depot), 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 ... Read More

  • Consulting Services

    ... companies include Accenture, Bain & Company, Booz Allen, Boston Consulting Group, IBM Services, and McKinsey & Company, as well as the consulting arms of the Big Four accounting firms -- Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, ... Read More

  • Computer & Office Equipment Wholesalers

    ... Ingram Micro (owned by China's HNA Group), ScanSource, Tech Data, and divisions of diversified electronics distributors such as Arrow Electronics and Avnet. Major companies based outside the US include ALSO (Switzerland), Digital China, Esprinet (Italy), ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Netherlands

    ... is now deteriorating rapidly as the second Covid-19 wave has triggered another partial lockdown. We currently expect GDP growth to slow to 1.2% q/q in Q4 but with downside risks if the second wave is ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Czech Republic

    ... to re-impose strict containment measures to curb the spread of the virus. And we maintain our 2021 forecast at 5.7%, as the ‘easy gains’ are exhausted, and a vaccine is unlikely to be widely available ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Switzerland

    ... show a less severe downturn during H1 2020 than previously reported. With the removal of most of the restrictions in Q3, the economy has probably already made up for around two-thirds of H1’s GDP loss. ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Hungary

    ... a strong recovery in activity in the early autumn, more recent indicators suggest sentiment and activity have begun to stall amid a renewed rise in Covid-19 cases. We expect GDP to fall by 6.4% this ... Read More

  • Commercial & Industrial Equipment Rental & Leasing

    ... AMECO, Herc Rentals, and United Rentals (all based in the US). Other companies include Aggreko, Ashtead Group, and Speedy Services (all based in the UK) as well as Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Group and ... Read More

  • Electronic Component Wholesalers

    ... the US) and WPG Holdings (Taiwan), and Future Electronics (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for electronic components is driven largely by business and consumer purchases of computers and telecommunications equipment. The profitability of individual companies depends ... Read More

  • Fresh Produce Wholesalers

    ... (all based in the US), as well as Fresh Produce Group (Australia), Fyffes and Total Produce (both in Ireland), IG International (India), Oppenheimer Group (Canada), and Tokyo Seika (Japan). Vertically integrated fruit and vegetable producers ... 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

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Denmark

    ... likely to weigh on activity. Forward-looking indicators from business and consumer surveys suggest that the economy lost momentum going into Q4. We have therefore lowered our 2021 growth forecast to 3.3%, from 3.9% previously, although ... Read More

  • Identity Verification Market by Component (Solutions and Services), Type (Non-Biometric and Biometric), Organization Size, Deployment Mode, Vertical (BFSI, Government and Defense, and Healthcare and Life Sciences), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025

    ... forecasts the global post-COVID-19 identity verification market size to grow from USD 7.6 billion in 2020 to USD 15.8 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.6% during 2020–2025. The major ... Read More

  • Education & Training Services

    ... include Adtalem Global Education, Apollo Education Group, K12, Kaplan, and Perdoceo Education Corporation (all based in the US); as well as Benesse Holdings (Japan), New Oriental Education & Technology Group (China), and NIIT Limited (India). ... 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

  • Wholesale Sector

    ... Sysco (foods); top companies based outside the US include Brenntag (Germany, chemicals), Medipal (Japan, drug and household products), and WPG (Taiwan, electronic components). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE For most distributors, demand is closely linked to local economic ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Greece

    ... Even though we expect activity to recover gradually in H2, we now see GDP declining 8.3% in 2020 (a little weaker than our forecast of -8.1% last month) before rebounding to growth of just over ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Belarus

    ... disputed presidential election. President Lukashenko’s hold on power remains shaky despite suppression of protests. Russian loans have staved off immediate financing problems, but the trade gap and a flight to hard currency could further weaken ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Rwanda

    ... by 12.4% y-o-y during the three months ended June 2020. The damage inflicted by the pandemic has put strain on salient sectors of the economy: the nascent tourism industry has been dealt a devastating blow ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - South Korea

    ... a gradual and uneven pace, supported by an expansionary fiscal policy. While exports have picked up, external headwinds – US-China tensions and the pandemic – will exert a drag. Overall, we maintain our forecast for ... Read More

  • Nepal In-depth PEST Insights

    ... trend analysis. Synopsis Understand the political system in Nepal through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators. Understand the economic situation in Nepal through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues. Understand ... Read More

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