WWW.IBISWORLD.COM Special Report April 2012 1 Special ReportTop 10 Fastest-Growing Industries April 2012Top 10 Fastest-Growing IndustriesBy Lauren Setar Matthew MacFarlandWith environmentally friendly practices or technological advances,these industries are outpacing the economic recovery. Across the United States, industries, revenue growth of 32.3% from 2002 toConsumer businesses and consumers are climbing 2012, including expected growth of 9.4%concerns about out of the Great Recession’s lows. US in 2012. As the federal government looks gross domestic product is forecast to to reduce the United States’ dependencyhealth and the grow 3.3% per year over the next five on fossil and other non-renewable fuels,environment years, a welcome change from the green energy firms have reaped thebode well for meager growth of 0.6% per year benefit of substantial subsidies. Without between 2007 and 2012. Some assistance, solar power generation firmssome industries industries, however, aren’t just would have little chance against recovering – they’re flourishing. entrenched, traditional fuel sources. IBISWorld has compiled a list of Moreover, falling silicon prices have these standout industries based on allowed US firms to compete with their contributions to the economy as a low-cost manufacturers abroad. Over the whole (measured as industry value next five years, revenue for the Solar added), absolute revenue growth and Panel Manufacturing industry is expected establishment growth over the past 10 to continue expanding at an average rate years, as well as performance expected of 8.2% per year. through 2017. Whether by focusing on The construction industries were early environmentally friendly practices and victims of the Great Recession, but the operations or benefiting from Green and Sustainable Building technological advances, these Construction industry capitalized on the industries are expected to continue green movement and weathered the their meteoric rise and far outpace the downturn well. Since 2002, industry rest of the economy. revenue has experienced annualized growth of 28.9% and anticipated 18.3% Thinking green growth in 2012. Firms in the industry Over the past decade, the dramatic rise in construct energy-efficient buildings that energy costs and an increasingly vocal, are often largely composed of sustainable environmentally conscious public have materials. Aided by local and state led to the growth of green industries. The building codes that promote the use of Solar Panel Manufacturing industry has energy-efficient building design and been at the forefront of the green materials, demand for green construction industrial movement with average annual has skyrocketed. Government programs www.ibisworld.com | 1-800-330-3772 | info @ibisworld.com
WWW.IBISWORLD.COM Special Report April 2012 2Top 10 Fastest-Growing Industries like Leadership in Energy and With the dangers of tanning beds Environmental Design (LEED) and foremost in many consumers’ minds – a Energy Star have also driven demand study by the National Cancer Institute forward. Over the five years to 2017, found that tanning lamps and beds can revenue for the Green and Sustainable more than double the risk of skin cancer Building industry is expected to grow at – self-tanning products have become an average annual rate of 22.8%. more popular. Heightened interest in such products has led to more Taking care innovation. Today’s offerings produce a Along with their heightened concern for more natural tan for a wider range of skin the environment, Americans are tones. In 2012, revenue for the Self- increasingly seeking ways to become and Tanning Product Manufacturing industry stay healthy. Consumer awareness of the is expected to grow 18.1%, with average harmful effects of UV ray exposure and annual growth of 10.7% projected over the prevalence of skin cancer has led to the next five years. the rapid emergence of the Self-Tanning Consumers are also seeking alternative Product Manufacturing industry, which ways to stay fit. The Pilates and Yoga has experienced average annual revenue Studios industry provides health-minded growth of 22.7% per year since 2002. Americans with conditioning routinesForecastIndustryRevenue 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017Industry ($m) ($m) ($m) ($m) ($m) ($m) MajorIndustryPlayers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.Generic Pharmaceutical Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. 