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Complete Guide to the Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. 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. Estimated global spending for InfoTech (including hardware, software, services and telecommunications) for 2017 was $3.5 trillion, up from $3.4 trillion the previous year. Emerging markets are of extreme importance to the IT sector. The number of wireless subscriptions worldwide is soaring while the number of laptop and tablet owners is also growing at a rapid rate in emerging nations. Low prices for equipment and services are fueling this boom. The InfoTech industry’s footprint goes beyond smartphones and PCs with the expansion of broadband sources allowing high-speed access to information and media, the increasing use of computerized systems in business and healthcare, and high-tech approaches to logistics and supply chain strategies.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-466-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-769-5 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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
  • Online
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 642             

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 473

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, software, hardware & technology business including:

  1. Hot Fields Within Computer Hardware and Software Include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Big Data
  2. Supercomputing Hits 93.01 Petaflops/ IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  3. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  4. Google, CableVision, FreedomPop and Republic Wireless Bypass Cellular Networks with Wi-Fi
  5. Global Internet Market Tops 3.8 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  6. TVs Are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content
  7. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Data at an Accelerating Pace
  8. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  9. Breakthroughs Achieved in Quantum Computing
  10. Voice Recognition Changes the Wireless World/Enables New Bots and Hardware
  11. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  12. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  13. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) and M2M: Wireless Sensors to Boom, Aided by Nanotechnology
  14. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  15. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  16. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

 

Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry Statistics

  1. Internet, Computer & Software Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  3. U.S. InfoTech Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2016-2017
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2013-2017
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  6. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2008-3rd Quarter 2017
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2011-3rd Quarter 2017
  8. Value of Computers & Electronic Products Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories & Orders by Industry, U.S.: 2009-November 2017
  9. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2011-3rd Quarter 2017
  10. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2011-3rd Quarter 2017
  11. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2011-2017
  12. Computer Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2012-November 2017
  13. InfoTech Employment, U.S.: 2000-November 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Omron Adept Technologies Inc
  • ADTRAN Inc
  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc
  • Akamai Technologies Inc
  • ASG Technologies Group Inc

Complete Guide to the Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

With astonishing speed, the entertainment, media, and publishing industries have digitized, evolving into a highly dynamic industry, interconnected by global digital platforms in a manner that few people could even have conceived of a few decades ago.  This has transformed the entertainment industry into an always-on, user-controlled, portable and always-with-you experience.  Now, the industry is driven by the needs, habits, and desires of individual consumers; delivering content that is easy to time-shift, accessible as customized digital streams; serving up news, entertainment, movies, ebooks and music on demand.  If you don’t know what you want to watch, listen to or read, the best digital platforms push suggestions to you.

Entertainment and media, as a broad sector, are somewhat unique in that revenues are generated by multiple methods.  Primarily, these methods are:  1) outright purchase, such as the download of an ebook or the purchase of a magazine or a movie theater ticket; 2) subscription, such as cable TV fees, Netflix fees or subscriptions to magazines or to music on Pandora; and 3) advertising fees.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-462-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-768-8 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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: 582      

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 401

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, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting business including:

  1. Introduction to the Entertainment & Media Industry
  2. TVs are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories Like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content
  3. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face New Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 32 Million Subscribers
  4. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  5. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle with Cord-Cutting/Cheaper Streaming Options Proliferate, Including Netflix
  6. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  7. China and India Expand Film and TV Production Activity
  8. Global Internet Market Tops 3.8 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  9. Mobile Videos and TV Gain Smartphone Users
  10. Newspapers and Magazines See Excellent Growth in in Digital Editions and Apps
  11. Smartphones Compete with PC and Laptop Computer Market
  12. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers
  13. Virtual Reality and 3-D Games Open New Opportunities/Immersion Games to Grow
  14. Global Mobile Apps Revenues to Hit $60 Billion Yearly in 2017
  15. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  16. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software
    Power Third-Party Developers

Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry Statistics

  1. Entertainment & Media Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2012-2017
  3. Estimated U.S. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Services Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2012-2017
  4. Personal Consumption Expenditures for Recreation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2009-2016
  5. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  6. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  7. Book Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue, Inventories & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  8. Motion Picture & Video Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2011-2017
  9. Sound Recording Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2012-2017
  10. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  11. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  12. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2017
  13. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017
  14. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2011-2017
  15. Estimated Export Revenue for Information Sector Firms, U.S.: 2012-2016
  16. Employment & Earnings in Selected Entertainment & Media Occupations, U.S.: May 2016
  17. Employment in Selected Information & Entertainment Industries, U.S.: 2012-November 2017     

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • Belo Corp
  • Disney Media Networks
  • About Inc
  • CBS Radio
  • ACME Communications Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • Advance Publications Inc
  • Netflix Inc

Complete Guide to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sharing & Gig Economy Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The penetration of digital technology into all aspects of life is no better represented than in the adjustment of work arrangements through the sharing economy. A sometimes-misunderstood term, the “sharing economy” is a system of peer-to-peer exchanges or rentals facilitated through a digital intermediary. Closely intertwined with the sharing economy is an expansion of “gig” and freelance work through digital platforms.  These platforms allow increased access to services and workers in ways not seen before.  Plunkett Research estimates the size of the global sharing economy at $98 billion for 2017 with industry growth expected through 2025.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 150 companies in the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-478-6 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-803-6 (Available)
  • Online Subscription

 

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 228             

Statistical Tables Provided: 6

Companies Profiled: 152

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 Sharing & Gig Economy business including:

  1. Introduction to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry
  2. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  3. Demand for E-Commerce Deliveries and On-Demand Car Hailing Services Spurs Gig Economy Worker Demand
  4. Repairs, Errand-Running and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  5. “Sharing Economy” Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  6. Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Grow
  7. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate
  8. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Ride Hailing) Industry
  9. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide
  10. Bicycle Sharing Grows in Major Cities, But Finances Are Challenging
  11. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon Competes in Groceries
  12. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make it Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals Without Shopping at Supermarkets
  13. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes and Offices       
  14. Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway
  15. Co-Living and Co-Working Catch on in Urban Areas
  16. The Future of the Sharing Economy and Gig Workforce

Sharing & Gig Economy Industry Statistics

  1. Sharing and Gig Economy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview     
  2. Shared or On-Demand Online Service Activities, U.S.: 2015 
  3. Ride-Hailing Services Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2015
  4. Home-Sharing Services Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2015
  5. Crowdfunding Platforms Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2015
  6. Persons Not in the Labor Force and Multiple Jobholders by Sex, U.S.: 2016-2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • GLAMSQUAD Inc
  • Care.com Inc
  • FreshDirect LLC
  • HomeAway Inc
  • Trueblue Inc
  • Parking Panda Corp

Complete Guide to the Investment & Asset Management Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Investment & Asset Management Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The investment industry is comprised of a wide variety of sectors and service providers.  At the top of the list are the giant asset managers, like BlackRock, a firm managing $4 trillion in investment assets, an amount so immense that it is roughly equal to the gross national products of Russia and India combined.  Also at the top of the industry are the biggest exchanges, where billions of shares trade hands yearly, along with the major investment banks, those firms that raise money for corporate clients by selling their stocks and bonds to the public.  Investment banks also deal in private equity investments and asset management, and they earn immense fees by brokering mergers and acquisitions.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Investment & Asset Management Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-461-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-773-2 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 500             

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 352

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 investment & asset management business including:

  1. Investment & Securities Industry Overview
  2. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  3. Shadow Banking Soars with Non-Bank Alternatives, Online or Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding
  4. Investment Market Evolves in China
  5. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $26.6 Trillion           
  6. Employers Make 401(k) Enrollment Automatic/Broad Changes Are Suggested for Retirement Savings Plans
  7. Investment Firms and Banks Compete for Clients in High Net Worth Households
  8. ETFs Expand and Take Market Share from Mutual Funds/Mutual Fund Managers Are Forced to Change
  9. Online Brokers Open Physical Offices/Online Trading Is Free for Large Depositors
  10. Hedge Funds Regroup and Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  11. Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies
  12. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  13. Stock Exchanges Merge/High Speed Technologies Force Massive Changes
  14. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Payments, Lending, Insurance and Online “Robo Advisors”
  15. Artificial Intelligence Powers New Hedge Fund Strategies
  16. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  17. Investment Product Facts

Investment & Asset Management Industry Statistics

  1. Investment & Securities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Stock Market Performance Indices, U.S.: 1985-2017
  3. Stock Market Average Daily Trading Volume, U.S.: 2008-2017        
  4. Common Stock Prices & Yields, U.S.: 1985-2017       
  5. Sales, Profits & Stockholders' Equity, All Manufacturing Corporations, U.S.: 1985-Q2 2017
  6. Components of U.S. Money Stock Measures: 1980-2017     
  7. Treasury Securities Outstanding by Kind of Obligation, U.S.: 1985-2016     
  8. Estimated Ownership of U.S. Treasury Securities: 2008-2016          
  9. Public Debt Securities Held by Private Investors, U.S.: 1985- March 2017   
  10. Average Interest Rates of 3-Month & 10-Year U.S. Treasuries: 1985-2017  
  11. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2017
  12. Employment in the Investment & Securities Industry, U.S.: 2011-September 2017
  13. Securities, Commodity Contracts & Other Financial Investment Activities,
  14. Estimated Revenue for Employer Firms, U.S.: 2011-2017    
  15. Securities, Commodity Contracts & Other Financial Investment Activities,
  16. Estimated Sources of Revenue for Employer Firms, U.S.: 2014-2016

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • A B Watley Group Inc
  • Affiliated Managers Group Inc
  • AllianceBernstein Holding LP
  • Allstate Corporation (The)
  • Ambac Financial Group Inc
  • American International Group Inc (AIG)
  • TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc
  • Bank of America Corp
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO Financial Group)

Complete Guide to the Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 14.1% worldwide during 2016 (the latest year for which data is available).  Steady growth however does not mean that renewables account for a large amount of the world’s energy.  Instead, non-hydroelectric renewables as a percent of global electricity generation accounted for about 7.5% in 2016. Even at such levels, renewable energy sources continue to remain popular with wind power seeing rapid growth worldwide while solar power is enjoying significant technological innovation.  In addition, cleaner-burning fuels, fuel-efficient automobiles, as well as homes and buildings that utilize energy-efficient materials and controls are of great appeal to the large number of consumers worldwide who have developed a true interest in sustainability or in protecting the environment.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 300 companies in the Renewable & Alternative Energy business and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-460-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-800-5 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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
  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 438             

Statistical Tables Provided: 32

Companies Profiled: 262

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 renewable & alternative energy business including:

  1. Small-Scale Solar Panel Installations Soar Through Subsidies, While Solar Cell Costs Plummet
  2. Utility-Scale Solar Plants, Including Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Are Operating, But Costs Are Massive
  3. Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  4. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  5. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  6. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  7. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers
  8. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
  9. Natural Gas Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  10. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  11. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  12. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables    
  13. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East  
  14. Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices                       
  15. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology  
  16. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions

Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen 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: 2012-2050   
  8. World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: Projections, 2015-2050   
  9. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2016-2050     
  10. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2016           
  11. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2016
  12. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2016   
  13. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2017           
  14. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2017  
  15. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2016 
  16. Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2015-2016 
  17. U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1997-2016     
  18. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016        
  19. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  20. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016         
  21. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2010 vs. 2016      
  22. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2010-2016           
  23. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2010-2016           
  24. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- July 2017      
  25. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- July 2017
  26. The 15 Largest Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. 
  27. Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2016       
  28. Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 3rd Quarter 2017         
  29. Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2006-2016       
  30. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2016-2018    
  31. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017           
  32. Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source   

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • ABB Ltd
  • AES Corporation (The)
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Alstom SA
  • Ultralife Corporation
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • Applied Materials Inc
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

 

Complete Guide to the Retailing & Chain Stores Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retailing & Chain Stores Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15.7 million employees in America alone (more than one out of 10 workers), is one of the largest industries in the world.  Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $5.733 trillion during 2017, according to Plunkett Research, up about 3.8% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009. 

Competition among retailers has never been tougher.  A retailer without a significant competitive advantage doesn’t stand a chance.  Both retailers and their customers are much more conservative than they were during the long-term economic boom that ended in late 2007.  Retailers of all types have been seeking creative ways to cut operating expenses.  Methods range from reducing the size of stores to lowering the employee count to reducing inventory exposure.

 Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Retailing Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-459-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-799-2 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 658             

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 500

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. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon       
  2. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share         
  3. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales      
  4. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales    
  5. Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers             
  6. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges     
  7. Retail Technologies Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders/Apps and Location-Based Ads Drive Sales     
  8. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon                      
  9. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods 
  10. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online          
  11. Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China and India      
  12. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged as Online Sales Hurt Stores             
  13. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  14. Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
  15. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  16. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon Competes in Groceries

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview      
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1935-2017, U.S.        
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-2nd Quarter 2017
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992- August 2017         
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2017  
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2011-2016
  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2017           
  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2017
  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2011-2016
  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2008-2nd Quarter 2017
  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2016
  12. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2011-2016, U.S.
  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2015
  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2010-2016
  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2010-September 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cabela's Inc
  • 7-Eleven Inc
  • 99 Cents Only Stores LLC
  • A C Moore Arts & Crafts Inc
  • Aarons Inc
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc
  • Ahold USA Inc
  • Albertsons LLC
  • SkyMall Inc

Complete Guide to the Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry Almanac, 2018 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 lists top 500 companies in the Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-458-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-798-5 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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
  • Buyer may register for access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 688            

Statistical Tables Provided: 42

Companies Profiled: 470

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. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  2. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  3. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  4. America Ranks with Top Oil Producers/E&P Companies Reduce Drilling and Seek Lower Costs     
  5. LNG Projects Boom, Including Floating Plants (FLNG)/America Begins LNG Exports
  6. Energy Demand Climbs in India and China/Nuclear, Hydro and Gas Projects Grow, but Coal Remains Dominant
  7. Some Electric Utilities Regulations Are Rolled Back While Utilities Invest in Gas-Fired Plants        
  8. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  9. U.S. Coal Industry May Bounce Back, while Coal Use Grows Dramatically in India and China        
  10. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  11. Ethanol Production Soared, but U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  12. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  13. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Invest Heavily in U.S./Take Advantage of Shale Natural Gas
  14. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges
  15. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions
  16. U.S. Exports Crude Oil to Global Markets in High Volume    

Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry Statistics

I.          Overview of the Energy Industry

  1. Global Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: 2015-2016
  2. U.S. Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. U.S. Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: Selected Years, 1990-2016
  4. U.S. Energy Intensity: 2015-2050
  5. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2016
  6. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2016           
  7. Total U.S. Energy Consumption: 2015-2050
  8. Energy Consumption & Expenditures Indicators, U.S.: Selected Years, 1975-2016
  9. Energy Imports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  10. Energy Exports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  11. Total Energy Imports, Net Energy Imports & Petroleum Imports, U.S.: 1970-2016
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017
  13. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2016-2018
  14. Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors

II.         Electricity      

  1. Electricity Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  2. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2017
  3. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2016
  4. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2017
  5. Average Retail Prices of Electricity Sold by U.S. Electric Utilities: Selected Years, 1960-2016
  6. Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source   

III.        Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy       

  1. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  2. Petroleum Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  3. Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2016
  4. Crude Oil Domestic First Purchase Prices, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2016 
  5. Landed Costs of U.S. Crude Oil Imports from Selected Countries: Selected Years, 1975-2016
  6. Petroleum Imports by Country of Origin, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2016
  7. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2016
  8. Refinery Sales Prices for Selected Petroleum Products, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2016
  9. Petroleum Consumption by the Transportation Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  10. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995- October 2017
  11. Top World Oil Reserves by Country: 2016
  12. Top World Oil Producers: 2016
  13. Top World Oil Consumers: 2016
  14. Coal Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  15. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  16. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2016
  17. Annual U.S. Shale Gas Production: 2007-2015
  18. The 15 Largest Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.

IV.        Renewable Energy    

  1. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  2. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2016
  3. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2010-2016
  4. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2010-2016

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ameren Corporation
  • Denbury Resources Inc
  • ABB Ltd
  • Geokinetics Inc
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
  • AES Corporation (The)
  • Adams Resources & Energy Inc
  • Southern Company Gas
  • Alliance Resource Partners LP
  • Alliant Energy Corporation

Complete Guide to the Insurance, Risk Management & Reinsurance Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report,  Insurance, Risk Management & Reinsurance Industry Almanac, 2018 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 $4.73 trillion in 2016 (the latest data available), down from $4.55 trillion in 2014.  This was equal to about 6.3% of global GDP.  Global life insurance premiums were $2.62 trillion during 2016, while all other types of insurance totaled $2.12 trillion.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Insurance Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-456-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-796-1 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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
  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 488            

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 350

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:

Introduction to the Insurance Industry

  1. Aging Populations Create Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry
  2. Sophisticated Risk Management and Prevention Programs Lead to Lower Losses
  3. Independent Agencies Continue to Dominate Commercial Insurance, but Play a Lesser Role in Personal Lines/Life Insurance Sales Fall in the U.S.
  4. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow
  5. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates
  6. Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies
  7. Major U.S., Japanese and European Insurance Firms See Vast Promise in the Chinese, Southeast Asian Market and Emerging Markets
  8. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But Costs Continue to Rise
  9. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  10. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly Rising Costs of Care
  11. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  12. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  13. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $26.6 Trillion           
  14. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II Takes Effect
  15. Financial Technology (FinTech) Is Driven by Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance and Online “Robo Advisors”
  16. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting

Insurance Industry Statistics

  1. Insurance Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Property-Casualty Insurance Companies: 2013-1st Quarter 2017
  3. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Life Insurance Companies: 2013-1st Quarter 2017
  4. Typical U.S. Automobile Insurance Costs, per Year: 2017
  5. Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2016
  6. The Nation's Health Dollar: 2017 Where It Came From (Estimated)
  7. Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 1999-2015
  8. Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group, U.S.: 1999-2015
  9. Affordable Care Act Overview
  10. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2017
  11. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2017
  12. Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.
  13. Employment in the Insurance Industry, U.S.: 2011-July 2017
  14. Employment & Earnings in Insurance Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

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)

 

Complete Guide to the Aerospace Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Aerospace Industry Almanac, 2018 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 lists top 350 companies in the Aerospace Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-476-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-801-2 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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
  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 504             

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 367

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. Boeing and Airbus Face Waning Orders/Major Aircraft Market in China
  3. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  4. Supersonic Jets Expected to Enter the Commercial Market
  5. Electric-Powered Airplanes are Under Research and Development
  6. Flying Cars Get Off the Ground
  7. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  8. Light-Weight Satellites and Project Loon Balloons Studied for Internet Access and Whole-Earth Imaging
  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 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. :2001-1st Quarter 2017
  3. Gross Output in the Aircraft Manufacturing and Air Transportation Industries, U.S.
  4. Selected Years, 2005-2015
  5. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2011-2015
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.:
  7. Fiscal Years 2015-2017
  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Air Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017
  9. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017
  10. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2016-2022
  11. U.S. Exports & Imports of Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts: 2012-2nd Quarter 2017
  12. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  13. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region:
  14. 2017-2036
  15. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2001-2036    
  16. Quarterly System* Operating Profit/Loss for U.S. Airlines: 2nd Quarter 2015-2nd Quarter 2016  
  17. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2016
  18. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended March 2017 and March 2016
  19. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2001-2037
  20. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2016
  21. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2016 System Scheduled Enplanements
  22. Employment in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Monthly, January 1990-June 2017
  23. Employment & Earnings in Aerospace Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

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 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Health Care Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Health care costs continue to rise in the U.S. Total U.S. health care expenditures were estimated to be $3.54 trillion in 2017, and are projected to soar to $5.55 trillion in 2025. Health spending in the U.S., at about 18.3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017, is projected to grow steadily. In addition to expected higher costs, attempts by the Trump administration to alter or outright repeal the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) are adding a level of uncertainty to the U.S. healthcare landscape.

Outside the U.S., a comprehensive study published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) covering more than 30 nations found stark contrasts between health costs in the United States and those of other nations. In 2016 (the latest complete data available), the average of a list that includes, for example, the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the U.S., spent 8.9% of GDP on health care. The highest figures in this study were in America at 17.2% of GDP, Switzerland at 12.4%, Germany at 11.3%, Sweden at 11.0%, France at 11.0%, Japan at 10.9% The Netherlands at 10.5%, and Norway at 10.5%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, but $7.5 trillion would be a fair estimate for the formal health care industry for 2017. That would place health care at about 10% of global GDP, with expenditures per capita of about $1,000. This $7.5 trillion breaks down to approximately $3.5 trillion in the U.S., $3.0 trillion in non-U.S. OECD nations and $1.0 trillion elsewhere around the world.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Health Care Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-455-7 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-795-4 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 680

Statistical Tables Provided: 28

Companies Profiled: 501

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. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs

  2. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs

  3. Medicare and Medicaid Spending Continue to Surge/More Baby Boomers Hit 65+ Years of Age

  4. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But Costs Continue to Rise

  5. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Hospital Mergers Result from the Affordable Care Act/Many Hospital Chains Grow Dramatically in Market Share

  6. Concierge Care/Direct Primary Care Are on the Rise/New Twists on House Calls

  7. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly
    Rising Costs of Care

  8. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High

  9. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/Drug Prices Soar

  10. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share By Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues

  11. 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

  12. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms

  13. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New
    Level of Transparency

  14. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages

  15. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere

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. Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves

  7. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance

  8. Stem Cells—A New Era of Regenerative Medicine Takes Shape

  9. Health Care Robotics

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

  11. Advances for Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy and Radiation, Including Proton Beams
    and IMRT

  12. Better Imaging, including MRI, PET and 320-Slice CT, Creates Advances in Detection

  13. Nanotechnology Makes Breakthroughs in Health Care

  14. 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, 2011-2017

Affordable Care Act Overview

Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2015

Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2012- May 2017

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2016

Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Institutes of Health, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  1. U.S. Health Care Expenditures & Costs

The Nation's Health Dollar: 2017 Where It Came From (Estimated)

The Nation's Health Dollar: 2017 Where It Went (Estimated)

National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2010-2025

Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1995-2025

Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2009-2025

  1. Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2091

Medicare Cost & Non-Interest Income by Source as a Percent of GDP, 1970-2091

Medicare Beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Coverage, Summary Report: July 2017

Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration:
Selected Years, 1966-2025

Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2015

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

Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 1999-2015

Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2016

  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., 2016

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Premier Inc

  • 3M Company

  • ArthroCare Corporation

  • Agfa-Gevaert NV

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Abiomed Inc

  • Accredo Health Group Inc

  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc

  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc

  • Aetna Inc

Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in recent years, with particularly sharp growth in the U.S. and China. Analysts at IHS Automotive forecast the global market at 93.5 million units for 2017. Some of the biggest winners from this surge are Korean automakers with soaring global sales. However, the combination of car sharing strategies, like ZipCar, ride sharing systems like Uber, and autonomous vehicles capable of driving themselves will have very profound effects on automobile manufacturing, usage, sales and ownership patterns. At least in dense urban environments, the result is very likely to be a large proportion of individuals who opt to use shared vehicles rather than user-owned cars.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the automobile industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-453-3 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-793-0 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 558

Statistical Tables Provided: 24

Companies Profiled: 398

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. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda

  2. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/Stiff MPG Standards Adopted in the U.S. (CAFE Rules) and Abroad

  3. Hybrid Cars’ Market Share Falls

  4. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers

  5. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory

  6. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices

  7. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires

  8. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress

  9. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market

  10. India Sees Automobile Export Growth

  11. Mexico Grows Rapidly as a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter

  12. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers/Self-Driving, Autonomous, Cars

  13. Small Cars Boosted by Green Consumers and MPG Regulations

  14. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate

  15. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information

  16. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Drivers Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for
    Lower Insurance Rates

 

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: 2012-2016

  10. New Vehicle Sales by Vehicle Type, U.S.: 2009-2017

  11. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2015

  12. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2017 Model Year

  13. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2017 Model Year

  14. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries:
    Selected Years, 2009-2015

  15. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2009-2016

  16. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2014

  17. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2016

  18. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2006-2015

  19. International Retail Premium Gasoline Prices: May 1996-May 2017

  20. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-December 2015

  21. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  22. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  23. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:
    May 2016

  24. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2011-May 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AutoAlliance International Inc

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)

  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA

  • AAMCO Transmissions Inc

  • AB Volvo

  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd

  • Dealership Holdings LLC

  • ADA Sa

  • Opel (Adam Opel AG)

  • Advance Auto Parts Inc

Major U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report on trends affecting job seekers, Major U.S. Employers Almanac, 2018 edition.

