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Drones Can Make Life Safer, Cheaper

Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting

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Drones are being used by insurance companies to conduct inspections for underwriting and claims adjusting.  Images recorded by drones can cover far more territory in a short period of time than human adjusters, and they are particularly useful in the aftermath of disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes, when insurers are swamped with claims.  Companies that have adopted the use of drones include State Farm, AIG, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Travelers, USAA and Nationwide.

Meanwhile, a wide range of uses for drones are emerging in public safety and industrial safety.  Drones are finding specialized uses in police patrols and traffic control, while industrial firms can use drones to monitor the safe operation of pipelines, construction sites, power lines, solar farms and windmill installations.

For everything you need to know about Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones companies, see: Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Publication Date: October 2020              Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-587-5
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Complete Guide to the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

February 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. Formally Plunkett’s InfoTech industry Almanac, you will find a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The InfoTech industry is a truly globalized sector. Asia has grown to be one of the top spots worldwide for IT expenditures, research and manufacturing. Computer technology research, the development and manufacture of components and the assembly of completed systems have grown quickly in the labs and manufacturing plants of China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, among other nations. Computer services continue to move offshore quickly, particularly to the tech centers of India. Asian technology brands are very powerful, including Asus, Samsung and Lenovo. Meanwhile, the leading U.S. brands, including Apple and Dell, have most of their equipment manufactured in state-of-the-art factories in Asia.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-560-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-902-6 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 636

Statistical Tables Provided: 13

Companies Profiled: 468

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Computers, Hardware & Software business including:

  1. Introduction to the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry
  3. Hot Fields Within Computers, Hardware & Software Include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Supercomputing Hits 442.0 Petaflops/ IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  5. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
  6. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  7. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  8. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  9. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  10. Streaming Apps Take Over TVs
  11. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Data at an Accelerating Pace
  12. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  13. Computer Chips with 7-Nanometer Density/Advanced Chips Are Required to Power the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  14. Breakthroughs Achieved in Quantum Computing
  15. Voice and Face Recognition Changes the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  16. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  17. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  18. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  19. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  20. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/Computer Operations Consulting
  21. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  22. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  23. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry Statistics

  1. Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  3. U.S. InfoTech Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2019-2020
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2015-2020
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  6. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2011-3rd Quarter 2020
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2014-3rd Quarter 2020
  8. Value of Computers & Electronic Products Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories & Orders by Industry, U.S.: 2012-October 2020
  9. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2014-3rd Quarter 2020
  10. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2014-3rd Quarter 2020
  11. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2015-2020
  12. Computer Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-October 2020
  13. InfoTech Employment, U.S.: 2001-October 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Gateway Inc
  • Omron Adept Technologies Inc
  • TeamViewer AG
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Rocket Software Inc
  • Western Digital Corporation
  • Sega Sammy Holdings Inc

Medication Made Custom to You

Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Scientists now believe that nearly all diseases have at least some genetic component. The understanding of human genetics is hoped to lead to breakthroughs in therapies for many illnesses.  Organizations worldwide are experimenting with personalized drugs that are designed to provide appropriate therapies based on a patient’s personal genetic makeup or their lack of specific genes.

DNA sequencing was first achieved in 2001 at a cost of about $100 million per genome (one patient’s entire genetic makeup).  As of 2019, prices had fallen to between $200 and $1,500, depending upon the extent of the sequence provided.  In addition, some companies offer testing of a small, select group of genes within a patient at very modest prices.  The genome sequencing market is led by Illumina, Inc., a San Diego, California-based company.  Competitors include PierianDX (which acquired Tute Genomics in late 2016), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Complete Genomics and BGI, formerly the Beijing Genomics Institute.

The scientific community’s improving knowledge of genes and the role they play in disease is leading to several different tracks for improved treatment results.  One track is to profile a patient’s genetic makeup for a better understanding of a) which drugs a patient may respond to effectively, and b) whether certain defective genes reside in a patient and are causing a patient’s disease or illness.  Yet another application of genetic profiling is to study how a patient is able to metabolize medication, which could help significantly when deciding upon proper dosage.  Since today’s widely used drugs often produce desired results in only about 50% of patients who receive them, the use of specific medications based on a patient’s genetic profile could greatly boost treatment results while cutting costs.

For everything you need to know about Health Care companies, see: Plunkett’s Health Care Industry  Almanac 2021
 

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Coronavirus and the Future of Job Seeking

The Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus Will be Challenging to Job Seekers

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As of January 2020, the unemployment rate in America was 3.6%.  However, by March 2020, the Coronavirus changed everything with amazing speed, causing the unemployment rate to soar to about 15%.  Many formerly excellent jobs were permanently lost.  By the end of September 2020, the unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9%.  This was partly the result of people being re-hired or finding new jobs.  Unfortunately, however, it was also the result of millions of people giving up and leaving the workforce, and therefore no longer being counted among those looking for jobs.

It is vital for a job seeker to understand which industries offer the best opportunities, as well as how to best apply for a job online, how to conduct research that will help him or her to shine during an interview and how to create an effective list of prospective employers. A large part of the preparation requires meaningful research into prospective employers and the industries in which they operate. It is also important for job seekers to face the fact that locale has a lot to do with the unemployment rate.  There is wide variance in the unemployment rate from state to state and city to city. 

For everything you need to know about major trends affect job seekers, see: The Almanac of American Employers 2021

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Complete Guide to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

January 26, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will create vast changes in nearly all segments of business and industry over the mid-term. The effect of AI on consumers and households is already in broad evidence, although the people benefitting from such technologies may not be aware of the process or the significance of what’s going on around them. Simply put, AI and machine learning work by finding patterns in data. The larger the pool of data, the more observable the patterns and the better the accuracy and outcomes of the machine learning process. AI spending worldwide was estimated at $37.4 billion for 2019 by analysts at IDC and is expected to grow to $100.1 billion by 2023. This is an estimate on a broad basis that includes spending on software and services.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 375 companies in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-592-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-901-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 536

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 379

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning business including:

  1. Introduction to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry
  3. A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the State of the Industry Today
  4. The Pros & Cons of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
  5. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  6. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  7. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiency/The
    Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  8. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  9. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information
  10. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide
  11. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked
    for Lower Insurance Rates
  12. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Lending, Insurance and Robo Advisors
  13. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Revolutionize Supply Chain and
    Logistics Systems
  14. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  15. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  16. Service Robots Are Applied in a Variety of Industries
  17. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  18. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  19. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  20. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  21. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  22. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  23. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powers Hedge Fund Investment Strategies
  24. Pharmaceutical R&D Improves with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  25. Advanced Chips Are Required to Power the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Semi-conductor Revenues to Benefit

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Statistics

  1. Artificial Intelligence Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Artificial Intelligence Related Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2019-2020
  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2015-2020
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2015-2020
  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2015-2020
  6. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2015-2020
  7. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2011-3rd Quarter 2020
  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  9. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  10. Artificial Intelligence Related Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-September
    2020
  11. Artificial Intelligence Related Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • SAP SE
  • AB Volvo
  • Silicon Laboratories Inc
  • China Mobile Limited
  • Nintendo Co Ltd
  • Orbital Insight
  • Rocket Software
  • Carbon Black Inc
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd

Mobility Services a Challenge to Insurers?

Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting Opportunities

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

    Transportation industry analysts believe that, over the mid- to long-term, more and more consumers are expected to switch to “mobility services” and will forgo car ownership in favor of ride-hailing services and car sharing services. This has profound implications for the future of the automobile insurance industry. 
    Consequently, insurers are scrambling to devise policy options that cover drivers (or riders, which may include paying passengers) in a wide variety of transportation scenarios.  Insurance coverage for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft currently rely on different auto polices depending on the circumstances of an accident. The Holy Grail for insurance companies will be the ability to sell more expensive and more comprehensive policies to these drivers for Uber and similar firms. However, Uber and similar drivers are on limited budgets and may be resistant to higher operating costs.
    There are business opportunities for insurance startups that hope to serve the ride-hailing market. Allstate subsidiary Arity is working to analyze staggering amounts of telematics (digital automobile trip records) data on personal driving habits to help develop such insurance options for the future. Zego, for example, brokers third-party liability insurance for food and package couriers working in Britain. In the U.S., Uber offers insurance coverage to a number of its drivers through major insurance companies. French long-distance carpooling provider BlaBlaCar works through insurance industry giant AXA.
    While ride-hailing poses challenges to insurers, self-driving vehicles are even more complicated to insure. Some experts believe that self-driving cars will reduce accidents. This may create significant drops in revenues for insurance underwriters. This will drive insurance industry innovation and force insurance firms to create new types of products aimed at multiple types of consumers:  traditional car owners, makers of self-driving vehicles and the software and other technologies that guide them, ride-hailing firms such as Uber, and individual consumers who want better personal coverage when they are riding in vehicles that they do not own.

For everything you need to know about Automobile companies, see: Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

January 12, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 had a devastating effect on parts of the entertainment and media industry—specifically those that require in-person attendance. At the same time, it caused remote, streaming viewing of entertainment and content of all types to soar.

