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Complete Guide to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

With few exceptions, the banking and lending industry has rebounded to a much healthier condition after suffering intensely from the Great Recession that officially ended in 2009, along with the related financial meltdown that brought the world of banking into a state of crisis. Meanwhile, global financial regulators have steadfastly continued the struggle to improve banking reserves and oversight to the point that future meltdowns might be avoided.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 450 companies in the Banking, Mortgages & Credit business and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats: 

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-512-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-835-7 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 642

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

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 banking, mortgages & credit business including:

  1. Introduction to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry     
  2. Consumers Slowly Increase Borrowing 
  3. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $28.3 Trillion
  4. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  5. Investment Firms and Banks Compete for Clients in High Net Worth Households      
  6. Wal-Mart Offers Checking and Debit Service in the U.S./Banco de Wal-Mart in Mexico
  7. China Sees Growth in Online Payments, Banking and Lending/Alipay Soars
  8. India’s Foreign Banking Presence Shrinks/Microloans Continue
  9. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars        
  10. Shadow Banking Soars with Non-Bank Alternatives, Online or Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding
  11. Online Banking Grows on Smartphones/The Internet and ATMs Replace Tellers and Branches
  12. Visa and MasterCard Enjoy Global Growth
  13. Credit Card Technologies Advance with Embedded Chips (EMV) for Better Security
  14. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  15. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Cellphone
  16. Smaller Down Payments/Easier Loan Qualifications Change Mortgage Market    
  17. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry     
  18. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  19. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Lending, Insurance and Online “Robo Advisors”
  20. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  21. The Future of Banking, Credit Cards, Mobile Payments and Mortgages

Banking Industry Statistics     

  1. U.S. Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview     
  2. Global Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview 
  3. Top 50 U.S. Bank Holding Companies: June 30, 2018  
  4. FDIC Insured Institution Statistics: 2nd Quarter 2018       
  5. Number of Failed U.S. Bank Institutions, 1980-2018    
  6. Deposit Insurance Fund Balance and Insured Deposits: 2010-2018    
  7. Assets & Liabilities of FDIC-Insured Commercial Banks, Grouped by Asset Size: June 2018    
  8. Top Ten Federally-Chartered & State-Chartered Banks by Assets: June 2018
  9. Deposits, Income & Expenses of FDIC-Insured Commercial Banks: 2013-June 2018
  10. Assets & Liabilities of Foreign Banking Offices in the U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2018        
  11. Prime Interest Rate, U.S.: 1955-October 2018         
  12. Bond Yields & Interest Rates, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017      
  13. Employment in the Banking Industry, U.S.: 2012-August 2018
  14. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 1998-2017        
  15. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2017        
  16. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1977-2017     
  17. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1978-2nd Quarter 2018      
  18. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2018      
  19. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed Securities by Holder: 2015-2nd Quarter 2018        
  20. Consumer Credit Outstanding, U.S.: 1971-August 2018     
  21. Consumer Credit Outstanding by Major Holders, U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2018        
  22. Terms of Credit at Commercial Banks, U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2018     
  23. Loan Performance, FDIC-Insured Institutions: June 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:          

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

 

Complete Guide to the Insurance, Risk Management & Reinsurance Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Insurance, Risk Management & Reinsurance Industry Almanac, 2019 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 $4.89 trillion in 2017 (the latest data available), down from $4.73 trillion in 2016. This was equal to about 6.3% of global GDP. Global life insurance premiums were $2.66 trillion during 2017, while all other types of insurance totaled $2.23 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 978-1-62831-510-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-834-0 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 512

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 368

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Insurance Industry
  2. Aging Populations Create Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry
  3. Sophisticated Risk Management and Prevention Programs Lead to Lower Losses
  4. Risk Managers Seek Certification
  5. Independent Agencies Continue to Dominate Commercial Insurance, but Play a Lesser
  6. Role in Personal Lines/Life Insurance Sales Fall in the U.S.
  7. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow
  8. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked
  9. for Lower Insurance Rates
  10. States Pick Up Some Wind and Flood Risk for Homeowners/Underwriters Rely on Sophisticated Risk Analysis Technology to Set Rates
  11. No End in Sight to the Growth of Specialized Insurance Lines
  12. Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies/Fiduciary Rule Changes Help Annuity Sales Soar
  13. Major U.S., Japanese and European Insurance Firms See Vast Promise in the Chinese, Southeast Asian Market and Emerging Markets
  14. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  15. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  16. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage,
  17. But Costs Continue to Rise
  18. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  19. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly
  20. Rising Costs of Care
  21. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping
  22. Awards for Damages
  23. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  24. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  25. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $28.3 Trillion
  26. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II
  27. and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  28. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Payments, Lending, Insurance and Online “Robo Advisors”
  29. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting
  30. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting
  31. Opportunities
  32. The Future of the Insurance Industry and Risk Management

Insurance Industry Statistics

  1. Insurance Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Property-Casualty Insurance Companies: 2015-2nd Quarter 2018
  3. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Life Insurance Companies: 2015-2nd Quarter 2018
  4. Typical U.S. Automobile Insurance Costs, per Year: 2018
  5. Employers' Costs for Total Compensation and Health Insurance, by Selected Characteristics,
    U.S.: Selected Years, 2014-2018
  6. The Nation's Health Dollar: 2018 Where It Came From (Estimated)
  7. Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage,
    U.S.: 1999-2017
  8. Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group,
    U.S.: 1999-2017
  9. Affordable Care Act Overview
  10. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018
  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.: 2012-August 2018
  14. Employment & Earnings in Insurance Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2017

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)

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Revenues Forecast for the Small Electrical and Major Household and Kitchen Appliance Manufacturing, Including Vacuum Cleaners Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Small Electrical and Major Household and Kitchen Appliance Manufacturing, Including Vacuum Cleaners Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $21.784 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Lighting Fixture and Lamp Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Lighting Fixture and Lamp Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $11.239 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Lighting Fixture and Equipment (Including Controls, Lamps, Parts & Bulbs) Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Lighting Fixture and Equipment (Including Controls, Lamps, Parts & Bulbs) Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $12.766 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Electrical Equipment, Lighting, Wire, Cable, Battery, Appliance and Component Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Electrical Equipment, Lighting, Wire, Cable, Battery, Appliance and Component Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $129.72 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Measuring and Controlling Devices, Including Watches, Accelerometers, Barometers and Seismographs, etc., Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Measuring and Controlling Devices, Including Watches, Accelerometers, Barometers and Seismographs, etc., Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $11.265 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Games Industry Tops $100 Billion in Global Revenues

Never doubt the power of electronics and mobile devices to disrupt the traditional world. Most analysts believe that the electronic games industry, including game players, software, subscriptions and mobile gaming, has burst through the $100 billion in global revenues per year level. This means that games generate more money than movie theaters, book stores, recorded music downloads or magazine sales—all of which compete heavily for our entertainment time, attention and payments.

Three extremely vital, interconnected components of the evolving personal entertainment, communications and media world include electronic games, apps and social media (GASM), and the lines between these three sectors frequently blur. For example, multiplayer online games encourage communication between communities of players, while social media like Facebook are often the platforms that support the most popular games. Meanwhile, apps are rapidly becoming the tool of choice for launching a wide variety of communications tools, entertainment and internet sites, including games. Users seamlessly let their online access flow from one segment of GASM to the other, and often use all three at once.

Plunkett Research recently published the 2019 edition of its Plunkett’s Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac. This vital reference tool includes industry trends analysis, global car industry statistics and profiles of hundreds of leading automotive firms. It is available online to subscribers to Plunkett Research Online, as well as in printed almanac and ebook editions.

