Industry Information

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 service disruption.

Structural Analysis of a Industry.


  • Begin with Business Source Complete.
          Select Industry Profiles from menu on right hand side.  Browse alphabetically to search by industry.  
  • Bloomberg  
          Search under BI for aggregrate data
  • Mergent Online 
         Select the Report Search tab from the menu.   Select industry of interest and then geographical region.  
  • Passport
        Go to Industries at the top of the page, select the relevant industry or industries and narrow by country.  
  • Factiva
        Mouse over Companies/Markets from menu bar at top of page, select Industry.   Select industry from the list provided.  
  • Conference Board of Canada e-Library
         Browse by topic -> Industry Sector Economics for industry profiles or enter industry name in the search box.

Startup Specific


                        There are also many trade/business directories available online.  Do a google search for the region or country you need. 
                                               For example: business directory china

Specialized reports from reputable sources: 

​Look for valuable information and data from trade associations Google the industry + country + associations to find trade associations

      For example:
   Canadian Toy Association
   Retail Council of Canada
   American Apparel & Footwear Association
   Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Government Sources



Content last updated: September 16, 2019