Job seekers in 2018 should see reasonably strong hiring and rising wages, if the low unemployment rates seen in 2017 continue, and if confidence is reasonably high for both consumers and business leaders. Job seekers who want good positions with good pay must be extremely well prepared for the process of seeking a job.  A large part of the preparation requires that they do meaningful research into prospective employers and the industries in which they operate.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 American Employers and names major trends affecting job seekers.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-454-0 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-794-7 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 622             

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 503

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. U.S. Job Market Overview     

  2. Cost Control Remains a Major Concern at Employers/Consolidation Through Mergers Continues

  3. Unemployment Is Down Substantially Compared to the Recent Past          

  4. Consumers Spend Less, Save More Than During the Last Boom, Affecting a Wide Variety

  5. of Companies

  6. Technology Continues to Create Sweeping Changes in the Workplace       

  7. Continued Growth in Outsourcing, Including Supply Chain and Logistics Services  

  8. Millions Working as Temps    

  9. Offshoring, Reshoring and the Rebound in American Manufacturing         

  10. Older Americans Will Delay Retirement and Work Longer/Many Employers Find Older Employees Desirable        

  11. Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities       

Employment Statistics

  1. U.S. Employment Overview: 2016-2017        

  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997-June 2017    

  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2004, 2014 & Projected 2024        

  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: June 2016 vs. June 2017      

  5. U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Sex, Race & Ethnicity: October 2016         

  6. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2017  

  7. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2017     

  8. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2014-2024 

  9. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Percent Change in Job Growth: 2014-2024     

  10. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2014-2024   

  11. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2014-2024

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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Complete Guide to the Manufacturing, Factory Automation, 3D Printing & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2018 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 lists top 500 companies in the Manufacturing & Robotics Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-452-6 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-792-3 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 688

Statistical Tables Provided: 29

Companies Profiled: 497

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 & robotics business including:

  1. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation

  2. Service Robots in a Variety of Industries

  3. Global Growth in Manufacturing and Trade Requires Investment by Emerging Nations

  4. Regional Trade Centers Will Evolve to Boost Manufacturing and Logistics

  5. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry

  6. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home

  7. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore

  8. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share

  9. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics

  10. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services

  11. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals

  12. Computer and Smartphone Markets in India and China Targeted by Manufacturers/
    Domestic Manufacturing and Investment Grow

  13. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China

  14. Boeing and Airbus Face Waning Orders/Major Aircraft Market in China

  15. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda

  16. India Sees Automobile Export Growth

  17. Mexico Grows Rapidly as a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter

  18. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics

  1. Overview of the Manufacturing Industry

  1. Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Quarterly After-Tax Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2010-1st Quarter 2017

  3. Selected Financial Data, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 1st Quarter 2016-1st Quarter 2017

  4. Net Sales & Net Income After-Tax, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2006-1st Quarter 2017

  5. Sales & Operating Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations, by Industry: 1st Quarter 2016-1st Quarter 2017

  1. Output & Employment

  1. Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1948-2016

  2. All Manufacturing Employees, U.S.: Monthly, January 1939- May 2017

  3. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry
    Employment: 1948-2016

  4. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, by Industry: 2011-May 2017

  5. Manufacturing Output vs. Employment, U.S.: 1980-2017

  6. Gross Output in the Wood & Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturing Industries:
    Selected Years, 2010-2015

  7. Gross Output in the Primary Metals & Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  8. Gross Output in the Machinery Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  9. Gross Output in the Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Industries:
    Selected Years, 2010-2015

  10. Gross Output in the Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  11. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  12. Gross Output in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  13. Gross Output in the Textile & Apparel Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  14. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2015

  1. Shipments

  1. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for All Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992- April 2017

  2. Annual Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2009-2015

  3. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2016-2017

  1. Exports

  1. Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  2. Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  3. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  4. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.:
    2011-1st Quarter 2017

  5. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Chemicals, U.S.: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  6. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2015-2016

  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

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 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry Almanac, 2018 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. In most parts of the world, hotels and resorts have been enjoying good to excellent occupancy rates.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 300 companies in the Airlines, Hotels & Travel business and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-451-9 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-791-6 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 486

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 331

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. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur

  2. Boeing and Airbus Face Waning Orders/Major Aircraft Market in China

  3. Massive Long Term Growth in China’s Travel Market/Indian Travel Market Rebounds

  4. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep
    Control of the Customer

  5. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as Certification Standards Emerge

  6. Luxury Hotel Chains Expand Globally

  7. What Millennials and Mobile-Savvy Consumers Want as Tourists and Travelers

  8. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels, to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling to Fitness Options

  9. Localization will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing

  10. “Sharing Economy” Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors

  11. Cruise Industry Market Is Strong while Capacity Soars with New Ships

  12. Chinese Tourism Creates Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries

  13. High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe

  14. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Amtrak and Light Rail/Hyperloop Undergoes Testing

  15. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines

  16. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel

  17. Private Space Vehicles Begin to Fly, Including the Unity Space Ship

Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics

  1. Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  3. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2016

  4. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended March 2017 and March 2016

  5. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines

  6. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2016

  7. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region:

  8. 2017-2037

  9. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2001-2037

  10. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2001-2037

  11. International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2015

  12. International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S., Forecast: 2015-2021

  13. Top Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2014-2015

  14. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2008-2015

  15. Quarterly System Operating Profit & Loss for U.S. Airlines: 2nd Quarter 2015 -2nd Quarter 2016

  16. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2016 System Scheduled Enplanements

  17. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996-March 2017

  18. Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2010-2016

  19. Quarterly Growth in Real Tourism Spending & Real GDP, U.S.: 2000-2016

  20. Percent Change in the U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI) from Year-to-Year: 2005-2016

  21. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2015-1st Quarter 2017

  22. Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2011-April 2017

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

Complete Guide to the Biotechnology, Drugs & Genetics Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Biotechnology, Drugs & Genetics Industry Almanac, 2018 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.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the Biotechnology, Drugs & Genetics Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-450-2 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-790-9 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 546

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 381

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 biotechnology, drugs & genetics business including:

  1. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today

  2. Major Drug Companies Acquire or Partner With Smaller Biotech Firms

  3. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech
    Development

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

  5. Gene Therapies Target Defective Genes/CRISPR Advances DNA Editing

  6. Vaccines and Viruses in Drug Delivery

  7. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/ Drug Prices Soar

  8. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share by Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues

  9. 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

  10. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms

  11. Biosimilars (Generic Biotech Drugs) Receive FDA Guidelines for Accelerated Approval/Competition Will Be Fierce

  12. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies

  13. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation

  14. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Created in Laboratories/3-D Printed Food Appears

  15. Immunotherapy Promises New Approach to Fighting Cancers

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, 2016

  4. U.S. Pharmaceutical R&D Spending Versus the Number of New Molecular Entity (NME) Approvals: 1993-2016

  5. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2016

  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for General Science & Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  8. U.S. Prescription Drug Expenditures, Aggregate & Per Capita Amounts, Percent Distribution: 2009-2025

  9. Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: Selected Years, 1965-2025

  10. Total U.S. Biotechnology Patents Granted per Year by Patent Class: 1977-2015

  11. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2016-2018

  12. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2016

  13. Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2015

  14. Sales By Geographic Area, PhRMA Member Companies: 2014

  15. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2015

  16. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad Breakdown, PhRMA Member Companies: 2014

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

Complete Guide to the Telecommunications Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2018 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.

Consequently, the various organizations that monitor the global telecommunications industry have their own ways of estimating total revenues, and their own thoughts on including, or not including, specific business sectors. 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. Globally, in the broadest possible sense (based on ICT), the telecommunications industry is expected to grow to about a $6.5 trillion sector in 2018.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the Telecommunications Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-449-6 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-789-3 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 518

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled:

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. Landline Subscribers Cancel Service; Bundled Services Pick Up Some of the Slack

  3. 3G and 4G Networks Rollout Worldwide/5G on the Horizon/Massive Investments Required

  4. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth

  5. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket

  6. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Top 7.5 Billion

  7. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 3G and 4G Smartphones

  8. VOIP (Telephony over the Internet) Continues To Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry

  9. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China

  10. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the TV, Internet and Telephone Market

  11. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction

  12. Global Internet Market Tops 3.5 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed
    and Wireless

  13. Telecommunications Systems Move Online Including Unified Communications,
    Telepresence

  14. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription
    Price Competition

  15. Light-Weight Satellites, Solar-Powered Drones and Giant Helium Balloons Studied for
    Internet Access and Whole-Earth Imaging

  16. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) and M2M: Wireless Sensors to Boom, Aided by
    Nanotechnology

Telecommunications Industry Statistics

  1. Telecommunications Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Quarterly Telecommunications Industry Revenue by Class of Customer, U.S.: 4th Quarter 2015-4th Quarter 2016

  3. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2013-2016

  4. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2013-2015

  5. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Expenses, U.S.: 2010-2015

  6. The Baby Bells Then & Now

  7. Total Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.: 2012-2015

  8. U.S. Households With & Without Telephone Service, including Wireless: November 1983-July 2016

  9. Annual Personal Consumption Expenditures on Telecommunications, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2016

  10. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2016

  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.: 2011-2015

  15. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2011-2016

  16. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  17. Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990-March 2017

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

Aerospace, Consumer Goods and the Sharing Economy Industries

Published: July 27, 2017.
 
 

Great news, we’re adding in-depth coverage of 3 vital industry sectors for our 2018 online database and almanacs list:

  • Sharing & Gig Economy, Freelance Workers & On-Demand Delivery Industry

  • Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry

  • Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry

Plunkett Sharing Economy

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Almanac Editions: Publication: 04/15/2018 Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-478-6
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-803-6

Sharing & Gig Economy:  This sector is changing the entire world while we watch.  Uber, Lyft and other upstarts are battling the taxi industry worldwide.  Restaurants and supermarkets are watching their market share being absorbed and their dining room crowds dwindle, thanks to meal kit companies like Blue Apron and food delivery firms like Favor. Professionals, from computer code experts to graphic artists, are opting to sell their services through sites like Upwork rather than take full time corporate jobs, while entrepreneurs are sharing office space at We Work rather than set up personal offices.

Plunkett Aerospace and Drones Almanac

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Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-476-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-801-2
 
In Aerospace, the drone sector is soaring, if you’ll pardon the double-meaning of the word.  At the same time, airliners are selling in massive numbers at Boeing and Airbus.  Some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the space rocket and space travel sector, including Tesla’s Elon Musk, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the UK’s Richard Branson.

Plunkett Consumer Products Almanac

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In Consumer Goods & Services, including cosmetics and household cleansers, there is a growing interest worldwide in greener products.  At the same time, many emerging companies are gaining market share with innovative products, services and marketing.  A great example is the Dollar Shave Club, a firm that dramatically lowered the cost of razor blades by selling directly to consumers by subscription.  It is business model is so powerful that it’s giving Gillette “razor burn” and Gillette has lowered its prices on some blades.  Meanwhile, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by global consumer goods giant Unilever for $1 billion.  That’s a lot of blades!
 
Now, more than ever before, our user tools and innovative data make Plunkett Research your go-to place for industry analysis, business trends and statistics.  Get your Plunkett Research Online trial or pre-order your Almanac today:  customersupport@plunkettresearch.com.

Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac, 2018 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 lists top 400 companies in the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-447-2 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-787-9 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and industry statistics

  • Industry associations list

  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 538

Statistical Tables Provided:

Companies Profiled: 399

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. Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term

  2. China’s Plastics Market to Grow/China Is a Major Chemicals Import Market

  3. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges

  4. India’s Plastics and Chemicals Sectors Grow/India Is Home to Massive Petrochemical Plants

  5. New Display Technologies with PLEDs

  6. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Invest Heavily in U.S./Take Advantage of Shale Natural Gas

  7. Chemical Plants Increase Security Measures

  8. Environmentalists Campaign for Chemical Industry Reform

  9. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability

  10. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy

  11. Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to Power Mobile Devices

  12. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation

  13. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires

  14. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress

  15. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals

  16. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials

 

Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics

  1. Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. U.S. Exports & Imports of Chemicals: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  3. U.S. Exports & Imports of Organic Chemicals: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  4. U.S. Exports & Imports of Inorganic Chemicals: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  5. U.S. Exports & Imports of Plastics & Plastics Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Rubber & Rubber Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Explosives & Pyrotechnic Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Fertilizers: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  10. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2015

  11. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Chemical Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992-March 2017

  12. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments & Inventories in the Chemicals, Plastics &
    Rubber Products Industries, U.S.: January-March 2017

  13. Chemicals & Plastics Industry Employment, U.S.: 2010-March 2017

  14. Employment & Wages in Chemicals Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2016

  15. Crude Oil Production & Oil Well Productivity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2016

  16. Top World Oil Producers: 2015

  17. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-January 2017

  18. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2016

  19. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2016

  20. Refinery Sales Prices & Refinery Profit Margins for Selected Petroleum Products, U.S.:
    Selected Years, 2007-2016

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

Complete Guide to Middle-Market Companies From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Middle-Market Companies Almanac, 2018 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 lists top 500 companies in Middle Market.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-448-9 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-788-6 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 634             

Companies Profiled: 510

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.

