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Industry Outlook

Industry development across the world


The historical data for every industry were gathered from the national statistical offices of every country.

The future trends of national industries are based in part on economic trends in each country and in part on industry-specific trends. The Statista model for each country’s development is derived from data provided by the World Economic Outlook Database (WEO) of the International Monetary Fund, the prognoses of the OECD and the European Commission’s Business Confidence Surveys.

The development of industries is based on historical developments within each industry as well as major drivers in the respective country. Statista has identified crucial market drivers, which serve as a basis for reliable market data updates and the modeling of future industry trends. Depending on the availability of historical data and on the individual drivers, we develop regression models and update trends accordingly. Most important statistical series have been checked for plausibility and approved by experts.

Methodology of the Industry Outlook

Industry Outlook: Industry forecast and statistics

Our Approach

Our Approach

We combine the benefits of extensive data research and trend analyses:

  • Market research & monitoring
  • Data cleaning & standardization
  • Determining market impact
  • Trend analyses & forecasting
Market analyses and forecasts

Market analyses and forecasts

We provide independent, realistic, and consistent market sizes and forecasts using data-focused analyses and multi-causal models based on the latest findings from economic and innovation research.

Our data sources

Our data sources

Our forecasts are based on three types of relevant industry data:

  • Data from statistical institutions
  • Macroeconomic indicators
  • Analyst validation
Comparability and performance indicators

Comparability and performance indicators

Continuous market monitoring allows us to detect and consider relevant changes along the value chains.



  • Who can access the Industry Outlook?
    The Industry Outlook data is included in all Statista Corporate & Enterprise Accounts with ongoing contracts. Get more information.
  • Can I download the data?
    The download will be made available shortly. Then you can download the data about separate countries as an Excel or PDF file. Single graphs are already available for download as PNG files. Download buttons can be found on the top right of the page as well as in the box diagrams in the lower left corner.
  • When is the data updated?

    Updates for each market are provided once a year. In some cases, the data for individual markets is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes have occured within the market which have impact on the projected development).

    A time stamp at the bottom of each diagram shows the latest available update. Update cycles vary from market to market in terms of data availability.

  • Will there be more countries in the future?
    Yes, new countries will be added throughout the year 2020. There is no release schedule yet. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Data & Methodology

  • How are the markets defined?
    All markets are defined at the beginning of each content page. In most cases definitions are based on the UN ISIC system or a mapping of local classification systems to the ISIC system.
  • How reliable are your forecasts?

    The accuracy with a sample of the most recent data in 2017 was at about 92% for more than 8.000 industries in Europe. “Accuracy” here is defined as 1-MAPE (Mean absolute percentage error).

Technical Questions & Support

  • What currency rates are used for the forecasts?
    We use the average exchange rate of each year to convert from one currency to another. The exact rates used can be checked in the "Key Market Indicators" box below each market. The source of the historical data is Statista, based on the IMF and other sources.
  • Whom do I contact if I have feedback or questions regarding the content of the Industry Outlook?
    For all support requests regarding our content, please get in touch with our customer support. The request will be immediately forwarded to the responsible market analyst, who can give you relevant feedback.
  • Whom do I notify about technical errors?
    Please make sure that you are logged in with a Statista Corporate or Enterprise Account to have full access to Industry Outlook features. For all technical support requests, please get in touch with our customer support. The request will be immediately forwarded to our IT department, which will fix errors as soon as possible.


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