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Scientific Research & Development in the US: Market Research Report

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Scientific Research & Development Market Research Report | NAICS 54171 | Jun 2016

Scientific breakthrough: Improving private investment from major industries will help long-term growth

The Scientific Research & Development market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Over the past five years, the industry has performed well, while managing a transition from federal to private funding sources
  • Federal funding for defense fell as US troops return home
  • The industry is expected to receive stronger R&D funding, accelerating revenue growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, federal stimulus spending has been the primary source of funding for the Scientific Research and Development industry. Industry operators largely rely on government funding to provide research activities, but private investment has become increasingly crucial in recent years. Government consumption and investment rose to its highest point in 2010; however, more recently these levels have fallen away as austerity measures and budget sequestration shrink potential budget allocations. In the coming years, the industry is expected to maintain growth as industry revenue accelerates due to stronger private spending... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Physical and engineering R&D

In 2016, 26.9% of revenue is expected to come from R&D in the physical and engineering sector. This segment includes computer science and electrical engineering R&D, which accounts for about 11.5% of total industry revenue. The computer science and electrical engineering segment contains (in order of importance) R&D in navigational, measuring, electromedical and control instruments; semiconductor and other electronic components; communications equipment; and computers and peripheral equipment. Physical sciences also include subjects such as chemistry, physics and astronomy. Whi.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Scientific Research & Development Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Research and development expenditure and Demand from healthcare and social assistance in the Scientific Research & Development industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Scientific Research & Development Industry?

    This industry includes companies and organizations that are involved in physical, engineering or life sciences research and development (R&D). The industry only includes operators whose primary purpose is R&D and excludes players such as pharmaceutical or manufacturing companies that may undertake R&D to support their primary operations. Government entities are also excluded from this industry, though these entities may contract and fund the research this industry undertakes.

    Industry Products
    Physical and engineering sciences R&DBiotechnology R&DPharmaceutical R&DOther R&DLicensing of intellectual property rightsDevelopment services
    Industry Activities
    Agriculture research and development laboratories or services Biotechnology research and development laboratories or services Cancer research laboratories or services Computer and related hardware research and development laboratories or services Environmental research and development laboratories or services Genetics research and development laboratories or services Health research and development laboratories or services Mathematics research and development laboratories or services Medical research and development laboratories or services Physics research and development laboratories or services

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Demand from healthcare and social assistance
  • Federal funding for defense
  • Demand from biotechnology
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note
  • Current Performance
  • Funding lapse slows development
  • Defense operations winds down
  • Private funding leads to fragmentation
  • Going green
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Federal funding steadies
  • Increasing private expenditure fuels long-term growth
  • Geopolitics and demographics boost demand
  • New technologies on the horizon
  • Table: Scientific Research & Development Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Scientific Research & Development Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Production
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Space Vehicle & Missile Manufacturing
  • Geophysical Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Physical and engineering sciences R&D
  • Other
  • Other R&D
  • Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Licensing of intellectual property rights
  • Biotechnology R&D
  • Development services
  • Chart: Scientific Research & Development Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Federal government
  • Universities and colleges
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Other government
  • Commercial corporations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Scientific Research & Development Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Scientific Research & Development
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Scientific Research & Development Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Scientific Research & Development Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Scientific Research & Development Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Research and development expenditure (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Life Sciences
  • A category in R&D that comprises biotechnology, biological sciences and medical sciences.
  • Materials Technology
  • A category that deals with the development of materials that can survive hostile environments, have greater strength-to-weight ratios or offer energy-saving applications.
  • Medical Diagnostic Imaging
  • A category in R&D related to the development of speedy, cost-effective and noninvasive medical equipment.
  • Nanotechnology
  • The study of controlling matter on an atomic and molecular scale.
  • Physical And Engineering Sector
  • An R&D category that comprises earth and environmental sciences and chemistry and chemical engineering.
  • Synchrotron
  • Also known as the atom-smasher. It is used in quantum-mechanics research by sending atoms along an underground circuit in order to break the atoms apart and study the results.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Scientific Research & Development market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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