The exciting new book and Online Research Center cover 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

 

Complete Guide to the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Wireless communications, including such fields as mobile entertainment, RFID, mobile banking and cellphone service, continues to be one of the hottest of the world’s industrial sectors. However, the wireless sector incorporates a great deal more than cellphone services, ranging from satellite-based communications to vast wireless Wi-Fi networks in corporate and public spaces. There is no end in sight to the rapid acceleration of wireless. RFID (radio frequency ID tags used to track inventory) equipment prices are plummeting while adoption is growing on a global basis. Uses for smartphones are growing endlessly. Applications for remote wireless sensors of all types (often referred to as the Internet of Things) are about to soar as technologies improve and costs decline.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 300 companies in the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-446-5 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-786-2 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 510

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 300

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 [Sector] business including:

  1. 3G and 4G Networks Rollout Worldwide/ 5G on the Horizon/Massive Investments Required

  2. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Top 7.9 Billion

  3. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution

  4. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless

  5. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines

  6. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys

  7. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real-Time
    Traffic Information

  8. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Cellphone

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

  10. Near Field Communications (NFC) Changes Credit and Debit Cards

  11. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket

  12. Mobile Devices Are Fastest Growing Platform for Electronic Games

  13. Tablets and Smartphones Cause Decline in PC and Laptop Market

  14. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising

  15. Global Mobile Apps Revenues to Hit $77 Billion Yearly in 2017

  16. Smart Cities Utilize Big Data, Sensors and Advanced Technologies to Increase Efficiencies of All Kinds/Massive Business Opportunities Emerge

Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics

  1. Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared

  3. Wireless Quick Facts, U.S.: 2008-2016

  4. Wireless Standards & Speeds

  5. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2011-2016

  6. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide

  7. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2016

  8. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2011-2015

  9. Wireless Telecommunications Industry (except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2008- March 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China Telecom Corporation Ltd

  • Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc

  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

  • T-Mobile US Inc

  • Amdocs Limited

  • America Movil SAB de CV

  • American Tower Corp

  • Anaren Inc

  • Apple Inc

  • Raytheon Applied Signal Technology Inc

Complete Guide to the Sports Industry, Teams, Leagues & Recreation Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sports Industry, Teams, Leagues & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The sports business means many different things to different people. This is a truly global industry, and sports stir up deep passion within spectators and players alike in countries around the world. To one person, sports are a venue for gambling; to another, they are a mode of personal recreation and fitness, be it skiing, cycling, running or playing tennis. To business people, sports provide a lucrative and continually growing marketplace worthy of immense investment. To athletes, sports may lead to high levels of personal achievement, and to professionals, sports can bring fame and fortune. To facilities developers and local governments, sports are a way to build revenue from tourists and local fans. Sports are deeply ingrained in education, from elementary through university levels. Perhaps we cannot state with confidence that sports enrich the lives of all of us, but they certainly entertain a huge swath of the world’s population. In addition to economic impact, the largest single effect that sports create is that of gripping entertainment: hundreds of millions of fans around the globe follow sports daily, whether via radio, television, printed publications, online or in person, as spectators or participants.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Sports Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-445-8 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-785-5 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 510

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 370

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 sports & recreation business including:

  1. Introduction to the Sports Industry

  2. Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues

  3. New Sports Stadiums Launched in the U.S./Stadium Sponsorships Offset Costs

  4. NCAA College Sports Are Big Revenue Earners

  5. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 59.3 Million Players

  6. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports

  7. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies

  8. Sports Agents Become Indispensable/ Sports Marketing Booms in China

  9. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales

  10. Virtual Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech Industry/ Immersion
    Games to Grow

  11. Gym Memberships Continue to Rise

  12. Bicycle Sharing Grows in Major Cities, But Financial Outlook Is Poor

  13. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel

  14. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers

  15. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics

  16. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar

Sports Industry Statistics

  1. Sports Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Estimated Size of the Entire Sports Industry, U.S. 2006-2016

  3. Global Sports Industry Revenues, 2015-2016

  4. Selected U.S. Sports Industry Revenues: 2010-2016

  5. Sports Industry, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2011-2015

  6. U.S. Spectator Sports, Performing Arts & Related Industries, Breakdown of Expenses: 2010-2015

  7. Estimated Annual Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, Inventories & Purchases: 2008-2016

  8. Estimated Monthly Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales: 1992-February 2017

  9. Exports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2010-2016

  10. Imports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2010-2016

  11. Overview of the Media Contracts of the Four Big Sports

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 24 Hour Fitness

  • Cabela's Inc

  • Disney Media Networks

  • Motorsports Authentics LLC

  • American Golf Corp

  • Bowlmor AMF Corp

  • Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc

  • Time Warner Inc

  • Aramark

  • Warnaco Swimwear Inc

Complete Guide to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Outsourcing has seen recent, significant growth across three broad areas:  1) logistics, sourcing and distribution services; 2) information technology services, including the creation of software and the management of computer centers; and 3) business process outsourcing (BPO) areas such as call centers, financial transaction processing and human resources management.

Offshoring, as opposed to outsourcing, covers such a wide variety of nations, products and practices that it is difficult to put a number on the size of the market. A significant share of offshoring revenue is created by contract manufacturing of electronics, shoes, apparel and accessories.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-444-1 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-784-8 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 488

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 364

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 outsourcing & offshoring business including:

  1. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry        

  2. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring 

  3. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated

  4. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home         

  5. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere      

  6. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development

  7. Cloud Computing Squeezes Outsourcing Industry    

  8. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in the Global Consulting Industry         

  9. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar           

  10. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along with Globalization  

  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. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies           

  14. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing

  15. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations       

  16. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services       

Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics

  1. Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview     

  2. Services Supplied to Foreign & U.S. Markets Through Trade & Through Affiliates: 1990-2015

  3. U.S. Quarterly Trade in Services by Major Category: 2015-2017      

  4. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2012-2015  

  5. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2008-2011  

  6. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2004-2007  

  7. Estimated Revenue for Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Firms, U.S.: 2011-2015

  8. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2015-2016      

  9. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2009-2016

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)

  • Benchmark Electronics Inc

  • Acxiom Corp

  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc

  • Randstad Holding NV

  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation

  • Amdocs Limited

  • Aon Hewitt

  • Aramark

  • Ariba Inc

Education Industry Offers Immense Opportunities

Published: June 07, 2017.
 

Dollars & Details:

Education, both at higher and lower levels, is one of the largest industries in the world (in terms of employees, expenditures and consumers—that is, students).  However, somewhat similar to the health care sector, education’s expenditures, quality of output and ultimate results vary wildly from nation to nation, and from state to state.

In total, global public and private spending on education (K-12 through university) was equal to about 6% of GDP, or $4.5 trillion for 2016.  On a worldwide basis, this makes the education sector only a bit smaller than the health care industry.  These numbers are according to Plunkett Research estimates. 

Globally, there are about 1.3 billion students in grades K-12.  This amounts to an 89% enrollment rate (of potential students) in primary schools and 65% in secondary schools.   There are also about 210 million students in higher education worldwide. 

Meanwhile, the global education market also serves both working adults (corporate training and worker certification) and adults seeking learning for personal, casual or recreational purposes.  Corporate training and education was a $70.6 billion market in the U.S. in 2016, and a $155 billion global market, per Plunkett Research estimates.

 

Trends and Theories:

At the college and university level, concerns about the costs and effectiveness of higher education have been accelerated by the massive debt levels now carried by U.S. college students.  U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics indicate that the price index for U.S. college tuition rose by nearly 1,300% from early 1978 through early 2017.

However, the net cost to the typical student has risen at a much slower rate, after factoring in financial aid.  Often overlooked is the fact that state budgets for support to public universities typically have not kept up with inflation, leaving it to universities to look to higher tuition to cover their costs.

Total American student debt, at $1.31 trillion exceeds total credit card debt.  The average new U.S. graduate with a 4-year degree left school in 2016 with $37,000 in student loans, up from only $18,600 in 2004. 

At the same time, many observers point to a long-term trend of rising ratios of administrative staff to teachers and professors, creating lower operating efficiencies and higher overall costs of education.  This indicates opportunities for the application of technology to reduce the number of employees required for administrative tasks, such as human resources or accounting.

Technology as a Long-Term Solution:  Technology-based solutions for the education sector’s needs are gathering tremendous momentum, and in many cases they are being carefully tested and applied in real school situations.  Online learning is gaining speed at all levels, from home schooling of high school students, to basic courses for university students, to essential skills training for corporate employees.

Software tools enhancing everything from school attendance management, to student engagement, to the availability of learning resources online are growing in availability and popularity.  (University libraries have been highly successful pioneers in this regard.)  Business and investment opportunities abound due to demand for greater productivity, efficiency and effectiveness in education.  “Points of pain” can be found throughout the spectrum of the education sector, while the size of the market is immense, both in developed nations and in less-developed countries starved for good educational resources.

Massive demand for quality education worldwide, combined with the need to control costs and harness the potential of cloud-based computing, mobile devices, ultrafast internet access and artificial intelligence, will lead to unexpected changes and advancements.  For example, Google’s free cloud-based apps, like Google Docs, are taking public schools by storm, while traditional publishing firm Bertelsmann (the massive global firm that is owner of dozens of radio and TV companies and such book imprints as Penguin Random House, as well as music company BMG) has invested heavily in state-of-the-art edtech firms including Udacity, HotChalk and Relias Learning. 

One of the biggest surprises of all was an announcement by world-class Purdue University, long a leader in fine education with its advanced schools of engineering, science, business and aerospace, that it would acquire the for-profit education business of Kaplan university, picking up 32,000 students in the process.  Kaplan owned a very well developed online learning platform, and the acquisition enables Purdue to rapidly expand its offerings to remote students, including working adult learners.

 

Ranks and Results, US Education

US Education Class V2

The cost of public schooling in America is approximately $625 billion yearly for public K-12 schools (not including private schools).  Public expenditures were expected to be about $11,600 per student for the 2016-2017 school year, but the cost varies depending on what part of the nation you are considering.  For example, 2013-14 found expenditures ranging from $6,546 per student in Utah to $20,557 in the District of Columbia, and $20,156 in New York City.


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Plunkett Education Almanac 2017

Complete Guide to the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

In the history of the world of business, very few industries have enjoyed the stellar growth that we have seen in electronic media and entertainment over the past few decades.  This spectacular growth has included electronic games, mobile apps and social media, but the meteoric growth in these three fields has been possible only because of underlying technology trends. There is every reason for continued optimism regarding future growth of games, apps and social media due to the booming growth in Internet users globally, improvements in Internet access, and the continuing and dramatic evolution of electronic platforms, particularly smartphones and tablet computers. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 200 companies in the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

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  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

  • Industry Glossary

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  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 312             

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 186

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 games, apps & social media business including:

  1. Introduction to the Games, Apps and Social Media Industry

  2. Social Media Generates $31 Billion in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues       

  3. TVs Are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content          

  4. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales

  5. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow 

  6. Tablets and Smartphones Cause Decline in PC and Laptop Computer Market

  7. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 57.4 Million Players

  8. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports

  9. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers

  10. Global Mobile Apps Revenues to Hit $77 Billion Yearly in 2017       

  11. Mobile Devices Are Fastest Growing Platform for Electronic Games

  12. Revenues Continue to Soar for MMORPGs, Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games     

  13. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems

  14. Gamification:  Games Technology Boosts Education and Training

  15. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge

  16. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers          

Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Statistics

  1. Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Internet Usage Demographics, U.S.: 2016

  3. Top 10 Social Networking Websites: May 2015        

  4. Social Media Usage Demographics, U.S.: November 2016   

  5. Top 5 Search Engines, U.S.: May 2015          

  6. Home Broadband Adoption Demographics, U.S.: November 2016  

  7. Smartphone Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2016    

  8. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2011-2016      

  9. Quarterly Software Publishing Industry Revenues, U.S.: 4th Quarter 2015-4th Quarter 2016        

  10. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2010-2016        

  11. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Operating Expenses: 2011-2015      

  12. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2016         

  13. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2010-2015      

  14. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2011-2016

  15. Internet Access Technologies Compared      

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Activision Blizzard Inc

  • NetEase Inc

  • Bally Technologies Inc

  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

  • AMERICAN WAGERING INC

  • Apple Inc

  • Aristocrat Leisure Ltd

  • Electronic Arts Inc (EA)

  • EB GAMES

  • GameStop Corp

Consulting Industry Trends—Growth at All Levels

Published: May 30, 2017.
 

Dollars & Details:

Consulting is unique as an industry, in the way that the sizes of consultancies range on a scale rarely seen in the world of business.  In contrast to the massive size and global infrastructure of the leading management consulting companies (such as McKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group), a large portion of the industry is comprised of very small firms—in many cases these are one-person shops, perhaps operating from a spare bedroom at home.  This part of the business has grown rapidly, as legions of highly qualified and experienced executives have turned to consulting after being laid-off during corporate downsizing or taking early retirement.  These professionals have turned to self-employment as consultants, focusing on their career specialties and combing their contacts for clients.

Unless there’s a recession, watch for continued steady growth and high profits in this industry.  Annual revenues at top global consulting firms run in the billions of dollars, and high-ranking consultants may each earn $200,000 to $500,000 or more yearly in return for grueling hours, high stress and many, many days spent traveling far from home. 

Global consulting industry revenues (including HR, IT, strategy, operations, management and business advisory services) will be about $488 billion in 2017, according to Plunkett Research estimates, up from $470 billion during the previous year. 

Trends and Theories:

While corporate profits have been growing, government budgets in the U.S. and much of Europe have been under tremendous pressure at the national, state and local levels.  While recent years have seen a general rebound in state and local tax collections, sharp increases in government employee pension and health care costs are having a devastating effect on finances.  Government spending and debt have been called in question, and in some cases curtailed.  This has been particularly hard on some consulting firms, since government agencies are prime clients for consultancies.

