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Market Research & Industry Overviews
Good sources of strategic information for product developers. These databases include data on market size and consumer demographics as well as reports from professional market research firms who track market and industry trends.
HINT: consider the first two first.
IBIS World Industry Reports
Data and reports on major markets, products, outlook and trends for 700+ U.S. industries, from the perspectives of retailing , manufacturing, and services.
Provides in-depth market research reports on 24 industries and 200 global markets, emphasizing emerging markets. Includes extensive economic and political risk ratings and analysis, macroeconomic analysis and forecasts, and financial analysis of debt and equity. Also profiles over 500 multinational companies and their subsidiaries, and intra-daily alerts on economic, industrial, and political developments, business deals, multinational joint ventures, and regulatory changes.
Provides global market research reports covering consumer staples such as beverages, food products, household and personal care products; consumer discretionary categories such as hotels, restaurants and leisure, household durables; and consumer services such as entertainment, consumer electronics, and media.
Frost & Sullivan
Research reports on aerospace, automotive, chemicals, electronics, energy, environment, health care, information & communication technologies.
Passport (formerly GMID)
Data on consumer demographics and other characteristics. Data on product sales and market size. Covers 200+ countries.
Research on IT, internet and communications technologies, consumer behavior, online advertising, marketing and business strategy.
Research on business applications of information technologies, market share analyses, and evaluations of IT products and vendors for selected sectors.
Sports Business Research Network
Statistics & reports on all aspects of the sports industry--equipment, apparel, participation, consumer expenditures, etc. Covers 40+ team and individual sports.
NAICS (North American Industrial Classificaition Codes)
Identify an industry code for your product or segment of your industry.
Finding industry and trade news
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