SIC Industry Description

Industry: 8732—Commercial Economic, Sociological, and Educational Research
Establishments primarily engaged in performing commercial business, marketing, opinion, and other economic, sociological, and educational research on a contract or fee basis. Noncommercial economic, sociological, and educational research establishments funded from endowments, grants, or contributions are classified in Industry 8733.

Business economists, commercialMarket research commercial
Business research commercialOpinion research commercial
Economic research, commercialResearch economic, sociological and educational—commercial
Educational research, commercialSociological research commercial
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
8732Commercial Nonphysical Research14,416
873200Commercial nonphysical research1,598
87320000Commercial nonphysical research1,598
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research11,283
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,193
87320101Business analysis1,462
87320102Business economic service402
87320103Business research service617
87320104Economic research380
87320105Market analysis or research4,176
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research274
87320107Opinion research90
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,302
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.387
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,535
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research392
87320201Educational research962
87320202Sociological research181