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Conducting Industry Research

Overview of Industry Research

Best Sources for Industry Overviews

IBISWorld has the broadest coverage of industries. Our subscription covers the US primarily.

S&P covers industries at a macro level, but has a deeper archive.

Statista has Industry Dossiers that gather a lot of data, but have less analysis. It does have international coverage.

Other Sources for Industry Reports

Business Source Complete has reports from a variety of sources, but not all of the reports are current.

My Industry Isn't Covered

Not all industries are covered in our major sources, so you may need to build your own analysis. Look for related industries in the sources above and articles from trade journals and news sources in these databases.