Industry Averages for all UK business sectors

The listing below shows the report sectors covered by a subscription to the Industry Watch Service. Each sector has the key accounting ratios for benchmarking a firm within the industry. It is also simple to compare industry statistics between sectors, for example finding the industry with the highest average wage or the highest return on investment. The industry averages are extracted from the underlying Merlin Scott Associates industry sector report of the same name. These reports features the individual company detailed financial statements for each of the firms in the sector, financial ratios, rankings and trend analysis graphs. The reports are available to download at a preferential rate for subscribers to the Industry Watch Service.

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Access Control Hotel Trade (South-East)
Access Equipment Hotel Trade (South-West)
Accountancy Services Hotel Trade (Wales)
Adhesives & Adhesive Products Hotel Trade (West-Midlands)
Advertising Agencies Houseware Distributors
Advertising Agencies (Direct Mail) Houseware Retailers
Advertising Agencies (Scotland) Ice Cream Industry
Aerospace Equipment Manufacturers Incoming Tour Operators
Agricultural Chemicals & Fertilizers Independent Schools
Agricultural Consultants Industrial & Business Removals
Agricultural Engineers Industrial Chemicals
Agricultural Machinery Industrial Cleaning Equipment Suppliers
Air & Gas Compressors Industrial Cleaning Services
Air Filtration Industrial Fasteners
Air Filtration & Bodyshop Equipment Industrial Gases
Air Transportation Injection Moulding
Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance Inspection Services
Aircraft Spares Insulation
Airline & Airport Caterers Insurance Companies
Airports & Aerodromes Insurance Intermediaries
Aluminium Industry Insurance Intermediaries (East Anglia)
Ambulance Services Insurance Intermediaries (East Midlands)
Amusements Insurance Intermediaries (Home Counties)
Animal By-Products Insurance Intermediaries (London)
Animal Feedstuffs & Additives Insurance Intermediaries (North-East)
Animation Insurance Intermediaries (North-West)
Antique Dealers Insurance Intermediaries (Scotland)
Aquarium & Pond Supplies Insurance Intermediaries (South-East)
Architects Insurance Intermediaries (South-West)
Architects (Scotland) Insurance Intermediaries (Wales)
Architectural Antiques Insurance Intermediaries (West Midlands)
Architectural Ironmongers Insurance Underwriting
Architectural Metalwork Integrated Electronics Consultants & Installers
Aromatherapy Products Intellectual Property Services
Art & Craft Equipment & Materials Interim Management
Art & Framing Trade Interior Designers
Art Dealers & Galleries Interior Fitting Contractors
Art Publishers Interior Landscaping
Artificial Flowers Internet Service Providers
Artists (Commercial & Industrial) Internet Telephony Service Providers
Asbestos Removal Internet Website Design Services
Assessment & Development Consultancies Investment Advisers
Assessors Irrigation Systems
Auction Rooms Janitorial Supplies
Audio Visual Industry Jewellery Manufacturers
Auto Electricians Jewellery Retailers
Autogas (Lpg) Joinery Companies
Automatic Door Closers Kart Racing
Automotive Parts Kennels & Catteries
Baby & Nursery Goods Kitchen Accessories
Babywear Kitchen Fittings
Bacon Curing & Processing Kitchen Furniture Manufacturers
Badges Emblems & Insignia Knitwear
Bailiffs & Debt Collectors Labels
Bakers Laboratory Equipment
Bakery Equipment Laboratory Furniture
Balustrades & Handrails Lace Industry
Bar Coding Ladder, Step & Trestle Manufacturers
Barbecue Industry Ladies Clothing
Barter Trading Services Land Surveyors
Bathroom Fittings Landfill Gas
Battery Manufacturers & Suppliers Landscape Architects
Bearings Landscaping
Beauty Salons Language Schools
Bedroom Furniture Lasers & Electro Optics
Bedroom Soft Furnishings Launderettes
Beds & Mattresses Laundry Services
Beer Distributors & Wholesalers Lawn & Garden Equipment
Binders & Print Finishers Lead Contractors
Bingo Clubs Leather Industry
