Industry Information: Industry statistics

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Quick data

When you just want some stats quickly, try some of these sources ... 

Although 'market share' is not the same as production, inventory, or sales data, sometimes it will work as a good substitute.  If you try the Market Share Reporters linked below, search on a product name, rather than a company or brand name (athletic shoes instead of Nike), and often you'll get useful data.

Data for the US -- the Census Bureau and other federal agencies ...

For the United States, the main source of industry data is the US Census Bureau, which produces a huge volume of data. It mostly uses the NAICS code to organize the data. (So if you're not sure what codes may apply to the industry you're researching, please click here.)  Below are links to the websites for many of the publications from the Census Bureau.

Databases for data -- time series

If you need a longer run of data, data that show how well or poorly the industry has fared through time, try some of these databases.

Books for industry data

Yeah, I know: these are not online!  But some of them are classics, and you'll find them mentioned regularly.  So until online versions become available, or become cheaper, at least the print is available ...