Plunkett’s Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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Revenues Forecast for the Laboratory Instruments and Lab Equipment Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Laboratory Instruments and Lab Equipment Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $18.213 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Electric Signal, Electricity, and Semiconductor Test and Measuring Equipment Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Electric Signal, Electricity, and Semiconductor Test and Measuring Equipment Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $11.172 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Water Meters, Fluid Metering, Fluid Measurement and Control Instruments Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Water Meters, Fluid Metering, Fluid Measurement and Control Instruments Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $5.419 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Factory Automation, Industrial Process, Thermostat, Flow Meter and Environmental Quality Monitoring and Control Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Factory Automation, Industrial Process, Thermostat, Flow Meter and Environmental Quality Monitoring and Control Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $11.259 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Radar, Navigation, Sonar, Space Vehicle Guidance, Flight Systems and Marine Instrument Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Radar, Navigation, Sonar, Space Vehicle Guidance, Flight Systems and Marine Instrument Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $46.24 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Can We Afford to Cure Cancer?

Promising New Cancer Treatments, But Massive Costs

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in America alone during 2018. While the overall cancer death rate fell by 25% from 1990 to 2014, according to the NIH, the cost of the treatments that are saving these lives is staggering, at nearly $150 billion yearly in America alone.

Dramatic new cures like CAR-T therapies will combine with an aging population to make this cost soar. In this advanced treatment for cancer, doctors remove millions of blood cells from the patient and insert new genes that enable the cells to fight malignancy. A form of disabled virus may be used in the drug’s design, because the virus quickly and easily carries the inserted genetic material into the T-cells, which are reprogrammed to attack cancer. The altered T-cells, called CAR-T, are put back in the patient’s bloodstream via an intravenous drip. Treatment may cause a violent reaction in the patient, including extremely high fevers and chills. Nonetheless, in many patients CAR-T has been successful in achieving amazing and lasting remission, including such patients as children with acute leukemia and adults with leukemia and lymphoma. (Unfortunately, some clinical trials have also resulted in patient deaths. This risk may be well justified considering the high remission rates in patients who have not responded to other therapies for their potentially fatal cancers.)

Although traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapies have improved in recent years, they continue to indiscriminately kill both healthy cells and cancerous cells, with significant long-term side effects for the patient. The revolutionary CAR-T treatment, in contrast, hits only the targeted cancerous cells. That is, CAR-T therapies are designed to recognize a specific cancerous tumor antigen, bind to this target and then activate, creating a tremendous immune system response to kill the cancer. Cancer remission rates of as high as 94% have been achieved in trials.

Unfortunately, recently approved CAR-T drugs, such as Novartis’s Kymriah, approved in the U.S. in 2018, and Gliead/Kite Pharma’s Yescarta, approved in 2017, can cost more than $370,000 for the drugs alone, plus hundreds of thousands of additional dollars for the complete regimen of medical support and treatments required to complete the therapy—the total can easily top $1.5 million per patient. Drug developers claim that they need to charge such high prices to gain a reasonable return on their investment in research and development. Critics claim that the drug firms are simply charging the highest prices that they think the market will bear. CAR-T is so promising and so effective that hundreds of CAR-T based drugs are in various stages of clinical trials, including drugs targeting lung or breast cancers.

Even if CAR-T costs were driven down to $1 million in total costs per treatment, they could double the total annual cost of cancer care, to $300 billion, if given to only 150,000 patients yearly (or 10% of new cancer patients).

Meanwhile, insurers and government agencies are struggling to find ways to force down drug prices while reasonably maintaining patient access to the most promising treatments. The challenges are massive. For example, under current law, federal government administered Medicare is not allowed to negotiate drug prices, despite Medicare’s incredible size and cost to taxpayers. A bill recently proposed and sponsored by several members of Congress, the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act, is attempting to solve this situation. On the private coverage side, business giants Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase have established a “moon-shot” non-profit organization to attempt to use advanced technologies to improve health care results while driving down costs. The intent is to share this new entity’s findings freely in hopes of helping both the three founding firms and the nation as a whole.

CAR-T Companies To Watch
Cellectis
Bellicum Pharmaceduticals
Cellyad
Bluebird Bio
TC Biopharm
Juno Therapeutics
Celegene
Mustang Bio

Plunkett Research recently published the 2019 edition of its Plunkett’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac. This vital reference tool includes industry trends analysis, global industry statistics and profiles of hundreds of leading firms. It is available online to subscribers to Plunkett Research Online, as well as in printed almanac and ebook editions.

Plunkett’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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Complete Guide to the Aerospace Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Aerospace Industry Almanac, 2019 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.

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  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-511-0 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 488

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 356

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 Have Massive Aircraft Order Backlogs/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 Solar-Powered Drones Used for Internet Access and Whole Earth Imaging
  9. Giant Balloons Used for Communications and Research
  10. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites, Lowering Costs
  11. Space Travel Firms Seek Tourists/New Vehicles for U.S. Astronauts
  12. Commercial Uses of Drones
  13. Drone Regulation and Licensing Evolve
  14. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  15. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting
  16. Package Delivery by Drone
  17. The Future of Aviation, Satellites and the Aerospace Industry

 

Aerospace Industry Statistics

  1. Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Aerospace Manufacturing Industry Net Sales, U.S. : 2001-2nd Quarter 2018
  3. Gross Output in the Aircraft Manufacturing and Air Transportation Industries, U.S. Selected Years, 2010-2016
  4. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2016
  5. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Air Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2016-2018
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  8. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2017-2023
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts: 2013-2nd Quarter 2018
  10. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  11. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region: 2018-2038
  12. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2038
  13. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 1st Quarter 2017-1st Quarter 2018
  14. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2017 37
  15. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended December 2017 and December 2016
  16. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2038
  17. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996-April 2018
  18. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2018
  19. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2017 System Scheduled Enplanements
  20. Domestic Airline Fuel Cost, U.S.: January 1986-January 2018
  21. Employment in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Monthly, January 1990-July 2018
  22. Employment & Earnings in Aerospace Occupations, U.S.: May 2017

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

Revenues Forecast for the Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical (Medical Devices) and Control Instruments Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical (Medical Devices) and Control Instruments Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $146.014 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the LCD (Liquid-Crystal Display), Radio Frequency (RF, RFID) and Microwave Equipment Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the LCD (Liquid-Crystal Display), Radio Frequency (RF, RFID) and Microwave Equipment Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $12.1 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Contract Electronics Manufacturing Services (CEM) and Printed Circuits Assembly Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Contract Electronics Manufacturing Services (CEM) and Printed Circuits Assembly Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $18.574 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Connectors for Electronics Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Connectors for Electronics Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $5.738 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer and Other Electronic Inductor Components Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer and Other Electronic Inductor Components Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $3.537 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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   ✔ Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
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Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Health Care Industry Almanac, 2019 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 $3.68 trillion in 2018, and are projected to soar to $5.70 trillion in 2026. Health spending in the U.S., at about 18.2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2018, is projected to grow steadily. In addition to expected higher costs, the Trump has been focused on altering 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The most significant change has been the mandate that Americans must carry insurance or face penalties has been dropped.