Biotechnology Companies Leather Products
Blacksmiths & Forgemasters Leisure Parks & Visitor Attractions
Blast Cleaning Services Life Insurance
Boat Builders Life Saving Equipment
Boat Building Supplies Lift & Elevator Industry
Boat Hire Lifting Equipment
Boiler Cleaning & Services Lighting Industry
Boilers & Process Plant Fabricators Liquid Petroleum Gas
Book Publishers List Brokers
Bookmakers Literary Agents
Bookshops Lithographic Industry
Bottle Manufacturers & Distributors Livestock Auctioneers
Bouncy Castles & Inflatables Lockers & Cubicles
Breakfast Cereals Locksmiths
Breweries Loss Adjusters
Brewers & Distillers Lubricating Oil
Brick Industry Luggage & Travel Goods
Brickworkers Machine Tool Manufacturers
Bridal Wear Machine Vision
Broadcasting Equipment Machinery & Machinery Tool Dealers
Brushes & Brooms Magnets
Builders' Merchants (England) Mail Order
Builders' Merchants (Scotland) Managed It Solution Providers
Building Construction Management Consultants
Building Construction (East Anglia) Marina Operators
Building Construction (East Midlands) Marine Electronics
Building Construction (Home Counties) Marine Salvage
Building Construction (London) Market Gardening
Building Construction (North-East) Market Research
Building Construction (North-West) Marketing Consultants
Building Construction (Scotland) Marketing Industry
Building Construction (South-East) Marquee Industry
Building Construction (South-West) Masonry & Stonework
Building Construction (Wales) Meat Packing
Building Construction (West Midlands) Meat Wholesalers
Building Consultants Media Buyers
Building Maintenance Contractors Medical Equipment
Building Membranes & Damp Proofing Medical Service Providers
Building Preservation Medical Waste Disposal
Building Surveyors Menswear
Buildings (Sectional) Merger & Acquisition Consultants
Bulbs & Seeds Metal Finishing
Bus Operators Metal Packaging
Business Centres Metal Recycling
Business Forms & Documents Metal Stockholders
Business Transfer Agents Microfilm Services & Equipment
Butchers (Retail) Mineral Water
Cable & Wire Mining Equipment
Cable Ducts & Channels Mobile Communications
Cable Television & Equipment Model Agencies
Cake Decoration Manufacturers Mortgage Brokers
Calibration Services Motor Auctions
Call Centres Motor Factors
Cane & Rattan Furniture Motor Vehicle Breakers & Dismantlers
Car Alarms & Security Motorcycle Dealers
Car Dealers Motorcycle Dealers (B M W)
Car Dealership (Alfa Romeo) Motorcycle Dealers (Honda)
Car Dealership (Audi) Motorcycle Dealers (Kawasaki)
Car Dealership (Bmw) Motorcycle Dealers (Suzuki)
Car Dealership (Chrysler) Motorcycle Dealers (Yamaha)
Car Dealership (Citroen) Motorcycle Training
Car Dealership (Daewoo) Motorsport
Car Dealership (Ferrari) Multimedia
Car Dealership (Fiat) Mushroom Farmers
Car Dealership (Ford) Music Publishers
Car Dealership (Honda) Musical Instruments
Car Dealership (Hyundai) Nanny & Aupair Agencies
Car Dealership (Isuzu) Natural Stone Suppliers
Car Dealership (Jaguar) Naval Architects
Car Dealership (Kia) Networking Systems
Car Dealership (Lada) Newsagents & Tobacconists
Car Dealership (Land Rover) Night Clubs
Car Dealership (Lexus) Noise & Vibration
Car Dealership (Mazda) Non-Destructive Testing
Car Dealership (Mercedes) Non-Woven Textiles
Car Dealership (Mg Rover) Nurseries
Car Dealership (Mitsubishi) Nursing & Care Agencies
Car Dealership (Nissan) Nursing Homes
Car Dealership (Peugeot) Off Licence Retailers
Car Dealership (Porsche) Office Cleaning
Car Dealership (Proton) Office Equipment
Car Dealership (Renault) Office Furniture
Car Dealership (Saab) Oil & Gas Exploration & Extraction
Car Dealership (Seat) Online Marketing
Car Dealership (Skoda) Opera Companies
Car Dealership (Subaru) Ophthalmic Goods
Car Dealership (Suzuki) Opticians (Dispensing)
Car Dealership (Toyota) Ostrich Farming
Car Dealership (Vauxhall) Outdoor Advertising Services
Car Dealership (Volkswagen) Outdoor Pursuit Centres & Organisers
Car Dealership (Volvo) Packaging Machinery
Car Hire (Chauffeur Driven) Packaging Materials
Car Parking Paint Makers
Car Parking Equipment Paint Spray Equipment