America continues to be the world’s largest media market. Plunkett Research estimates that, broadly measured, total U.S. communications and media spending was $1.9 trillion in 2020. The U.S. entertainment and media industry spans multiple sectors, from America’s 10,900 FM radio stations, to the 1.3 billion movie tickets sold yearly in American theaters.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-557-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-900-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 562

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 393

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media business including:

  1. Introduction to the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry
  3. Streaming Apps Take Over TVs
  4. Online Games Compete with Consoles
  5. DVR Market Evolves/Time-Shifting Hurts Advertisers
  6. Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in Digital Music Downloads, but Digital Sales Slow
  7. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 34.3 Million Subscribers
  8. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  9. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle with Cord-Cutting
  10. Streaming Apps Services Dominate
  11. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the
    TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  12. Television Ads Evolve to Face New Challenges, Formats and Online Competitors
  13. Movie Attendance Plummeted/Film Studios Release Directly to Streaming Services
  14. China and India Expand Film and TV Production Activity
  15. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  16. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
  17. Newspapers and Magazines Rely on Digital Editions and Apps
  18. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers
  19. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  20. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $85.5 Billion Yearly
  21. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  22. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  23. Overview of the Electronic Games Industry
  24. The Future of Entertainment, Media and Publishing: Disruption, Portability and Consumer Control

Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Statistics

  1. Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2015-2020
  3. Estimated U.S. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Services Sector Revenues
    by NAICS Code: 2015-2020
  4. Personal Consumption Expenditures for Recreation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2019
  5. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  6. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  7. Book Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue, Inventories & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  8. Motion Picture & Video Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2020
  9. Sound Recording Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2020
  10. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.:
    2015-2020
  11. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  12. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  13. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  14. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2015-2020
  15. Estimated Export Revenue for Information Sector Firms, U.S.: 2015-2019
  16. Employment & Earnings in Selected Entertainment & Media Occupations, U.S.: May 2019
  17. Employment in Selected Information & Entertainment Industries, U.S.: 2015-September 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • American Greetings Corporation LLC
  • Disney Media Networks
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Live Nation Entertainment Inc
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Dolby Laboratories Inc
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • Netflix Inc
  • SoundCloud Limited
  • Pro Publica Inc

Flying in Style, Inside and Out

New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

An important selling point in new passenger aircraft, whether built by Airbus or Boeing, is comfort.  Changes in seat configuration, window size and cabin climate are all key elements when buying new planes.  However, the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 will negatively impact the sale of new aircraft for years to come.

At Boeing, for example, the new 787 Dreamliner offers a new, patented eight-seats-across configuration in economy class. Boeing and Airbus both have improved in-flight cabin humidity levels.  Airbus’ new A350 XWB has the ability to achieve 20% humidity while the Dreamliner offers 15%.  Windows on new aircraft models are significantly larger, as much as 65% bigger than those on older planes.  Meanwhile, increased entertainment and relaxation features will be featured in new aircraft at many airlines. 

Aircraft propulsion systems are also undergoing significant improvements. The next generation of jet engines will soon be commercialized, as the global airline industry has set high goals for fuel consumption reduction. Pratt & Whitney has designed an engine called PurePower PW 1000G that promises double-digit reductions in fuel use and emissions. Franco-American joint venture CFM International is working on a revolutionary design, an “open rotor” concept—something like the open propellers on non-jets, with exceptional weight savings and efficiency.

For everything you need to know about Airline, Hotel & Travel companies, see: 
Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 2021

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Great news:  We’ve added in-depth coverage how the Coronavirus is effecting each industry—changes in operations, challenges, opportunities and employment.

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  • Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry
  • Automobile Industry
  • Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry
  • Biotechnology & Drugs Industry
  • Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry
  • Energy & Utilities Industry
  • Games, Apps & Social Media Industry
  • Health Care Industry
  • Insurance Industry
  • Major Employers (Almanac of American Employers)
  • Manufacturing, Robotics & Recreation Industry
  • Middle Market Companies
  • Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  • Retail Industry
  • Solar, Wind & Renewable Energy
  • Sports & Recreation Industry
  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Wireless Industry

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Coronavirus and the Retail Industry

Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Despite exponential advances in biopharmaceutical knowledge and technology, biotech companies enduring the task of getting new drugs to market continue to face long timeframes, daunting costs and immense risks.  Meanwhile, the patent expiration clock is ticking—soon enough, manufacturers of generic alternatives steal market share from the firms that invested all that time and money in the development of the original drug.

The FDA is attempting to help the drug industry bring the most vital drugs to market in shorter time with programs that include:  Fast Track, Priority Review, Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Accelerated Approval.  The benefits of Fast Track include scheduled meetings to seek FDA input into development as well as the option of submitting a New Drug Application in sections rather than submitting all components at once.  The Fast Track designation is intended for drugs that address an unmet medical need. Breakthrough therapies show early clinical evidence of very important improvements over currently available drugs. Generally, Fast Track approval is reserved for diseases that are life-threatening and have no current therapies, such as rare forms of cancer.  However, new policies are setting the stage for accelerated approval of drugs for less deadly but more pervasive conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

For everything you need to know about Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics companies, see:
Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Almanac 2021

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Fast Track to Health

Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Despite exponential advances in biopharmaceutical knowledge and technology, biotech companies enduring the task of getting new drugs to market continue to face long timeframes, daunting costs and immense risks.  Meanwhile, the patent expiration clock is ticking—soon enough, manufacturers of generic alternatives steal market share from the firms that invested all that time and money in the development of the original drug.

The FDA is attempting to help the drug industry bring the most vital drugs to market in shorter time with programs that include:  Fast Track, Priority Review, Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Accelerated Approval.  The benefits of Fast Track include scheduled meetings to seek FDA input into development as well as the option of submitting a New Drug Application in sections rather than submitting all components at once.  The Fast Track designation is intended for drugs that address an unmet medical need. Breakthrough therapies show early clinical evidence of very important improvements over currently available drugs. Generally, Fast Track approval is reserved for diseases that are life-threatening and have no current therapies, such as rare forms of cancer.  However, new policies are setting the stage for accelerated approval of drugs for less deadly but more pervasive conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

For everything you need to know about Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics companies, see:
Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Almanac 2021

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Complete Guide to the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

December 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. Formally Plunkett’s Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry Almanac, this is a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Renewable electricity has been generated with great success for many decades in the form of hydroelectricity. Today, renewable energy comes from many other sources. The non-hydro sources are growing at a stunning rate worldwide. Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 12.2% worldwide during 2019 (the latest year for which data is available). North American consumption increased by a substantial 7.6%.

Exceptional growth does not mean that renewables account for a massive amount of the world’s energy. Instead, coal and natural gas (and to a lesser extent, nuclear energy) remain the primary sources of non-renewable electric generation in most of the world. This is changing, but it will be many years before renewables account for even one-half of all electricity generation.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 250 companies in the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-555-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-898-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 414

Statistical Tables Provided: 30

Companies Profiled: 247

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy business including:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry
  3. Solar Installations Soar While Solar Panel Costs Plummet
  4. Photovoltaic Technologies, Thin-Film Solar and Solar Panel Efficiency
  5. Utility Scale Solar Plants
  6. Wind Power
  7. Hydroelectric Power
  8. Geothermal Power
  9. Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  10. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  11. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  12. Tidal Power
  13. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  14. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  15. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory
  16. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  17. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  18. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  19. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  20. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  21. New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  22. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  23. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  24. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions

Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Statistics

  1. Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
  4. Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
  5. Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
  6. Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
  7. World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2016-2050
  8. World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region:
    Projections, 2019-2050
  9. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2018-2050
  10. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019
  11. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019
  12. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2019
  13. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-August 2019
  14. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-August 2020
  15. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2019
  16. Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2018-2019
  17. U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1999-2019
  18. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019
  19. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2019
  20. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019
  21. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2013 vs. 2019
  22. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors,
    U.S.: 2013-2019
  23. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2013-2019
  24. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- July 2020
  25. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- July 2020
  26. Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2019
  27. Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2nd Quarter 2020
  28. Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2009-2019
  29. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021
  30. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • Hanwha Solutions Corporation
  • AES Corporation (The)
  • REC Solar Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Alstom SA
  • Ultralife Corporation
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • GE Power
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

Complete Guide to the Retail Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

December 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retail Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15 million employees in the US alone at the beginning of 2020 (about one out of 10 people in the workforce), is one of the largest industries in the world.  Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $6.21 trillion during 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, up about 3% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009. 

Unfortunately, retailing was one of the industries hardest hit by the global Coronavirus pandemic.  Customer traffic plummeted at most categories of retail stores with internet access shifting most consumers shopping online. As a result, while many nonessential retail outlets sit empty, ecommerce sales soared.  Much of this market share that has moved to ecommerce is a permanent shift. 

 Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Retailing Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-590-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-897-5 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 646              

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 485

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the retailing business including:

  1. Introduction to the Retail Industry                                                                                                    
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Retail Industry                                                                                 
  3. Walmart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon        
  4. Department Stores Suffer, While Today’s Consumers Demand Discounts and Convenience         
  5. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share                                  
  6. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales                                                                  
  7. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales                                        
  8. Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers                                                 
  9. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges                             
  10. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and
    Restaurant Orders                                                                                                                             
  11. Robotics in Retail                                                                                                                               
  12. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon                                                          
  13. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution                                                                                 
  14. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  15. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow Online                                                                    
  16. Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China and India                  
  17. Mall and Shopping Center Occupancy Fall as Online Sales and the Coronavirus Hurt Stores          
  18. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns                                                                  
  19. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing        
  20. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up                                                                               
  21. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers                                                                                                                                          
  22. Plus-Size and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers                                                              
  23. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth                          
  24. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries                                                                                                                      
  25. Super Beauty Stores Combine Shopping with Personal Care Services                                             
  26. How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales                                                                                           

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                                                  
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1950-2020, U.S.                                                                                
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-2nd Quarter 2020
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992- August 2020                                             
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2020                                                              
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2014-2019                                                        
  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January- August 2020
  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2020                  
  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2014-2019                                                  
  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 2nd Quarter 2010-2nd Quarter 2020                                                                                                                                                           
  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2019                                                                                                                
  12. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2014-2019, U.S.                                 
  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2019                    
  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2013-2019                                                                  
  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2013-August 2020                                                            

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cabela’s Inc
  • 7-Eleven Inc
  • 99 Cents Only Stores LLC
  • Destination XL Group Inc
  • Aarons Inc
  • Vans Inc
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc
  • Jo Ann Stores LLC
  • Albertsons LLC

Coronavirus and the Travel Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Travel Industry

Full coverage of the Travel Industry: Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has decimated the airline, hotel and travel industry, including all of the many sectors that serve it, such as online booking sites, caterers and convention centers. The United Nations World Tourism Office (UNWTO) estimated that the travel industry incurred revenue shortfalls of $320 billion during the first five months of 2020, and that the shortfall could increase to a total in the range of $910 billion to $1.2 trillion for the entire year. This put more than 120 million jobs at risk.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), global airlines are expected to lose a collective $84 billion in 2020. Airline passenger volumes dropped 95% in April 2020. Airline companies are drastically reducing total numbers of flights and retiring older aircraft and A number of airlines declared bankruptcy in the early months of 2020.

