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About BIS Shrapnel

Business Research and Forecasting

BIS Shrapnel offers a unique blend of resources


BIS Shrapnel

Since 1964, BIS Shrapnel has been helping clients gain a leading edge by sharing our extensive business database and highly regarded reports.

Our reputation is built on a unique blend of three ingredients: proprietary market research, industry networking, and methodologies for forecasting that have stood the test of time.

BIS Shrapnel is one hundred percent Australian owned. We are an independent company with no vested interests. Out of offices in Sydney and Melbourne, we operate globally to service clients around the world.

We offer strategy briefings, policy evaluation, expert opinions, and advocacy work. We can provide a business case. Through tailored projects we provide value-added research solutions to address specific business issues.

BIS Shrapnel is renowned for its industry reports on Building Forecasting, Residential Property, Commercial Property, Infrastructure and Mining, Transport, Building Materials Research, Household Appliances and Products, Forestry, and Paper & Packaging. Our Economic reports covering the whole economy have been a staple for decades.

Our clients include many of Australia’s largest companies, and national economic authorities are among our subscribers. 

Our team of professionals speak at conferences across Australia and beyond, and are often interviewed for newspapers and TV.

Australia’s premier provider of industry research and forecasting services, BIS Shrapnel is an essential resource for your decision making.  


How we assist clients

We help our clients to better understand the markets in which they operate, through reliable and detailed market data, analysis of drivers and thoroughly researched forecasts. Our goal is to provide business with the information required to make the best possible decisions.

BIS Shrapnel's reports and services assist clients with a wide range of management processes, including:

  • strategic planning
  • budgeting and sales forecasting
  • capital investment planning
  • competitive intelligence gathering
  • marketing strategy formulation
  • product development and market entry strategies
  • communications to market and stakeholders
  • market analysis
  • financial feasibility studies

Our research gives you strategically critical information on your industry and your markets, both within Australia and globally.


Services to match your needs

BIS Shrapnel’s services come in three basic formats, allowing you to select the level of service that best suits your purpose and your budget.


Our monthly subscriptions monitor developments in the Australian economy (Economic Outlook) and the construction sector (Building Industry Prospects) and provide numerical forecasts of key business indicators. The annual subscription includes two complimentary admissions to our half-day conferences.

Standard reports

We provide an extensive range of off-the-shelf reports across many industry sectors, that give detailed forecasts. They are multi-client services suited to a particular industry user base, where the cost of producing the information is effectively shared amongst the recipients. Details of our syndicated reports are provided by industry sector.

Commissioned research

Our single client work builds upon our industry expertise to provide value-added research solutions which address users' specific business needs. These tailored research projects address a particular issue, such as forecasting product demand, economic evaluations, policy submissions, or measuring consumer satisfaction. See here for further information.


Professional Team

Over our 50-year history we have built up a strong level of expertise by investing in our people. Many of our staff have come from backgrounds in industry and bring a wealth of hands-on experience. A number of our senior people have more than 20 years in their role at BIS Shrapnel, which provides a deep knowledge of the industries they work with. Our professionals often have international experience, having worked in North America, Europe and Asia. We nurture young talent too, employing top graduates from the best universities and training them in the ‘BIS Shrapnel way’, which is to directly gather information on industries and markets, analyse strategic issues, and seek to understand key drivers in order to produce thoroughly researched forecasts.

Our values are integral to our approach to business. At BIS Shrapnel we aspire to an open and transparent culture, and act in good faith.

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Level 8, 99 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Phone: +61 2 8458 4200
Fax: +61 2 9959 5795


Level 40, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: +61 3 8679 7300
Fax: +61 3 9614 0033

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