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Industry Information: Overview

This Guide focuses primarily on industries in the United States but also identifies some international resources.

What's in this Guide


Explains numerical classification systems that are used to group like companies into industries.

Industry Overviews & Statistics

Where to find Industry Overviews, Industry Statistics and major companies in an industry.

Industry Financials & Ratios

Industry ratios are mean or median financial ratios for a particular industry.

Industry News, Articles & Trends

These databases contain articles from scholarly journals as well as articles from magazines, trade journals, news sources and more.

Associations & Organizations

Trade associations are often a valuable source of industry information.

Porter’s Five Forces

A  model that identifies and analyzes competitve forces that help determine an industry's weaknesses and strengths.