Companies are curtailing business travel almost completely, as significant numbers of employees are working from home and meetings are happening virtually. This lack of business travel has a painful effect on related sectors, such as meeting planners, convention centers, restaurants, airport operators and car rental firms.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) reported short falls in the U.S. of more than $46 billion in room revenue during the first five months of the pandemic. This does not take into account lost revenue from banquets, weddings, trade shows and similar services.

The pandemic also caused a near-total shutdown of the global cruise industry. Virtually every cruise ship in the world was sitting at anchor, empty of passengers as of Spring 2020.

On the plus side, road trips became a focus for many vacationers. Many people now prefer driving their own vehicles to a nearby beach or mountain destination. Likewise, many people in the United States took to camping for self-contained vacationing in the great outdoors.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Airline, Hotel & Travel sector, see:
Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Plastics Here for the Long Term

Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term

Full coverage of the Chemicals Industry: Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

While the Coronavirus lessened demand for many types of industrial products, global activity in the energy efficiency, construction, automotive, health care and housing markets will give a boost to the plastics segment over the very long term. Global plastics production topped 468 million tons per year in 2019, according to Plunkett Research estimates. While currently slow economies in much of the world will dampen demand for plastics, the long-term outlook for this market is very positive.

Packaging remains the largest use for plastics by far, closely followed by building materials/products and automotive. The regions with the largest plastics production include China, the EU and North America. Within the EU, approximately 1.5 million people work in the plastics industry. The biggest boon to the plastics market is the booming production from shale oil discoveries along the Gulf Coast in the U.S.

For everything you need to know about the global Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Energy & Utilities Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

November 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Energy & Utilities Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

There is a broad, global focus today on energy as an economic, geopolitical and strategic resource. In addition, there is an intense interest in the potential environmental consequences of energy production, and a steady push toward adoption of energy conservation technologies and practices.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Energy & Utilities Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-589-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-896-8 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 672

Statistical Tables Provided: 36

Companies Profiled: 494

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the energy & utilities, oil & gas business including:

  1. Energy & Utilities Industry Introduction
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Energy & Utilities Industry
  3. A Brief History of Oil, Natural Gas and Electricity Production
  4. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  5. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  6. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  7. Global Shale Oil and Gas Resources Revolutionize the Energy Industry
  8. Oil from Shale Makes America Rank with Top Oil Producers/E&P Companies Reduce Drilling and Seek Lower Costs
  9. LNG Projects Boom, Including Floating Plants (FLNG)/America Boosts LNG Exports
  10. Seismic Mapping Gains from Advanced Technologies
  11. Offshore Wells Around the World Become More Efficient/Production Increases Significantly
  12. Energy Demand Climbs in India and China/Nuclear, Hydro and Gas Projects Grow, but Coal Remains Dominant
  13. Canada’s Oil Sands Production Reaches 2.95 Million Barrels per Day, but Operating Costs Are High
  14. Some Electric Utilities Regulations Are Rolled Back While Utilities Invest in Gas-Fired Plants
  15. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  16. U.S. Coal Industry Faces Challenges, while Coal Use Grows Dramatically in India and China
  17. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  18. Ethanol Production Soared, but U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  19. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Delay Expansion Proejcts in U.S.
  20. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges
  21. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions
  22. U.S. Exports Crude Oil to Global Markets in High Volume

Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry Statistics

  1. Overview of the Energy & Utilities Industry

Global Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: 2018-2019

U.S. Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

U.S. Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: Selected Years,
1990-2019

U.S. Energy Intensity: 2019-2050

Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019

Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019

Total U.S. Energy Consumption: 2019-2050

Energy Consumption & Expenditures Indicators, U.S.: Selected Years, 1975-2019

Energy Imports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Energy Exports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Total Energy Imports, Net Energy Imports & Petroleum Imports, U.S.: 1970-2019

U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021

Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors

  1. Electricity

Electricity Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1982-July 2020

Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2019

Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-August 2020

Average Retail Prices of Electricity Sold by U.S. Electric Utilities: Selected Years, 1960-2019

  1. Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy

Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Petroleum Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2019

Crude Oil Domestic First Purchase Prices, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019

Petroleum Imports by Country of Origin, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2019

Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2019

Petroleum Consumption by the Transportation Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Top World Oil Reserves by Country: 2019

Top World Oil Producers: 2019

Top World Oil Consumers: 2019

Coal Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2019

Annual U.S. Shale Gas Production: 2007-2018

  1. Renewable Energy

Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2019

Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019

Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors,
U.S.: 2013-2019

Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors,
U.S.: 2013-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ameren Corporation
  • Denbury Resources Inc
  • ABB Ltd
  • Geokinetics Inc
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
  • Tenaris SA
  • Adams Resources & Energy Inc
  • Southern Company Gas
  • Alliance Resource Partners LP
  • Sinclair Oil Corporation

Coronavirus and the Health Care Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Health Care Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The Coronavirus pandemic created new risks for patients and care givers alike. Significant new safety practices and costs will be standard for years to come—perhaps forever. Vast new demand for PPE (personal protection equipment) such as masks, pulmonary drugs and support such as ventilators, and access to ICUs (hospitals’ intensive care units) was created. Meanwhile, cooperation by and between federal agencies and private companies soared in an effort to remove all unnecessary obstacles to new drug and vaccine development.

Both patients and care-givers changed their habits as well. Many care-givers’ offices were closed temporarily, while doctors took advantage of high-speed internet and web-conferencing equipment to deliver care via telemedicine. In fact, telemedicine, long suffering from slow adoption, soared, and is now firmly entrenched as an acceptable and effective practice. Elective surgery was delayed or cancelled.

The economic consequences to the health care industry were dire. The U.S. health care industry suffered a stunning job loss of 1 million workers from February through September 2020. At the same time, millions of workers lost their jobs in other industries. As a result, vast numbers of Americans have lost their employer-provided health care insurance, and that loss will be long-term for many of them.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Health Care sector, see:
Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-585-1
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Complete Guide to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

November 05, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

In recent years (as a result of the banking crisis during the 2007-2009 Great Recession), global financial regulators have steadfastly made an effort to improve banking reserves and increase financial oversight to the point that future bank system meltdowns might be avoided. Banks in much of Asia, Europe and North America have been put through stress tests by regulators, and have been forced to dramatically increase their levels of capital. Banks are holding very high levels of capital that give them a significant cushion of reserves against potential losses. This effort to build up reserves provided a much-needed cushion when the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 suddenly struck.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the 450 companies in the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-588-2 ISBN (Available Now)
  • E-book: 978-1-62831-895-1 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 656

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 491

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the banking, mortgages & credit business including:

  1. Introduction to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry
  3. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $31.9 Trillion
  4. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  5. Investment Firms and Banks Compete for Clients in High Net Worth Households
  6. Banks and Mobile Apps Vie for Previously Underserved Markets, Including Hispanics
  7. Wal-Mart Offers Checking and Debit Service in the U.S./Banco de Wal-Mart in Mexico
  8. China Sees Growth in Online Payments, Banking and Lending/Alipay Soars
  9. India’s Mobile Banking Grows/Microloans Continue
  10. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  11. Shadow Banking Soars with Non-Bank Alternatives, Online or Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding
  12. The Internet, Smartphones and ATMs Replace Tellers and Branches
  13. Visa and MasterCard Enjoy Global Growth/Apple Card Use Soars
  14. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  15. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Payment Systems, such as Zelle and Venmo, Soar in Popularity
  16. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Smartphone
  17. Low Interest Rates, Tighter Lending Standards and the Coronavirus’ Effect on the

Mortgage Market

  1. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry
  2. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  3. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Lending, Insurance and Online Robo

Advisors

  1. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  2. Open Banking May Revolutionize the World of Banking and Finance
  3. The Future of Banking, Credit Cards, Mobile Payments and Mortgages

Banking Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Global Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Top 50 U.S. Bank Holding Companies: March 31, 2020
  4. FDIC Insured Institution Statistics: 2nd Quarter 2020
  5. Number of Failed U.S. Bank Institutions, 1980-2020
  6. Deposit Insurance Fund Balance and Insured Deposits: 2012-2020
  7. Assets & Liabilities of FDIC-Insured Commercial Banks, Grouped by Asset Size: June 2020
  8. Top Ten Federally-Chartered & State-Chartered Banks by Assets: June 2020
  9. Deposits, Income & Expenses of FDIC-Insured Commercial Banks: 2015-June 2020
  10. Assets & Liabilities of Foreign Banking Offices in the U.S.: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  11. Prime Interest Rate, U.S.: 1955-September 2020
  12. Bond Yields & Interest Rates, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019
  13. Employment in the Banking Industry, U.S.: 2014-July 2020
  14. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 2000-2019
  15. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2019
  16. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1979-2019
  17. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1980-2nd Quarter 2020
  18. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  19. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed Securities by Holder: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  20. Consumer Credit Outstanding, U.S.: 1972-June 2020
  21. Consumer Credit Outstanding by Major Holders, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2020
  22. Terms of Credit at Commercial Banks, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2020
  23. Loan Performance, FDIC-Insured Institutions: March 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ace Cash Express Inc
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  • Toyota Motor Credit Corp
  • American Express Co
  • General Motors Financial Company Inc
  • Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc
  • Associated Banc-Corp
  • Astoria Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank NA

Mobile Banking on the Rise

Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods

A wide variety of services, technologies and strategies are now competing with conventional cash and credit cards for consumers’ payment needs. Payment via smartphone is fostered by the fact a vast number of consumers are already managing their banking and investment accounts on their phones, keeping tabs on account balances and making transfers as needed.