Caravan Holiday Parks Painting Contractors
Caravan Manufacturers Paper & Paper Products
Caravans Partitions & Moveable Walls
Carbon Party Goods & Novelties
Carpenters Passenger Boat Industry
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Passive Fire Protection
Carpet Industry Patisseries
Carpet Suppliers Paving Contractors
Carpet Yarns Payroll & Book-Keeping Services
Cartographers Perfumes & Cosmetics
Carton Makers Pest Control
Cash & Carry Wholesalers Pet Food
Cast Stone Products Pet Products
Catering Butchers Pharmaceutical Products
Catering Equipment Photographic Equipment
Catering Supplies (Food & Drink) Photographic Processing
Central Heating Equipment Pig Farming & Breeding
Central Heating Services (Domestic) Piling Contractors
Ceramic Tiles Pipe Workers
Chain Manufacturers Pipes & Tubes
Chandlers Pizza Industry
Cheese Makers Plant Hire (England)
Chemists & Pharmacists (Retail) Plant Hire (London & Home Counties)
Cheque Cashing Plant Hire (Midlands)
Childrens Playgrounds & Equipment Plant Hire (North-East)
Childrenswear Plant Hire (North-West)
Chilled Foods Plant Hire (Scotland)
Cinema Operators Plant Hire (South-West)
Civil Engineers Plastering Contractors
Cladding Suppliers Plastic Recycling
Claims Management Plastic Suppliers
Classic Car Restoration & Services Pleasure Craft Operators
Climbing Equipment Plumbers
Clocks & Watches Plumbers' Merchants
Closed Circuit Tv & Vtr Pneumatics
Clothing Fasteners Point Of Sale Displays
Coach Hire Point Of Sale Equipment
Coal Merchants Pollution Control
Coal Mining Polythene
Coffee Bars Portable Buildings
Coffee Trade Post Production Services
Coffin Manufacturers Posters Cards & Prints
Cold Storage & Distribution Potato Merchants
Commercial Photographers Poultry Trade
Commercial Vehicle Paint Shops Powder Coating
Commodity Dealers, Brokers & Traders Power Transmission Equipment
Computer Aided Design Services Prefabricated Metal Buildings
Computer Consultants Preparatory Schools
Computer Equipment Distributors Presswork Industry
Computer Hardware & Value Added Resellers Print Brokers
Computer Maintenance Printed Circuit Boards
Computer Manufacturers Printers & Lithographers
Computer Security Printers & Lithographers (East Anglia)
Computer Training Printers & Lithographers (East Midlands)
Concrete (Ready-Mixed) Printers & Lithographers (Home Counties)
Concrete (Reinforcement Specialists) Printers & Lithographers (London)
Concrete Products Printers & Lithographers (North-East)
Concrete Pumping Printers & Lithographers (North-West)
Concrete Reinforcement Printers & Lithographers (Scotland)
Concrete Repair Printers & Lithographers (South-East)
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Contractors Printers & Lithographers (South-West)
Confectionery Printers & Lithographers (Wales)
Conference & Exhibition Centres Printers & Lithographers (West Midlands)
Conference Organisers Printing Machinery
Conservatories Private Investigators
Construction & Earthmoving Equipment Pro-Audio Suppliers
Contract Electronics Manufacturers Professional Beauty Products
Contract Furnishings Project Managers
Contract Packers Promotional Items
Contract Publishing Property Investment & Development
Control Instrumentation Property Management
Conveyors & Conveying Equipment Public House Trade
Copying & Duplicating Services Public Relations Consultants
Corn & Agricultural Merchants Publishers Of Magazines & Journals
Corporate Entertainment Publishers Of Sports Periodicals
Corrosion Pumps
Corrugated Sheet & Board Quantity Surveyors
Cosmetic Surgery Racecourses
Courier Services Radio Broadcasting
Creche Facilities & Services Rag & Shoddy Merchants
Creche Facilities & Services (Scotland) Railway Industry
Credit & Finance Companies Railway Train Operators
Credit Control Raised Flooring
Curtains & Blinds Ready Meals
Cutlery Manufacturers Record Distributors
Cycle Trade Record Labels
Dairy Produce Recording Studios
Data Logging Equipment Recruitment Advertising
Data Processing Services Refractory Goods
Data Processing Systems Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (England)
