Information Industry Market Size and Share Rankings: Preliminary 2009 Results
This report analyzes preliminary estimates of 2009 revenue and 2008-to-2009 growth in the $366 billion information industry and its segments. Of 11 segments covered, only three – Education & Training, Scientific, Technical & Medical information, and Search, Aggregation & Syndication – showed positive growth. The others showed declines of up to 19%. The report includes:
- Revenue and growth rates for the total information industry, which lost 8.4% of its value in 2009, and its top 20 companies, which in aggregate saw a revenue decline of 4.7% in 2009;
- Analysis of macroeconomic trends and the impact of currency conversion;
- Revenue and growth rates of the top 5-10 companies in each of 11 industry segments;
- Outsell’s commentary on trends in each segment.
Outsell continuously updates a database of over 7,000 publishers and information providers worldwide and uses a supply-side methodology to size the information industry. This preliminary market size and share report is prepared to give an early indication of the size of the information industry market for 2009. We publish final market size and share metrics in June, and our comprehensive industry forecast in the autumn.
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January 26, 2010