Smartphones are being used by merchants and service companies as credit card readers, thanks to technology from companies like Square. The technology is a boon for small businesses that previously worked only on a cash or check basis.

Digital wallets are apps that enable smartphones to be used to pay for goods and services by waving the phones across readers at checkout counters. Users link a bank account or bank card to their digital wallet and funds are removed from the linked account. Google, Apple, and Samsung make some of the most widely used digital wallets, but numerous mid-sized to smaller providers operate around the globe.

While Americans were slow to adopt mobile payment technology, in China the potential of the mobile payment market is staggering. Social media giant Alibaba’s Alipay mobile payment system holds a major share of the Chinese market. A number of other contenders are attempting to challenge Alipay’s hold, notably major gaming and social media firm Tencent’s Tenpay. WeChat, a multi-service platform in China that has more than 1 billion users, offers a number of simple payment apps accepted by individuals and businesses throughout the country.

For everything you need to know about the global Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Insurance, Risk Management & Reinsurance Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

October 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Insurance Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Insurance and risk management make up an immense global industry. According to a survey conducted by a leading global insurance firm, Swiss Re, worldwide insurance premiums totaled $6.29 trillion in 2019 (the latest data available). This was equal to about 7.2% of global GDP. Global life insurance premiums were $2.92 trillion during 2019, while all other types of insurance totaled $3.37 trillion.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Insurance Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-586-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-894-4 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 504

Statistical Tables Provided: 13

Companies Profiled: 365

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the insurance business including:

  1. Introduction to the Insurance Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Insurance Industry
  3. Aging Populations Create Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry
  4. Sophisticated Risk Management and Prevention Programs Lead to Lower Losses
  5. Risk Managers Seek Certification
  6. Independent Agencies Continue to Dominate Commercial Insurance, but Play a Lesser
    Role in Personal Lines
  7. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow
  8. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked
    for Lower Insurance Rates
  9. States Pick Up Some Wind and Flood Risk for Homeowners/Underwriters Rely on Sophisticated Risk Analysis Technology to Set Rates
  10. No End in Sight to the Growth of Specialized Insurance Lines
  11. Health Sharing Ministries Attract Millions of Members
  12. Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies/Fiduciary Rule Changes Help Annuity Sales Soar
  13. Major U.S., Japanese and European Insurance Firms See Vast Promise in Chinese,
    Southeast Asian and Emerging Markets
  14. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  15. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  16. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But
    Costs Continue to Rise
  17. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  18. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly
    Rising Costs of Care
  19. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
  20. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  21. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  22. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $31.9 Trillion
  23. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  24. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Payments, Lending, Insurance and Online Robo Advisors
  25. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting
  26. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting
    Opportunities
  27. The Future of the Insurance Industry and Risk Management

Insurance Industry Statistics

  1. Insurance Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Property-Casualty Insurance Companies: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  3. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Life Insurance Companies: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  4. Typical U.S. Automobile Insurance Costs, per Year: 2019
  5. Employers’ Costs for Total Compensation and Health Insurance, by Selected Characteristics, U.S.: Selected Years, 2016-2020
  6. The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2020 Where It Came From (Estimated)
  7. Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 2000-2019
  8. Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group, U.S.: 1999-2019
  9. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2020
  10. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2020
  11. Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.
  12. Employment in the Insurance Industry, U.S.: 2014-July 2020
  13. Employment & Earnings in Insurance Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Chubb Limited
  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc
  • National Security Group Inc (The)
  • Aetna Inc
  • AFLAC Inc
  • AIG American General
  • Alfa Insurance
  • Alleghany Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Hanover Insurance Group Inc (The)

Coronavirus and the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Manufacturing Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 had broad effects of all facets of the manufacturing, automation and robotics industry. Many plants shut down temporarily, sending workers home. When factories did reopen, workers found greatly altered work rules, including human distancing, frequent health testing and the wearing of masks.

The Coronavirus emphasized the advantages of robotics. The use of automation and robots in manufacturing tasks enables social distancing for human workers while it increases efficiency. Robots are also being adapted to perform tasks that human staff cannot accomplish if they are working from home. The pandemic will increase installation of robotics, as well as both private and government-sponsored investment in robotics/automation research and development (R&D).

Manufacturing demand for certain types of items initially soared during the Coronavirus, particularly those that appealed to people who were sheltering at home or working from home, such as home improvement and hobby items. Other types of manufacturing, such as apparel and petroleum refining, went into a deep slump. Some of these markets will see long-term structural changes due to lessened consumer demand. Overall, the Coronavirus will cause a net loss to both global manufacturing and total global economic output for 2020.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.

Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics sector, see:
Plunkett’s Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Being Active Gets Interactive

Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge

As people spend more and more time on social media sites and apps, it is not surprising that they would interact with friends and others while exercising or playing team sports. Equipment makers have an excellent opportunity to build hardware and software into their products in a way that will enable users to connect with others.

An excellent example is Peloton Interactive, Inc., which is a stationary bike designer and producer of live-streaming, instructional indoor cycling classes. While the firm sells its highly popular, proprietary bikes, its real business model is based around subscription fees paid by users of those bikes.

Other exercise/social media combinations include the Fitbit community and Nike+. These communities unite people, who use wearable sensors to track their activities, with apps and web sites where they can compare distances and intensities, share nutrition and diet information and cheer each other on. Watch for other equipment makers to invest heavily in technology in order to incorporate compelling social media in their products.

For everything you need to know about the global Sports & Recreation Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac 2021

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Complete Guide to the Aerospace Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

October 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The aerospace industry plays a vital role in such sectors as global trade and commerce, communications, transportation, and defense. More than just airlines and aircraft manufacturing, the aerospace industry includes original equipment manufacturing (OEM), avionics, electronics, rockets, space vehicles, satellites, and drones. The complex needs for achieving flight also makes the aerospace industry a key contributor to advancements in computing, advanced materials, and manufacturing. Historically the stuff of fantasy, the development of the commercial space and drone industry of today adds a new dimension to the impact of aerospace in everyday life. While aerospace also plays a vital role in defense industries and military applications; coverage is largely limited to non-defense applications.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Aerospace Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-587-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-893-7 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 502

Statistical Tables Provided: 19

Companies Profiled: 374

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the aerospace business including:

  1. Introduction to the Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry
  3. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  4. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  5. Supersonic Jets Expected to Enter the Commercial Market
  6. Electric-Powered Airplanes Are Under Research and Development
  7. Flying Taxis and Personal Aircraft Get Off the Ground
  8. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  9. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites, Lowering Costs
  10. Space Travel Firms Seek Tourists/New Vehicles for U.S. Astronauts
  11. Commercial Uses of Drones
  12. Drone Regulation and Licensing Evolve
  13. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  14. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting
  15. Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  16. The Future of Aviation, Satellites and the Aerospace Industry

Aerospace Industry Statistics

  1. Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Aerospace Manufacturing Industry Net Sales, U.S. : 2001-2nd Quarter 2020
  3. Gross Output in the Aircraft Manufacturing and Air Transportation Industries, U.S.
    Selected Years, 2012-2018
  4. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  5. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Air Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  8. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2019-2025
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts: 2015-2nd Quarter 2020
  10. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  11. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2019
  12. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020
  13. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2020
  14. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended May 2019 and June 2018-2019
  15. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2019
  16. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2020(1Q)
  17. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2020 System Scheduled Enplanements
  18. Employment in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Monthly, January 1990-June 2020
  19. Employment & Earnings in Aerospace Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Japan Airlines Co Ltd
  • Aer Lingus Group
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC
  • Air Canada
  • Air China Limited
  • Air New Zealand Ltd
  • Air Partner plc
  • Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp
  • Airbus SAS
  • Alaska Air Group Inc

Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

October 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Health Care Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Health care expenditures continue to rise in the U.S. Total U.S. health care expenditures were estimated to be $4.01 trillion in 2020, and are projected to soar to $6.19 trillion in 2028. Health spending in the U.S., at about 18% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2020, is projected to grow steadily.

Outside the U.S., stark contrasts exist between health costs in the United States and those of other countries. A 2019 comprehensive study published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) covering more than 30 countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the U.S., found the average spent on healthcare amongst those countries, was 8.8% of GDP. The highest figures in this study were the United States at 17.0% of GDP, Switzerland at 12.1%, Germany at 11.7%, France at 11.2%, Japan at 11.1%, Sweden at 10.9%, Canada at 10.8% and Norway at 10.5%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, and the Coronavirus pandemic made 2020 an even more difficult year to forecast. However, $10.0 to $10.5 trillion would be a reasonable estimate for the formal, global health care market for 2020. That would place health care at roughly 12% of global GDP and about $1,400 in health spending per person on average.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Health Care Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-585-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-891-3 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 666

Statistical Tables Provided: 25

Companies Profiled: 485

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the health care business including:

Major Trends and Technologies Affecting the Health Care Industry

  1. Introduction to the Health Care Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Health Care Industry
  3. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  4. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  5. Medicare and Medicaid Spending Continue to Surge/More Baby Boomers Hit 65+ Years of Age
  6. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But Costs Continue to Rise
  7. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Hospital Mergers Result from the Affordable Care Act/Many Hospital Chains Grow Dramatically in Market Share
  8. Concierge Care/Direct Primary Care Are on the Rise/New Twists on House Calls
  9. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly Rising Costs of Care
  10. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  11. Health Sharing Ministries Attract Millions of Members
  12. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/Drug Prices Soar
  13. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  14. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share By Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenue
  15. Coupons and Other Marketing Schemes Obscure the Retail Prices of Drugs in the U.S., Which Are Vastly Higher than Prices Paid in Other Nations
  16. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  17. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New Level of Transparency
  18. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
  19. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  20. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  21. Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers and Employer Sites Increase Health Care Options/Reduce Costs
  22. Health Care Industry Grows Rapidly in China, India and Mexico

