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Industry Research

Tips for finding industry analysis, industry financial ratios, market research, industry news for industry research.

Top Tools for Industry Overviews and Statistics

  • IbisWorld is a great resource to get a broad understanding of large industries within the United States.

  • Use this as an introduction to industries to become more familiar with what’s happening in your prospective industry.



  • First Research is a nice compliment to IbisWorld and will also cover broad industries.

  • Use First Research to get a different perspective on the industry than IbisWorld offers.


  • Use Statista to find statistics about your industry.
  • Be sure to check out the "Source" tab for links to the original source of the statistic.


  • Use the Industry Search box to search for industries.
  • Depending on the industry, can offer good reports for industries in international markets.