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Gaining and Declining Industries

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 15, 2005 @ 7:46 am In Economy | Comments Disabled

Infectious Greed [1] points to a fascinating data series compiled by InfoUSA [2]. Their survey of highest percentage business growth or decline — citing the number of businesses — over the last five years:

Highest percentage business growth
Locks/Locksmiths (66.79%)
Check Cashing Services (62.78%)
Rehabilitation Services (59.71%)
Food Markets  (56.29%)
Entertainment Bureaus (53.80%)
Music & Live Entertainment (47.95%)
Title Companies (46.54%)
Cell Phones-Equipment/Supplies (46.22%)
Ice Cream Parlors (45.88%)
Music Instruction/Instrumental (44.98%)

Highest percentage business decline
Retail Music Vendors-Tape/CD (27.87 %)
Money Transfer Service (24.95 %)
Packaging Service (22.83 %)
Coffee & Tea (21.15 %)
Video Tapes/Discs (19.67 %)
TV/Radio Repair/Service (18.88 %)
Electronic Equip.-MFRS. (18.80 %)
Photo Finishing/Retail (18.50 %)
Libraries/Special Interest (18.39 %)
Mobile Homes/Dealers (18.23 %)

Entertainment and live music seem to be doing fairly well; Retail Music Vendors, TV repairmen, and photo finishing are a vanisghing breed. 


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[1] Infectious Greed: http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/001215.html

[2] InfoUSA: http://ir.infousa.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=96263&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=693283&highlight=

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