The Outlook for Health Care Technology:

  1. Health Care Technology Introduction
  2. RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories
  3. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Records at an Accelerating Pace
  4. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless
  5. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  6. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  7. Stem Cells and 3D Printing—A New Era of Regenerative Medicine Takes Shape
  8. Health Care Robotics
  9. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  10. Advances for Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy and Radiation, Including Proton Beams and IMRT
  11. Better Imaging, including MRI, PET and 320-Slice CT, Creates Advances in Detection
  12. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Health Care Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Health Care Industry Overview

U.S. Health Care Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

Global Health Statistics, 2014-2020

Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2019

Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2015-June 2020

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2019

Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020

  1. U.S. Health Care Expenditures & Costs

The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2020 Where It Came From (Estimated)

The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2020 Where It Went (Estimated)

National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2014-2028

Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1996-2028

Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

  1. Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2094

Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration:
Selected Years, 1966-2027

Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2017

  1. U.S. Health Insurance Coverage & The Uninsured

Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.:
2000-2019

Employers’ Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2016-2020

  1. U.S. Vital Statistics & Population Indicators

Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity: U.S., 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Premier Inc
  • 3M Company
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
  • Abiomed Inc
  • Accredo Health Group Inc
  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc
  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc
  • Aetna Inc

Your Computer is After Your Job

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a category of software that operates in a “robotic” manner to repeatedly complete basic tasks that might otherwise have been done by human workers. Examples include editing electronic files or forms and checking them for completeness or accuracy. This technology is being widely applied to back-office tasks in such departments as human resources, insurance claims and expense reimbursement.

IPSoft, Inc., an automation software company, developed a white-collar robot named Amelia that is used for help desk, customer service and a variety of other call-desk operations. Allstate Insurance Co. uses Amelia to handle 82% of its in-house IT service desk requests. Telefonica also uses Amelia to handle 4.5 million customer calls per month.

The net result of the growing use of RPA will be a significant reduction of human employees. This will be particularly true in call centers and other BPO (business process outsourcing) centers.

For everything you need to know about the global Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac 2021

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Coronavirus and the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Telecommunications Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was a boon to the entire telecommunications industry. Hundreds of millions of workers around the world began working at home, along with students of all ages studying at home, all of whom rely on telecom to communicate with clients, coworkers and teachers more than ever before. The telepresence app Zoom especially benefitted, reporting about 265,400 customers that employ more than 10 workers in the February through April 2020 quarter, up 354% over the previous quarter. The firm’s phenomenal success has been shared to a lesser extent by competitors.

There are some negative effects on the industry as well. Mobile phones and internet access are among the last expenses that consumers cut during economic downturns. Nonetheless, there are millions of consumers in less-developed nations who have seen dramatic drops in income due to the virus. Likewise, large numbers of businesses, particularly small businesses, have been forced to close as a result of the virus-related economic downturn, which means that millions of business telecommunications accounts have been closed worldwide.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Telecommunications sector, see:
Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2021

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Publication Date: August 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-579-0
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Major U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2021

October 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report on trends affecting job seekers, Major U.S. Employers Almanac, 2021 edition.

The Coronavirus epidemic of 2020 altered the employment landscape dramatically.  Large numbers of outstanding companies were forced to lay off employees due to both a rapid decline in revenues and uncertainty about the future.  Hardest hit were the entertainment, retail and travel sectors. At the same time, some sectors enjoyed soaring growth. Supermarkets and food-delivery services boomed.  Cloud computing firms, cybersecurity companies and digital payments firms, such as Square and PayPal, were also dramatically boosted. Home sales soared as well as a massive jump in business at mortgage companies as homeowners sought to refinance their loans.  Job seekers who want good positions with good pay must be extremely well prepared for the process of seeking a job. Americans who find themselves in the market for a job will need to understand the changes surging through the economy in order to determine which companies to pursue and which to avoid. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 American Employers and names major trends affecting job seekers.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-584-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-892-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 618            

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 504

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $379.99

This feature-rich book covers major trends affecting job seekers—everything you need to know about major U.S. employers including:

  1. The Coronavirus and the U.S. Job Market Overview                                                                        
  2. Cost Control Remains a Major Concern at Employers/Consolidation Through Mergers Continues
  3. The Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus Will be Challenging to Job Seekers                                
  4. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers                                 
  5. Technology Continues to Create Sweeping Changes in the Workplace                                           
  6. Continued Growth in Outsourcing, Including Supply Chain and Logistics Services                          
  7. Offshoring and the Reshoring of American Manufacturing                                                              
  8. Older Americans Will Delay Retirement and Work Longer/Many Employers Find Older Employees Desirable                                                                                                                                            
  9. Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities

Employment Statistics

  1. U.S. Employment Overview: 2019-2020                                                                                             
  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997-July 2020                                                                                           
  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2008, 2018 & Projected 2028                                             
  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: July 2019 vs. July 2020                                  
  5. U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Sex, Race & Ethnicity: October 2019                                                                                                                      
  6. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018               
  7. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2019                  
  8. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2018-2028                                       
  9. Top 30 U.S. Fastest Growing Occupations: 2018-2028                                                                      
  10. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2018-2028                            
  11. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2018-2028                                                     

Research: 7 Keys for Job Seekers

  1. Financial Stability       
  2. Growth Plans
  3. Research and Development Programs
  4. Product Launch and Production
  5. Marketing and Distribution Methods
  6. Employee Benefits
  7. Quality of Work Factors

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As part of the Plunkett Research Online system, our unique Build-A-Report feature can include your choice of industry trends, industry statistics, profiles of top companies and industry glossaries. And since it’s part of Plunkett Research Online, you have access to industry analysis and market research for all vital industry sectors, ranging from biotech to sports to retail, health care, infotech and aerospace.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics.

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Only Plunkett Research Online takes you directly to industry-specific research portals for the most important business sectors, from aerospace to e-commerce to biotech to sports. Plunkett Research Online is your source for market research, industry analysis and company profiles 24/7 via the internet.

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Government Consulting Still Big Business

Consulting to Governments/U.S. Federal and State Consulting Contracts

Historically, U.S. governments at local, state and federal levels have provided lucrative major consulting contracts. Government at all levels has large needs for consulting in IT, security, human resources and other areas. In 2019, Leidos, Inc. ranked first in government consulting contracts granted. In fact, all four top spots went to companies traditionally in the aerospace and defense sector that have now expanded into government consulting. While the scope of consulting opportunities with the federal government is obviously immense, budget constraints can clearly reduce the size of consulting funds available from time to time.

Such contracts are generally for consulting and services in information technology (including cybersecurity), defense (including anti-terrorism), telecommunications, professional services and engineering. Note that the largest awards each year go to firms that are predominantly defense or aerospace contractors. The Trump administration has increased military spending overall, which has created growth in related consulting projects. In any event, future U.S. government and military budgets will be subject to extreme debate and negotiation in Congress. The Coronavirus pandemic had the result of lowering tax revenues for state and local governments, reducing the amount of money available for consulting projects

For everything you need to know about the global Consulting Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac 2020

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Publication Date: June 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-535-6
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-879-1
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Plunkett Research, the Right Tool for Remote Learners and Workers

Working/Studying Remotely? Boost Your Results with Plunkett Research Online

Working from home can be a fun change, a distraction, or both. But your new relaxed dress code doesn’t make finding relevant information any easier. Plunkett Research has got you covered! The Plunkett Research Online user interface makes it simple, fast and easy to find the accurate, up-to-the-minute industry and business data you need, whether you’re working on an investment plan, a case study, a marketing plan or a class assignment. If you’re a business owner or a job seeker, you’ll also find our data to be perfect for remote use!

Our market research, analytics and benchmarks in databases, industry almanacs or special reports will make sure you get the most out of working from home. We have a superb proprietary knowledge set and significant industry expertise for you to benefit from. With access to Plunkett Research, your work from home is greatly enabled. And, our Plunkett Research Online system is perfectly designed to make you efficient and effective when working from home.

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Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics.
Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, artificial intelligence, retailing, entertainment, energy, sharing economy and information technology.
Only Plunkett Research Online takes you directly to industry-specific research portals for the most important business sectors, from energy to e-commerce and retailing to financial services. Plunkett Research Online is your source for market research, industry analysis and company profiles 24/7 via the Internet. See a list of all the industries Plunkett Research Online has to offer here.
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Virtual School Take Off

Technology and the Internet Enable Virtual Schools, Ranging from Virtual Public Charter Schools to Online Universities

The use of online classes has accelerated dramatically during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Schools and institutions that had online programs already up and running were far ahead of the game, managing to continue classes on a remote basis. Here is a look at some of the programs that were ahead of the game.

Virtual Charter and K-12 Schools: Distance learning was not limited to college-level classes before the pandemic. A small number of charters schools were entirely virtual, with students learning online, typically from home. One of the most significant aspects of such schools is that students typically learned in a self-paced manner. Unfortunately, an intense 2015 study of 166 virtual, online-only charters published by CREDO, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, found that students attending these schools had, on average, slightly lower academic growth in reading and in math than traditional school students.

Alternative Universities: The Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute is part of an attempt to build a non-traditional university with Ivy League standards. Minerva’s hope is to build valuable relationships and a true community among students by eventually building dorms in major cities around the world. Elsewhere, The University of the People is a tuition-free, four-year university that operates as a nonprofit. By early 2019, the program had achieved accreditation by the Distance Education and Training Council. Students pay a small application fee, but the fee may be waived for students with low incomes.

