Top 10 Companies in the $365 billion Information Industry: Outsell Report

The top 20 companies accounted for $106.4 billion of 2006 revenues in the $365 billion information industry, according to Outsell's new report. The top 20 account for 29.1% of the entire market, with the average revenue per company at approximately $5.3 billion.

Outsell, Inc. has released its new report, “Information Industry Market Size and Share Rankings; Preliminary 2006 Results” during the Software & Information Industry Association’s Information Industry Summit

Most notably, Google rose from number 4 in 2005 to the number 1 market share position in 2006 with a whopping 68.8% growth.

The top 10 companies:

  1. Google, 
  2. Reed Elsevier, 
  3. Thomson Corporation, 
  4. Pearson plc, 
  5. Gannett, 
  6. Yahoo!, 
  7. McGraw-Hill Companies, 
  8. VNU Group, 
  9. Reuters Group, 
  10. Wolters Kluwer.

Eleven through 20 on the list include Bloomberg, The Asahi Shimbun Company, News Corporation, The Tribune Company, Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), Idearc Media Corp. (SuperPages), The Yomiuri Shimbun, New York Times Company, Yell, and International Data Group (IDG).

Outsell forecasts the information industry to grow 6.2% in 2007, led by the Search & Aggregation and Market Research segments.

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