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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.
Identifying your industry's NAICS code is an important key to locating research about it. Business Source Complete and many other information sources allow searching by NAICS code for precise searches.
Industry and Market Databases
Provides industry trends, revenues, financial ratios, market indicators, and business analysis for US industries.
Create reports for public companies in a given sector. Read SEC filings and annual reports from companies to gain insight into industry.
Create a company list to research local competitors. You can also view industry reports.
Create a list of area competitors with sales volume data
American FactFinder compiles a wealth of data from multiple sources. Reports can be generated by industry type by NAICS code and geographic area. Use the Guided Search option.
Summary overview of industry data
Census Business Builder
The CBB uses census data to bring you data about local markets and local competition.
Small Business Statistics
Guide to government data from the Small Business Administration
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, 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)