For everything you need to know about the global Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry Almanac 2020

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Publication Date: June 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-533-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-878-4
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Home Improvement Time

Remodeling Market Is Strong

Many homeowners are remodeling in order to increase energy efficiency, while others capitalized on tax credits for new appliances and other energy saving improvements. Yet another reason Americans are remodeling is to add space for live-in relatives such as grown children or aging parents. The strong market for both new construction and remodeling of existing homes can be clearly seen in the financial results of home improvement chains Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Remodeling skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, as some people following stay-at-home orders caught up on long-desired projects and others added dedicated work-at-home space. Many cost-conscious consumers are in do-it-yourself (DIY) mode. In particular, younger homeowners are keen on DIY. One interesting result is that the short-term rental of construction tools and equipment has grown. As America’s Baby Boomers age, investments in remodeling for easier access for seniors will boom. Features such as wider doors for wheelchair access, firm handholds in bathrooms and better kitchen accessibility will be a focus. “Universal Design,” a concept that focuses on ease of use by residents of limited physical ability, will grow.

For everything you need to know about the global Real Estate & Construction Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac 2020

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Publication Date: June 2020 | Price: $379.99

Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-532-5
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Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

September 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Prior to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, the automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in recent years, with particularly sharp growth in the U.S. and China.  Analysts at JD Power forecast the global market at 73 million units for 2020.  This would represent more than a 20% decrease from the previous year, due to the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 had a profound effect on the global automobile industry.  Vast shifts in where and how people work, as well as travel habits, are impacting automotive usage, sales, maintenance, production and development.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the automobile industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-583-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-890-6 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 560            

Statistical Tables Provided: 21

Companies Profiled: 412

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the automobile business including:

  1. Automobile Industry Introduction                                                                    
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Automobile Industry                                       
  3. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda                                                                                             
  4. U.S. Automobile Sales Show That Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers                                                                                                         
  5. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/Trump Administration Delays Increases in MPG Standards                                                                             
  6. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers                                                                                                 
  7. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory                                                                  
  8. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices                                                             
  9. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires                         
  10. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress                                      
  11. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market                                                                                                               
  12. China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market                                            
  13. India Has a Significant Automobile Market, with Great Long-Term Potential 
  14. Mexico Is a Leading Automotive Maker and Exporter                                     
  15. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers                                               
  16. Car Sharing Programs Include Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services       
  17. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information                                  
  18. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems                                                                        
  19. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates                                                         
  20. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Raid Hailing) Industry              
  21. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide                                                                           
  22. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting
    Opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Automobile Industry Statistics

  1. Automobile Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                  
  2. General Motors Corporation Overview                                                               
  3. Ford Motor Company Overview                                                                          
  4. Volkswagen Group Overview                                                                               
  5. Toyota Motor Corporation Overview                                                                  
  6. Daimler AG Overview                                                                                           
  7. Hyundai Motor Group Overview                                                                         
  8. Honda Motor Co. Overview                                                                                 
  9. U.S. New Car & Truck Market Shares by Company: 2015-2019                          
  10. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2018                                                                                                                     
  11. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2020 Model Year                                 
  12. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2020 Model Year                                  
  13. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2012-2018                                        
  14. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2012-2019                                    
  15. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2019                               
  16. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2019                                                                  
  17. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2009-2018                                                                                                                     
  18. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020                      
  19. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020                                 
  20. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2019                                                                                   
  21. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2014-May 2020                        

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)
  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA
  • Valeo SA
  • AAMCO Transmissions Inc
  • Kelley Automotive Group LLC
  • AB Volvo
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • ADA Sa
  • Opel (Adam Opel AG)
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc

New 2021 Catalog, Vital Industry Data re COVID

Just out: The new 2021 Plunkett Research catalog, listing our terrific, completely updated industry almanacs. Each Plunkett Almanac covers a specific industry, from Artificial Intelligence to E-commerce to Health Care and Automobiles. You’ll find the ready-reference coverage you need for the industries of most interest to you. Click to download the 2021 Plunkett Catalog in PDF format!

Great news!

For 2021, each Industry Almanac includes in-depth coverage of How The Industry is Effected by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

One of the biggest trends about any industry is how it’s being forced to evolve and adapt due to COVID—our Almanacs have the answers!

Each almanac gives you up-to-date market research, trends analysis and new technologies for each industry sector, PLUS industry statistics, profiles of hundreds of leading companies, executive contacts and much more!

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Coronavirus and Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

Due to the Coronavirus, disruption occurred in many of the world’s major supply chains, from automotive components to building supplies to medical supplies. Additionally, the apparel industry has been one of the hardest hit of all industries, and apparel firms ranging from apparel manufacturing through distribution and retailing were deeply effected. Overall, Coronavirus has resulted in a reduction in international trade and exports, with a related reduction in outsourced and offshored manufacturing.

One way companies have tried to mitigate this problem is through reshoring. Many firms developed an increased interest in manufacturing domestically, or at least closer to home. For example, some American firms developed a new interest in moving at least some manufacturing back to the U.S. or to nearby Mexico. This reshoring effect will be particularly strong in goods and technologies that are considered to be critical in nature, ranging from items that are vital to providing health care during future pandemics (such as masks and other protective gear), to chemicals vital to the pharmaceuticals industry, to highly specialized electronics and components, to goods that are critical to national defense.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Outsourcing & Offshoring sector, see:
Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac 2021

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Available to Plunkett Research Online subscribers
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Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: July 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-575-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-881-4
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Complete Guide to the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

September 9, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The manufacturing and robotics sectors have become tightly intertwined in recent years, thanks to the rapidly growing importance of factory automation. On factory floors ranging from relatively small machine shops to giant automobile plants and electronics factories, computer-driven equipment plays a vital role in manufacturing worldwide. The sophistication of the equipment ranges from simple computer-aided machinery that cuts fabric prior to it being sewn into final garments, to robots that make highly accurate and sophisticated welds in car factories, to robots that can rapidly assemble tiny electronics components and solder them in place with blazing speed and great accuracy.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-582-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-889-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 684

Statistical Tables Provided: 29

Companies Profiled: 499

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the manufacturing, automation & robotics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry
  3. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  4. Service Robots Are Applied in a Variety of Industries
  5. U.S. Automobile Sales Show That Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers
  6. Global Markets in Manufacturing and Trade Require Investment by Emerging Nations
  7. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  8. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  9. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  10. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  11. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  12. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  13. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  14. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  15. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services
  16. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  17. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  18. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  19. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Delay Expansion Projects in U.S.
  20. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China/Huawei Faces Controversy
  21. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  22. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda
  23. India Sees Automobile Export Growth
  24. Mexico Is a Leading Automotive Maker and Exporter
  25. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models
  26. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  27. The Internet of Things (IoT) in Factories, Robotics and Equipment
  28. Health Care Robotics
  29. Robotics in Retai

Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics

  1. Overview of the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

Quarterly After-Tax Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2013-1st Quarter 2020

Selected Financial Data, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020

Net Sales & Net Income After-Tax, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2009-1st Quarter 2020

Sales & Operating Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations, by Industry:
1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020

  1. Output & Employment

Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1950-2019

All Manufacturing Employees, U.S.: Monthly, January 1940-July 2020

Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry
Employment: 1950-2020

Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, by Industry: 2014-June 2020

Manufacturing Output vs. Employment, U.S.: 1985-2020

Gross Output in the Wood & Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Primary Metals & Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Machinery Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Textile & Apparel Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

  1. Shipments

Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for All Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly,
January 1995-June 202

Annual Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2013-2019

Monthly Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2019-2020

  1. Exports

Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.:
2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Chemicals, U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2018-2019

Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products:
2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • AutoAlliance International Inc
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • ArthroCare Corporation
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA
  • Clayton Homes Inc
  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Vericel Corporation

Complete Guide to the Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

September 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global travel industry is comprised of a wide variety of businesses, from hotels and inns to casino resorts, trains, buses, airplanes, cruise ships, tour operators and travel bookers, both online and physical. Up until the outbreak of the Coronavirus, hotels and resorts had been enjoying good to excellent occupancy rates. The global pandemic has completely changed all facets of the travel industry.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 300 companies in the Airlines, Hotels & Travel industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-581-3 (Available Now)
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  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 460

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 314

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Airlines, Hotels & Travel business including:

  1. Introduction to the Travel Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry
  3. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  4. Major Airlines Change Strategy, Charge Fees
  5. Some International Airlines Cut First Class Seats and Add to Business Class/Premium
    Economy Now Widely Available
  6. Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  7. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  8. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  9. In Flight Wireless Takes Off
  10. Airports Expand
  11. Growth in China’s and India’s Travel Markets Curtailed by the Coronavirus
  12. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways, Airports & Silk Road
  13. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer
  14. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Gained Popularity as Certification Standards Emerged
  15. Luxury Hotel Chains Expanded Globally
  16. What Millennials and Mobile-Savvy Consumers Want as Tourists and Travelers
  17. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels,
    to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling to Fitness Options
  18. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  19. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties
  20. Localization Will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing
  21. Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Gain Market Share
  22. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway
    and Many Global Competitors
  23. Cruise Industry Market Was Strong But Faces Tremendous New Challenges
  24. Small Cruise Ships Feature Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places
  25. River Cruise Lines Launched with Low Capital Investment and High Fares
  26. Chinese Tourism Will Create Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries
  27. New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security
  28. High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe
  29. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Light Rail and All Aboard Florida
  30. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID, Facial Recognition and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines and Hotels
  31. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  32. Space Travel Firms Seek Tourists/New Vehicles for U.S. Astronauts
  33. The Future of Travel

Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics

  1. Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2019
  3. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended April 2020 and April 2019
  4. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  5. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1996-2019
  6. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2019
  7. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2019
  8. Top Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2017-2018
  9. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2011-2018
  10. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports:
    1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020
  11. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2019 System Scheduled Enplanements
  12. Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2013-2019
  13. Monthly U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI): November 2019-March 2020
  14. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2017-1st Quarter 2019
  15. Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2014-June 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Balboa Travel Inc
  • Go-Ahead Group plc (The)
  • Accor North America
  • Extended Stay America Inc
  • Japan Airlines Co Ltd
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • ADA Sa
  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
  • Aer Lingus Group
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC

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Supercomputers Work It Harder

Supercomputing Hits 148.6 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data

The quest for the world’s fastest, most powerful supercomputer has become a new frontier for computer engineering, computer science and national rivalry. By late 2019, China was estimated to have 227 such machines, compared to just 118 in the United States. What the US lacks in numbers, it makes up for in speed with three of the five fastest supercomputers on Earth. Sitting at the top is the Summit at the DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S. reaching 148.6 petaflops.

