Firing on all cylinders: Private investment in research has benefited the industry

The Scientific Research Services industry has performed well over the past five years, due to favourable funding and demand conditions. Increasing capital expenditure by the government has boosted the money available for a range of scientific research services carried out by industry organisations. Increasing private research and development expenditure has also boosted industry demand. Within particular markets, increased health expenditure and a growing agriculture sector have supported industry demand and revenue growth.The government's seven Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) have provided research services independently and in conjunction with commercial partners for over 25 years. These institutes influence the industry performance...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
4.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
8,700
Businesses
701

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Government and private funding growth has benefited the industry over the past five years
  • Government and private funding has increased strongly over the past five years
  • Industry margins are likely to remain low and stable over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Scientific Research Services industry is characterised by low capital intensity. Industry wages account for a high proportion of revenue, while capital investment in computers, equipment, vehicles and other non-operational purchases is low. The industry's significant wages costs reflect the skilled labour required for scientific research. For every dollar spent on wages in 2017-18, a projected $0.12 will be invested in capital equipment, computers and vehicles. With wages declining as a proportion of revenue over the past five years due to the large number of qualified people entering the industry, and with a stable depreciation percentage, capital intensity has increased. This trend is projected to continue over the next five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Scientific Research Services Industry

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

  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Research and development expenditure and Capital expenditure by the government in the Scientific Research Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Scientific Research Services in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily provide environmental, agricultural, physical, biological, social and other scientific research services. Organisations in the industry carry out this research for themselves and for other entities. University research institutions are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Pure basic research
  • Strategic basic research
  • Applied research
  • Experimental development
  • Industry Activities
  • Agricultural research services
  • Biological and biotechnology research services
  • Economic research services
  • Environmental research services
  • Food research services
  • Industrial research services
  • Medical research services
  • Space and aeronautical research services
  • Research farm operation
  • Scientific and social science research services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Capital expenditure by the government
  • Demand from agriculture
  • Demand from professional, scientific and technical services
  • Total health expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Revenue and profit
  • Funding and demand
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Strong revenue growth
  • Further demand increases
  • Continued government funding
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Scientific Research Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Scientific Research Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals in New Zealand
  • Forestry and Logging in New Zealand
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers in New Zealand
  • Agribusiness in New Zealand
  • Veterinary Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Product Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Professional and Scientific Goods Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Experimental development
  • Applied research
  • Strategic basic research
  • Pure basic research
  • Chart: Scientific Research Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Medical and health sector
  • Agricultural organisations
  • Information technology and engineering industries
  • Chemical, energy and manufacturing industries
  • Other sectors
  • Environmental organisations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Scientific Research Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Scientific Research Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Scientific Research Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AgResearch Limited, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited,
  • Table: AgResearch Limited - financial performance
  • Table: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited - financial performance
  • Table: The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Scientific Research Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Scientific Research Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Commercially Viable
  • The development of a good or service by a government research organisation that is capable of generating sufficient sales and growth in the market.
  • Crown Research Institutes
  • Comprising seven Crown-owned entities, Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) carry out scientific research across various sectors in New Zealand.
  • Marsden Fund
  • A government fund for fundamental research into science, engineering and maths, which is administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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