Good trends: Rising corporate profit will result in revenue growth

The Market Research industry in Canada consists of companies that gather, analyze and present data on public opinions and consumer behaviour and attitudes. Over the five years to 2018, the industry exhibited modest growth, in large part driven by an improving economy and rising consumer confidence in Canada. As corporations experienced upticks in their bottom lines, they have sought the expertise of market research companies to expand operations and revamp their product and service offerings. As the industry expanded over the past five years, industry operators benefited from rising profit margins due to the advent of high-margin services and the value of increasingly complex data more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As consumers become more optimistic about the economy, demand has intensified
  • Expansion of online mediums gives operators innovative ways to study consumer opinions
  • The consumer landscape is rapidly changing
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Companies in the Market Research industry in Canada gather, analyze and present data on public opinions and consumer behaviour and attitudes. Industry services include political polling, sampling and statistical services, broadcast media rating services and market analysis services. Although industry services are typically sold to market-oriented clients, they are also used by politicians and research institutions to evaluate the public perception of candidates and policies. Over the five years to 2018, revenue for the Market Research industry in Canada is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.2% to total an estimated $848.6 million. This growth is largely attributable to rising consumer confidence and the recent rise in corporate profit in Canada during the five-year period...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Market Research Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Market Research Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt newt technology
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Provisions of a related range of services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Corporate profit in the Market Research industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Market Research Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that systematically gather, record, tabulate and present marketing and public opinion data. Examples of industry-related services include political polling, sampling and statistical services, broadcast media ratings and market analysis. Operators that conduct experimental or scientific research in fields such as economics or engineering are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Market research by phone
  • Online quantitative research services
  • Mobile and smartphone online quantitative research services
  • Online traffic and audience measurement services
  • Automated digital and electronic research services
  • Group discussions and focus groups
  • Online research community services
  • Other research methods
  • Industry Activities
  • Broadcast media rating
  • Marketing analysis or research
  • Opinion research
  • Political opinion polling
  • Public opinion polling
  • Statistical sampling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Corporate profit
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Total advertising expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Fluctuating fundamentals
  • Growth opportunities
  • Fragmentation and improving profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Favourable operating conditions
  • Innovation and new opportunities
  • Table: Market Research Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Market Research Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada
  • Newspaper Publishing in Canada
  • TV Broadcasting in Canada
  • Management Consulting in Canada
  • Advertising Agencies in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services in Canada
  • Property Management in Canada
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Online quantitative research services
  • Automated digital and electronic research services
  • Other research methods
  • Online traffic and audience measurement services
  • Online research community services
  • Mobile and smartphone online quantitative research services
  • Market research by phone
  • Group discussions and focus groups
  • Chart: Market Research Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial services
  • Media and advertising agencies
  • Business to business
  • Public sector
  • Utilities and telecommunications
  • Wholesale and retail
  • Research institutes
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Market Research Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Market Research

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Market Research Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Nielsen Holdings NV, Ipsos Group S.A., WPP PLC,
  • Table: Nielsen Holdings NV - financial performance
  • Table: Ipsos Group S.A. - financial performance
  • Table: WPP PLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Market Research Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Market Research Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Corporate profit (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Focus Group
  • A type of qualitative research using a group of individuals to discuss a concept, product, service or advertisement.
  • Qualitative Research
  • A method of research used to understand why and how individuals make choices about particular products and services.
  • Quantitative Research
  • Research that involves questionnaires and scales to understand the needs, wants and opinions of individuals.
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