While it is easy to dismiss such computing quests as vanity projects, hi-level IT teams understand the need to work on new, advanced systems in order to avoid falling behind in areas where strong computing matters most, such as simulating complex systems like weather, and biotechnology projects like protein folding. Simulation capability is vital for national security (for example, where simulations take the place of underground testing for weapons of mass destruction) and the advancement of basic science.

IBM, which developed a computer called “Watson” that achieved fame when it beat all human contestants on the Jeopardy! television game show, is also working to make complex computing services easily available. Watson quickly evolved to the point that it offers cloud-based computational services, such as image recognition, and text-to-speech generation, delivered over the internet. IBM is supporting several advanced, Watson-based services available via its Watson business unit. These are essentially artificial intelligence (AI) software services that can be of vital assistance in projects involving big data/data mining, speech recognition, pattern recognition and “reasoning” in a vaguely human-like manner. The firm states that thousands of software developers worldwide are taking advantage of Watson’s capabilities. Some efforts are as simple as e-commerce firms attempting to boost their sales. More advanced applications include medical research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic, as well as investment and banking tools.

Government and corporate customers alike will benefit from this race. While aerospace and biotech firms want supercomputing power for breakthrough research, government agencies benefit from supercomputers for a wide variety of needs. Additionally, major manufacturers in such areas as automobiles and health imaging equipment see supercomputers as a tool for improved product engineering and faster time-to-market.

For everything you need to know about the global Engineering & Research Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

August 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Biotechnology can be defined as the use of living organisms (such as bacteria), biological processes, or biological systems in order to create a desired end result or end product. Primary markets for biotechnology include: 1) Agriculture, where genetically-modified seeds are now in wide use in many nations. 2) The manufacture of enzymes for food processing or converting organic matter into ethanol for fuel. 3) Pharmaceuticals, where biotechnology creates such therapies as antibodies, interleukins and vaccines based on living organisms to target specific cellular conditions. Plunkett Research estimates that combined biotech revenues for publicly-held firms headquartered in the U.S. and E.U. will be $190 billion during 2019.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-580-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-887-6 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 516

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 353

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the biotech, pharmaceuticals & genetics business including:

  1. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry
  3. A Short History of Biotechnology
  4. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  5. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  6. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  7. Major Drug Companies Acquire or Partner With Smaller Biotech Firms
  8. Pharmaceutical R&D Improves with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  9. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech

Development

  1. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  2. Gene Therapies Target Defective Genes/CRISPR Advances DNA Editing
  3. Vaccines and Viruses in Drug Delivery
  4. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/ Drug Prices Soar
  5. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share by Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues
  6. Coupons and Other Marketing Schemes Obscure the Retail Prices of Drugs in the U.S.,

Which Are Vastly Higher than Prices Paid in Other Nations

  1. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  2. Biosimilars (Generic Biotech Drugs) Receive FDA Guidelines for Accelerated Approval/Competition Will Be Fierce
  3. Market for CBD Is on the Rise
  4. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  5. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  6. Stem Cells and 3-D Printing—A New Era of Tissue Replacement Takes Shape
  7. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  8. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  9. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Created in Laboratories/3-D Printed Food Appears
  10. Selective Plant Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, Including CRISPR, as Alternatives to GM Seeds
  11. Immunotherapy and CAR-T Create Exciting New Approach to Fighting Cancers
  12. Technology Discussion—Genes and DNA
  13. Technology Discussion—Proteins and Proteomics
  14. Technology Discussion—DNA Chips
  15. Technology Discussion—SNPs (“Snips”)
  16. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  17. Technology Discussion—Recombinant DNA
  18. Technology Discussion—Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Biotech & Genetics Industry Statistics

  1. Biotech Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  3. U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2019
  4. U.S. Pharmaceutical R&D Spending Versus the Number of New Molecular Entity (NME)
    Approvals: 1994-2019
  5. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2019
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020
  8. U.S. Prescription Drug Expenditures, Aggregate & Per Capita Amounts, Percent Distribution: 2012-2028
  9. Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: Selected Years, 1985-2028
  10. Total U.S. Biotechnology Patents Granted per Year by Patent Class: 1977-2015
  11. NSF Budget by Appropriation (Dollars in Millions), Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  12. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2018
  13. Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2018
  14. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2018
  15. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad Breakdown, PhRMA Member Companies: 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Vericel Corporation
  • Abaxis Inc
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abeona Therapeutics Inc
  • Insmed Inc
  • Affymetrix Inc
  • Agilent Technologies Inc
  • Akorn Inc
  • Albany Molecular Research Inc
  • Alcon Inc

The Best Seat in the House, It’s in Your House

Restaurants with No Seats

The preponderance of restaurant meal delivery apps and services are fueling a new concept in restaurants: those with no seats for customers. In fact, customers aren’t allowed in. These kitchen-only establishments do not have the overhead that comes with seating areas, waitstaff, signage, high-traffic real estate and related costs. Their locations may be virtually unknown to consumers, relying on out-of-the-way, low-cost buildings. Instead, the kitchen cooks orders taken by app and needs only a central pickup counter or window where interactions with delivery runners take place. Delivery service Grubhub invested $1 million in Green Summit Group, a startup in Chicago, Illinois, to build a central kitchen which produces dishes for nine different “virtual restaurants.” Each appears as a separate establishment with unique menus, but is prepared in the same kitchen by the same staff.

Cloud Kitchens (www.cloudkitchens.com) is a provider of shared kitchen spaces to support delivery-only restaurants. It is backed by Travis Kalanick, founder of Uber Technologies, Inc. Kitchen United (www.kitchenunited.com) offers a similar service, with kitchens in Chicago, Illinois; Pasadena, California; and Scottdale, Arizona as of early 2020, with plans to expand in Austin, Texas. In the U.K. and the EU, food delivery firm Deliveroo had 30 shared kitchens in several countries as of mid-2019.

For everything you need to know about the global Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality sector, see:
Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Telecommunications Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

August 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

No other industry touches as many technology-related business sectors as telecommunications, which encompasses not only the traditional areas of local and long-distance telephone service, but also advanced technology-based services including wireless communications, the Internet, fiber-optics and satellites. Telecom is also deeply intertwined with entertainment of all types as cable TV systems aggressively offering local telephone service and high-speed Internet access. Competing directly against cable, traditional telecommunications firms are now selling television via the Internet.

In an attempt to unblur the lines of what is telecom, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is a term that is used to help describe the relationship between the myriad types of goods, services and networks that make up the global information and telecommunications system. Sectors involved in ICT include landlines, private networks, the Internet, wireless communications, (including cellular and remote wireless sensors) and satellites.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Telecommunications Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-579-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-886-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 492

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 345

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the telecommunications business including:

  1. Introduction to the Telecommunications Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Telecommunications Industry
  3. Landline Subscribers Cancel Service; Bundled Services Pick Up Some of the Slack/AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner Shakes Up Telecom and Entertainment Industries
  4. 5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  5. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  6. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket
  7. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 8.7 Billion
  8. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones
  9. VOIP (Telephony over the Internet) Continues To Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry
  10. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China/Huawei Faces Controversy
  11. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the
    TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  12. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  13. Global Internet Market Tops 4.6 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed
    and Wireless
  14. Telecommunications Systems Move Online Including Unified Communications,
    Telepresence
  15. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription
    Price Competition
  16. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  17. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Telecommunications Industry Statistics

  1. Telecommunications Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Telecommunications Industry Revenue by Class of Customer, U.S.: 2nd Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020
  3. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2019
  4. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2015-2018
  5. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  6. The Baby Bells Then & Now
  7. Total Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.: 2015-2018
  8. U.S. Households With & Without Telephone Service, including Wireless: November 1983-July 2019
  9. Annual Personal Consumption Expenditures on Telecommunications, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2018
  10. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2019
  11. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide
  12. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  13. Wireless Standards & Speeds
  14. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  15. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2014-2019
  16. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2014-1st Quarter 2020
  17. Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990-April 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China Telecom Corporation Ltd
  • ACT Conferencing Inc
  • ADTRAN Inc
  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
  • Akamai Technologies Inc
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
  • Quanta Services Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • T-Mobile US Inc
  • Opterna AM Inc

Coronavirus and the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Wireless Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

In the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a massive increase in mobile network traffic as consumers who are sheltering at home or working at home turn to mobile apps for news, social media, video conferencing, shopping, entertainment, education and work.

Leading carriers such as Verizon extended the amount of data traffic available to subscribers at no additional monthly fee, in order to help consumers deal with the Coronavirus pandemic’s multiple challenges.

Video conferencing on mobile devices using apps like Zoom sees soaring usage. Other popular meeting apps such as Microsoft Teams and Google’s Hangouts and Meet likewise get a major boost. Social media app use on smartphones also soars.

Consumers turn to news apps in growing numbers, with mobile viewership growing at sites ranging from cnbc.com to foxnews.com and major newspaper sites.

Ecommerce soars via mobile devices, as consumers turn away from physical stores and order online. Likewise, delivery-on-demand apps for shopping companies like Instacart and food delivery services like GrubHub soar.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.

