Print Resources

Industry Overviews & Surveys

Industry Ratios

Industry Statistics

Industry Associations

Trade Periodicals -- Special Issues

A selection of special issues of trade magazines can be found in the U.S. Industry & Trade Collection. This includes annual buying guide issues, annual industry survey issues, and more. Ask the librarian staff at the Business, Science & Technology Center to help you find such issues.

Trade Periodicals -- Online Resources

  • Business Insights: Global.  Search under Industry for an overview on a particular industry, or for subject subdivisions such as economic aspects, forecasts, market share, or statistics. Investment analysts' reports on an individual company will also provide valuable industry information.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO) Look for industry subheadings such as economic aspects, forecasting, or statistics.
  • Mergent Intellect
  • Statista
  • Value Line

Internet Resources

  • BizStats.com Especially good for small businesses.
  • Economic Census. U.S. Census Bureau
    • Every five years the U.S. Census Bureau conducts an economic census, including: manufacturers, service industries, retail trade, wholesale trade, and industrial reports.
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