When researching an industry; its size, value and performance; competitors, brands and trends in the market etc., we recommend having a look at some of the following services.

MarketLine Advantage

MarketLine Advantage provides access to over 6,500 industry profiles with international coverage.  Each will generally include a Porter’s Five Forces analysis and information on key players.  Within the ‘Industries’ section, you can browse by sector and geography – or simply search by keyword.  Most industries will have a global report and various country-specific reports.


FitchConnect (previously known as BMI Research) – provides in-depth industry reports for 22 industries across 200 countries. Reports cover industry structure, size, key players and a SWOT analysis. All industry reports also include both 5 and 10 year forecasts.


These reports are designed to give a detailed understanding of a sector. They cover industry performance, supply chain, competitive landscape, operating conditions, major players and future outlook. Industries are listed by SIC and NAICS codes. Our subscription includes UK, USA and global reports.

An industry report from IBISWorld

Thomson One

For commentaries on industry performance from analysts and brokers, select ‘Screening and Analysis’ > ‘Research’ to enter the Advanced Research Page.  Within the ‘More Options’ section, select industry and geographic criteria to search on. 

Be aware that searches default to the last 90 days of publications.  You can change this in the ‘Search Options’ at the top of the page.  To target your results further, enter keywords to find in a report’s title, text or table of contents. Results will be displayed beneath the search screen. Thomson One contains both company and industry reports.

To open an individual report from your results list, click on the title then click ‘Select All Reports’ to view the full report. To view or download multiple reports as one pdf document, make your selections using the left-hand check-boxes before clicking on ‘View’.

Good to know:

  • Thomson One only works with Internet Explorer.
  • Please also disable your popup blocker before you start – results are displayed in popups.

If you have any questions about finding industry information in Library resources, please contact MIRC.

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