Industry profiles identify leading companies and provide market forecasts, market segmentation and industry trends.
For freely available information, check out consulting firm (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PWC, KPMG) websites to see if they have industry reports. You can often search offices by region. Also check bank websites; law firms may have reports for industries like mining or M&A industry reports; government industry and statistical data sites are also good sources of information.
Search company profiles in the databases and directories suggested below. You may also view the information found for Annual Reports and Regulatory Filings.
In addition to the Industry/Sector Data resources, try the resources below to find more data on your industry by type of resource, and searching a particular industry.
To learn more about various industries, search for industry profiles, associations, or search by SIC or NAICS code.
To generate lists of companies within a certain industry (as well as additional criteria such as location, revenue, etc). Try LexisNexis (includes private companies) or Mergent (public companies). If you are in the BIC or Finance Lab, Capital IQ offers many more search options.
Industry associations and trade groups are an excellent source of industry statistics and reports, generally available on their websites or through their publications.
Google or your preferred search engine is the most efficient way to find relevant associations in your desired industry. Try using search terms like "industry association," "industry group," "trade group," "trade organization," etc.
Explore professional associations and get involved! Volunteer for their events and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues!
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