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 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?

Reports updated every 4-6 months.


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?

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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