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 Research14,190
873200Commercial nonphysical research1,529
87320000Commercial nonphysical research1,529
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research11,142
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,168
87320101Business analysis1,421
87320102Business economic service391
87320103Business research service615
87320104Economic research372
87320105Market analysis or research4,110
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research300
87320107Opinion research85
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,319
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.361
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,519
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research396
87320201Educational research949
87320202Sociological research174