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BUS 151: World of Business: Industry Reports

Industry research

The Michael Schwartz Library has access to a wide variety of industry reports from various sources. The reports cover many different sectors and industries. They are provided by different firms who collect data and compile the reports.

Industry and Market Databases

Competitor Reports

Government Information

Databases at other libraries

Two area libraries, Cleveland Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library, both have access to additional resources that may be useful. To use these resources you will need a library card to each library. A library card is free :)

MarketLine Industry Profile

MarketLine Industry Profiles in Business Source Complete contain:

  • Market overview and analysis
  • Market value and volume
  • Segmentation (category, geographic, market share, distribution)
  • Market outlook
  • Five forces analysis
  • Leading companies
  • Macroeconomic indicators

MarketLine industry profiles are published by country or region.

To access: search industry keyword or NAICS code and (profile)

Barnes Reports

Barnes Reports, available through Business Source Complete provide statistics on many industries. These reports primarily focus on the United States although some are international in scope. Read further to learn about the different reports, what each report contains, and how to find them.

Industry Reports - Barnes Industry Reports contains:

  • Industry Establishments, Sales & Employment Trends, Ratios, Firms & Payroll
  • Sub-industry Sales, Establishments, Employees
  • Five Year Trends
  • State Establishments, Sales, Employees
  • Metro-area Establishments, Sales, Employees

To access: search an industry keyword or NAICS code and specify "Industry Report" under source type.

United States Industry Capital & Expenses Reports - Barnes Industry Report contains:

  • Ratios, Establishments, Firms, & Payroll, Cost of Materials, Inventories, Rentals, Capital Expenditures, Other Expenses
  • State Estimated Cost of Materials, Capital Expenditures, Other Expenses
  • Metro-area Estimated Cost of Materials, Capital Expenditures, Other Expenses

To access: search industry keyword or NAICS code and search (Capital & Expenses)


United States Product & Retail Outlook - Barnes Report contains:

  • Industry sales, employment, establishments, ratios
  • Product line sales in given industry by state and metro area

To access: search industry keyword or product keyword AND search (product & retail outlook)


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