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Competitive Intelligence

Using IBISWorld

IBISWorld has a new platform! You'll see a search box when you click the link. Above the search box there are two links, Industry Research and Expert Tools.

We don't have access to everything. In Industry Research, we only have access to US reports (see below). International industry profiles are available in Business Source Premier and FactSet. We don't subscribe to Expert Tools.

The profiles themselves look different also, but the information is the same. The tabs at the top have been replaced with a sidebar:


Citing an IBISWorld Industry Profile (PDF)


Example Citation

Amari, R. (2012, July). Cosmetic & Beauty Products Manufacturing in the US 
     (Technical Report No. 32562). Retrieved from IBIS World database. 


Parts of a Citation


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The following are direct links to pieces of the above tutorial:


We have access to many industry profiles, but each publisher has their own division of businesses into industries and not all industries have profiles in all the profile collections.  It is worthwhile to check them all even if you find information on your industry in one of them.  Different publishers, different information!

Organization Codes

All industry in the United States is tracked by either NAICS or SIC codes.  Use the links below to find out the proper code for your business. The print copies can be useful for browsing.






NAICS  Image from: Canada Office of Energy Efficiency