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Complete Guide to Middle-Market Companies From Plunkett Research 2021

August 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Middle-Market Companies Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The companies chosen to be listed in PLUNKETT’S ALMANAC OF MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES comprise a unique list. THE MIDDLE MARKET 500 were chosen specifically to be top firms headquartered in the United States with revenues of between approximately $100 million and $1 billion. (We have intentionally included a few important companies with revenues above or below those amounts). The firms have been filtered from our extensive, proprietary corporate information database. The middle market companies chosen include both private and publicly-held companies. They include most major industry sectors. However, general retailing and banking are intentionally omitted. Consequently, the list is weighted towards fast-growing middle market sectors that we believe users will most want to analyze and/or market to: health products and services; biotech; energy; financial services including asset management, insurance and REITs; real estate development, construction and management; computer software; computer hardware and other electronics manufacturing; selected apparel firms; selected consulting, logistics and transportation firms; along with other important sectors.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research profiles top 500 companies in Middle Market.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-578-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-885-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 622

Companies Profiled: 503

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

Our new Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies and our online Middle Market Industry Research Center are designed to be time-saving business development tools for professionals, marketers, sales directors, consultants and strategists seeking to understand and reach middle market American companies. It will also be of great use to placement, recruiting and human resources professionals, as well as professionals working in economic development, lending and media.

This exciting new book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis–everything you need to identify and develop strategies for middle market corporations, including:

  1. Profiles of middle market manufacturers of all types
  2. Profiles of middle market distributors
  3. Profiles of mid-sized technology, hardware, software and biotech firms
  4. Profiles of mid-sized companies in financial services
  5. Profiles of mid-sized companies in energy, food products, apparel, entertainment, real estate and transportation
  6. Profiles of middle market health care services and products firms.
  7. A business terms glossary, and a directory of vital industry associations, professional organizations and government agencies that is of great use to marketers and consultants.

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • 1-800-Flowers.com Inc
  • Abt Associates Inc
  • ArthroCare Corporation
  • Arthur D Little
  • Belo Corp
  • Abaxis Inc
  • Abiomed Inc
  • Geokinetics Inc
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

Private Label, Public Appeal

Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales

Discount stores and a number of other retailers are offering more and more products that are private label. Instead of being limited to selling branded products from major manufacturers like Procter & Gamble, growing numbers of stores are contracting for the manufacture of store-branded merchandise. Such is the case with Wal-Mart and its Ol’ Roy dog food or the Sam’s Choice products found in its Sam’s Club stores. One-half of the goods sold at Target and Kroger stores are now privately branded, and Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand is on everything from cookware to paper goods to food items.

Sales of private-label items are generally growing at a faster rate than those of name brands. Overall, private-label sales in the U.S. (in supermarkets, drug stores, mass-market merchandisers and club and dollar stores) reached $129 billion in 2018, up 4.4% from 2017. In supermarkets during 2018, store brand sales rose 0.5% to $59.8 billion over 2017.

Even Amazon.com is getting into private labels. Amazon launched a line of house brand items called Amazon Elements. Initial products included diapers and baby wipes. Diapers have long been a very high-volume item for Amazon. The Elements line is designed to appeal to eco-conscious and quality-conscious consumers. The firm provides very deep product origin information, such as where and when each item was made and the sources of ingredients. Amazon has also developed a line of electronic accessories called AmazonBasics, which includes chargers.

For everything you need to know about the global Advertising & Branding sector, see:
Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac 2020

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Available to Plunkett Research Online subscribers

See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: April 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-528-8
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-873-9
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The Future is Mobile

The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

The continued enhancement of smartphones has ushered in a decline in the need for the desktop PC, while the reasonably portable laptop PC has likewise been diminished in importance. In fact, smartphones with larger screens are taking over more and more of the functions and tasks previously assigned to laptops. Mobility, miniaturization, fast wireless connections, easy access to data, software-as-a-service, and entertainment via apps and the cloud, as well as long-lasting batteries, reign supreme in this trend.

This relentless drive toward miniaturization will have a profound effect on the way we interact with computing devices over the long-term. Rooms and automobiles that react to a person when he or she enters the car, home or office will become standard. Cars that use Bluetooth to connect automatically to a driver’s smartphone are an important start in that direction. Wearable, personal sensors are quickly growing in sophistication. The so-called smart watch is evolving to the point that it is a convenient alternative to looking at a smartphone’s screen for many uses.

Devices featuring augmented reality and virtual reality will become standard in training and education for very detailed tasks (such as hospital operating room procedures), as well as for gaming and entertainment. This is another outcome of highly-miniaturized, highly-advanced wearable devices.

The technology age of the near future may be referred to as the “Connected Devices Age” or perhaps the “Pervasive Computing Age,” as the Internet of Things comes into being. That is, computing devices will surround us at all times in all places, largely interconnected and communicating with both the user and the environment around the user.

For everything you need to know about the global Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics sector, see:
Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Almanac 2020

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See more information about the online edition here

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: March 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-553-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-872-2
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Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

July 30, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The businesses of chemicals, coatings and plastics are closely linked, and those sectors, in turn, are closely linked to the oil and gas industry.  This is a research-based industry that requires massive capital expenditures on the production end. The chemicals industry is also a cyclical business, highly subject to costs for basic commodities (especially oil and gas) and open to rapid changes in fortune due to the ups and downs of the global economy. However, long-term trends point to increasing demand for many types of chemical products.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication lists the top profiles top 400 companies in the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-577-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-884-5 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry  

Pages: 514            

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 372

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry                            
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry         
  3. Plastic Processing Technologies Have Evolved According to Specialized Needs                                                                                                                
  4. Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term                              
  5. China’s Plastics Market to Grow Long-Term/China Is a Major Chemicals Import Market                                                                                                   
  6. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges           
  7. India’s Plastics and Chemicals Sectors Grow/India Is Home to Massive Petrochemical Plants                                                                                        
  8. New Display Technologies with PLEDs                                                              
  9. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Delay Expansion Projects in U.S.                                                                                                  
  10. Chemical Plants Increase Security Measures                                                    
  11. Environmentalists Campaign for a Greener Chemical Industry                       
  12. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability                                                                                                     
  13. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy     
  14. Nanochemicals Deliver Advanced Coatings and Specialty Chemicals              
  15. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation                                                                                            
  16. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires                         
  17. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress                                      
  18. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  19. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials           
  20. The Future of the Global Chemicals Industry, Driven by Specialty Needs and a Growing
    Middle Class                                                                                                      

Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics

  1. Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview    
  2. U.S. Exports & Imports of Chemicals: 2014-1st Quarter 2020                            
  3. U.S. Exports & Imports of Organic Chemicals: 2014-1st Quarter 2020               
  4. U.S. Exports & Imports of Inorganic Chemicals: 2014-1st Quarter 2020            
  5. U.S. Exports & Imports of Plastics & Plastics Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020 
  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Rubber & Rubber Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020 
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Explosives & Pyrotechnic Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020                                                                                                        
  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Fertilizers: 2014-1st Quarter 2020                             
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020    
  10. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2018
  11. Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Chemical Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992- May 2020                                            
  12. Monthly Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments & Inventories in the Chemicals, Plastics &
    Rubber Products Industries, U.S.: February-April 2020                                       
  13. Chemicals & Plastics Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012- May 2020                    
  14. Employment & Wages in Chemicals Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2019      
  15. Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2019         
  16. Top World Oil Producers: 2019                                                                            
  17. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950- 2019                                    
  18. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2019                  
  19. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2019              
  20. Refinery Sales Prices for Selected Petroleum Products, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2019                                                                                                            

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc
  • AkzoNobel NV
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Ashland Inc
  • Ball Corporation
  • Bridgestone Bandag LLC
  • BASF SE
  • Lanxess AG

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Competition Amongst Package Delivery Services Heat Up

FedEx, UPS & DHL Compete in Global Shipping and Logistics/Amazon.com Begins to Fulfill its Own Shipping Needs

The parcel delivery business is one of the most competitive in the world, with a small handful of companies battling for market share. Within the U.S., FedEx’s and UPS’s dominance has been facing growing competition from regional carriers. Regional services can often ship packages faster than FedEx or UPS within their territory, with prices sometimes lower by 20% or more. Small ground carriers such as Eastern Connection Operating, Inc., LaserShip, Inc. and OnTrac are undercutting prices and offering a viable alternative for some instances of express delivery.

In the international market, competition among package delivery providers is even more fierce. Outside domestic borders, UPS and FedEx are confronted with a number of leading foreign companies, first and foremost being DHL Worldwide Express, which is owned by German company Deutsche Post AG.

Amongst this ongoing fray for shipping dominance, Amazon has entered the ring. Amazon is developing its own network to provide significant logistics services and perhaps handle more of its long-distance shipping in Amazon-owned or Amazon-leased equipment. The company already offers services called “Fulfillment by Amazon” that provides services such as warehousing, packing and shipment forwarding for merchants that sell products on the Amazon e-commerce platform. A related service called Dragon Boat expanded into a global delivery network to handle the supply chain of goods from Indian and Chinese factories through Amazon facilities to end-customers.

In 2018, the company launched its Amazon Shipping service. Initially, Amazon Shipping is serving third-party merchants that sell their wares through Amazon websites. By early 2019, Amazon Shipping service had expanded beyond its test markets in London and Los Angeles. Eventually, Amazon Shipping may be offered to a wide variety of shippers, such as merchants that participate in the Amazon Marketplace. If so, this ecommerce giant faces stiff competition from FedEx and UPS, which daily deliver 15 million and 21 million packages respectively. Amazon’s ability to innovate and its willingness to make bold investments in the past make its entry into the parcel delivery business a development worth watching.

For everything you need to know about the global Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics sector, see:
Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2020

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Available to Plunkett Research Online subscribers
See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: March 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-527-1
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-871-5
See the complete listings of book contents and details here.