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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 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 - Student login (contact Gwen at to get the full text report)
Frost & Sullivan - Faculty/Staff login
covering 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 related to the health industry as well as other U.S. industries.

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


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