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Industry Profiles

[Purpose & Content] IBISWorld serves the purpose of industry research. It includes 40-page industry reports for a wide range of industry in US, UK and China and global business. It supports the industry research for Industry profiles, industry performance, industry outlook, products & markets; supply chain, competitive landscape (Market share Concentration, barriers to entry), operating conditions, statistics, etc.
[Finding Report] Search or browse by NAICS code. For details, check out Business Database LibGuide and download handbook for IBISWorld.

[Purpose & Content] A comprehensive overview of over 50 of the largest North American and global industries. Each survey is authored by the S&P Capital IQ equity research analyst who specializes in analyzing companies within that industry. Every survey includes these sections:

- Current Environment
- Industry Profile / Industry Trends
- How the Industry Operates
- Key Industry Ratios and Statistics
- How to Analyze a Company
- Glossary
- Industry References
- Comparative Company Analysis

[Finding Report] Browse the list by NAICS code.

Industry Reports and Forecast

 

Report Title

Number of reports in BPC

Industry covered*

Number of reports available in 2015-2018*

Number of reports available 2018 (As of July 2018)*

Frequency

Geographic Coverage

First Research Industry Profiles

13,612

415

5,804

980

Quarterly

US

Plunkett Analytics Reports

1,797

480[1]

1,796

79

Annual (Some years are semi-annual)

US

US Industry & Market Reports (Barnes)[2]

1,196

400 varied by year

1,196

290

Annual

US

BMI Industry Insight Reports

695

About 16 broad industries; availability varies by region[3]

695

258

Monthly

Country, Regional

BMI Country Industry Reports

10,612

About 16 broad industries; availability varies by country

10,612

4,461

Quarterly

Country, Regional

Worldwide Industry & Market Reports (Barnes)

577

168 varied by year[4]

577

 

124

Annual

Global

Euromonitor Industrial and Sector Capsules

4,044

55 varied by year[5]; focuses on sectors in food, drink and travel industries.

3,091

357

Annual

Country

Just-Series Market Research Reports

32,626

20 varied by sectors; focus on auto, drinks, food and style industries

3,279

719

Quarterly

Country, Global

The Snapshot Series

 

9,195

44

0

0

Annual

Country, Regional, Global

 

* Numbers were calculated using the advanced search in “publication title”, searching the “Publications” tab or navigating the “Browse” tab.

 

[1] Number of “industry covered” was retrieved by searching in the Publications tab “Plunkett”.

[2] US Industry & Market Reports includes one year forecasts, so the number of reports available in 2015-2018 is calculated using the publication year from 2014-2017, and the number of reports available in 2018 is calculated by using the report published in 2017. 

[3] Number of industry covered is estimated by browsing the publication title list.

[4] Number of industry covered is estimated with reference to the number of reports available in the year 2014.

[5] Number of industry covered is estimated with reference to the number of reports available for US in the year 2014.

Industry Classification

[Purpose & Content] The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

[Finding Industry Code] conduct NAICS search or at Downloads/Reference Files/Tools section, click the links to browse the full list.

Industry News

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