Ranks and Results: 

Consulting Graph

At the highest level of the business is “management consulting,” the segment that advises top executives and boards of directors at Fortune 1000 firms on strategy and organization.  McKinsey & Company, Inc., Bain & Company, Inc., Boston Consulting Group, Inc. and a handful of other companies are the most elite.  Such firms may charge their clients anywhere from $300,000 to $1 million in monthly fees, with top consultants billing as much as $5,000 daily plus expenses, and associates at $2,000 or so.  These consultants’ engagements for a multinational corporation may include analysis of multiple divisions and involve travel to several continents. 


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Plunkett Consulting Industry Almanac 2017

 

Complete Guide to the Nanotechnology & MEMS From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Nanotechnology & MEMS Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Nanotechnology is a relatively new materials science that is slowly beginning to revolutionize many sectors of manufacturing. The long term outlook is exceptionally promising.  As of 2016, so much progress has been made in nanotech research and development that commercialization is accelerating broadly.

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Companies Profiled: 233

Geographic Focus: Global

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  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

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  • 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 nanotechnology & MEMS business including:

  1. Introduction to Nanotechnology & MEMS   

  2. Advances in Microscopes Enable Nanotechnology Research           

  3. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation      

  4. Innovations in Bucky Balls, Nanotubes, Single Wall Nanotubes (SWNTs) and Nanopores

Make Commercial Production a Reality

  1. Nanotechnology & MEMS Applications in Optics and Displays Lead to a Breakthrough in Wireless Device Screens

  2. Computer Chips with 7-Nanometer Density/Nanotechnology to Create Powerful Semiconductors with Advantages Over Silicon

  3. Nanotechnology and Memristors Hold the Keys to Ultradense Computer Memory           

  4. Nanotechnology Sees Applications in Fuel Cells and Solar Power/Micro Fuel Cells to

Power Mobile Devices

  1. Graphene Ushers in a New Era in Nanotechnology/Delivers Flexibility and Conductivity   

  2. Advances in Applications Are Made in MEMS

  3. Government and Private Nanotechnology Research Funding Is Substantial

  4. Nanotechnology Safety and Ethics Are a Major Concern

  5. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics

  6. Nanotechnology Has a Growing Role in Sports Equipment

  7. Nanotechnology Converges with Biotech

  8. Nanotechnology Makes Breakthroughs in Health Care

  9. The “Internet of Things” and M2M: Wireless Sensors to Boom, Aided by Nanotechnology

  10. Nanochemicals Deliver Advanced Coatings and Specialty Chemicals          

  11. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials        

  12. Nano Spacecraft Under Development           

Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Statistics

  1. Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview    

  2. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2015-2017      

  3. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget History: Fiscal Years 2007-2015      

  4. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Actual Agency Investments by Program

Component Area: 2015         

  1. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Estimated Agency Investments by Program

Component Area: 2016         

  1. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Proposed Agency Investments by Program

Component Area: 2017         

  1. U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding for National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), by Field of Science & Program Component Area: Fiscal Years 2016-2018     

  2. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Centers, Networks & User Facilities

  3. Total U.S. Nanotechnology Patents Granted per Year: 1994-2015   

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M COMPANY

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)

  • Affymetrix Inc

  • Agilent Technologies Inc

  • Air Products & Chemicals Inc

  • AKZO NOBEL NV

  • Albany Molecular Research Inc

  • SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD

  • AMSC CORPORATION

Complete Guide to the Education, Technology (EdTech), Schools & Learning From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Education, Technology (EdTech), Schools & Learning Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Education is one of the largest activities in the world in terms of employees, expenditures and consumers—that is, students. However, education's expenditures, quality of output, and ultimate results vary wildly from nation to nation, and from place to place within nations. Technology-based education solutions are gathering tremendous momentum, and in many cases, they are being carefully tested and applied in real school situations.  Online learning is gathering speed at all levels, from home schooling of high school students, to basic courses for university students, to essential skills training for corporate employees.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 150 companies in Education, EdTech & MOOCs and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

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  • 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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 262             

Statistical Tables Provided: 18

Companies Profiled: 165

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 education, technology (EdTech), schools & learning business including:

  1. Introduction to the Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry

  2. Corporate Training and Adult Education Markets Continue to Grow Worldwide

  3. Corporate Training Is Outsourced to the Internet/Tuition Assistance for Employees Is Spent at Online Universities

  4. Education in Emerging Nations Faces Unique Challenges

  5. A Wide Range of Software to Enhance Learning and Improve Education’s Cost-

  6. Effectiveness Is Offered by Large Firms and Startups Alike

  7. Adaptive Learning Technology Adjusts Classroom Pace to Each Individual Student’s Ability          

  8. Innovative Companies Score Big Successes in Adult and Leisure Learning Online

  9. Affordable Degrees Are Served Up Online and in Hybrid (“Blended Education”) Models

  10. Charter Schools Post Growth, Create Controversy as Traditional School Alternatives

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

  12. The Internet Enables the Flipped Classroom, Pioneered by Khan Academy Tutorials

  13. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses: Startups Seek Elusive Profits

  14. U.S. and UK Universities Serve Up Education to Foreigners, Aided by Technology/Private Schools Grow Rapidly Outside the U.S.

  15. Gamification: Games Technology Boosts Education and Training

  16. The Future of Education        

  17. Education Industry Statistics

Education Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Education Statistics and Market Size Overview 

  2. Global Education Statistics and Market Size Overview

  3. School Enrollment of the Population 3 Years Old and Over, by Level of School, U.S.: 1964-2015

  4. U.S. Population Age 25 and Older, by Educational Attainment: 1940-2015 

  5. PreK-12th Grade Student Enrollment, By School Level & Race/Ethnicity, U.S.: Selected Years, 2015

  6. Number & Percent Distribution of Public Elementary & Secondary Students & Schools, By

  7. Traditional or Charter School Status & Selected Characteristics: 1999-2000 & 2014-2015

  8. Total & Current Expenditures Per Pupil in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools, U.S.: Selected Years, 1919-2014

  9. Public & Private Direct Expenditures on All Education Institutions, as a Percent of GDP, By Country: Selected Years, 2000-2012

  10. Average PISA Test Scores for Mathematics, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2015

  11. Average PISA Test Scores for Reading, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2015

  12. Average PISA Test Scores for Science, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2015

  13. Total Enrollment, Percent of Students Receiving Student Loans & Average Loan Amount at Public, Private Not-for-Profit & Private For-Profit 4-Year Colleges, U.S.: 2000-2013

  14. Average Annual Costs for Full-Time Undergraduates at Degree-Granting Post-Secondary Institutions: 1963-2016

  15. Percentage of College Undergraduates Receiving Student Loans, By Selected Student Characteristics: 1989–90, 1999-2000 & 2011–12

  16. Average Cumulative Loan Amount for College Undergraduates Receiving Student Loans, By Selected Student Characteristics: 1989–90, 1999-2000 & 2011–12   

  17. Educational Services Industry Revenue, U.S.: 2011-2016

  18. Employment in Education Occupations, U.S.: May 2015

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Apollo Education Group Inc

  • Broadview Institute Inc

  • Franklin Covey Co

  • DeVry Education Group Inc

  • ECollege.com Inc

  • iLinc Communications Inc

  • HealthStream Inc

  • Instructivision Inc

  • Cengage Learning

  • Edmentum Inc

Consumers are Better Off, but Not Ready to Go Crazy with Credit

Published: May 23, 2017.
 

Dollars & Details:

Here’s a sign of consumer optimism: household debt in the U.S. has finally returned to totals last seen in the last boom.  But this time, it’s very, very different and borrowing has been much more reasonable.  Now that the last (very ugly and painful recession) has officially been over for eight years (officially ending in June 2009), it’s time to see what has changed in household finances.

A little history is in order:  During the last boom, house prices soared, lending was loose, and consumers often went wild ramping up credit card balances, mortgages and home equity loans, thinking the party would never end.  But, it ended with a loud crash, as the recession officially started in late 2007.  After the crash, households quit borrowing, and if they still had jobs, people started paying off debt while increasing savings.  Consumers were terrified by the economic crash, layoffs and bankruptcies that they saw in evidence all around them.  This lack of borrowing was boosted by house foreclosures (wiping out mortgage debt) and the pull back in lending by banks and credit card firms.

Lately, a combination of extraordinarily low interest rates and an improving economy (including a better jobs market) encouraged consumers to borrow again.  But, this time they aren’t going crazy with their Visa cards.  Instead, they are replacing their old cars that, on average, had become 11 years old, by utilizing low interest-rate auto loans.  Other consumers went back to school, entering vast amounts of student debt on a bet that a better education would help them earn higher incomes over the long-run.

Today, total debt is finally back to pre-recession levels.  However, revolving debt, including credit cards and home equity loans, are at relatively low levels.  Mortgage levels have grown, but not to the insane levels of 2008.

Trends and Theories:

Borrowers turned into savers:  Household finances are in much better shape than at any time in the past several years.  Booming stock markets and rising home values have boosted total wealth.  At the same time, consumers have dramatically increased savings rates. 

Apparently, consumers, at one time, were firmly convinced that spending can be more fun than saving—the personal savings rate in the U.S. sank to a dismal 2.5% in late 2007 (numbers are from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, seasonally adjusted), while consumers partied on, spending and spending.  Now, things are much, much different.  In March 2017, the savings rate was a more conservative 5.9% of disposable income.  Meanwhile, the unemployment rate has sunk to 4.4% in April 2017 from a recession high of 10.0% in October 2009.

Ranks and Results:

  Household Finances and Employment

Consumers feel on firmer financial footing, but they are not in the mood to shop, spend and borrow like they did in the past.  The retail sector is suffering from this reduced spending, but consumers are much better off for the long haul.


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Finally: Millennials Boost Housing Market

Published: May 15, 2017.
 

Dollars & Details:

While the housing market worldwide has been in a great recovery since the deep, dark pit of the last recession, new household formation has, until recently, been disappointing over the past few years.  In other words, a surprising number of young people continued to live with their parents after graduating from school and generally coming of age.  This has been due to many factors, including high student loan levels and an interest in saving money rather than spending it.  Despite record low mortgage interest rates, young people have been reluctant to buy houses.  This means that much of the housing recovery has been fueled by construction of higher-end houses, homes purchased by investors and construction of rental apartments.

Jack Plunkett has regularly stated in his speeches for several years that the Millennial Generation, (generally, those born between 1981 and 2002—roughly 85 million in America alone) are the vital future fuel for housing, and eventually will create vast demand for homebuilders. Today, these consumers, AKA Generation Y, are 15 years old on the young end and 36 on the older end.  Clearly, this generation has a lot of consumption, investment and years of work ahead of it. 

In the U.S., the Census Bureau has noted an important shift in the home buying market:  first-time homebuyers are stampeding into the market after 10 years of modest purchases.  Government analysts found that, during the first quarter of 2017, first time homeowners forming new households (854,000) was twice as high as the number of renters forming new households (365,000).

Trends and Theories:

This new household–new home purchase activity bodes well for homebuilders (think DR Horton, Lennar and PulteGroup), realtors (think Realogy Holdings—owner of brands like Century 21 and Coldwell Banker), furniture companies (think IKEA) and mortgage companies (think Quicken Loans and LendingTree).   Tri-Point Homes, a publicly-held company with a deep understanding of starter homes, has seen revenues soar from $78 million in 2012 to $2.4 billion in 2016.

Some commentators have, for many years, been trying to convince us that Millennials won’t want to move to the suburbs.  That isn’t the way it will play out for older Millennials willing to give up close-in entertainment and cultural opportunities for larger homes in which to raise families.  A large segment of older Millennials state that they want a traditional home with a yard, good schools and low crime rates in their communities.  This will push continued growth of the suburbs in many markets.  At the same time, builders seeking growth in lower-end home sales will have no choice but to build far away from downtowns.  Further distance means lower land and lot prices, and is the only way to deliver homes that entry-level buyers can afford.  Today’s low prices for gasoline, and, in cities where commuters can access both light rail and bicycle sharing systems to get to work, will make the suburbs easier for commuters to endure.  (Think Denver, where voters in 2004 approved a plan to add 121 miles of light rail, 18 miles of rapid bus lanes and 21,000 park-and-ride parking spots.)

Ranks and Results:

Housing Industry statistics Chart by Plunkett

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Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Global consulting industry revenues (including HR, IT, strategy, operations, management and business advisory services) will reach approximately $488 billion in 2017, according to Plunkett Research estimates. As corporate profits in general have grown dramatically in recent years, executives are reasonably willing to authorize new consulting projects as long as they see the potential for a good return on the cost.  Over the same period, growth in government budgets in the U.S. and much of Europe have been under tremendous pressure at the national, state and local levels.  Even with a rebound on most state and local levels, efforts are still underway to lower or outright curtail spending and debt.  This has been particularly hard on some consulting firms, since governmental agencies are prime clients for consultancies.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists 250 companies in Consulting and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-438-0 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-763-3 (Available Now)

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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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

 Pages: 372            

Statistical Tables Provided: 5

Companies Profiled: 250

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 world’s top 250 consulting companies and their revenues?