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 2017 (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 17.1% of GDP, Switzerland at 12.3%, France at 11.5%, Germany at 11.3%, Sweden at 10.9%, Japan at 10.7% Canada at 10.4%, and Norway at 10.4%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, but $9.6 trillion would be a fair estimate for the formal health care industry for 2018. That would place health care at about 11% of global GDP, with expenditures per capita of about $1,250. This $9.6 trillion breaks down to approximately $3.7 trillion in the U.S., $3.2 trillion in non-U.S. OECD nations and $2.7 trillion elsewhere around the world.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-509-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-832-6 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 686

Statistical Tables Provided: 28

Companies Profiled: 499

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

Major Trends and Technologies Affecting the Health Care Industry

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

 

The Outlook for Health Care Technology:

  1. Health Care Technology Introduction
  2. RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories
  3. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Records at an Accelerating Pace
  4. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless
  5. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  6. Government Support for Stem Cell Research Evolves
  7. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  8. Stem Cells and 3D Printing—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, 2012-2018

         Affordable Care Act Overview

         Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2016

         Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2013-July 2018

         Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2017

         Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2017

         The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

         U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2017

         Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services,, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019

  1. The Nation's Health Dollar: 2018 Where It Came From (Estimated)

    The Nation's Health Dollar: 2018 Where It Went (Estimated)

    National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2010-2026

    National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2010-2026

    Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2010-2026

    Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2010-2026

    Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2010-2026

    Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1996-2026

    Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2010-2026

    1. Medicare & Medicaid

    Medicare Enrollment, 1975-2092

    Medicare Cost & Non-Interest Income by Source as a Percent of GDP, 1970-2092

    Medicare Beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Coverage, Summary Report: August 2018

    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.: 1999-2017

    Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.:
    Selected Years, 2014-2018

    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., 2017

     

    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

Major U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2019

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, 2019 edition.

Job seekers in 2019 should see strong hiring and rising wages, if the low unemployment rates seen in late 2018 continue, and if confidence is reasonably high among 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 analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 American Employers and names major trends affecting job seekers.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-508-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-833-3 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 622

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 507

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. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  5. Technology Continues to Create Sweeping Changes in the Workplace
  6. Continued Growth in Outsourcing, Including Supply Chain and Logistics Services
  7. Millions Working as Temps
  8. Offshoring, Reshoring and the Rebound in American Manufacturing
  9. Older Americans Will Delay Retirement and Work Longer/Many Employers Find Older Employees Desirable
  10. Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities

Employment Statistics

  1. U.S. Employment Overview: 2017-2018
  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997-July 2018
  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2006, 2016 & Projected 2026
  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: July 2017 vs. July 2018
  5. U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Sex, Race & Ethnicity: October 2017
  6. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018
  7. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2017
  8. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2016-2026
  9. Top 30 U.S. Fastest growing occupations: 2016-2026
  10. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2016-2026
  11. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2016-2026

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

RESEARCH: 7 KEYS FOR JOB SEEKERS

How to use your library, college placement office, the internet and other resources to become well-informed about a company and its industry before you ask for an interview

Research is the key to finding appropriate job openings, targeting the best possible employers and performing well when you go to job interviews. Learn what’s unique about a company compared to other firms in its industry. Learn why it’s prospering–or why it isn’t. Where is this company going? Is it favored by stock investors? Is it privately-owned by a family, or has it been acquired by private equity investors who plan to resell it over the mid-term? What are its hottest-selling products and services? Is it investing in research and new facilities so that it may prosper in the future? Also, as many people who have been laid off from failing firms have learned the hard way, determining a company’s level of financial stability can be one of the most important factors in making a career decision.

The more you’re willing to dig deep at the library or your college’s career planning office, and the more adept you are at using the internet for research, the better your chances of success in a job search. If you are willing to ask questions of knowledgeable businesspeople and of employees who currently work for your target employers, you will enhance your job search even further. The two secrets to successful job research are tenacity and focus. Know what to look for and where to find it.

Once you’ve landed an interview, you should research both the prospective employer and its industry even further. In this manner, you’ll know what questions to ask before you agree to take the job, and you’ll present yourself as a knowledgeable potential hire who is truly interested in the company and its business.

Here are the seven keys for research that can lead you to a great employer:

1) Financial Stability
Check bond ratings, credit ratings, debt level, growth in sales and growth in profits, along with the views of stock analysts and business journalists.

2) Growth Plans
Look for new plants, stores or offices to be opened; new technologies, products or divisions to be launched; or plans for strategic acquisitions. (See 3, 4 and 5 below.) Is the employer’s growth strategy focused primarily on offshoring work to overseas locations or outsourcing work to outside services providers? Or, does it have a balanced growth strategy that will create good opportunities in its American operations?

3) Research and Development Programs
If the company is a major manufacturer or a technology-based firm, then you should investigate how it invests in R&D (research and development). Is its research and development budget growing? For many types of companies, research is a vital investment in the future.

4) Product Launch and Production
Does the company have the ability to successfully launch new products and services (see 5 below) or to invest in and utilize cutting-edge technologies needed to maintain a competitive edge?

5) Marketing and Distribution Methods
Does the firm utilize an in-house sales force? Does it work through outside dealers and distribution partners? What are its advertising methods? Is it increasing its market share, or are competitors taking customers away? Is the company growing its international sales? Is it adept at using the internet as a powerful sales tool? Is it successful at selling into vital international markets?

6) Employee Benefits
Are wealth-building benefit plans offered? Will the company match all or part of your deposits to a 401(k) savings plan? Check for tuition reimbursement, pension plans, profit sharing, stock ownership plans, discount stock purchase plans, stock options or performance-based bonuses.

7) Quality-of-Work Factors
Does the company offer continual training, wellness programs, child care, elder care support, promote-from-within policies, flexible work schedules, performance reviews, product discounts or on-site health clubs? Is it a corporate culture that fits your lifestyle?

As a serious job seeker, you should conduct in-depth research and make detailed notes about these key factors for each firm you are considering. Then compare each company’s finances, plans and programs to others in the same industry. You’ll begin to see what makes some firms outstanding and why those outstanding companies are the best places to make a career investment. For example, if you compare two discount store giants, Wal-Mart and Costco, you will find that Wal-Mart is by far the larger firm, but Costco has an outstanding record of providing superior employee pay and benefits.

Your research goal should be twofold: First, determine whether this is a firm you want to work for. Are the salaries and benefits appealing? Are layoffs likely? Is it planning to expand its workforce in lower-cost nations like India and then lay off U.S. employees? Is the firm growing steadily? A growing company will offer opportunities for you to advance when it launches new locations, services, technologies or product lines. Second, develop a personal understanding of both the company and its industry so you can better sell yourself as a potential employee.

Other considerations:

Women and Minorities

Certain industries have a greater tendency to offer advancement opportunities for women or minorities. Historically, the banking and insurance segments have tended to promote both women and minorities, as have retailing, electric utilities, apparel, consumer goods, packaged food and beverages, education, publishing and telephone companies.

Some technology companies have been terrific places for women who want to advance, and many tech companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Yahoo, Xerox and eBay, have been known to post women to CEO spots.

Black Enterprise magazine publishes an annual list of the “Power in the Boardroom: Registry of Black Corporate Board Members,” (see www.blackenterprise.com). Meanwhile, the Executive Leadership Council, www.elcinfo.com, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group that conducts programs aimed at filling more executive posts with African Americans, has a unique statistic to report. Its membership is composed of senior-level black executives who have jobs that are no more than three levels below the CEO spot at Fortune 500 companies. When the group was founded in 1986, it had only a handful of members. Today, its membership is about 500 people employed in high-level executive jobs at major corporations (about one-third of them are women).

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (www.hacr.org) promotes Hispanic advancement in the areas of employment, procurement, philanthropy and governance. Another nonprofit agency, National Hispanic Corporate Achievers (hispanicachievers.org), provides an educational forum for Hispanics working for Fortune 1000 companies.

Tips on Using Business Magazines, Newspapers and Trade Journals to Find Job Leads and Do Employer Research

Many job seekers overlook the tremendous advantages offered by industry magazines (called “trade journals”) and other publications when conducting research.

Industry-specific trade journals frequently have classified ads in the back that list job openings. An example of a great magazine to study is American Banker, which can be found at major libraries. Additional information is available at www.americanbanker.com.

