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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

The following guide provides sources for industry analysis, trends, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with information provided for each resource including a description of its primary features and any information that is available free online.


IBISWorld research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts for over 1,000 industries, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include market size and characteristics, key statistics and trends, current performance, competitive landscape, major firms and market share, key risk and success factors, and five-year growth forecast. Sample reports are available free online.

Freedonia Group

Comprehensive research studies provide in-depth analysis for a wide range of industries, with topics covered in each report including market environment and trends; historical and forecast demand by product, market, and region; industry structure; and key company profiles. Detailed table of contents for each study is available online; full report or individual pages or sections can be purchased online.

BCC Research

BCC Research studies provides detailed analysis and forecasts for nineteen distinct vertical markets, with markets covered by these reports including advanced materials, fuel cells and batteries, plastics, chemicals, instrumentation and sensors, semiconductors, nanotechnology, environment, and energy and resources. Report overview, highlights, and detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor reports analyze key trends and developments for a wide range of industries, with topics addressed in these reports including supply and demand trends, historical sales volume, competitive environment, firm demographics and market shares, customers and suppliers, and five-year revenue forecast. Summary description and detailed table of contents for the reports are available free online.

GIA Research

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth analysis for more than 1,500 industries, with topics covered including market overview and dynamics, historical and forecast volume by product segment, innovations and introductions, strategic corporate developments, selected key companies, and global trade perspective. Summary report description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

Mintel Group, Ltd.

Market research reports provide detailed analysis for a wide range of consumer and business sectors, with topics addressed in these reports including market overview, issues and insights, current trends, market size, segment performance, key demand drivers, major companies, and marketing strategies. Detailed table of contents that includes key points and commentary from the report is available online.


Technavio research reports provide detailed analysis for over 800 industries on a global and regional basis, with information provided in the reports including market size and forecast by product / service type, application, end-user, and geographic region, key growth drivers and challenges, market trends, and vendor analysis. Summary report descriptions and detailed table of contents are available online. provides access to over 400,000 research reports from 350 leading publishers, with information provided in these research reports including market size and segments; product and market forecasts; business trends, challenges, risks, and opportunities; and major participant profiles. Summary report description and detailed table of contents for these reports are available free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Encyclopedia of American Industries

Three-volume reference guide provides information on more than one thousand U.S. industries, with topic sections including industry snapshot, organization and structure, background and development, current conditions, leading companies, workforce, research and technology, and bibliography. Guide can be purchased in e-book/print formats and may also be available in public and university libraries.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Free online reference guide provides career information for occupations in a wide range of industries, with information provided for each occupation including job description, work environment, education, training, and licensure requirements, median compensation, job prospects and outlook, employment and wages by state and area, similar job occupations, and additional references for more information.

Industry-Specific Resource Guides

For industry-specific guides that identify resources available from trade associations, research firms, and other sources, see the Industry Resources section which provides resource guides for more than 400 industries, with resource categories covered in these guides including industry analysis, statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial statements and financial ratios, and compensation and salary surveys.


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