Finding industry information
Marketline Advantage – Covers a wide range of industries.
Search by industry name or browse industry headings.
Business Monitor International - BMI - Industry reports by country or region
Select an industry under 'Service', then click on the 'Reports' tab.
Thomson One - Research – Analyst reports with a financial focus.
Under Screening > Research, search by industry code/keyword and specify "industry" as report type. N.B. Only works with Internet Explorer
INSEAD Libraries 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
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.
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
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.
Click on 'Company screener' under the 'Screening' tab. In 'Basic Search' select an industry or type a keyword in 'Business description'. N.B. Only works with Internet Explorer
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.
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.
Company rankings compiled by the Library – 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.
Thomson One – For ready-made or custom rankings based on financial criteria. Includes private companies.
Select 'Company screener' under the 'Screening' tab, then 'Search library' tab.
Or choose 'Rank' when adding criteria in Advanced Search.
For investment bank league tables, select 'Deals' under the 'Screening' tab, then the deal type then 'Search library'.
N.B. Only works with Internet Explorer
Bloomberg – For investment bank rankings. (In library only)
Preqin - For private equity league tables
Click on 'League Tables' under Private Equity 'Fund managers'. Requires a group login.
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'
Thomson One – Financial analysis for a group of companies in a sector.
Start with a company, then under the 'Fundamentals' tab, choose 'Comparables'
N.B. Only works with Internet Explorer
Bloomberg – Financial analysis of Bloomberg industry sectors. (In library 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
o Stern (NYU) data by A. Damodaran - For financial data by industry, including betas and cost of capital
Business Monitor International - BMI - Industry data by country or region
Select an industry under 'Service', then click on the ''Data tool' tab.
Bloomberg – Industry data by country or region. (In library 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.
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'
- 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.
- U.S. Census Bureau's Industrial Reports – Industry statistics for the US including production, shipments and trade. Organized by NAICS subsectors.
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