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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 - Sudan

    ... between President Omar Al-Bashir and Sudanese opposed to him will significantly raise uncertainty on the political front. Although we see Mr Bashir clinging to power, at least over the short term, his longer-term political future ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - South Africa

    ... in global trade, ongoing strike action in the gold mining industry, a resumption of load shedding (planned electricity outages) and less favourable agricultural conditions. Consequently, we have lowered our forecasts for real GDP growth to ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Denmark

    ... economy is greater than the 2018 figure suggests (as that was dampened by base effects and temporary factors hitting growth). We have nudged down our 2019 forecast to 1.9% from 2.0%, reflecting the impact on ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Spain

    ... expect activity to moderate gradually this year as lower employment growth and a more challenging external environment act as headwinds. We maintain our Spanish GDP growth forecasts at 2.3% in 2019 and 2.0% in 2020. Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Chile

    ... our 2019 forecast of 3.0%, though the risks for this year have swung back to the downside, with international risks clouding the outlook. Nevertheless, consumer spending should be robust, rising 3.1% in 2019, helped by ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - South Korea

    ... ahead, growth momentum will likely slow in H1 this year before gaining traction in H2. The slowdown in the Chinese economy and less robust global demand (particularly for electronics) will continue to depress Korea’s exports, ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - United Kingdom

    ... and the impact of the slowdown in world trade. But provided that Brexit is ‘orderly’, we expect strengthening household spending power and looser fiscal policy to underpin a modest acceleration in GDP growth through 2019. Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Switzerland

    ... the global trade tensions caused by US policy. This combination of factors has led to a noticeable deterioration in sentiment among Swiss companies in recent months. We have, therefore, slightly lowered our GDP growth forecast ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Germany

    ... prospects. But surveys have fallen further as Brexit and US-China trade talks loom and world trade seems to have lost some momentum around the turn of the year. Given the less supportive external backdrop, we ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Australia

    ... growth in GDP in 2019, down from an estimated 3% in 2018. Household spending continues to be a relative drag, while residential construction looks to have entered a downturn. The size of the slowdown caught ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Eurozone

    ... to the downside given the weakness in forward-looking indicators and mounting signs of a slowdown in global trade. It appears that some of the weakness seen in H2 2018 is extending into the start of ... 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 - Cote D Ivoire

    ... GDP growth is moreover supported by a stable price environment. Côte d’Ivoire recorded very low price inflation of 0.5% last year, and it is expected to remain low at an average of 1.2% in 2019. 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

  • Executive Search Services

    ... International, Spencer Stuart, and Russell Reynolds (all based in the US), as well as Egon Zehnder International (Switzerland) and The Caldwell Partners International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Job growth drives demand for the executive search industry. ... 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 - France

    ... of worries undermining French business sentiment. The chances of a no-deal Brexit, a sharper-than-expected slowdown in China and the looming threat of US tariffs on European cars top the list, suggesting that net trade will ... 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 - Algeria

    ... real GDP growth of just 0.8% y-o-y. Thus, to reach an average growth rate of 2.3% for 2018, as claimed by the finance ministry, the final quarter would have to have seen around 6% y-o-y ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Kenya

    ... 6% y-o-y during the first three quarters of last year; a slight slowdown during the final quarter is estimated to have resulted in an annual turnout of 5.9%. Real GDP growth is projected to average ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Ireland

    ... expect the Irish economy to follow its 6.5% expansion in 2018 by growing 2.7% this year. But its close trade links with the UK economy mean that Ireland would be harder hit by a ‘no-deal’ ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Italy

    ... decline in Q3. The statistical office has not yet published the Q4 breakdown of demand, but it stated that net trade provided a positive contribution to growth for the second consecutive quarter, while domestic demand ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Ethiopia

    ... in lower than expected due to a slowdown in the very important agricultural sector. Real GDP growth is projected to average around 7% p.a. over the medium term. Ethiopia continues to struggle with weak macroeconomic ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Azerbaijan

    ... by 2021 is in prospect as gas output rises fast enough to offset any renewed fall in export prices. Although still heavily reliant on fossil fuels, GDP and export growth are becoming broader-based as new ... Read More

  • Country Economic Forecasts - Taiwan

    ... complete national accounts data are not available yet, the slowdown appears to have been broad-based. Weaker global trade and US-China trade tensions continued to dampen growth and sentiment in Q4, and this trend is set ... Read More

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