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Industry Information

This page contains details about the following resources on industry information:


Databases

Name IBISWorld
Type Industry reports
Brought to you by Library subscription
Contains 1000+ industry reports for Canada, USA, China and global
Use tip Search by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Name Standard & Poors NetAdvantage
Type Industry reports
Brought to you by Library subscription
Contains
52 global industry reports
Use tip
Use drop-down box under S&P Publication Search

Name SME Benchmarking Tool
Type Ratios by industry
Brought to you by Canadian government
Contains Canadian small company financial statements
Use tip Search by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Name FP Advisor
Type Ratios by industry
Brought to you by Library subscription
Contains Canadian company financials and ratios
Use tip  

Trade Associations

Locate the relevant trade associations as you can usually find interesting business information from them. Go to their website and look for publications, press releases, press kits (or any information for the public), annual reports, trade shows, lawsuits, white papers, directories, interviews, newsletters…

Use Associations Canada, a book kept at the Reference Desk at the Concordia Library, that is a “phone book” for trade associations
Try also looking for them via Google by searching for your industry name with the terms “association” and “Canada”

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