Dating & Introduction Agencies Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (Scotland)
Debt Factoring Refrigeration Equipment
Decorators' Merchants Re-Insurance Companies
Defence Equipment Manufacturers Relocation Agents
Demolition Contractors Removals
Dental Laboratories & Technicians Residential Letting Agents
Department Stores Restaurants & Cafes
Diamond Tool Suppliers & Manufacturers Restaurants & Cafes (East Anglia)
Die Casting Restaurants & Cafes (East Midlands)
Digital Printing Services Restaurants & Cafes (Home Counties)
Direct Mail Restaurants & Cafes (London)
Direct Selling Restaurants & Cafes (North-East)
Discount Retailers Restaurants & Cafes (North-West)
Disposable Papers Restaurants & Cafes (Scotland)
Diving Equipment & Services Restaurants & Cafes (South-East)
Document Management Restaurants & Cafes (South-West)
Document Retrieval Restaurants & Cafes (Wales)
Domestic Appliances Restaurants & Cafes (West Midlands)
Domiciliary Care Agencies Restaurants (Chinese)
Doors Restaurants (Indian)
Drainage & Ducting Fittings Road Builders
Drainage Contractors Road Maintenance Contractors
Draughtsmen Road Markings
Dried Fruit Suppliers Robotic Systems
Driving Schools Roofing Contractors
Dry-Cleaning & Laundry Services Roofing Materials
Duplication Services Rubber Products
Dyes Pigments & Inks Rugby League Football Clubs
Edible Nuts Rugby Union Football Clubs
Edible Oils Saddlery & Tack Shops
Edible Pulses Safety Equipment
Educational Furniture Sales Training Services
Educational Software Sand Gravel & Aggregate
Egg Suppliers Sauna & Solarium Equipment
Electric Motor Industry Sawmills
Electrical Contractors (England) Saws
Electrical Contractors (Scotland) Scaffolding Suppliers & Contractors
Electrical Equipment Schoolwear
Electrical Instrumentation Screen Printers
Electrical Wholesalers Scuba Diving Equipment & Services
Electrical Wiring Harnesses Seafood Wholesalers
Electricity Generation & Distribution Seals & Gaskets
Electro Mechanical Products Security Doors
Electro Plating Services Security Equipment
Electronic Component Distributors Security Printers
Electronic Measuring Equipment Security Services
Employment Agencies Self Storage
Employment Agencies (Computer Industry) Semi-Conductors
Employment Agencies (Healthcare) Sensors
Employment Agencies (Temporary Staff) Sewage Equipment & Services
Engine Remanufacturing Sewing Threads
Engineering Consultants Shelving & Racking
Engineers (Constructional) Shipbuilding & Repairing
Engineers (Precision) Ships Agents & Stevedores
Engineers (Structural) Shopfitters
Engineers' Merchants Shopfitting & Display Equipment
Envelopes Shower Equipment
Environmental Remediation Silk
Environmental Simulation Equipment Silverware
Environmental Testing Site Investigation
Equestrian Centres & Riding Centres Skip Hire
Equestrian Goods Snack Foods
Estate Agents Snooker Billiards & Pool Halls
Estate Agents (Commercial Property) Soft Drinks
Executive Recruitment Software Development
Exhibition Equipment & Services Software Publishers
Export Packers Software Suppliers (Legal Profession)
Exterior Lighting Solar Energy
Fabric Finishing Speciality Chemicals
Fabricators Sports Goods
Facility Management Sports Promotion & Management
Fan Industry Sportswear
Fancy Goods & Giftware Spring Industry
Fashion Accessories Stainless Steel Industry
Fashion Designers Stamps
Fast Food Outlets Stationery Supplies
Fax Broadcasters Steel Makers
Fencing Steel Stockholders
Ferry Operators Steeplejacks
Fibreglass Moulding Stocktaking & Inventory Services
Film & Video Distributors Street & Park Furniture
Film Production Companies Structural Engineering Consultants
Filters Structural Steelworkers
Financial Advisers Sunbeds & Solariums
Financial Advisers (London & Home Counties) Surfacing Materials
Financial Advisers (Midlands) Survey Equipment
Financial Advisers (North-East) Surveyors
Financial Advisers (North-West) Suspended Ceilings
Financial Advisers (Scotland) Swimming Pools
Financial Advisers (South-West) Switches & Switchgear
Fire Protection Tarpaulin Manufacturers
Fireplaces Taxi & Mini-Cab Operators
Fireworks Tea Industry
