Data comes with unending possibilities for businesses. The web scraping industry is growing rapidly with the increasing demand for web data acquisition by companies across industry verticals. Web scraping is an indispensable resource when it comes to gaining an competitive edge with the help of business intelligence. It makes data acquisition a lot easier and also reduces cost. Here’s how various industry verticals like Ecommerce, Recruitment, Travel, Real Estate and others used web scraping services in 2016 to grow their business exponentially and what will the web scraping industry look like in 2017.