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 Research15,060
873200Commercial nonphysical research1,734
87320000Commercial nonphysical research1,734
873201Market analysis, business, and economic research11,675
87320100Market analysis, business, and economic research2,369
87320101Business analysis1,750
87320102Business economic service456
87320103Business research service697
87320104Economic research423
87320105Market analysis or research3,744
87320106Merger, acquisition, and reorganization research285
87320107Opinion research110
87320108Research services, except laboratory1,404
87320109Survey service: marketing, location, etc.437
873202Commercial sociological and educational research1,651
87320200Commercial sociological and educational research434
87320201Educational research1,013
87320202Sociological research204