Hi! Thanks for the question.
Your question could be answered by statistics coming from the Bizstats
website. The website also has figures for different industries which
would be a better benchmark for your clients figures.
According to Bizstats, the revenue growth of US businesses for 2001
increased by only 6% from 2000 to 2001. It also provides total revenue
In total, US business receipts came to over $ 22 trillion - total
annual growth has been about 6% for 2000 and 2001. All numbers are
reported in billions.
Size of US Markets by Industry
In case you would want revenue growth rates in prior years, this page
from Bizstats would prove valuable to you as well.
Number of Businesses by Annual Revenue
Another type of comparison that could be used is by type of business.
Corporate Profitability by Industry
INDUSTRY PROFITABILITY - SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS
I have not found a reliable estimate of revenue growth for 2002 maybe
since such figures maybe computed at the end of the year. To somewhat
make up with this, I have found this estimate that the US economy
expansion was pegged at 5% in the 1st quarter of 2002.
The U.S. economy expanded at an annual rate of 5.8% in the first
quarter, boosted by tax cuts, heavy government outlay on security and
defense, and still steady consumer spending.
Profits in electronics sectors are hard to find by Jim Haughey and
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