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Research guides - Finding industry information

General information

Overviews

Fitch Connect (previously Business Monitor International - BMI) - Industry reports by country or region
Select an industry under 'Sectors', then click on the 'Country Reports' tab, or select 'Research' under the 'Search tab', then an industry and a geography.

Marketline Advantage – Covers a wide range of industries.
Search by industry name or browse industry headings.

Eikon Broker Research by Refinitiv – Analyst reports with a financial focus.
Search by industry code/keyword and specify "industry" as report type. 

INSEAD Research & Learning Hub book collection - For books on various industries
Located in the HC2000 section

See also :
o    US Dept of Commerce's Country commercial guides: Market Intelligence

Overviews - specific industries or countries

Euromonitor - Passport GMID – For the consumer goods sector. 
Select an industry and geography in 'Find analysis', then choose a subsector. 
Or type in the 'Search by keywords' box on the top right-hand corner.

Gartner - For the IT sector
Click on 'Explore', then 'Hype cycles' for technologies or 'Magic quadrants' for vendors. Can also type sector in search box.

EMIS – For industries in emerging markets. 
Choose country, then choose a sector under "Industries" tab.

News and articles

Factiva - For newspaper and magazine articles worldwide, including FT, WSJ and non-English sources. 
Type sector name in search box or use industry index for precision.
Or in the subject index, expand 'Selection of top stories' then expand 'Suggested reading - Industry News'. 
Or select an industry under "Companies/Markets", then choose "News"

Business Source Complete – For news from magazines as well as articles from practitioner/academic journals. 
Type the industry in the subject index or use the NAICS index for precision.
Or choose "Industry Profiles" in the 'Publication Type' index.

Financial Times - special reports - For articles from the FT newspaper. 
Choose an industry from the list.

WARC - For articles on the media industry.
See "Topics" and "Trends".

Identifying companies in an Industry

Creating lists of companies by sector

S&P Capital IQ – Best interface for creating lists. 
Click on 'Screening' then 'Companies'. Under 'Company details' choose "Industry classification ", "Business description" or "Products". Requires a personal login.

Eikon
Type 'screener' in the search bar to screen companies by various filters, including industry and geography. Includes private companies. 

ORBIS 
Click on 'Companies', then 'Search' and 'Industry'

Preqin - For lists of private equity fund managers by industry 
Click on 'Fund managers' under Private Equity, then 'Advanced search'. Requires a group login.

Market share

Marketline Advantage – Category segmentation for a wide range of industries.
See 'Market segmentation' in the Industry profiles.

Euromonitor - Passport GMID – For company and brand shares in the consumer goods sector.
Select an industry and subsector in 'Search statistics', then click on the coloured 'shares' icons in the table. 
In an industry overview, click on 'Category data' or click on 'View statistics' then the coloured 'shares' icons in the table.

Rankings by sector

Company rankings compiled by the Research & Learning Hub – For well-known lists from the business press.

Factiva - For rankings by industry
Select industry under "Companies/Markets", then select "Peer comparison"

S&P Capital IQ – For custom rankings based on financial criteria. 
Choose 'Sort by' and 'View' (rank) when adding a display column in Company Screening or Quick Screener. 
For investment bank league tables, click on 'Screening', then 'Transactions', then group search results by advisor.
Requires a personal login.

Eikon –  Type 'screener' in the search bar to screen companies by various filters, including industry and geography. Includes private companies.
Filter the column to rank on, then choose 'Top/bottom'.
For investment bank league tables, type 'screener' in the search bar then choose 'Deals' in the universe and "M&A" in the asset class. Choose 'League tables' as the output report.

Bloomberg – For investment bank rankings. (In Research & Learning Hub only)
Type LEAG

Preqin - For private equity league tables
Click on 'League Tables' under Private Equity 'Fund managers'. Requires a group login.

Industry statistics

Financial data

S&P Capital IQ – Financial analysis for a group of companies in a sector. 
For S&P predefined sectors, choose 'Markets' then 'Industries'.
For saved company sets, choose 'Comparable analysis'.
To compare a company with its peers, start with a company, then choose "Quick comps" 
Requires a personal login.

ORBIS - Financial analysis including concentration, distribution and segmentation.
Create a list by industry, then click on 'Analysis'

Eikon –   Financial analysis for a group of companies in a sector. 
Type 'screener' in the search bar to screen companies by various filters, including industry and geography. Or type 'Industry' in the search bar,  choose an industry from the list and click on the 'consituents' tab.
Select the 'Peer comparison' template to view and 'Group' to aggregate data.

Bloomberg – Financial analysis of Bloomberg industry sectors. (In Research & Learning Hub only)
Type BI, choose a sector, then see 'Data library - Comparison sheets'. Click on 'Actions - My profile' to change statistical measures.

Factiva - Financial ratios for Dow Jones industry sectors. 
Select industry under "Companies/Markets", then see "Industry averages & ratios" in Industry snapshot 
Or select a company under "Companies/Markets", then "Ratio Comparison Report" for company and industry ratios

See also:
o    Stern (NYU) data by A. Damodaran - For financial data by industry, including betas and cost of capital

Economic data

Bloomberg – Industry data by country or region. (In Research & Learning Hub only)
Type BI, choose a sector, then see 'Data library - Industry'.

Euromonitor - Passport GMID – Sales, production, pricing and trade data for the consumer goods sector.
Select an industry and subsector in 'Search statistics', then click on the coloured icons in the table. 
In an industry overview, click on 'Category data' or click on 'View statistics' then the coloured icons in the table.

Fitch Connect (previously Business Monitor International - BMI) - Industry data by country or region 
Select the ''Data tools' tab then choose a geography and industry data item.

Statista - Quick data in chart format 
Type your industry keyword in the search box, or click on 'Industries' in the top menu.

OECD iLibrary Statistics – Industry data for OECD countries, including production, trade, labour and investment.
Under Databases: 'STAN Structural Analysis' or 'Structural Business Statistics'

See also:

  • UNCTAD - Trade data from the United Nations for merchandise, commodities as well as the information/creative economy.
  • UN Data - Commodity production and trade statistics from the United Nations.
  • Eurostat - European business statistics including production, value added and labour, by sector.

Industry associations

Google

Google - search industry name with "association", "federation" or "organization", along with a region or country