If you’re researching any aspect of the manufacturing industry, look no further. In this post we gather together the best of our resources on the topic.

IBISWorld

IBISWorld provides in-depth analysis across the whole manufacturing sector. This makes this resource our first port of call. UK, US and global reports are available, with each providing a detailed analysis of the current industry performance, competitive landscape, key players and future outlook. The UK industry reports alone include 145 reports covering the manufacturing sector. These include reports on Engine and Turbine Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, Clothing Manufacturing, and Aircraft, Engine and Parts Manufacturing.

Anything else you should know?

From off-campus, IBISWorld must be accessed via the University Extranet. Reports updated every 4-6 months.

MarketLine

MarketLine reports are available for many countries covering aspects of the manufacturing industry, with individual reports on pharmaceuticals, automotive, chocolate confectionery, chemicals and apparel. Reports include market commentaries along with Porter’s Five Forces analyses and profiles of leading companies. Individual profiles are also available for major companies worldwide.

Anything else I should know?

From off-campus, MarketLine is best accessed via the University Extranet. Reports updated every 12-24 months.

Mintel

Mintel market reports offer a consumer-focused overview of various markets and industries in the UK. Manufacturing activities are covered in some reports, including those on civil engineering, cars and commercial vehicles, mobile phones, and breakfast cereals. Content covers market size, market trends, SWOT analysis, consumer attitudes, market forecasts and company profiles.

Anything else I should know? 

Users must accept Mintel’s Conditions of Use to access the site. Reports updated every 12-24 months.

Any questions?

If you have any questions on industry research, feel free to contact MIRC or the Kings Norton Library.

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