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Founded 1971
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Key people
Justin Ruthven, President/CEO
Phil Ruthven, Founder/Chairman
Products Business information, industry and market research.
Slogan Where Knowledge is Power
Website www.ibisworld.com

IBISWorld is an Australian research company.


IBISWorld was formed in 1971 as IBIS Research Services. IBISWorld is a research organization specializing in long range forecasting of industries and the business environment at large, with an emphasis on providing information for strategic planning and research purposes.

Phil Ruthven founded IBISWorld. He is one of Australia's leading analysts on business, social and economic matters.[1]

Since 1996, IBISWorld has produced searchable industry databases for use on a personal computer progressing later to a website based delivery model. In 2003 IBISWorld began producing reports on U.S. industries and expanded their operation into six U.S. cities. The U.S. branch of the company generated approximately 40% of 2007 revenue for the IBISWorld group. IBISWorld's fiscal 2013 global revenue exceeded $35 million.

In July 2007 IBISWorld began a joint venture with Chinese research company A.C.M.R to produce reports on China's main industries.[2]


The company's website provides access to information on United States, Canadian, Australian, China and UK industries. The company also produced Global Industry Reports covering world industry analysis.

IBISWorld also publishes industry risk rating reports, industry profiles, information on publicly traded US companies as well as economic & demographic profiles.

Current IBISWorld partners include Valuation Resources, the Risk Management Association, Superfactory and American Small Business Development Centers. With U.S headquarters located in Los Angeles, IBISWorld has offices in New York, London, Melbourne, and Sydney.


  1. ^ George Negus Tonight: Phil Ruthven Interview (16/10/2003) (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  2. ^ Australia's Business Soothsayer, Forbes, 23 April 2007

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