Due to China's stable economic growth and large business market, there are ample opportunities for market research firms. In the past five years, the Market Research industry experienced rapid development, characterized by the emergence of specialized local research enterprises, the rapid expansion of foreign capital and the extensive implementation of technology applications. Industry revenue is estimated to have increased at an annualized rate of 11.1% over the five years to 2018 to total $6.4 billion. In 2018 alone, revenue is expected to increase 8.3%. Although industry profit is high at 18.0% of industry revenue, it has fallen from a high of 24.3% in 2002 as a result of increased labor costs and rising competition...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Business-to-consumer (B2C) researchBusiness-to-consumer (B2C) research refers to market research services focusing on products sold by companies to consumers, such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), cars, furniture, appliances, food, beverages and luxury goods. ACMR-IBISWorld expects that B2C research will account for 75% of industry revenue in 2018. Emphasis on customers' consuming experience promotes the favor for B2C research. The content of B2C services mainly includes market situation research, distribution channel research, competition research, company research, partner research and business environment research. Most customers of B2C services are from automotive markets and FMCG markets...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

  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real GDP and Downstream Demand - Manufacturing in the Market Research industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Market Research Industry?

    With international and domestic knowledge, local experience and networks, market research firms in China help clients acquire valuable market information, undertake comprehensive market analysis, develop appropriate entry strategies, establish distribution channels and expand operations. Services supplied by firms are important for corporations' decisions when choosing target markets, forecasting developments, and making various operational decisions.

    Industry Products
  • Business-to-consumer research
  • Business-to-business research
  • Others
  • Industry Activities
  • Business-to-business research
  • Business-to-customer research
  • Market research activities
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real GDP
  • Downstream Demand - Manufacturing
  • Downstream Demand - Advertising and Related Services
  • Industry Globalisation - by Industry
  • Economic Indicators - Business Sentiment
  • Service Prices

  • Current Performance
    Industry revenueIndustry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • 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
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Transmission, Computer Services and Software
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Management Consulting
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Intellectual Property Rights Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Network Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer Peripheral Manufacturing
  • Couriers
  • IT Services
  • Stationery and Office Supplies Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Business-to-consumer research
  • Business-to-business research
  • Others
  • Chart: Market Research Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Development of downstream industries
  • Foreign investment into China
  • Increasingly complex business environment

  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Intermediaries
  • Government
  • Other sectors
  • 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
  • Data collection
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Market Research

  • Basis of Competition
  • Investigation resources
  • Pricing
  • Delivery time

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), IPSOS China, CTR Market Research, Nielsen N.V. (China), IMS Market Research Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.,
  • Table: Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) - financial performance
  • Table: IPSOS China - financial performance
  • Table: CTR Market Research - financial performance
  • Table: Nielsen N.V. (China) - financial performance
  • Table: IMS Market Research Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. - 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)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Business To Business (B2b)
  • Refers to transactions that take place between businesses.
  • Business To Consumer (B2c)
  • Refers to transactions that take place between a business and an end user.
  • Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview System
  • Allows for the electronic management of phone interviews, including automatic dialing, the enforcing of quotas, scheduling, and analysis.
  • Fast-Moving Consumer Good (Fmcg)
  • Refers to food and non-food consumer products used daily, such as soft drinks, toiletries, and grocery items. Also known as consumer packaged goods.
  • People Meter
  • Monitors and stores household TV viewing information and transmits stored data to production centers.
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