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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
IBISWorld This link opens in a new window
Provides business reports in industry market research, industry risk ratings, company research, global industry research, and economic and demographic data. Excessive downloads from IBISWorld will trigger an access block. Please be judicious.
Net Advantage from Standard & Poor (1999-) This link opens in a new window
Broad spectrum of industry, company and investment analysis including Industry Surveys, and Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports). Industry data sets include key ratios, benchmarks, constituents, financial metrics, etc. by sub-industry or geography (see Markets tab). Archived Industry Surveys included as far back as 1999 depending upon title continuity. Company data covers a global universe of over 3 million private and public companies.
Mergent Online This link opens in a new window
Create reports for public companies in a given sector. Read SEC filings and annual reports from companies to gain insight into industry.
Nexis Uni This link opens in a new window
Create a company list to research local competitors. You can also view industry reports.
ReferenceUSA This link opens in a new window
Create a list of area competitors with sales volume data
Access various liens of business information about states, counties, zip codes, and whole industries
The Economic Census provides a good introduction to the kind of business data accessible through data.census.gov
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)
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