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Industry Classification Codes
Industry classification systems are helpful when searching business databases. An industry can have more than one NAICS code. The longer the code, the more specific it is. For example:
722513 — Fast-food restaurants
7225 — Restaurants and other eating places
722 — Food services and drinking places
72 — Accommodation and food services
Find market size, industry leaders, statistics, current status, future trends, histories and profiles of the industries here. If you look up the NAICS codes for your industry first, this will be a bit easier to search the library databases.
Business Source Elite
Search Business Source Elite, enter an industry name a search field and then combine with keywords like "industry profile," "trend" "overview" "forecast" or "market share". In addition, MarketLine reports contained within this database is a great source for profiles of industries.
Statistics-based reports, studies, dossiers, and data points on industries and markets. The "Consumer Market Outlook," "Digital Market Outlook," and "Mobility Market Outlook" sections contain forecasts and analytics for various product groups in the global consumer goods/digital economy/mobility markets, with ability to refine market and geographic region.
Business Insights: Global
Search Business Insights Global, for company and industry profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, market research, articles and Datamonitor industry reports. Select “industry” from drop down menu and use keywords related to your industry to locate industry reports.
Industry, Trade, Association Websites
Associations on the Net - Type association name in search box or browse by subject.
Search Google for organizational websites which can provide statistics, current trends and news.
Industry Profiles on the Web