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Industry Information: Industry Analysis (subject databases)

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Resources for Industry Analysis

Industry Surveys on Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

In-depth reports on current trends and recent data on approximately 50 industries.  Brief reports on sub-industries are also available.  Click on "Industries" in the blue bar at the top.

IBISWorld
IBISWorld provides reports for all of the 723 industries in the United States as categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). IBISWorld research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5 year forecasts.

Frost & Sullivan for MU Faculty and Staff
Frost & Sullivan reports cover technology and market trends in various technology, energy & manufacturing related fields including energy, healthcare, food, & information technology. MU has access to all reports in Industry Research, Technology Research, and Economic Research, with limited access to those in Career Research and Live and Virtual Events. MU faculty and staff login with your Pawprint and password. More information on Frost and Sullivan can be found here: http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/company-info.pag.

Frost & Sullivan for MU Students
Frost & Sullivan reports cover technology and market trends in various technology, energy & manufacturing related fields including energy, healthcare, food, & information technology. MU has access to all reports in Industry Research, Technology Research, and Economic Research, with limited access to those in Career Research and Live and Virtual Events.

Value Line Investment Survey
One-page reports on approximately 90 industries, updated quarterly.
This resource is in print (no online) at MU, but if you have a library card from Columbia Public Library, you may access it online.
REF HG4501 .V26, Ready Reference (Ask at Reference Desk)

Industry Information from the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration
ITA's Manufacturing and Services Unit pulls together information on industries designed to help the U.S. exporter.  You'll find reports on the automotive industry, airlines, financial services, etc.  Here's a link to a 2010 PDF report on the automotive industry.

First Research on ABI/Inform
These are industry intelligence reports on over 150 industries. 
Connect to ABI/Inform, select the "Browse" tab, First Research, and then your industry.

Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports on ABI/Inform
Industry reports from BMI have an international focus. 
Connect to ABI/Inform, select the "Browse" tab, BMI, and then your industry.