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

  • 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

  • Profiles of Indiana, Sixth Edition (2022)

    ... gives the user an easy-to-read snapshot of every single place and county in the state, from the biggest metropolis to the smallest unincorporated hamlet. Each profile offers data on History, Geography, Climate, Population, Vital Statistics, ... Read More

  • Macro - Weekly Briefings - United Kingdom

    ... water. Interest costs are being temporarily elevated by high inflation pushing up the cost of servicing index-linked gilts. Opting not to help ease the squeeze on households is ultimately a political, not an economic, decision. Read More

  • Who's Who in Arab Affairs 2022

    ... think tank analysts, & journalists, among others, who are active in, or relevant to, Arab foreign affairs. The Directory is thus an invaluable guide to the lives & careers of the most important Arab figures. Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Maldives

    ... rise by 6.3% this year thanks to the resumption of international travel, following the 34% contraction in 2020 and 37% rebound in 2021. However, output is only expected to reach its pre-pandemic level in 2024. Read More

  • Payroll Services

    ... (India), Nethris (Canada), and Populis Servicos (Brazil). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for payroll services is driven by employment. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficient use of information technology and effective marketing. Large companies ... Read More

  • Fresh Produce Wholesalers

    ... based in the US), as well as Fresh Produce Group (Australia), Fyffes and Total Produce (both based in Ireland), IG International (India), Oppy (Canada), and Tokyo Seika (Japan). Vertically integrated fruit and vegetable producers such ... 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 (the UK), and Sims Metals (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand from ... Read More

  • Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services

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

  • Industrial Supply Wholesalers

    ... Industrial 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 ... Read More

  • Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers

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

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Germany

    ... 2022 GDP growth forecast downward to 1.8% from 2.0% last month, after factoring in additional disruptions to supply chains and industrial activity from the lockdowns in China. Our 2023 GDP forecast holds at 3.1% expansion. Read More

  • Exterminating & Pest Control Services

    ... by Rollins), as well as the pest control operations of Anticimex (Sweden) and Rentokil Initial (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by sales and occupancy of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The profitability of individual ... Read More

  • Macro - Weekly Briefings - US

    ... the weekend, the S&P Index was still down 2.5% for the week as of mid-Friday afternoon, and the Nasdaq was down 3.0%. That left 5-year through 10-year Treasury yields close to 20bp lower for the ... Read More

  • Macro - Weekly Briefings - US

    ... quickly. With inflation set to ease only gradually in H2 2022, we look for another 50bps Fed rate hike in June and see upside risk to our call for 200bps of rate tightening this year. Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Nicaragua

    ... expect Nicaragua’s GDP growth to slow to 2.5% this year as the government scales back the fiscal support that was provided ahead of last November's presidential elections. However, risks remain tilted to the downside as ... Read More

  • Macro - Weekly Briefings - US

    ... since 2011. Inflation worries and uncertainty over Fed policy continue to stoke investor angst, even as external forces – the war in Ukraine, Covid lockdowns in China and, lately, extreme weather conditions – contribute to ... Read More

  • Macro - Weekly Briefings - Eurozone

    ... financial market volatility are increasingly fuelling fears of a downturn. But activity in the services sector is still benefitting from reopening tailwinds and remains resilient despite the large impact on real incomes and consumer confidence. Read More

  • Analysis by Region - Emerging Markets - Zambia

    ... nation and the Black Sea countries. The energy price disruption has already started to filter through to the real economy, as Zambia executed a sizeable pump price adjustment at end-March. Notwithstanding a partial overturn of ... Read More

  • Macro - Weekly Briefings - United Kingdom

    ... was concentrated entirely in the first month of the quarter. Output stagnated in February and fell slightly in March, meaning activity had lost momentum even before the full weight of cost of living pressures hit. Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Canada

    ... fallout from the war in Ukraine, and a correction in house prices are all expected to contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth next year. We forecast GDP will rise 4.1% in 2022 before ... Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - Kuwait

    ... Surging oil prices and increasing oil production are also helping economic growth. But there are downside risks to the economic outlook from a distressed labor market, fiscal consolidation, slow progress on reforms, and worries about ... Read More

  • Macro - Country Economic Forecasts - United States

    ... lingering supply constraints, and high inflation. Intensifying headwinds from more aggressive Fed tightening and tighter financial conditions should slow the economy this year without stalling it, but we see increased odds of a hard landing ... Read More

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