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 Research14,394
873200Commercial nonphysical research1,692
87320000Commercial nonphysical research1,692
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research11,128
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,270
87320101Business analysis1,699
87320102Business economic service431
87320103Business research service656
87320104Economic research393
87320105Market analysis or research3,531
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research269
87320107Opinion research100
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,347
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.432
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,574
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research419
87320201Educational research957
87320202Sociological research198