52,785.2 56,959.4 61,683.9 65,877.3 69,458.5 72,682.2Manufacturing Sandoz Ltd. Mylan Inc.Solar Panel Manufacturing 4,610.5 5,029.7 5,563.8 5,901.5 6,578.0 6,827.5 SunPower Inc. Apollo Group Inc.For-Profit Universities 27,019.6 28,326.2 29,601.2 30,451.3 31,286.9 32,225.0 DeVry Inc. Career Education CorporationPilates Yoga Studios 6,853.3 7,170.6 7,538.4 7,962.5 8,319.4 8,643.8 No Major PlayersSelf-Tanning Product 609.3 688.3 775.3 858.3 940.6 10,10.7 Kao Brands CompanyManufacturing 3D Systems Corporation3D Printer Manufacturing 1,698.5 2,019.7 2,323.4 2,656.3 2,956.2 3,265.2 Stratasys Inc. Z Corporation Zynga Inc.Social Network 4,548.3 6,000.0 7,920 9,820.8 11,293.9 12,310.4 Electronic Arts Inc.Game Development The Walt Disney Company McIlhenny CompanyHot Sauce Production 1,077.4 1,139.5 1,198.2 1,213.5 1,273.1 1,318.6 Reckitt Benckiser PLCGreen Sustainable 103,052.2 124,693.1 156,115.7 199,359.8 245,411.8 287,867.9 The Turner CorporationBuilding Construction 1-800-Contacts.comOnline Eyeglasses 347.7 390.7 428.1 464.1 491.9 530.3 Walgreen CompanyContact Lens Sales Coastal Contacts Inc. SOURCE: WWW.IBISWORLD.COM
WWW.IBISWORLD.COM Special Report April 2012 3Top 10 Fastest-Growing Industries focused on building strength and flexibility. From 2002 to 2012, the Forecast Revenue Growth industry grew an average of 12.1% per 35 year and is projected to expand 5.1% in 2012. Pilates and yoga studios were 30 highly resistant to the recession; instead 25 of facing negative growth in 2008 and % change 20 2009, revenue merely slowed. In the five 15 years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to grow at an average annual 10 rate of 4.8%. 5 0 Emerging technologies Year 12 13 14 15 16 17 The accelerating speed and accessibility Green Sustainable Building Construction of the internet has led to skyrocketing Social Network Game Development growth for web-based industries. Over 3D Printer Manufacturing the past five years, social networks, in Self-Tanning Product Manufacturing particular, have become an integral part Online Eyeglasses Contact Lens Sales Solar Panel Manufacturing of life for many consumers, connecting Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing them with others and helping them find a Pilates Yoga Studios cheap alternative source of Hot Sauce Production entertainment. The Social Network Game For-Proﬁt Universities Development industry owes its existence SOURCE: WWW.IBISWORLD.COM to these needs, and as sites like Facebook have grown exponentially, so too have revenue in the Online Eyeglasses and social network game developers: Since Contact Lens Sales industry has grown 2002, this industry grew an average 28.2% on average annually; in 2012, annual 128.0% The industry’s games are revenue is expected to grow 11.9%. New usually free to play; developers earn technologies, such as virtual try-on revenue through the sale of virtual goods systems in which shoppers upload a that enhance game-play and through picture to see how frames look on their advertisements shown onscreen. Unlike faces before ordering a pair, have made most of the economy, the recession was a customers more confident in their online boon for the industry because under- or purchases. Over the next five years, unemployed consumers spent extra industry revenue is expected to grow leisure time with these low-cost games 8.8% per year on average. rather than with expensive console games Rapid technological advances, falling or software. In 2012, industry revenue is costs and a greater need for new medical expected to grow 20.0%, and over the devices have led to the growing presence next five years, revenue is projected to of 3D printing, a process in which grow at an average annual rate of 22.0%. successive layers of material are laid As the speed and security of online down until the product is finished. 3D monetary transactions grow, online retail printers allow the manufacturer to create for more products will become something from precise schematics in a commonplace. Eyeglasses and contacts single build process. The 3D Printer are increasingly being sold through Manufacturing industry’s revenue has online stores thanks to the higher grown an average of 8.8% per year since prevalence of broadband internet in 2002, with 20.3% growth expected in households. Between 2002 and 2012, 2012 alone. As the cost of producing
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