Journalists at trade journals and business newspapers continuously interview industry-leading executives regarding their companies’ growth plans. New projects and company expansion plans described in these articles provide terrific job leads.

You can also get great contact information from these publications. Read the latest business stories about companies and industries that interest you and you will learn vital information. Best of all, you can glean from stories and interviews the names and titles of executives who lead projects, divisions and subsidiaries.

There are literally hundreds of these trade journals—at least one for each industry sector and sometimes dozens covering the largest industries.

Other great resources include business newspapers such as the Dallas/Ft. Worth Business Journal, The Wall Street Journal, the business pages of major newspapers like The New York Times and publications written for major investors like Investor’s Business Daily. www.bizjournals.com, you can gain access to news stories from business journals from all over the U.S.

Quality-of-life benefits:

Many companies offer benefits that help employees balance their personal and professional lives. The concept is that employees who are healthy and comfortable with their personal and family lives make better, more productive employees. To that end, many companies include fitness programs and family services such as extended maternity leaves and child care or elder care, whether on-site or off-site in the form of referral services. Other popular family-friendly benefits include flextime, flexible benefits spending accounts, adoption assistance and telecommuting. In many cases, benefits are listed on employers’ web sites.

Work-Life has become a popular phrase for family-friendly benefits and programs among major employers such as Intel, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International and Aramark. For additional information, you can study such organizations at WorldatWork (formerly the Alliance for Work-Life Progress) site at www.awlp.org

Growth Potential and Job Stability

A firm’s growth potential should be among your top priorities. Companies are always trying to maintain or increase productivity, or the ratio of revenues per employee. If a company’s sales are sliding, or if it is running out of cash, the job picture starts to collapse. A little extra research into a company’s finances and true potential for growth might save you from a future layoff.

Of course, employers sometimes must resort to layoffs due to conditions outside of their control. The devastating economic recession that officially ran from late 2007 through early 2009 led to millions of layoffs in America.

As a job seeker, you’re forced to look out for your own best interests while you sort through thousands of potential employers in dozens of industries. This means that good research is vital. For example, if you put salary at the top of your list, you may have the wrong priorities. From time to time, some of the highest-paying firms have been among those cutting the largest numbers of employees. If you are looking for job stability, your biggest challenge is to pick companies that are more likely to hire now and less likely to have layoffs in the future. That’s why a firm’s growth outlook should be one of your guiding lights.

However, the goal is internal growth caused by expanding sales. Generally less appealing are firms that post a quick spike in growth through big mergers. (In many cases, merged companies lay off people who suddenly find themselves filling jobs duplicated in newly consolidated offices. Also, companies that grow excessively through acquisitions may be taking on loads of debt that can become hard to handle later. However, there are occasional exceptions to this rule, where firms are enjoying soaring demand for products or services and find it difficult to hire quickly enough to keep up.) Companies that are growing rapidly through internal expansion include those opening new stores, distribution centers or offices, developing exciting new products, moving into new markets (including international markets) and creating hot new technologies, retail formats or services. Those types of expansion frequently mean great career opportunities, including the chance for rapid job promotion.

If you’re tenacious, you can find opportunities where others will find only rejection. Identifying real prospects for growth takes more than a quick glance.

Here’s an extremely important point for you to remember: You should also look for opportunities in growing divisions that serve special niches, even when the company as a whole is cutting jobs. For example, a firm’s online division may be growing, even while its traditional business units are shrinking.

Additional key factors for strong corporate growth, and thereby the best job prospects, include:

1) Companies or divisions with a growing share of a promising market.

Here’s an extremely important point for you to remember: You should also look for opportunities in growing divisions that serve special niches, even when the company as a whole is cutting jobs. For example, a firm’s online division may be growing, even while its traditional business units are shrinking.

Microsoft made its way to the top with unique products serving a soaring market when it developed highly functional software for personal computers. The software giant created thousands of millionaire employees through the immense increase in the value of its stock plans. HEB, an innovative grocer in Texas, has evolved continually over the decades, constantly introducing improvements to store layouts, and even creating an exciting new HEB Marketplace concept that is a retail industry leader. HEB has large numbers of job openings of many types on a continuous basis.

The point to these stories is that you shouldn't invest your career in a company with mediocre prospects. With perseverance, you can target your own list of employers that are posting growth due to competitive advantages or growing market demand. Your best bets are companies taking reasonable risks in order to move ahead. Those risks may include investments in advertising, research and development, new technology, improved techniques on the manufacturing floor, testing of new products and the opening of new retail store formats. For example, Chico’s FAS stores scored a hit by filling a niche in the women’s apparel market, and Genentech became a leader in the biotechnology field by risking vast amounts on research. Also, don’t overlook the potential of the export market—many American firms find much of their growth by creating products and services that enjoy demand overseas as well as in the U.S.

2) Sales and profits: past and present.

The companies most likely to move along at a good clip are those with an exciting mid-term history. Firms with an average annual growth in sales of 10% to 15% or more over the past several years are generally very promising. Many small and mid-size firms grow at much faster rates and find themselves hiring continuously.

3) Beware of fads.

Unfortunately, a few companies post meteoric growth in businesses that turn out to be mere fads. The restaurant industry suffers from this problem on a regular basis. In recent years, companies selling bagels, frozen yogurt, rotisserie chicken and the like enjoyed impressive, nationwide growth only to collapse like a house of cards a couple of years later.

How to find and use expert opinions:

Superior sources used by sophisticated job researchers include reports written by: 1) analysts; 2) professional researchers and executives; and 3) journalists at business magazines and industry-specific web sites. Many major libraries have large collections of industry-specific “trade magazines” that can give you vital clues that competing job seekers will overlook. Virtually every industry is covered by one or two major websites and trade magazines that will give you leads to growing companies. Many articles in these resources contain the names of executives you may want to contact. Also, some trade magazines publish help-wanted ads in the back. It’s easy to do an online search for trade magazines and industry-specific websites, and many of them are filled with extremely useful information. For example, a recent search on Google for “pet industry trade magazine” quickly turned up leads to the top magazines for that sector.

Next, move on to reports from experts. Marketing and investment professionals are looking for some of the same clues you should use as a job seeker, and reports written by full-time analysts who cover specific companies or industries can help you find firms that are growing and hiring. Search the internet for white papers, industry reports and studies that cover your industry of interest.

Professionally written market research can be found at Marketresearch.com, www.marketresearch.com. This market research broker charges varying fees for access to the reports. However, many of the reports are reasonably priced, and the insight you gain into industries, markets and leading companies can be extremely helpful. Web sites such as this offer the ability to search for reports by a wide variety of criteria, including company name and industry.

Internet Research Tip:

Be sure to create Google “Alerts” to follow your targeted employers and profession. Google will email results to you daily.

By going to the “more” link at the top of the Google home page, and then selecting “even more” from the drop-down list, you can access Google’s “Alerts” tool. Here you can arrange to receive email updates on topics of your choice. For example, you can set a general alert about an industry or locale: sales jobs in California, for example. Or something like: opportunities in the American wireless industry. Or even: sales jobs at automobile dealers.

You can use alerts to track specific jobs or employers. For example: openings at Intel. Or: regional sales manager opening Los Angeles. Finally, don’t forget that you may want to put a search phrase within quotes to get an exact match to part of your phrase. For example: “loan officer” wanted.

