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Industry Research

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Industry Classifications


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides access to the 2007 NAICS for industries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The website provides keyword searches, industry definitions and a SIC/NAICS converter.



Standard Industrial Classification

From the U.S. Department of Labor, provides access to the 1987 version of the Standard Industrial Classification System. Allows users to search for industry classifications by browsing alphabetically or keyword searching.



Industry Snapshots


Current Industrial reports

From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity. Provides timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products.



Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

Click on "Industry" located on the top toolbar or "Industry Surveys" on the left-hand tool bar. Provides industry reports for the last five years in either PDF or HTML format. Industry surveys include an industry profile, trends, key ratios, and statistics, company analyses, and links to trade associations.


U.S. Industry Trade and Outlook

An annual publication that was published up until 2000 covering 54 U.S. industrial sectors. Access a more updated version online at http://trade.gov Contains overview and trends, growth and trade patterns, industry subsector reports, financial data and sources for more information.


Other Industry Resources



Industry information is available in both the GLOBUS/NTDB (National Trade Data Bank) and the State of the Nation sections. In the GLOBUS/NTDB section look under "Market and Country Research" for industry reports. In the State of the Nation, industry reports are located in the "Manufacturing and Industry" section.


Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios

This annual publication lists industry norms and business ratios for public and privately owned businesses. This book covers over 800 lines of business. Organized by SIC Code.

Inside Biz Miner database



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