 

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

  1.  Introduction to the Consulting Industry   

  2. Consulting in Emerging Nations/The Offshoring of Consulting Projects  

  3. Management Consulting and Consulting to Major Corporations 

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

  5. Federal Government Consulting May Grow as Many U.S. Agencies Seek Cost-Efficiencies        

  6. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/Computer Operations Consulting     

  7. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services         

  8. Consulting Firms Accept Assignments with Contingency Fees     

  9. Accounting Firms Taking Large Market Share of Consulting Contracts    

  10. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies        

  11. Major Corporations and Organizations Develop Internal Consultants and Seek Outside Clients

  12. Corporate Clients Want Solid Returns on IT Investments 

  13. Consultancies Position Themselves to Serve Global Markets and Multinational Corporations  

  14. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in Global Consulting

  15. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Are such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated    

  16. New MBAs Desire Consulting and Accounting Jobs

Consulting Industry Statistics

  1. Consulting Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview           

  2. Consulting Industry Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2010-2016        

  3. Management Consulting Companies: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2011-2015

  4. Environmental Consulting Services Revenue, U.S.: 2008-2015   

  5. Consulting Industry Employment, U.S.: 2011-2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Abt Associates Inc

  • Arthur D Little

  • Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc

  • ABB LTD

  • Abelica Global

  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc

  • PA Consulting Group

  • Randstad Holding NV

  • Amey plc

  • Analysts International Corporation

Will Robots Build Your Next House?

Published: May 10, 2017.
 

Dollars & Details:

In many of the world’s major markets, home sales are booming and prices have risen very quickly due to intense demand.  While houses are selling well, builders are facing shortages of skilled workers, both in the U.S. and in many other developed nations.  In fact, the number of American construction sector employees is down by 1.25 million from its peak.  As of early 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor estimated that 6.41 million Americans were employed in construction, down significantly from an all-time high of 7.6 million in 2007.  During the devastating real estate crash of 2008-2011, many workers left the industry.  Today, while the sector is booming, there are not enough skilled employees available, and it can take many years to learn a building trade.

This worker shortage is combining with other factors to force the construction industry to adopt new technologies and become more efficient in general.  Factory-built, prefabricated building components (most notably wall and roof panels) are rapidly growing in popularity.  Now, robotics and factory automation are being applied in the plants that make such components.  Baltimore, Maryland-based Blueprint Robotics, Inc., for example, acts as a subcontractor to builders and developers, supplying completed sections or entire rooms, some finished with tiled showers and gourmet kitchens.  Another example is Connecticut Valley Homes which assembles factory-made homes on customers’ lots.  Robots do much of the work on assembly lines, including cutting, drilling and nailing.  A significant portion of the total construction has been completed when these prefab components arrive on site.  This makes building much faster, less expensive and much less vulnerable to weather conditions.

Trends and Theories:

Bucking a long-term, widely held distaste for prefabricated housing, a maverick firm called Resolution: 4 Architecture is promoting manufactured, modular housing.  Starting at around $200,000, modules can be manufactured in a factory and assembled into a completed house in one of several dozen designs.  The company won a competition sponsored by Dwell, a home design magazine, to design a house near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  In addition, the firm has designed a beach house in Ventura, California, a vacation home in East Hampton, New York and a 1,725-square-foot suburban home in Long Island, New York.  Contemporary and hip in design, the homes generally appeal to young homebuyers with cutting-edge tastes.

Ranks and Results

Housing Chart by Plunkett

The quality of panelized flooring, walls and staircases has risen remarkably thanks to new techniques, and building these elements at a factory offers many advantages to working on-site.  Major homebuilders that have embraced at least some aspect of the prefab component trend include PulteGroup, Toll Brothers, Inc. and Beazer Homes USA, Inc.


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All the information you need about the global real estate and construction industry can be found at Plunkett Research, including our real estate & construction industry research center online, and our just-published, completely-updated Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, 2017 edition.

 

Complete Guide to the Real Estate, Construction & Home Building From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate, Construction & Home Building Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The real estate and construction sectors, including the many professions and fields associated with them, are among the larger components of the global economy. Most markets have seen a level of recovery since the 2008-2009 recession, with construction of all types enjoying a rebound. Over the long term, on a global basis, there will be continuing demand from the health care sector for new or remodeled properties as the percentage of the population over age 65 continues to grow in many nations. Another growing trend in construction in major economies is to incorporate a higher number of energy conservation technologies in new buildings.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 450 companies in Real Estate & Construction and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

Available Formats:

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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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 586             

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 452

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 real estate, construction & home building business including:

  1. Introduction to the Real Estate and Construction Industry

  2. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry

  3. Internet-Based Home Sales and Cheap Commissions Rock Residential Brokers

  4. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification

  5. Prefabricated Houses and Buildings Evolve/Robotics Use in Construction Increases

  6. Baby Boomers Become a Strong Influence in the Housing Market/Universal Design Catches On

  7. Multigenerational Families Are Increasingly Living Under One Roof

  8. Real Estate Markets in China and India Face Challenges

  9. Mixed-Use Developments Go Vertical

  10. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged, as Online Sales Hurt Stores

  11. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing

  12. Tiny Apartments and Condos Proliferate, Solve Affordability Problem

  13. Hotel Occupancy, Profits and New Construction Grow

  14. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties

  15. New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Developments Are Retro Trends

  16. The Future of Housing/The Future of Cities

 

Real Estate & Construction Industry Statistics

  1. Real Estate & Construction Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Value of U.S. Private Construction Put in Place: 2010-2016

  3. Value of U.S. Public Construction Put in Place: 2010-2016

  4. Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the U.S.: 2015-2016

  5. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed Securities by Holder: 2008-2016

  6. Commercial, Residential & Farm Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2008-2016

  7. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2008-2016

  8. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1980-2016

  9. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1980-2016

  10. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1965-2016

  11. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 1997-2016

  12. Homeownership Rates by Age of Householder, U.S.: Selected Years, 1995-2016

  13. Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in U.S.: 1963-2016

  14. Median & Average Sales Price of New Single Family Homes by Region, U.S.: 1986-2016

  15. New Single Family Homes Sold by Region, U.S.: 1980-2016

  16. New Single Family Homes Sold by Type of Financing, U.S.: 1988-2016

  17. New Single Family Homes for Sale at End of Period, by Region, U.S.: 1980-2016

  18. Price Deflator (Fisher) Index of New One-Family Houses Under Construction, U.S.: 1980-January 2017

  19. Constant Quality (Laspeyres) Price Index of New Single-Family Houses Under Construction, U.S.: 1980-January 2017

  20. Rental & Homeowner Vacancy Rates by Area, U.S.: Selected Years, 1995-2016

  21. Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012- January 2017

  22. Miscellaneous Real Estate & Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012- January 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Archstone Trust

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)

  • Clayton Homes Inc

  • Accor North America

  • Extended Stay America Inc

  • Kerzner International Limited

  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc

  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc

  • Riverview Realty Partners

Fast Fashion Sells Even Faster, Tops $70 billion

Published: May 03, 2017.
 

Dollars & Details:

The hottest thing in the apparel business is a business model known as “fast fashion.”  Key players in this business include Sweden’s H&M; two Spain-based firms, Zara and Mango; the UK chain New Look; and Japan-based Uniqlo.  Total global sales in this field top $70 billion yearly.  For these retailers, success comes from designing trendy, inexpensive clothes that mimic high-end fashion and are delivered to consumers at lightning speed—two to four weeks from design to manufacturing to arrival in stores.  This turnaround time is a far cry from the four to nine months that U.S. mass retailers typically require.

Mango, which operates more than 2,731 stores in 109 countries, has developed a clever distribution system that keeps its products and its inventory current.  Clothes are categorized according to basic style traits, such as dressy or casual, and then shipped to stores that are most successful at selling those specific categories of merchandise.  This system has given it a competitive edge and its products can hit stores in just four weeks.  Inditex, a massive apparel manufacturer and retailer headquartered in Spain, owns the Zara brand, which has more than 2,000 stores in 88 markets.  Zara achieves one of the quickest turnaround times in the industry, as little as two weeks.  Its efficiency is expected to improve even further through the installation of RFID tag systems in all its stores.

H&M is the largest player in the fast fashion market, both in terms of sales and stores.  It operates over 4,000 stores in 62 countries, with 161,000 employees.  From design table to store rack, its lead time is three weeks.  In keeping with the fast fashion model, H&M sometimes does not restock items—once they’re gone, customers won’t see them again.

Trends and Theories:

Traditional apparel retailers are losing market share to fast fashion.  Many are attempting to shorten lead times for new merchandise.  JC Penney Co., for example, is now using some suppliers in Central America rather than Asia, cutting delivery time from 10 months to eight.  Gap, Inc. is sourcing from the Caribbean and working to speed garment conception time.  However, these efforts only shorten delivery times slightly and have yet to match Inditex’s typical time of 25 days from conception to delivery. 

Ranks and Results

Fast-Fashion-changing

A practice related to fast fashion is “chasing,” in which retailers order a small number of units for fast delivery to test the waters.  Should the items sell, retailers place a quick re-order


Hot-off-the-Press:  

All the information you need about the global wireless industry can be found at Plunkett Research, including our Apparel, Textiles and Fashion Research Center Online, and our just-published, completely-updated Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2017 edition.

 

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Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

In industrialized nations, R&D investment has risen from an average of about 1.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1980 to about 2.0% today.  The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of total investment in research and development, at about $514 billion during 2016.  However, it ranks behind many other industrialized nations in terms of R&D as a percent of GDP. Meanwhile, U.S. corporations continue to fund massive engineering projects and research budgets of their own.  Top research investors among U.S. companies include Merck & Co., Pfizer, IBM, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and Intel. Engineering, science and research and development provide large numbers of well-paying jobs in America and around the world. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in Engineering & Research and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

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  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics

  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

  • Industry Glossary

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 684              

Statistical Tables Provided: 26

Companies Profiled: 505

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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?

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

  1. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar

  2. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization

  3. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development

  4. Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves

  5. Government and Private Nanotechnology Research Funding Is Substantial

  6. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations

  7. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change

  8. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design

  9. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market

  10. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter Market in Low Numbers

  11. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

  12. Supercomputing Hits 93.01 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data

  13. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology

  14. Private Space Vehicles Begin to Fly, Including the SpaceShipTwo

  15. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Growing Traffic and Adoption of Smarter Technologies

  16. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Engineering & Research Industry Statistics

  1. Engineering & Research Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Quarterly Engineering & Research Industry Revenues, U.S.: 2016

  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2010-2015

  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.:  Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Funding Category, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2014-2017

  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Institutes of Health, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.:  Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2015-2021

  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for General Science & Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Natural Resources & Environment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  14. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  15. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2015-2017

  16. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  17. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  18. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  19. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2015

  20. Top Foreign Countries by Number of Residents Receiving U.S. Patents: 2015

  21. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2015

  22. Major Patenting U.S. Universities: 2015

  23. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

  24. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2012-2016

  25. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2015

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M COMPANY

  • Adobe Systems Inc

  • Agfa-Gevaert NV

  • Benchmark Electronics Inc

  • AB Volvo

  • ABB LTD

  • Abbott Laboratories

  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd

  • ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC

  • Acxiom Corp

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Published: April 21, 2017.
 

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Complete Guide to the Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

At Plunkett Research, we look at the “hospitality” industry in a broad way, to include most types of services or sectors that serve freshly-prepared food to customers, or provide lodging to travelers. The long-term growth outlook for the hospitality sector is excellent. 

Key findings:

Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in restaurant, hotel & hospitality and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

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Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 350

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 

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  • 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?

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

Introduction to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry           

  1. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers Cause Controversy  

  2. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual)   

  3. Food Trucks Serve Busy Urban Diners, Introduce New Chefs           

  4. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods        

  5. Retail Technologies Advance for Restaurant Orders, along with Robotics and Automation

  6. Cruise Industry Market Is Strong while Capacity Soars with New Ships       

  7. Chinese Tourism Creates Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries          

  8. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as

  9. Certification Standards Emerge        

  10. Luxury Hotel Chains Expand Globally

  11. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels,

  12. to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling         

  13. “Sharing Economy” Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors    

  14. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer             

  15. Localization will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing    

  16. Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Gain Market Share 

 

Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Statistics

  1. Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview        

  2. Estimated U.S. Food Services and Drinking Places Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2009-2016

  3. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2015-2016    

  4. Quarterly Growth in Real Tourism Spending & Real GDP, U.S.: 2000-2016 

  5. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2007-2014          

  6. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2014-2027       

  7. Consumer Food Price Indexes, Food Away from Home & Food at Home, U.S.: 2013-2022 

  8. Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2012-2017        

  9. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2016

 

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Accor North America

  • Extended Stay America Inc

  • Kerzner International Limited

  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc

  • Ramada Worldwide Inc

  • Ameristar Casinos Inc

  • Aramark

  • Autogrill SpA

  • Barcelo Crestline Corporation

  • Best Western International Inc

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In Aerospace, the drone sector is soaring, if you’ll pardon the double-meaning of the word.  At the same time, airliners are selling in massive numbers at Boeing and Airbus, and some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the rocket and space travel sector, including Tesla’s Elon Musk, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and the UK’s Richard Branson.