Other basic resources:

Annual Reports/10-Ks/S-1s: : Companies that sell their stocks to the public, including most of the firms covered in this book, publish annual reports that contain a wealth of information. Annual reports and 10-Ks cover yearly results, financial statements, management practices and other vital information for publicly held firms. S-1s provide the same type of information on companies that are selling stock to the public for the first time. You can find copies of these reports at large libraries. Online, the best place to acquire this information is at typically at the “Investors” tab on the website of the company you are researching. Alternately, try the site of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. They have a user-friendly service that enables you to search for companies and access their financial reports at www.sec.gov. (Look for the “Filings & Forms” section, and then see “Search for Company Filings.”) Look especially at the five-year “summary financial statement” in the back of these reports. Also, look for growth in sales and earnings. If these are falling, dig deeper to find out why. Faltering sales or profits can lead to layoffs or to a merger with another firm (which could result in deep job cuts).

Also, you can find a wealth of financial information on publicly-traded firms at Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Finance.

See Chapter 4, "Important Contacts for Job Seekers," for additional places to get basic corporate data.

Tips on utilizing financial documents filed by publicly held firms

(Access these documents at the Securities Exchange Commission, www.sec.gov.)

10-K (also called Annual Report on Form 10-K):
This is an annual filing required by federal law. It follows a standard format. Information includes a complete description of the business, risk factors, historical financial data and much more. It is vital reading for job seekers. You will find that these documents are written in dry, legal language, but they contain a wealth of information.

DEF 14A Proxy Statement:
This is an annual document that gives shareholders certain options to consider at their annual meeting. It names the firm’s board of directors and top management. It also gives the dollar value and description of salaries, bonuses, pension plans, stock options and other benefits enjoyed by the company’s five highest-paid officers. Job seekers can learn a great deal about a firm’s management, pay and benefits from this document. Included is a list of the people or organizations that own more than 5% of the company’s stock.

S-1:
This is a new registration document for companies that are going public for the first time. In other words, they are creating an IPO (initial public offering). The information includes all of the data found in the 10-K and proxy statement filed annually by companies that have been public for more than one year.

10-Q:
This is a quarterly report detailing a company’s latest sales, profits and balance sheet.

       Press Releases: Most mid-size to large companies issue a continual stream of press releases about new products, technologies and locations; new executive appointments; community activities and a wide variety of other company developments. The best place to find these is online, at the “News” tab on the company’s own web site. You can also search popular business press release services such as www.prnewswire.com and www.businesswire.com

More ways to research an employer’s financial stability and growth plans:

1) Check out its bond rating.
There’s no sense in trying to become a financial analyst on your own. Use internet searches to look for the bond ratings of potential employers. These ratings are based on a company’s ability to pay principal and interest when due. If you’re considering a major corporation with a bond rating of less than BB (an indicator that a company’s debt is riskier than “investment grade”), you should do a lot more investigating before you continue chasing a job at that company.

2) Talk to vendors and current employees.
Talk to employees who work for the employer, or talk to people who do business with it. No one knows what’s really going on better than people who are on the scene. If there are problems that are not yet known by the media, or if there are exciting new developments that have not yet been announced, you may find out a lot just by asking around. While you’re at it, ask about corporate culture—how well are employees treated?

Popular Job-Search Internet Sites

CareerBuilder www.careerbuilder.com
Monster www.monster.com
Indeed www.indeed.com

Tips on Finding Information on Privately Held Employers

Our subscription service, Plunkett Research Online, and our printed Plunkett’s industry almanacs, are among the world’s most highly regarded sources of profiles of privately-held companies. Check with your library to see if you have access to these tools.

Study back-issue indexes and archives to major newspapers to see what journalists are reporting about a prospective private employer. Many libraries have recent issues of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other important business newspapers. At major public and university libraries, you may be able to access online databases like ProQuest. These databases have excellent search engines that lead you into online archives of the best publications, including The Wall Street Journal, as well as many trade magazines and local business journals.

For smaller firms, go online and try American Journalism Review at www.newslink.org where you'll be able to search news sites including hometown newspapers across the nation. Likewise, search local business newspapers at www.bizjournals.com, where you'll find links to dozens of major business weeklies like the Houston Business Journal.

Finally, invest in a credit report. If you really want reassurance, go to Experian SmartBusinessReports, www.smartbusinessreports.com. You can use its links to order a credit report on the employer. These reports are reasonably priced, and they can help you determine whether the company is paying its bills on time or has other problems. This could be vital in helping you determine whether to accept a job at a privately-held firm.

3) Use Internet search engines.
Look up your firm and industry in an internet search engine such as Google. (You may need to click on “News” instead of relying on a general web search.) There, you may find unusual articles that were recently written about a company’s product breakthroughs, treatment of women or minorities, human interest stories, training programs or stories written from other unique slants.

4) Study other business books and guides.
Search at a library or at an online bookseller like Amazon.com for recent books regarding major companies. For example, if you want to apply to biotech leader Genentech for a job, don’t fail to read The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company’s Quest for the Perfect Drug. With a little research, you can turn up many other excellent books about specific companies, from banks like Bank of America to publishers like Gannett.

Great places for industry research

Plunkett Research, www.plunkettresearch.com.
Go to the specific industry of your choice to see an overview of trends and statistics.  At our subscription service, www.plunkettresearchonline.com, subscribers have access to thousands of pages of industry analysis, statistics, contacts and company profiles, along with multiple search and export tools.

Vault.com, www.vault.com
This site publishes insights about careers with hundreds of leading firms.

5) Explore industry-specific web sites.
In particular, study the leading industry associations for the sector in which you want to work. You will find listings of hundreds of the most important organizations, professional societies and resources, personally selected by our editors, in the almanacs published by Plunkett Research, Ltd., and in the contacts databases at Plunkett Research Online.

6) Research benefits and pension plans.
For additional information about corporate pension plans, start with the government agency charged with protecting and regulating pensions: the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005-4026, 202-326-4000, www.pbgc.gov.  They can answer certain questions over the telephone.

The U.S. Department of Labor publishes a useful site titled Consumer Information on Retirement Plans, https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/retirement/consumerinfpension .

The Social Security Administration, 800-772-1213, http://www.ssa.gov, can provide you with information regarding your potential Social Security benefits.

Note: Generally, employees covered by wealth-building benefit plans do not fully own (“vest in”) funds contributed on their behalf by the employer until as many as five years of service with that employer have passed. All pension plans are voluntary—that is, employers are not obligated to offer pensions.

Pension Plans: The type and generosity of these plans vary widely from firm to firm. Caution: Some employers refer to plans as “pension” or “retirement” plans when they are actually 401(k) savings plans that require a contribution by the employee.

Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Pension plans that do not require a contribution from the employee are infrequently offered. However, a few companies, particularly larger employers in high-profit-margin industries, offer defined benefit pension plans where the employee is guaranteed to receive a set pension benefit upon retirement. The amount of the benefit is determined by the years of service with the company and the employee’s salary during the later years of employment. The longer a person works for the employer, the higher the retirement benefit. These defined benefit plans are funded entirely by the employer. The benefits, up to a reasonable limit, are guaranteed by the Federal Government’s Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. These plans are not portable—if you leave the company, you cannot transfer your benefits into a different plan. Instead, upon retirement you will receive the benefits that vested during your service with the company. If your employer offers a pension plan, it must give you a “summary plan description” within 90 days of the date you join the plan. You can also request a “summary annual report” of the plan, and once every 12 months you may request an “individual benefit statement” accounting of your interest in the plan.

Defined Contribution Plans: These are quite different. They do not guarantee a certain amount of pension benefit. Instead, they set out circumstances under which the employer will make a contribution to a plan on your behalf. The most common example is the 401(k) savings plan. Pension benefits are not guaranteed under these plans.

