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IBISWorld Toolkit

IBISWorld gathers information on U.S. industries at a 5-digit NAICS level, allowing you to drill down into various industry segments (think Supermarkets & Grocery Stores - 44511 versus Retail Trade 44-45). IBISWorld uses industry experts to research and analyze industries from supply chain to consumer behavior at national and state levels.


How to Use IBISWorld

The search box on the IBISWorld homepage will search all the products within the database. However, selecting the Product drop-down menu can narrow your focus to specific industry information. For example:

  • The state industry reports provide state and county-level industry data and forecasts across more than 500 industries.
  • The state economic profiles detail country and economic data, operating environment analysis, and industry statistics.
  • IBISWorld business environment profiles analyze key drivers that impact industry performance, including consumer attitudes, financial markets, demographics, and government regulations.
  • Industry risk ratings reports determine how much risk an industry will face over the next 18 months by assessing the operating conditions, industry structure, revenue outlook, and other key drivers.
Learn what’s included in the IBISWorld database and how to access the information.
Discover state and local performance data and forecasts for your industry.
Use this tool to filter through multiple data points and industry levels to create a list of industries that meet your criteria.

Need more help? Check out the IBISWorld help page for tips on searching and more.

Library Hacks

Call Prep Questions. Use these questions for client and employment interviews with companies within a specific industry. The questions are broken down into Role-Specific (i.e., marketing, technology, etc.), External Impact (i.e., demand, consumer spending, etc.), and Internal Issues (i.e., automation, distribution, etc.) questions. Find the call prep questions on the report section links on the left side of the industry report page when viewed on a computer browser.

Industry SWOT. Each industry report offers a SWOT outline within the At a Glance section that highlights the industry's key factors.

Citation help. Use the How To Cite an IBISWorld Report page to reference your reports easily.

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Hidden Gem

Private Companies. Private company information is available in IBISWorld. Note that this is not a comprehensive list and will include only companies with a significant market share within an industry. The initial company report page may hold very basic information, but selecting the Learn More link within the Industry Market Share box will provide company-specific analysis associated with the industry.

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