Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
The following guide provides sources for industry information, research, and analysis for a wide range
of industries. Each entry listed below includes the name of the source or publisher, a brief description
of the resource and its primary features, and notes any information that is available free online.
Select from the following resources:
Industry Research Reports
IBISWorld reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts for over 700 industries,
with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect an industry
and its performance. Report sections include: key industry statistics; market size and characteristics;
industry conditions and current and historical performance; major companies and market share; key risk
and success factors; and five-year growth forecast. Sample report can be viewed free online.
First Research industry profiles provide analysis, statistics, trends, and forecasts for a wide range
of industries, with report sections including: industry overview; recent news and developments; business
challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities; executive insights; financial benchmark information; and
five-year growth forecast. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Standard & Poor's
S&P surveys provide in-depth coverage for over 50 major U.S. industries, with topics covered including
current business environment, industry profile and trends, how the industry operates, how to analyze a
company, and key ratios and statistics. Individual survey reports can be purchased from the
Sample report can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive research studies provides in-depth analysis for a wide range of industries, with topics
covered including market environment and trends; historical demand and forecasts by product type, market
sector, and geographic region; industry structure; and company profiles. Summary description and detailed
table of contents are available free online; complete study or individual sections or pages can be purchased
Industry research reports provide in-depth analysis for a wide range of industries, with topics covered
including supply and demand trends; historic volumes and values; company and brand market shares; and
five-year forecasts of market trends and market growth. Summary description and detailed table of contents
can be viewed free online.
In-depth market research studies cover a wide range of industries, with topics covered including industry
structure, markets, applications, major players, trends and developments, and more. Table of contents
and introduction can be viewed free online; complete study or individual chapters can be purchased online.
MarketResearch.com provides access to over 400,000 market research reports from over 700 research firms.
Its in-depth market research reports include information on market size and market segmentation; product
and market forecasts; business trends, risks, and opportunities; key participant profiles; market share;
and more. Summary abstract and table of contents for each report can be viewed free online.
BizMiner Industry Market Analysis Reports
Industry statistics include total annual sales and sales trends, market size and market share by sales
class, average company sales and sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, business start up
activity and failure rates, and other business statistics for over 6,500 lines of business on a national,
state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports can be viewed free online.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
Information provided includes a description of the nature of the work, number and types of jobs, education
and training, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information
is available free online.
of American Industries
Gale Cengage Learning (search catalog for this title)
Publication provides information for a wide range of industries, with topics covered including industry
size, organization, and structure; current conditions and developments; leading companies; and industry
trends and long-term outlook. Publication can be purchased in a print or electronic format, and is also
available in many public and university libraries.
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