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Software Publishing in the US: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing Market Research Report | NAICS 51121 | Dec 2016

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IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Software Publishing industry grew dynamically over the five years to 2016, as businesses and consumers increased their investments in software, computers, mobile devices and video games. Strengthening corporate profit stimulated demand from businesses, while rising disposable incomes encouraged consumers to spend on software, including spending on discretionary downstream products such as video games. Increasing prevalence of software in day-to-day activities and the rise of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence will characterize the five years to 2021.

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The Software Publishing industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the four largest companies accounting for 32.8% of industry revenue in 2016. Due to the varied nature of software, it is difficult for a single player to dominate the industry. Microsoft is the industry's largest player with 16.3% of the market in 2016. The size of Microsoft's market share is due to its leading role in the operating system, business analytics and video game software segments. Other players in this industry, however, focus on only one or two industry segments. As a result, their market share for software publishing is relatively small, resulting in a low market share concentration for the industry. However, concentration can vary by segment. For.. purchase to read more


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What is the Software Publishing Industry?

Software publishers disseminate licenses to customers for the right to execute software on their own computers. Operators in this industry market and distribute software products and may also design the software, produce support materials and provide support services.

Industry Products
System software publishingApplication software publishingCustom application design and development Information technology technical consulting services Re-sale of computer hardware and software Information technology related training servicesAll others
Industry Activities
Developing softwarePublishing softwareDevelopment video games Publishing video games Publishing cellular phone softwarePublishing computer software Developing firmware softwareDevelopment middleware software

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