Outsell, Inc., a research and advisory firm for the information industry, has announced publication of its annual MarketView report, B2B Trade Publishing & Company Information: 2006 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report. In it, Outsell forecasts a modest compound annual growth rate for the segment of 5.9% through 2009, to achieve $28.2 billion in revenue.
Key findings of the report include: Overall, the segment achieved revenues of $22.5 billion in 2005, the seventh largest of 11 segments in the information industry, and 6.3% of total industry revenue. It was one of the slower growing of the market sectors, with 5.3% growth over 2004; and the dominant players are Reed Elsevier, IDG, and United Business Media plc. Combined, they make up more than 25% of the market. Others in the top 10 include Experian, VNU, Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), The D&B Corporation, Emap plc, Informa plc, and Hearst Business Media. The fastest growing in 2005, out of those with $200 million or more in revenue, are Informa, Experian, and CNET.