Cash Balance Pension Plans: These plans were recently invented. They are hybrid plans—part defined benefit and part defined contribution. Many employers have converted their older defined benefit plans into cash balance plans. The employer makes deposits (or credits a given amount of money) on the employee’s behalf, usually based on a percentage of pay. Employee accounts grow based on a predetermined interest benchmark, such as the interest rate on Treasury Bonds. There are some advantages to these plans, particularly for younger workers: a) The benefits, up to a reasonable limit, are guaranteed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. b) Benefits are portable—they can be moved to another plan when the employee changes companies. c) Younger workers and those who spend a shorter number of years with an employer may receive higher benefits than they would under a traditional defined benefit plan.

ESOP Stock Plan (Employees’ Stock Ownership Plan): This type of plan is in wide use. Typically, the plan borrows money from a bank and uses those funds to purchase a large block of the corporation’s stock. The corporation makes contributions to the plan over a period of time, and the stock purchase loan is eventually paid off. The value of the plan grows significantly as long as the market price of the stock holds up. Qualified employees are allocated a share of the plan based on their length of service and their level of salary. Under federal regulations, participants in ESOPs are allowed to diversify their account holdings in set percentages that rise as the employee ages and gains years of service with the company. In this manner, not all of the employee’s assets are tied up in the employer’s stock.

Savings Plan, 401(k): Under this type of plan, employees make a tax-deferred deposit into an account. In the best plans, the company makes annual matching donations to the employees’ accounts, typically in some proportion to deposits made by the employees themselves. A good plan will match one-half of employee deposits of up to 6% of wages. For example, an employee earning $50,000 yearly might deposit $3,000 (6%) into the plan. The company will match one-half of the employee’s deposit, or $1,500. The plan grows on a tax-deferred basis, similar to an IRA. A very generous plan will match 100% of employee deposits. However, some plans do not call for the employer to make a matching deposit at all. Other plans call for a matching contribution to be made at the discretion of the firm’s board of directors. Actual terms of these plans vary widely from firm to firm. Generally, these savings plans allow employees to deposit as much as 15% of salary into the plan on a tax-deferred basis. However, the portion that the company uses to calculate its matching deposit is generally limited to a maximum of 6%. Employees should take care to diversify the holdings in their 401(k) accounts, and most people should seek professional guidance or investment management for their accounts. (Note: when profits are down, many employers exercise their right to suspend their contributions to 401(k)s. Employees may continue to make contributions, but they will not be matched by the employer in these cases.)

Stock Purchase Plan: Qualified employees may purchase the company’s common stock at a price below its market value under a specific plan. Typically, the employee is limited to investing a small percentage of wages in this plan. The discount may range from 5% to 15%. Some of these plans allow for deposits to be made through regular monthly payroll deductions. However, new accounting rules for corporations, along with other factors, are leading many companies to curtail these plans—dropping the discount allowed, cutting the maximum yearly stock purchase or otherwise making the plans less generous or appealing.

Profit Sharing: Qualified employees are awarded an annual amount equal to some portion of a company’s profits. In a very generous plan, the pool of money awarded to employees would be 15% of profits. Typically, this money is deposited into a long-term retirement account. Caution: Some employers refer to plans as “profit sharing” when they are actually 401(k) savings plans. True profit sharing plans are rarely offered.

Plunkett Research Online and Plunkett’s Industry Reference Books

1) Internet-Based Services:
Plunkett Research Online is a reference service that is subscribed to by the nation’s leading university placement offices, libraries and information offices. You can use it to filter prospective employers by location, industry, size and more. You can then export contact information for those companies into spreadsheets or text files. In addition, you can use the site to research the latest editions of our industry analysis. Many additional tools for job seekers are included. For an extensive online tour, see www.plunkettresearch.com .

Plunkett’s Industry Almanacs:
Plunkett Research also publishes industry-specific almanacs for the world’s most vital industries. They are available in both printed and eBook editions. These are top-notch resources for job seekers.

  •  Plunkett's Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies
  •  Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Consulting Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac
  • Plunkett's Education, EdTech and MOOCs Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Energy Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Engineering & Research Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Games, Apps & Social Media Industry
  • Plunkett’s Green Technology Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Health Care Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Insurance Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's InfoTech Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett's Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Investment & Securities Industry Almanac
  •   Plunkett’s Manufacturing & Robotics Industry
  •  Plunkett's Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Restaurant & Hospitality Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Retail Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Sharing & Gig Economy, Freelance Workers & On-Demand Delivery Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Sports Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac
  •  Plunkett’s Wireless & Cellular Telephone Industry Almanac
  • Publications from Plunkett Research Written Especially for Job Seekers :
  •  The Almanac of American Employers
  •  Plunkett's Companion to the Almanac of American Employers

 

Our books will give you in-depth coverage of specific industries and the leading firms in those industries, along with trends and developments in technology and services. You will find these books in public and academic libraries, college placement offices, human resources offices, corporate libraries and government agency libraries. For sample chapters and additional details, you can preview as well as purchase these books at www.plunkettresearch.com.

The Almanac of American Employers provides profiles and detailed listings of 500 hand-picked, U.S. employers of 2,500 employees or more in size Plunkett's Companion to The Almanac of American Employers is our book that provides profiles on 500 additional, rapidly growing corporate employers. This companion book covers smaller firms than those in the main volume of The Almanac of American Employers.

Revenues Forecast for the Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer and Other Electronic Inductor Components Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Capacitor, Resistor, Coil, Transformer and Other Electronic Inductor Components Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $3.537 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/capacitor-resistor-coil-transformer-and-other-electronic-inductor-components-manufacturing-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Semiconductor and Solar Cell Manufacturing, Including Chips, Memory, LEDs, Transistors and Integrated Circuits Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Semiconductor and Solar Cell Manufacturing, Including Chips, Memory, LEDs, Transistors and Integrated Circuits Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $48.404 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/semiconductor-and-solar-cell-manufacturing-including-chips-memory-leds-transistors-and-integrated-circuits-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $4.279 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/bare-printed-circuit-board-manufacturing-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Electronic Components, Semiconductors, Microprocessors and Circuit Boards Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Electronic Components, Semiconductors, Microprocessors and Circuit Boards Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $92.633 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/electronic-components-semiconductors-microprocessors-and-circuit-boards-manufacturing-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Consumer Electronics Manufacturing, Including Audio and Video Equipment, Stereos, TVs and Radios Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Consumer Electronics Manufacturing, Including Audio and Video Equipment, Stereos, TVs and Radios Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $3.155 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2019 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. Some of the biggest winners from this surge are Korean automakers with soaring global sales. However, trouble maybe on the horizon. Surveys show that many young adults have little interest in owning a car of their own. Also a possible source of concern for automakers is the combination of car sharing strategies, like ZipCar, ride sharing systems, like Uber, and autonomous vehicles capable of driving themselves, which 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 analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the automobile industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-507-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-831-9 (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
  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 558

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 404

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

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

 

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: 2013-2017
  10. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2016
  11. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2018 Model Year
  12. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2018 Model Year
  13. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2010-2016
  14. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2010-2017
  15. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2014
  16. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2017
  17. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2007-2016
  18. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-August 2018
  19. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  20. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  21. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2017
  22. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2012-June 2018

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

 

Wireless and Satellite Technologies Make Telecommunications Soar

Wireless firms look ahead to super-fast 5G:

By mid-2018, there were approximately 8.2 billion wireless subscriber accounts worldwide—that’s more subscriptions than the total population of about 7.5 billion. Many consumers have multiple wireless devices and accounts. While smartphone and wireless internet remain inaccessible or unaffordable for a significant segment of the earth’s populace, those barriers are falling rapidly. Most notably, an industrial giant in India, Reliance Industries, has launched Jio, a revolutionary 4G wireless service that sells at rock bottom prices. Jio may enable even very-low-income people in India to carry a phone. Jio has the ability to offer free calls and very cheap internet access by relying on advertising and content revenues. Watch for similar services to hit the rest of the emerging world over time.

