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Search by industry name or industry code numbers-
- NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
- SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)
Code lookups are available in most databases or search for NAICS codes by keyword using the Census Bureau website.
Free Online Resources for Industry Research
Industry statistics compiled by the US Census Bureau
*Includes number of establishments/companies, number of employees, payroll, and a measure of output (sales, receipts, etc.)
Includes Graphics, Industry Facts and Ratios for 2 and 3 digit NAICS. Some 2007 Economic Census data included.
Databases for Industry Research
Passport This link opens in a new window
Hover over Industries to select the industry and choose the country in the next screen
INDUSTRIES--use the "Quick Analysis Finder" on the right to access Country reports, Company profiles, Global reports, Latest News all by industry
*Great source for consumer data
IBISWorld This link opens in a new window
Great US and China coverage
*Industry Market Research--US and China industry reports with strategic insight and competitive landscape
*Global Industry Research--industry performance (market characteristics, operating conditions) in key regions like Europe, the Middle East, Africa and more Niche and Emerging Industry reports cover such industries as Tattoo Removal, Karaoke Bars, Online Daily Deal Sites, Golf Course Design, and Garbage Truck Manufacturing just to name a few.
Mintel Reports Database This link opens in a new window
*International industry reports--great consumer data
Fitch Connect This link opens in a new window
Select your country and industry
*Industry forecasts reports will be linked on the right and contain details on the business environment
*Includes Industry SWOT Analysis
Mergent Online This link opens in a new window
Covers the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, including both service and manufacturing industries.
*Contains industry profiles, current environment, market trends, leading companies and industry outlook.
Hoover's Online This link opens in a new window
Great industry reports from First Research, including
*Trends and Opportunities
*Related Associations and much more
Small Business Reference Center This link opens in a new window
-Includes MarketLine industry profiles: identifies market size, competitive landscape and provides forecast data of market performance.
-Detailed statistical reports by NAICS code.
-Offers full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books.
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new window
Narrow your search by selecting "Industry Profile" under Publication Type in Advanced Search
*Contains Barnes Reports, Marketline/Datamonitor Reports, Business Monitor Reports, among others
(Note: you can also use these publications in your keyword searches)
Factiva This link opens in a new window
1. Select COMPANIES/MARKETS at top, then INDUSTRY
*Industry Snapshots contain targeted news, reports, charts, analysis and financial data.
2. On the Search builder screen, select the industry or company of interest by expanding the arrow and typing the name of the company or industry.
eStatement Studies This link opens in a new window
-Contains financial ratio benchmarks for over 800 industries
-Find default probabilities and cash flow measures for over 700 industries
*Search by name or NAICS code
*Download to Excel or use the Client Comparison Worksheet to compare a company with the benchmarks