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Business: Industry Analysis

Industry Profiles

Selected Data for Industry Performance Analysis

Industry revenue, sales, net income, and financial ratios

US Census Bureau

Manufacturing, Mining, Trade, and Selected Service Industries

Quarterly Financial Report (US Census Bureau), includes sales and profits and profits after tax data for above industries

Retail Trade Industries

Monthly & Annual Retail Trade (US Census Bureau). Advance Monthly or Monthly Retail Trade Report à Retail and Food Services Sales; Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios; Latest Annual Retail Trade Report, Sales; Gross Margin; and E-commerce report etc.

Whole Sale Industries

Monthly Wholesale Trade (US Census Bureau). Latest Monthly Wholesale Trade Report  including Sales and Inventories of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers; Purchases and Gross Margins of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers

Service Industries

Latest Quarterly Services Report (US Census Bureau) -Includes Q4 2019 information for the service industry, to read about the sector or NAICS codes included go here:

Manufacturing Industries
Annual Survey of Manufactures (US Census Bureau);
Finding Data: from the US Census Bureau includes ASM Tables, data and APIs.

Go to and search 'manufacturing' for manufacturing data from the 2017 Economic Census

Mining, Construction, Manufacturing Industries
Finding Data: from US Census Bureau, includes manufacturing and construction statistics, surveys, reports and sales numbers can all be found here.

2017 Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (Wolter Kluwers)
Fining Data: use in library the print version (call number: Ref HF5681.R25 A45) and CD. The data is computed from the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service’s statistical sampling of the tax returns of all corporations, including revenues and selected financial ratios.

IRS Tax Stats; including detailed financial statistics for industries and sectors based on different tax forms.

Industry Classification

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

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.


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