Not rocket science: Growth in private research expenditure boosts industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Scientific Research Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Scientific Research Services industry encompasses a range of government and private sector organisations spanning many fields of scientific research and study. The industry continues to heavily rely on public sector funding, despite increasing calls for self-funding. Industry firms are facing increasing pressure to generate own-source revenue by raising funds through donations and co-investment with other corporations and governments, and through royalty and licence revenue on intellectual property. These pressures are anticipated mount in future years, especially while industry profit and surplus levels remain low...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration, with the four largest scientific research organisations estimated to account for approximately 38% of industry revenue in 2016-17. A figure above 40% indicates an industry has a medium concentration level. Industry concentration has declined in the past five years, when the four largest enterprises accounted for around 42% of industry revenue. This is due to low growth in government funding across the industry and declining revenue for the CSIRO over this time. This trend is expected to continue over the five years through 2021-22, as existing operators seek to expand their operations either by acquiring complementary or rival businesses, or entering into joint ventures.


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Industry Products

What is the Scientific Research Services Industry?

Industry organisations undertake research relating to agricultural, biological, physical and social sciences. This research may be undertaken for themselves or for other organisations. Federal, state and territory governments provide a large proportion of funding for scientific research.

Industry Products
Experimental development research
Applied research
Strategic basic research
Pure basic research
Industry Activities
Aeronautical research services
Agricultural research services
Biological and biotechnology research services
Economic research services
Food research services
Industrial research services
Medical research services
Space tracking research station operation and observatory research services
Research farm operation
Scientific and social science research services

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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