Guides to Business Subjects

No.8 Industry Information

This is one of a series of subject guides produced by the Thomas J. Long Business Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

The following is a guide to selected industry information sources. Unless otherwise noted, items are located in the Thomas J. Long Business Library. Databases are accessible from the List of Databases A-Z.

Last updated 12/2013.

See Marketing Subject guide for related resources.

Industry Codes NAICS codes
SIC codes
Industry Statistics US Census Bureau Economic Programs includes the following:

Manufacturing and Construction
Manufacturing: manufacturing inventories, orders, shipments, exports, plant capacity, energy consumption.
Construction: building permits, construction, sales, housing characteristics
Retail, e-commerce and wholesale trade: monthly sales and inventory
Wholesale trade: monthly and annual sales, inventories, operating expenses

Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations:
  • estimated statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and related financial and operating ratios
Economic Census: every 5 years, latest conducted 2012
  • all industrial categories — payroll, expenses, sales, and value added, to the zip code level

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States: annual
US Statistical Abstract no longer compiled by US Census - links to data from older abstracts and statistics gathering agencies available here.

Links to all federal statistics and agencies producing them, eg. Census of Agriculture, Health statistics, Crime statistics, etc.

Proquest Statistical
Statistics from federal agencies, international agencies, national governments, trade, professional and business associations, University research centers, chambers of commerce, U.S. States.
If not available on the web, record numbers prefixed with SRI are available on microfiche and are in cabinets across from the Reference Desk in Long Business Library, while those that are prefixed with ISS and ASI are housed at Doe (Main) Library.

OECD iLibrary
Industry statistics and reports for OECD member countries.

US Census Bureau Statistical Agencies (International)

Industry Analysis, Forecasts, Trends BCC Research
Science and technology industries worldwide, technical details and market analysis/forecasts. Emerging industries and technologies.

Business Monitor Online
54 countries, quarterly forecasts, news, analysis for:
Automotives, Chemicals, Banking, Defence and Security, Retail Food and Drink, Freight Transport, IT, Infrastructure, Insurance, Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications and Media, and Tourism.

Business Source Complete
Industry profiles available — select Industry Profiles link (in Browse) or search by subject and select Industry Profiles in results.

Frost & Sullivan - market research, technical insights, forecasts for science and technology industries worldwide: Aerospace, Autos/Transport, Chemicals, Electronics/Security, Energy & Power, Environment & Building technologies, Healthcare, Industrial Automation, IT, Measurement/Instrumentation. Global.

Gartners - IT industry reports, statistics, analysis. Covers hardware, software, IT services, communications, semiconductor, IT in healthcare and government. Global.

IBIS World Industry Market Research
700+ US industry statistics, detailed analysis of key growth trends, competitive environment, key issues facing each industry.

Current industry news and trends, especially good for news and trends in emerging industries. Global scope.
Search hints: Use Factiva links: Industry or Subject - Editors Choice/Industry Trends Analysis.

OECD iLibrary
Industry reports and statistics for OECD member countries, includes reports on other major economies also.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
S&P Industry Profiles offer analysis of 52 major industries, including trends, key ratios and statistics, major players, operating conditions, and more.
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (in print)
HC101 .S77 Latest in Reference

Value Line
Analysis of current and future business environments for various industries for investors.
Summary statistical data included.
Industry reviews followed by evaluations of companies.
Latest print edition at Circulation Desk

Industry Databooks Almanacs by Plunkett Research Ltd (various industries)
  • Apparel and Textiles Industry Almanac (Plunkett's)
    HD9940 .U3P58 Reference
  • Biotech & genetics industry almanac (Plunkett's)
    HD9999.B44.P57 Reference
  • E-Commerce And Internet Business Almanac (Plunkett's)
    HF5548.325 .U6P58 Reference
  • Energy industry almanac (Plunkett's)
    HD9502.U62.P57 Reference
  • Entertainment and Media Almanac (Plunkett's)
    P88.8 .P57 Reference
  • Food Industry Almanac (Plunkett's)
    HD9003 .P57 Reference
  • Health Care Industry Almanac (Plunkett's)
    RA410.53 .P56 Reference
  • Nanotechnology and MEMS Almanac (Plunkett's)
    T174.7 .P5 Reference
  • Renewable, Alternative and Hydrogen Energy (Plunkett's)
    HD9502.U52.P625 Reference
  • Retail Industry Almanac (Plunkett's)
    HF5429.3 .P57 Reference
  • Telecommunications Industry Almanac (Plunkett's)
    HE7621 .P58 Reference


Ward's Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures
Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association. Annual. U.S. auto industry (includes Canada market figures), sales, registrations, imports, exports, materials, ownership, transportation expenditures, travel trends, auto businesses (corporate profits, R&D, expenditures), environmental regulations, traffic fatalities.
HD9710 .U5M6


Adams Wine Handbook
Adams Business Media. Annual.
Sales, ads, supplier performance, imports/export for the U.S. wine industry.
HD9372 .W51

Adams Liquor Handbook
Adams Business Media. Annual.
Presents U.S. trends and statistics, markets, advertising, industry data, supplier performance, import/export.
HD9351 .C66


Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook
HE8700.7.C6 B76


BP Statistical Review of World Energy
Worldwide Petroleum industry and trade statistics - reserves, consumption/production by country, oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro.
HD9560.4 .S8