 

 

In consumer items, including cosmetics and household cleansers, there is a growing interest in greener products.  At the same time, many emerging companies are gaining market share with innovative products, services and marketing.  A great example is the Dollar Shave Club, a firm that dramatically lowered the cost of razor blades by selling directly to consumers via subscription.  Its business model is so powerful that it’s giving Gillette “razor burn” and Gillette has lowered its prices on some blades.  Meanwhile, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by global consumer goods giant Unilever for $1 billion.  That’s a lot of blades!

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Are Robots Job Killers?

Published: April 12, 2017.
 

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Should we welcome robots or worry about them?  What about their effect on jobs, particularly on the factory floor?  Manufacturing, at roughly $13 trillion in value-added global production, as estimated by Plunkett Research for 2017, is vitally important, both to the global economy overall and to employment.  In the U.S. alone, manufacturing will add up to about $2.34 trillion for 2017 (on a value-added basis), employing 12.4 million workers—down from 19 million in 1980. 

Big money is being invested in robotics—in factories, where automation is becoming cheaper to buy while it becomes more effective at replacing humans.  By the end of this year, there will be roughly 2 million industrial robots in operation around the globe.  That number is escalating quickly, particularly in nations that lead in robotic development and implementation like South Korea, Japan and Germany.  China has a stated its goal of becoming a world leader in robotics by 2025, with money to back it up.

The first industrial robot was probably a machine named Unimate #0001, utilized at a General Motors diecasting plant in Trenton, NJ beginning in 1959.  The primary force behind the Unimate was an American named Joseph Engelberger (sometimes referred to as the “father of robotics”) of the Consolidated Controls Corp. of Bethel, CT.  By the late 1960s, automobile manufacturers were racing to install robotic units such as automated welders in their plants worldwide.  As the decades went by, Japanese and German firms grew to be world leaders in factory automation equipment and robotics.  This trend was directly tied to the growing dominance of Japanese and German automobiles, and the decline of the American auto industry.

Trends and Theories:

New technologies are rapidly enhancing the potential of robots.  Artificial intelligence/machine learning means that robots can improve at their tasks through repetition.  Collaborative robots (“cobots”) can interact closely with humans in a safe manner, while boosting efficiency on the factory floor, by utilizing advanced sensors and vision.  In fact, machine-to-machine communications (AKA the internet of things) and machine vision are improving very quickly, further boosting robotics.  Meanwhile, the cost of purchasing an advanced factory robotic arm has decreased steadily, and the technology-staff burden of programming such a machine is easing.  This means that even mid-size firms will be investing in robotics.

So-called “service” robots will soon be growing in use in hospital wards, nursing homes, hotels and restaurants, and they are already in wide use in warehouses.  They will work 24/7 if required, without demanding pay increases or employee benefits.  In the U.S. city- and state-level increases in minimum wages are likely to boost this trend. 

Pros and Cons:  A new study by economists Daron Acemoglu of MIT and Pascaul Restrepo of Boston University studied U.S. employment and robotic trends for the years 1993 through 2007.  They found “large and robust negative effects of robots on employment and wages,” at least in terms of local employment markets where robots were implemented.  On the other hand, robots in use in places like automobile plants may reduce final prices for consumers, stretching the purchasing power of households while enabling U.S. companies to better compete with foreign plants where wages may be lower.  While the robotics industry may create new jobs off the factory floor, they may not be enough to offset the rise of robots.  At the same time, U.S. robotics firms are often lagging behind Japanese and German companies in their offerings of high-level factory automation equipment.

Ranks and Results

 

 

In early 2017, Microsoft co-Founder Bill Gates famously suggested that we might tax robots’ owners, “some type of robot tax—at the same level” that we tax workers.  In other words, taxes on robots might offset lost federal or state employment taxes. 

Several commentators, including investment banker-turned-writer Andy Kessler, suggested this would be like taxing Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software because it killed the employment of people who previously did manual arithmetic calculations.

 

Hot-off-the-Press:  

All the information you need about the global manufacturing and robotics industry can be found at Plunkett Research, including our Manufacturing and Robotics Research Center at Plunkett Research Online (for subscribers), and our just-published, completely-updated Plunkett’s Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2017 edition.

 

 

Complete Guide to the Apparel & Textiles Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Apparel and accessory retailers generally enjoyed substantial growth in sales around the world during recent decades.  Leading American, Japanese and European brands opened large numbers of new stores in developing markets in Asia and elsewhere. Developments driving the appeal and textile industry include “fast fashion” stores that sell the latest designs at very low prices, growing interest in sports apparel for both athletic and non-athletic activities (athleisure), and the rising success of e-commerce in driving in-store apparel retailing.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Apparel & Textiles Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-435-9 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-760-2 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

 

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 458             

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 345

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 apparel & textiles business including:

  1. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share

  2. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Jobs as Firms Reshore

  3. Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nation

  4. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies

  5. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics

  6. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar

  7. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services

  8. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere

  9. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges

  10. Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers

  11. Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines

  12. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth

  13. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales

  14. Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green

  15. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Model

Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics

  1. Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-2016

  3. Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2004-2016

  4. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2015-2016

  5. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2015-2016

  6. Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2015-2016

  7. Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2015-2016

  8. U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2010-2016

  9. U.S. Retail Sales of Apparel, Shoes & Accessories: 2015

  10. Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2014-2017

  11. Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2012-2017

 

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M COMPANY

  • Cabela's Inc

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co

  • Motorsports Authentics LLC

  • Alpha Pro Tech Ltd

  • American Eagle Outfitters Inc

  • Ann Inc

  • Aramark

  • Warnaco Swimwear Inc

  • Belk Inc

Is Uber Killing in Entrepreneurship?

Dollars & Details:

Startups and other small businesses have long been the key to a nation’s overall job growth.  Put another way: entrepreneurs and their activities are vital to the economic health of any country.  (Even communist countries like Vietnam and China have figured this out, encouraging business startups and privately-owned businesses in a big way—with great success.) 

On the other hand, many of the largest employers are streamlining, downsizing or offshoring in an effort to become more cost-efficient and achieve higher profits, thus, the large layoffs that hit the news from time-to-time.  Startups and growth companies, in contrast, must hire in order to grow.

The bad news: entrepreneurship (startup activity) in America dropped drastically during the 2008-09 recession, and it continued to fall through 2013, per official government numbers.  Today, according to the Kauffman Foundation, only about 6.0% of U.S. adults own a business, compared to 7.8% in 1997.  According to the Financial Times, since the late 1970s startups as a percentage of all firms have fallen by more than one-half and the number of workers at these firms has fallen by three-fourths.

The good news: Startup activity has finally rebounded in America, and is on a healthy track.  Meanwhile, the number of “contingent” workers (such as Uber drivers) in the sharing/gig economy is growing even faster than traditional entrepreneurship, and Plunkett Research considers this to be a very key trend.  Contingent workers have become such a vital part of the economy that the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics will start officially gathering data on this segment in May, 2017.

Trends and Theories:

The Plunkett Theory:  Our CEO Jack Plunkett has been watching the drop in startups and the rise in the gig economy (the activities of companies that rely on part-time contractors instead of employees) at firms like Uber and Instacart.  He believes that the two are closely linked.  “Ask an Uber driver why he/she pursues this line of work, and you’re likely to be told that that they enjoy being entrepreneurs, and like being independent,” Plunkett said.

“Uber alone has nearly 500,000 drivers in America.   Gig economy/sharing economy workers state that they have chosen their careers because they want greater control of their working lives and more flexibility in their schedules.  In other words, they are seeking some of the top rewards of being entrepreneurs.” 

At the same time, the sharing/gig economy takes a lot of the pain out of being an entrepreneur, in that there is no need to understand and implement a marketing strategy, there is no need to make an investment (other than an automobile), and there are very few barriers to entering the market. 

Uber, Lyft, Instacart and TaskRabbit find customers for their contract workers, and take a cut of total revenues in exchange.  Even Amazon has entered the sector, with its Amazon Flex system that lets independents sign on as Amazon delivery people.  Jack Plunkett concluded, “When you consider these aspects of the gig economy, Uber and its peers are spurring lots of people to become entrepreneurs.”

Ranks and Results

Traditional entrepreneurship has started to rise again, but growth in contingent workers is much faster than growth in startups.  Meanwhile, there is no end to investors’ appetite for gig economy companies.  Venture capital investments in this field soared worldwide from about $1.5 billion in 2011 to more than $10 billion last year.

A recent study found Uber drivers in the U.S. receiving $19.04 hourly on average (part of which much be applied to their automobile operating costs, pay self-employment taxes, and buy insurance).  Many report a reasonable flow of tips as well.  This income compares favorably with some types of truck, taxi and bus drivers.  Meanwhile, Uber drivers enjoy complete control of their own schedules.

Hot-off-the-Press:  

All the information you need about the global transportation industry can be found at Plunkett Research, including our Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry center online, and our just-published, completely-updated Plunkett’s Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain Industry Almanac, 2017 edition.  See   https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/transportation-supply-chain-logistics-industry-market-research/

Complete Guide to the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Wireless communications, including such fields as mobile entertainment, RFID, mobile banking and cellphone service, continues to be one of the hottest of the world’s industrial sectors.  There were more than 7.5 billion global wireless communications subscriptions by mid-2016, according to Plunkett Research estimates, including more than 380 million in the U.S. alone.  (Since some people, particularly in developing nations, have more than one subscription, the number of individual subscribers is significantly less.)  The number of subscribers to fast Internet access via wireless devices is already more than 3.5 billion.

The wireless sector incorporates a great deal more than cellphone services, ranging from satellite-based communications to vast wireless Wi-Fi networks in corporate and public spaces.  There is no end in sight to the rapid acceleration of wireless.  RFID (radio frequency ID tags used to track inventory) equipment prices are plummeting while adoption is growing on a global basis.  Uses for smartphones are growing endlessly.  Applications for remote wireless sensors of all types (often referred to as the Internet of Things) are about to soar as technologies improve and costs decline.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top [Number] companies in the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-411-3 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-736-7 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

 

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

 Pages: 431             

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 288

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 [Sector] business including:

  1. Introduction to the Wireless Industry

  2. 3G and 4G Networks Rollout Worldwide/ 5G on the Horizon/Massive Investments Required

  3. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth

  4. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Top 7.5 Billion

  5. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution

  6. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless

  7. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines

  8. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real-Time Traffic Information

  9. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Cellphone

  10. Tablets and Smartphones Cause Shift in Desktop PC Market

  11. GPS and Location Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphone Subscriptions

  12. Location-Based Technology Delivers Targeted Ads and Discounts/Mobile Advertising Grows at an Exceptional Rate

  13. Global Mobile Apps Revenues to Hit $77 Billion Yearly in 2017

  14. In-Flight Wireless Takes Off

  15. The “Internet of Things” and M2M: Wireless Sensors to Boom, Aided by Nanotechnology

  16. Nanotechnology & MEMS Applications in Optics and Displays Lead to a Breakthrough in Wireless Device Screens

  17. Satellite Technology Aims to Bring Broadband to Developing Countries

  18. Cybersecurity Concerns Lead to Research and Investment

Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics

  1. Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared

  3. Wireless Quick Facts, U.S.: 2003-2015

  4. Wireless Standards & Speeds

  5. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2009-2015

  6. Number of Total Fixed Internet Connections, by Speed, U.S.: 2011-2014

  7. Distribution of Mobile Connections, by Minimum Downstream Speed, U.S.: December 2014

  8. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide

  9. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2015

  10. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2010-2014

  11. Wireless Telecommunications Industry (except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2007-Apr 2016

 Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China Telecom Corporation Ltd

  • Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc

  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

  • T-Mobile US Inc

  • Amdocs Limited

  • America Movil SAB de CV

  • American Tower Corp

  • Anaren Inc

  • Apple Inc

  • Raytheon Applied Signal Technology Inc

Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Transportation is one of the world’s largest industries. In total, during 2016, core transportation revenues in the U.S. were an estimated $1,058.0 billion, according to Plunkett Research estimates.  Worldwide, these revenues were an estimated $4.7 trillion.  This includes air, rail, water, pipeline, courier and warehousing segments.

At about 6% of global economic activity (GDP), transportation’s core sectors add up to a remarkably efficient industry, considering the fact that transportation is a vital service to nearly every other sector of the economy.  In fact, thanks to increasing use of advanced information systems and such strategies as intermodal containers (sending freight via containers that are easily transferred from ship to rail car to truck as needed, without repacking), the transportation industry’s productivity is excellent.

 Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-433-5 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-775-6 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

 

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

 Pages: 689             

Statistical Tables Provided: 34

Companies Profiled: 473

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry

  2. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services

  3. Trucking Companies Enjoy Dominant Market Share, Focus on Driver Challenges and Regulatory Issues

  4. Freight Railways Invest in Infrastructure and Safety/Shipment of Crude Oil by Rail Is Intense and Controversial

  5. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways & Airports

  6. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Amtrak and Light Rail/Hyperloop Undergoes Testing

  7. Ships Get Bigger and More Efficient as Freighter Overcapacity Hits the Shipping Industry

  8. Ports and Canals Expand to Accommodate Larger Vessels

  9. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur

  10. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines

  11. Air Traffic Grows/Airports Expand/ Middle East and Asia Have Strong Air Traffic

  12. New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security

  13. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution

  14. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real Time Traffic Information

  15. India’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Billions of Dollars in Construction

Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Statistics

  1. Transportation Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Estimated U.S. Core Transportation Sector Revenues 1990-2016

  3. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Revenues: 2013-2016

  4. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Expenses: 2012-2015

  5. Top 50 Countries Providing U.S. Imports: 2009-2016

  6. Top 50 Countries Receiving U.S. Exports: 2009-2016

  7. Top 30 U.S. Customs Ports by Waterborne Foreign Container Trade: 2013-2015

  8. Top 30 U.S. Customs Ports by Waterborne Foreign Container Import: 2013-2015

  9. Top 30 U.S. Customs Ports by Waterborne Foreign Container Export: 2013-2015

  10. U.S. Surface Trade with Canada: 1993-2015

  11. U.S. Surface Trade with Mexico: 1993-2015

  12. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue by Commodities Handled: 2011-2015

  13. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Truck Inventories: 2011-2015

  14. Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled, U.S., Monthly: January 1990-September 2015

  15. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-December 2015

  16. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2016 System Scheduled Enplanements

  17. Quarterly System Operating Profit & Loss Margin for U.S. Airlines: 2nd Quarter 2015-2nd Quarter 2016

  18. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-3rd Quarter 2016

  19. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region: 2015-2036

  20. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2001-2036

  21. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended October 2016 and October 2015

  22. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-October 2016

  23. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996-October 2016

  24. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2001-2036

  25. Domestic Airline Jet Fuel Prices, U.S.: January 1986-October 2015

  26. Rail Freight Revenue Ton Miles, U.S.: 1990-2015

  27. Amtrak Ridership: January 1991-September 2015

  28. Rail Passenger Capacity Utilization, U.S.: 2003-2015

  29. Transportation Services Index, U.S.: January 2000-September 2015

  30. Percent Change in the U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI) from Year-to-Year: 2006-2016

  31. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2008-2015

  32. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2015-2017

  33. Transportation Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2011-2016

 Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)

  • AB Volvo

  • Go-Ahead Group plc (The)

  • Japan Airlines Co Ltd

  • ADA Sa

  • Aer Lingus Group

  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC

  • Air Canada

  • Air China Limited

  • Air New Zealand Ltd

Complete Guide to the Telecommunications Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2017 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.  Cable TV systems, such as Comcast, are aggressively offering local telephone service and high-speed Internet access.  The relationship between the telecom and cable sectors has become even more complex as traditional telecommunications firms such as AT&T are selling television via the Internet, and competing directly against cable for consumers’ entertainment dollars.

Consequently, the various organizations that monitor the global telecommunications industry have their own ways of estimating total revenues, and their own thoughts on including, or not including, specific business sectors.  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. Globally, in the broadest possible sense (based on ICT), the telecommunications industry is expected to grow to about a $6.5 trillion sector in 2018. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the Telecommunications Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-414-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-739-8 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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
  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
  • Link to 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 508              

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 357

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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. Landline Subscribers Cancel Service; Bundled Services Pick Up Some of the Slack
  3. 3G and 4G Networks Rollout Worldwide/5G on the Horizon/Massive Investments Required
  4. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth
  5. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket
  6. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Top 7.5 Billion
  7. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 3G and 4G Smartphones
  8. VOIP (Telephony over the Internet) Continues To Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry
  9. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China
  10. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  11. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  12. Global Internet Market Tops 3.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  13. Telecommunications Systems Move Online Including Unified Communications, Telepresence
  14. Carriers Eliminate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones and Landlines, Up Profit Potential
  15. Light-Weight Satellites, Solar-Powered Drones and Giant Helium Balloons Studied for Internet Access
  16. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) and M2M: Wireless Sensors to Boom, Aided by Nanotechnology

Telecommunications Industry Statistics

  1. Telecommunications Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Telecommunications Industry Revenue by Class of Customer, U.S.: 1st Quarter 2015-1st Quarter 2016
  3. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2012-2015
  4. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2012-2014
  5. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Expenses, U.S.: 2009-2014
  6. The Baby Bells Then & Now
  7. Total Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.: 2011-2014
  8. U.S. Households With & Without Telephone Service, including Wireless: November 1983-July 2015
  9. Annual Personal Consumption Expenditures on Telecommunications, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2015
  10. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2015
  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.: 2010-2014
  15. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2009-2015
  16. Number of Total Fixed Internet Connections, by Speed, U.S.: 2011-2014
  17. Distribution of Mobile Connections, by Minimum Downstream Speed, U.S.: December 2014
  18. Expenditures for ICT Equipment & Computer Software for Companies with Employees, U.S.: 2008-2013
  19. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2010-1st Quarter 2016
  20. Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990-April 2016

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

Complete Guide to the Sports Industry, Teams, Leagues & Recreation Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sports Industry, Teams, Leagues & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The sports business means many different things to different people.  This is a truly global industry, and sports stir up deep passion within spectators and players alike in countries around the world.  To one person, sports are a venue for gambling; to another, they are a mode of personal recreation and fitness, be it skiing, cycling, running or playing tennis.  To business people, sports provide a lucrative and continually growing marketplace worthy of immense investment.  To athletes, sports may lead to high levels of personal achievement, and to professionals, sports can bring fame and fortune.  To facilities developers and local governments, sports are a way to build revenue from tourists and local fans.  Sports are deeply ingrained in education, from elementary through university levels.  Perhaps we cannot state with confidence that sports enrich the lives of all of us, but they certainly entertain a huge swath of the world’s population.  In addition to economic impact, the largest single effect that sports create is that of gripping entertainment:  hundreds of millions of fans around the globe follow sports daily, whether via radio, television, printed publications, online or in person, as spectators or participants.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Sports Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-410-6 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-735-0 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

 

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

 Pages: 507             

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 373

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 sports & recreation business including:

  1. Introduction to the Sports Industry

  2. Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues

  3. New Sports Stadiums Proliferate

  4. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 57.4 Million Players

  5. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports

  6. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies

  7. Lacrosse Is Among the Fastest-Growing Team Sports in America

  8. Sports Agents Become Indispensable/ Sports Marketing Booms in China

  9. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales

  10. Virtual Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow

  11. Gym Memberships Continue to Rise

  12. Hiking, Walking and Running—The Least Expensive Sports Draw the Most Participants

  13. Bicycle Sharing Grows in Major Cities, But Financial Outlook Is Poor

  14. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel

  15. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere

  16. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar

Sports Industry Statistics

  1. Sports Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Estimated Size of the Entire Sports Industry, U.S. 2005-2015

  3. Selected U.S. Sports Industry Revenues: 2009-2015

  4. Sports Industry, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2010-2014

  5. U.S. Spectator Sports, Performing Arts & Related Industries, Breakdown of Expenses: 2009-2014

  6. Estimated Annual Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, Inventories & Purchases: 2006-2014

  7. Estimated Monthly Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales: 1992-March 2016

  8. Exports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2010-Q1 2016

  9. Imports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2010-Q1 2016

  10. Overview of the Media Contracts of the Four Big Sports

  11. Sports Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2012-2016

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 24 Hour Fitness

  • Cabela's Inc

  • Disney Media Networks

  • Motorsports Authentics LLC

  • American Golf Corp

  • Bowlmor AMF Corp

  • Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc

  • Time Warner Inc

  • Aramark

  • Warnaco Swimwear Inc

Complete Guide to the Retailing & Chain Stores Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retailing & Chain Stores Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15.9 million employees in America alone (more than one out of 10 workers), is one of the largest industries in the world.  Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $5.485 trillion during 2016, according to Plunkett Research, up about 3% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009. 

Competition among retailers has never been tougher.  A retailer without a significant competitive advantage doesn’t stand a chance.  Both retailers and their customers are much more conservative than they were during the long-term economic boom that ended in late 2007.  Retailers of all types have been seeking creative ways to cut operating expenses.  Methods range from reducing the size of stores to lowering the employee count to reducing inventory exposure.

 Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Retailing Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-424-3 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-749-7 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

 

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and industry statistics

  • Industry associations list

  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 652             

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 492

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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. Department Stores Reposition for Today’s Consumer While Outlet Stores Proliferate

  3. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share

  4. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales

  5. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales

  6. For the Long-Term in the U.S., Consumers Increase Savings/Less Inclined to Use Debt

  7. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges

  8. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon

  9. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution

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

  11. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online

  12. Retail Center Occupancy Is High, with Sales Rising in Upscale Malls

  13. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up

  14. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketer

  15. Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers

  16. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Overview

  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1930-2016

  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-3rd Quarter 2016

  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2016

  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2016

  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2010-2015

  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2016

  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2016

  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2010-2015

  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2007-2nd Quarter 2016

  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita

  12. Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2010-2015

  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2015

  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2008-2015

  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2009-September 2016

 Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cabela's Inc

  • 7-Eleven Inc

  • 99 Cents Only Stores LLC

  • A C Moore Arts & Crafts Inc

  • Aarons Inc

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co

  • Advance Auto Parts Inc

  • Ahold USA Inc

  • Albertsons LLC

  • SkyMall Inc

Complete Guide to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Outsourcing will be an approximately $548.5 billion global industry in 2016, with significant emphasis on three broad areas:  1) logistics, sourcing and distribution services; 2) information technology services, including the creation of software and the management of computer centers; and 3) business process outsourcing (BPO) areas such as call centers, financial transaction processing and human resources management.

Offshoring, as opposed to outsourcing, covers such a wide variety of nations, products and practices that it is difficult to put a number on the size of the market. A significant share of offshoring revenue is created by contract manufacturing of electronics, shoes, apparel and accessories.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-409-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-734-3 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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
  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 490

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 364

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 outsourcing & offshoring business including:

  1. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  2. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  3. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  4. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  5. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  6. Cloud Computing Squeezes Outsourcing Industry
  7. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in the Global Consulting Industry
  8. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  9. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along with Globalization
  10. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  11. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  12. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  13. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  14. Hi-Tech Manufacturing Collaboration Spans the Globe
  15. Outsourcing of Automobile Component Manufacturing/Design

 Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics

  1. Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Services Supplied to Foreign & U.S. Markets Through Cross-Border Trade & Through Affiliates: 1990-2014
  3. U.S. Quarterly Trade in Services by Major Category: 2014-2016
  4. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2011-2014
  5. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2007-2010
  6. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2003-2006
  7. Estimated Revenue for Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Firms, U.S.: 2010-2014
  8. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2014-2015
  9. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2009-1st Quarter 2016

 Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc
  • Randstad Holding NV
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  • Amdocs Limited
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Aramark
  • Ariba Inc

Complete Guide to Middle-Market Companies From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Middle-Market Companies Almanac, 2017 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 lists top 500 companies in Middle Market.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-413-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-738-1 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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
  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

Pages: 659             

Companies Profiled: 529

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $349.99

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.

The exciting new book and Online Research Center cover 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

Complete Guide to the Manufacturing, Factory Automation, 3D Printing & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2017 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 lists top 500 companies in the Manufacturing & Robotics Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-417-5 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-742-8 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

 

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

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 693             

Statistical Tables Provided: 29

Companies Profiled: 503

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

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 & robotics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Manufacturing and Robotics Industry

  2. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation

  3. Service Robots in a Variety of Industries

  4. U.S. Automobile Sales Soar

  5. Global Growth in Manufacturing and Trade Requires Investment by Emerging Nations

  6. Regional Trade Centers Will Evolve to Boost Manufacturing and Logistics

  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 Restore

  11. Wages Rise in China and Vietnam/Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing

Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics

I. Overview of the Manufacturing Industry

  1. Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Quarterly After-Tax Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2010-1st Quarter 2016

II. Output & Employment

  1. Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1948-2015

  2. All Manufacturing Employees, U.S.: Monthly, January 1939-July 2016

  3. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry Employment: 1948-2015

III. Shipments

  1. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for All Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992-June 2016

  2. Annual Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2009-2015

  3. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2015-2016

IV. Exports

  1. Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2010-2nd Quarter 2016

  2. Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2010-2nd Quarter 2016

  3. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2010-2nd Quarter 2016

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