Industry Research

There are many market research providers to choose from and depending on industry and, geographical area, the price varies.

  •   Compare your company to industry benchmarks
  •   See how other local companies in your industry are doing financially
  •   Create business and marketing plans
  •   Discover if your start-up business can be profitable in your area
  •   Help determine business valuations using local and regional data

Industry reports with business ratios, benchmarks and trends to help you manage your business better

  Census Fact Sheets    Free information

Fact Sheets are typically PDF documents that can be printed for handouts, sent electronically or embedded on websites.


Affordable reports on many research subjects.


Detecting trends in 600 industries. Daily infographics on global issues. Professional sector experts for every industry. Directly accessible data for 170 industries from 50 countries and over 1m facts.

  UNC - University Libraries    Free information

You can access credible industry reports through the library's subscription databases. Here are some suggestions for you. Start here if you're from UNC. Start here if you're from a public library.

  Fitch Solutions

Industry Reports - Over 1500 country reports, spanning 22 industry vertical, providing you with key industry forecasts and competitive analysis.

Country Risk Reports - Over 150 country reports, providing you with 5- and 10-year macroeconomic forecasts, risk-ratings and business environment rankings.

Operational Risk Reports - 80 country reports examining risks from the labour market, logistics infrastructure, trade and investment regulations and crime & security.

Special Reports - A series of ad-hoc reports giving in-depth, granular analysis of key industry and market events as they happen.

Monthly Monitors - Monthly country-by-country macroeconomic analysis, risk appraisals, latest market data and forecasts covering key regions.

  IBIS World

Insights and Analysis on more than 1,300 industries.    Some free information

  Euromonitor Industry Coverage

Industry reports updated annually and provide internationally comparable statistics on a wide range of consumer goods, services and industrial markets.

  Australian Industry Report 2017

  GWI - The Consumer Trends To Know For 2023   Some free information