Industry Data & Market Research

AnythingResearch Top Industries of 2018

AnythingResearch analyzed over 1,200 industries to identifying the most promising markets. These are starting points for entrepreneurs, investors, and B2B sales strategies to help small businesses focus on the best and most promising opportunities of 2018.


The Top Industry lists, above, are greatly dependent on how the industries are defined. For example, the largest industries could reasonably be defined as "Manufacturing," "Retail Trade," "Wholesale Trade," etc. However, in most cases we excluded broad categories, so that it was possible to find new and interesting patterns.

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Top Industries of 2018

  • For Sales: Largest Industries
  • For Investors: Fastest Growing Industries
  • For Entrepreneurs: Best Industries for Startups
  • For Private Equity: Most Fragmented Industries