Meanwhile, the next big thing in wireless internet service is 5G technology. The concept is expected to produce blinding download speeds, perhaps as high as 10 Gbps. Demand is rising for instantaneous connectivity and ultrafast downloads of movies and TV content, calling for 5G’s latency (meaning response time) of as little as one millisecond, compared to 4G’s 50 milliseconds. The world’s leading carriers and equipment firms are pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into a near-term launch and roll-out of 5G.

Telecommunications companies to blanket the world with cheap satellites:

Private space launch firms and advanced technologies that enable the manufacture of very small, very inexpensive satellites will soon enable much less expensive internet access and data communications in many parts of the world.

OneWeb Ltd. has designed an advanced, low-earth-orbit satellite constellation to provide global coverage, particularly to parts of the earth that currently lack reliable or affordable internet access. Its constellation will eventually consist of as many as 900 satellites.

OneWeb’s satellites are designed to orbit relatively close to the earth, allowing for better internet access speeds, while they interlock with each other electronically to create coverage over the entire planet. Small, low-cost user terminals will communicate with the satellite network and provide wireless internet access. These terminals will provide connectivity with no change in latency (speed) during satellite handovers in order to ensure continuous quality of voice, gaming and web surfing experience.

Compared to traditional satellites, OneWeb units have fewer components, and are lighter in weight, easier to manufacture and cheaper to launch. The satellites contain on-board propulsion and state-of-the-art positioning GPS sensors that ground-track their placements within meters. The on-board propulsion systems are capable of performing maneuvers to steer clear of space debris. When an OneWeb satellite nears the end of its service life, it will de-orbit automatically. The initial phase of the constellation launch is slated to begin by early 2019. Investors in the firm include Qualcomm, Virgin Group, Airbus Group SE and Coca-Cola. Space launch rocket services have been contracted to Arianespace SA and Virgin Galactic. OneWeb broke ground on its $85 million high-volume satellite manufacturing plant in Exploration Park, Florida during 2017.

Plunkett Research has recently published reports on the wireless industry and on the telecommunications market as a whole:

Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-503-5 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-827-2

Revenues Forecast for the Security, Detection, Burglar Alarms, Sensors & Intercom System Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Security, Detection, Burglar Alarms, Sensors & Intercom System Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $4.939 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/security-detection-burglar-alarms-sensors-intercom-system-manufacturing-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Wireless Communications and Radio and TV Broadcasting Equipment Manufacturing, including Cellphones (Handsets) Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Wireless Communications and Radio and TV Broadcasting Equipment Manufacturing, including Cellphones (Handsets) Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $24.669 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/wireless-communications-and-radio-and-tv-broadcasting-equipment-manufacturing-including-cellphones-handsets-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Telecommunications, Telephone and Network Equipment Manufacturing, including PBX, Routers, Switches and Handsets Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Telecommunications, Telephone and Network Equipment Manufacturing, including PBX, Routers, Switches and Handsets Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $7.494 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/telecommunications-telephone-and-network-equipment-manufacturing-including-pbx-routers-switches-and-handsets-manufacturing-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Communications Equipment Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Communications Equipment Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $37.102 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Computer Peripherals and Accessories, including Printers, Monitors and Terminals Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Computer Peripherals and Accessories, including Printers, Monitors and Terminals Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $8.9 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Usage Statistics Increased Significantly at Plunkett Research Online

At Plunkett Research Online, the innovative business and industry market research and analysis system, usage by subscribers soared during the first half of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017. Based on input from librarians and other users, we believe this is due to expanded content, including our addition of:

  • Analysis of the Sharing/Gig Economy
  • Analysis of the Consumer Products & Services Industry
  • Analysis of the Aerospace & Drones Industry
  • Plus our fantastic new Industry Analytics tool

 

For existing subscribers we’ve seen the following average year-over-year increases:


     ✓  User sessions are up 14.60%
     ✓  Searches are up 71.86%
     ✓  Exports are up 45.23%
     ✓  Full text views are up 33.07%

Exciting new content planned for 2019 should further boost this trend!

 

Outsourcing Powers Growth in Middle Market Firms

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Among the most powerful trends in the world of business is the outsourcing of day-to-day tasks to third-party firms that specialize in mundane work. While many business people and researchers are aware of this trend, they may not understand the exceptional effect it has had on mid-size firms (those of roughly $100 million to $1 billion in annual revenues).

Outsourcing has fueled mid-size firms in two completely different ways:

1) To boost a company from its early (or startup) stages into significant size requires that the firm’s management find a way to do a thousand little things consistently and accurately. For example, a young company may have raised capital and hired engineers to develop an outstanding new security system that boosts the safety of public school buildings. There is clearly widespread demand for such a system, and a firm that can quickly serve this need with the right product might grow into a massive success over a few short years. If the product is right, and if management executes a good growth plan, the firm might quickly surpass $100 million in revenues.

But, how would such a firm handle the burden of the myriad details required to handle such growth? Outsourcing is typically the answer. For example, the company’s staff will need to soar in size. Human resources management might be outsourced to a firm like Insperity or XcelHr.

Manufacturing might best be controlled close to home. Let’s say our growing company is based in Arizona in the U.S. It might outsource its security system manufacturing to Axelsys, in nearby California, where the firm’s product design team could cooperate readily with Axelsys’ manufacturing experts. This can be much more effective than attempting to manufacture overseas during a company’s early growth years.

How about the problem of installing those security systems at schools located all over the U.S., and perhaps eventually all over the world? Here again, a large number of highly experienced specialist companies are ready to provide those services on an outsourced basis.

Clearly, the utilization of outsourcing can help a growing company handle needed tasks efficiently while concentrating on making its own products better. This model has been the key to growth for many of today’s most successful mid-size companies.

2) Now, here’s the second positive effect of outsourcing on the middle market: Many of those outsourcing firms have themselves become growth stars. Perhaps most noteworthy are the outsourced warehousing and logistics companies that have grown so rapidly. Many have reached $500 million and more in revenues, by handling the warehousing, packaging and shipping needs of growing clients, in a practice known as 3PL or Third-Party Logistics. Such services are particularly critical for today’s soaring ecommerce industry.

Plunkett Research has recently published reports on the outsourcing industry and on the middle market as a whole:

Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies, 2019 edition.

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Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-502-8 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-826-5

Electronic Games become Spectator Sports

It was bound to happen sooner or later: the lines are beginning to blur between the electronic video games, which are typically played at home, and professional spectator sports as watched on TV or in stadiums. Today, professional and semi-pro electronic games are attracting viewers in the millions, many of whom pay for the privilege. Global revenue for spectator eSports could easily reach $1.5 to $2.0 billion by 2020.

eSports action can be found live, on TV and streaming on the internet. In late 2014, Amazon acquired Twitch Interactive, Inc., an internet video channel for broadcasting and watching people play games. The price was nearly $1 billion! Sports arenas and other entertainment venues are hosting sell-out e-Games tournaments. College campuses in the U.S. are joining eSports leagues. Turner Broadcasting System partnered with WME/IMB to establish a league for videogame players and fans, intending to utilize prime-time television.

Games industry giant Activision Blizzard launched The Overwatch League which sells tickets to fans who watch teams competing at live events, as well as TV broadcasting of this competition.

eSports are in the mainstream on college campuses where teams are competing in tournaments for money and other prizes. In April 2018, teams from more than 500 colleges competed in the second annual Activision Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm championship which was streamed on Facebook. Players for Laval University each won full tuition for the remainder of their college careers. Riot Games, Inc. runs tournaments in which 116 teams compete worldwide, and each of those teams has at least one coach on staff, with salaries of between $30,000 and $50,000 annually. In 2018, the National Federation of State High Schools Association recommended the addition of eSports to U.S. high schools’ list of official extra-curricular activities.

