Statista provides statistics and data within 600 industries and 50+ countries. Statista also contains a variety of industry or topic overview dossiers and reports, as well as shareable data visualizations and infographics that can be exported in a variety of file formats, including .pdf, .xlsx, and .pptx
Many business researchers, from novice to expert, have been amazed to find that the answers to their questions could be found in the Economic Censuses provided by the U.S. government. Until now, there have been no comprehensive guides to this valuable resource. Industry Research Using the Economic Census explains Census concepts, methods, terminology, and data sources in an understandable manner, and assists Census users in locating needed Census data. Designed as a working handbook, it does not duplicate the data from the census, but introduces users to the features, uses, and formats of the data. This guidebook also discusses the important changes that the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses introduced from previous versions. Librarians, businesspeople, researchers, faculty, and students will find this guide valuable for mining the riches found in the Economic Censuses.
Hoover's, a leading provider of company information and publisher of the popular Hoover's Handbook series, teams up with First Research, an industry intelligence resource trusted by more than 50,000 users, to bring you the Handbook of Industry Profiles 2008: Analysis and Trends for 300 Industries.
External Sites for Industry Research
General suggestions for finding industry information in the wild
Industry information comes from as many sources as there are industries -- be prepared to cast a very wide net in your searching.
Trade and industry associations are often excellent sources (see, for example, the Printing Industries of America, or the Agricultural Retailers Association). Their sites typically have collections of resources addressing industry features, issues, and prospects, and they may also host searchable directories of association members.
Industry-focused consulting firms can be useful places to look for industry and market analysis (see firms like Gartner or Forrester).
Some useful sites for industry information and analysis
Created by the International Business Center and the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
An investment advice site; while the bulk of their more robust research content is behind a Premium paywall, the site does have stock tickers, basic analysis, news items, blog discussions, and other resources available for users without a subscription.
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. This site/standard is maintained by the US Census Bureau.