First Aid Supplies Technical Authors
Fish Farming Technical Book Publishers
Fish Processing Telephone Equipment
Fishing Tackle Television Broadcasting
Fishing Vessel Operators Television Programme Production
Flavourings & Essences Temperature Measuring Equipment
Flexible Hosing Tenpin Bowling
Flight Training Schools Testing Services
Floor Cleaning Equipment Textile Machinery
Flooring Contractors Theatre Entertainment
Flower Industry Theatrical & Entertainment Agents
Fluid Power Themed Environment Contractors
Foam & Foam Products Tiling Contractors
Food Companies Timber Frameworks & Buildings
Food Importers Timber Importers
Food Ingredients Timber Merchants
Food Processing Machinery Timeshare Accommodation
Football Clubs Tinplate Manufacturers
Footwear Distributors Tobacco Industry
Footwear Manufacturers Toiletries
Footwear Retailers Toner Recycling
Forestry Tool Distributors
Forestry Equipment Topsoil Suppliers
Fork Lift Trucks Tour Operators
Foundries Town Planning
Fountains Toys & Games
Free Newspapers Traffic Calming
Freight Forwarders Traffic Control
Frozen Food Trailers & Motor Vehicle Bodies
Fruit & Vegetable Growers Training Material Suppliers
Fruit & Vegetable Wholesalers Training Services
Fruit Processing Training Services (Scotland)
Fuel Oil Distributors Translation Services
Fulfilment Services Travel Agencies
Fundraising Goods Travel Agencies (Business Travel)
Furnishing Fabrics Truck Dealers
Furniture Fittings Truck Dealers (Daf)
Furniture Retailers (Household) Truck Dealers (E R F)
Galvanizers Truck Dealers (Mercedes)
Garage Doors Tungsten Carbide Industry
Garage Equipment Turf Suppliers
Garden Centres Turned Part Manufacturers
Garden Furniture Typesetting Services
Gas Detection Equipment Tyre Recycling
Gas Monitoring Tyre Retreading & Remoulding
Geomembranes & Geotextiles/
Geocomposite Drains
Tyres & Tubes
Geoscience Services Umbrella Manufacture
Glass Merchants & Glaziers Underpinning Contractors
Gloves & Mittens Uninsured Loss Recovery
Golf Clubs Unit Trusts
Golf Clubs (Scotland) Upholstered Furniture
Golf Driving Ranges Utility Companies
Golf Equipment Vacuum Forming
Graffiti Protection & Removal Valve Industry
Grain Milling Vehicle Body Repair
Graphic Designers Vehicle Exhaust Manufacturers
Greenhouses (Domestic) Vehicle Hire
Greeting Card Manufacturers & Distributors Vehicle Hire (Van & Truck)
Greyhound Racing Stadiums Vehicle Leasing
Ground Maintenance Vehicle Parts & Paint Distributors
Ground Reinforcement & Erosion Control Vehicle Recovery Services
Groundwork Contractors Vehicle Telematics Industry
Grouting Compounds & Mortars Vehicle Valeting
Gums Vehicles & Equipment (For The Disabled)
Gunmakers & Dealers Vending
Gymnasium Equipment Veterinary Products & Equipment
Hairdressers Video & Computer Game Developers & Distributors
Hand Tools Video Hire
Hats Caps & Millinery Video Production
Haulage Contractors Wallcoverings
Haulage Contractors (Bulk Liquid) Washroom Equipment & Services
Haulage Contractors (Refrigerated) Waste Handling Equipment
Health & Fitness Clubs Waste Management
Health & Safety Consultants Waste Paper Merchants
Health Food Water Supply & Distribution
Healthcare Intermediaries Water Treatment
Heat Exchangers Waterproof Clothing
Heat Treatment Waterproofing & Jointing Compounds & Systems
Heating & Ventilation Contractors Weighing Equipment
Helicopters Welding Equipment Suppliers
Herbal Products Window Cleaning
Hi Fi Industry Window Films
High Pressure Water Jetting Window Industry
Holiday Cottage Letting Agents Window Trade (Suppliers To The)
Horse Boxes Windpower
Horse Breeders, Dealers & Trainers Windscreen Replacement Services
Hospital Supplies Wine Bars
Hospitals Wine Merchants
Hotel Booking Agents Wire Products
Hotel Trade (East Anglia) Wooden Doors
Hotel Trade (East Midlands) Wooden Furniture
Hotel Trade (Home Counties) Wooden Window Makers
Hotel Trade (London) Wool Industry
Hotel Trade (North-East) Workwear
Hotel Trade (Northern Ireland) Wrought Ironwork
Hotel Trade (North-West) Yacht Brokers
Hotel Trade (Scotland)

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