Special stadiums dedicated to eSports games are being built around the world. In mid-2018, the city of Arlington, Texas broke ground on a 100,000 square-foot complex named Esports Stadium Arlington. This is a logical investment by the city, as it is already the home of the stadiums of both the Texas Rangers MLB team, and the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. A firm called Allied Esports International has planned or opened several eSports stadiums, including locations in the U.S. (California and Las Vegas), as well as cities in China and Germany.

For those of you who want to keep up with the latest trends and statistics in eSports and electronic games, as well as traditional professional sports and leagues of all types, Plunkett Research has published two terrific new 2019 edition Industry Almanacs. These are complete market research reports, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

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1) Plunkett’s Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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2) Plunkett’s Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-496-0 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-821-0

Download MARC Records for your Plunkett eBooks

For those of you who are utilizing Plunkett Research’s terrific Industry Almanacs in eBook format, please note that you can download MARC records for these eBooks anytime you want, at: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/marc-records-for-ebooks/. This page includes an archive of MARC records, from the newest titles back to 2010 editions.

Plunkett Research has begun releasing its 2019 Industry Almanacs in printed and ebook formats. The 2019 collection will be published over the next several months, based on a pre-set research and editing schedule. You can download the complete 2019 list with prices, ISBNs and publication dates under the “Order Forms” section of our Catalogs page: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/catalogs/.

The 2019 Order Forms and Lists are available for download now—the complete 2019 catalog will be available in September. Also, please note that we are adding two exciting new titles for 2019:

1) Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac 2019

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will rapidly be adopted by virtually all industry sectors. It will create synergies with everything from robotics to gene sequencing to jet airliners. Banks will make lending decisions with AI, engineers will rely on it for help with sophisticated design decisions, manufacturers will rely on it for efficiency, and marketers will utilize AI to push advertising campaigns to the most likely audiences. Massive amounts of investment are pouring into AI in such nations as the U.S., Japan, China and Germany.

Available to subscribers to Plunkett Research Online, and in book formats:
Almanac Editions: Publication:10/30/2018      Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-516-5
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-841-8

2) The Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac 2019

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The Internet of Things, along with the related technology of Machine-to-Machine Communications, will soon be a major change in the way that we communicate with, monitor and control virtually everything: from self-driving cars—to air conditioning systems—to industrial plants—to airliners. Billions of dollars are pouring into this sector now, which will create a vital leap forward for the environment and sustainability, health care, transportation and manufacturing, to name but a few uses.

Available to subscribers to Plunkett Research Online, and in book formats:
Almanac Editions: Publication:03/15/2019      Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-477-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-802-9

Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry

Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. It is 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, technical, operations, management and business advisory services) will be about $491 billion in 2018, according to Plunkett Research estimates. In recent years, corporate profits in general have grown dramatically, meaning that executives are reasonably willing to authorize new consulting projects, as long as they see the potential for a good return on the cost.

2018 Edition of Plunkett's Consulting Industry Market Research

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    Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-467-0 | eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-782-4

Complete Guide to the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

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

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-506-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-830-2 (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 our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 688

Statistical Tables Provided: 29

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 manufacturing & robotics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics Industry
  2. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation
  3. Service Robots in a Variety of Industries
  4. U.S. Automobile Sales Still Strong
  5. Global Growth in Manufacturing and Trade Requires Investment by Emerging Nations
  6. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  7. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  8. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  9. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  10. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  11. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  12. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  13. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  14. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  15. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  16. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  17. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Invest Heavily in U.S./Take Advantage of Shale Natural Gas
  18. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China
  19. Boeing and Airbus Have Massive Aircraft Backlogs/Major Aircraft Market in China
  20. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda
  21. India Sees Automobile Export Growth
  22. Mexico Now a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter
  23. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online
    Business Models
  24. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

 

Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics

I. Overview of the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

  1. Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly After-Tax Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2011-1st Quarter 2018
  3. Selected Financial Data, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 1st Quarter 2017-1st Quarter 2018
  4. Net Sales & Net Income After-Tax, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2007-1st Quarter 2018
  5. Sales & Operating Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations, by Industry: 1st Quarter 2017-1st Quarter 2018

II. Output & Employment

  1. Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1948-2017
  2. All Manufacturing Employees, U.S.: Monthly, January 1939- June 2018
  3. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry Employment: 1948-2017
  4. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, by Industry: 2012-June 2018
  5. Manufacturing Output vs. Employment, U.S.: 1980-2018
  6. Gross Output in the Wood & Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  7. Gross Output in the Primary Metals & Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  8. Gross Output in the Machinery Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  9. Gross Output in the Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  10. Gross Output in the Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  11. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  12. Gross Output in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  13. Gross Output in the Textile & Apparel Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2011-2016
  14. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2011-2016

III. Shipments

  1. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for All Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992- May 2018
  2. Annual Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2011-2017
  3. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2017-2018

IV. Exports

  1. Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2012-1st Quarter 2018
  2. Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2012-1st Quarter 2018
  3. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2012-1st Quarter 2018
  4. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2012-1st Quarter 2018
  5. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Chemicals, U.S.: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  6. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2016-2017
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018

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

Revenues Forecast for the Computer Disks (Discs) and Drives, including Magnetic and Optical Storage Media Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Computer Disks (Discs) and Drives, including Magnetic and Optical Storage Media Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $7.809 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Computer Manufacturing, Including PCs, Laptops, Mainframes and Tablets Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Computer Manufacturing, Including PCs, Laptops, Mainframes and Tablets Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $10.447 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/computer-manufacturing-including-pcs-laptops-mainframes-and-tablets-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/

Revenues Forecast for the Computer and Peripheral Equipment Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Computer and Peripheral Equipment Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $27.073 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $308.848 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Revenues Forecast for the Specialized Machinery Manufacturing, Including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Jacks, and Packaging and Fluid Power Machinery Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Specialized Machinery Manufacturing, Including Fire Sprinkler Systems, Jacks, and Packaging and Fluid Power Machinery Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $47.346 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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Complete Guide to the Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry Almanac, 2019 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 analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication lists the top 300 companies in the Airlines, Hotels & Travel industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-505-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-829-6 (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
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 476

Statistical Tables Provided: 19

Companies Profiled: 324

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

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

 

Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics

  1. Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2017
  3. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended December 2017 and December 2016
  4. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  5. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2018
  6. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region:
    2018-2038
  7. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2038
  8. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2038
  9. International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S., Forecast: 2016-2022
  10. Top Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2015-2016
  11. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2009-2016
  12. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports:
    1st Quarter 2017-1st Quarter 2018
  13. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2017 System Scheduled Enplanements
  14. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996- April 2018
  15. Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2011-2017
  16. Quarterly Growth in Real Tourism Spending & Real GDP, U.S.: 2000-2017
  17. Monthly U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI): October 2017-April 2018
  18. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2016-1st Quarter 2018
  19. Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2012-April 2018

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

 

Revenues Forecast for the Material Handling Equipment (Conveyors, Elevators, Cranes, Hoists and Lift Trucks, & Stacker) Manufacturing Industry News from Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces publication of its complete market forecasts and financial analysis for the Material Handling Equipment (Conveyors, Elevators, Cranes, Hoists and Lift Trucks, & Stacker) Manufacturing Industry. Plunkett estimates U.S. revenues for this industry at $29.707 billion for the year 2017, and provides forecasts for several years in its latest Industry Analytics report.

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For complete information on this industry report, please see: https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/material-handling-equipment-conveyors-elevators-cranes-hoists-and-lift-trucks-stacker-manufacturing-revenues-market-size-forecasts-benchmarks-analysis/