Industries: United States
Reference Guide: The Essential Guide to Pricing Businesses and
Print resource. Provides short profiles on over
620 types of businesses.
Business and Industrial Financial Ratios(REF HF 5681 R25
Print. Annual publication covering over 190 industries.
Organized by asset size (e.g., Under $500,000) and provides
data on operating costs and operating income as well as
selected financial ratios and financial factors (e.g.,
Profit Margin (After Income Tax).
Online. Maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau.
CRB Commodity Yearbook
Print resource that provides analysis and statistical data on over 100 selected
commodities (e.g., Aluminum, Eggs. Heating Oil, Salt).
Table of contents.
Dun & Bradstreet Key Business Ratios Online
Reviews businesses in about 800 industries. Organized by SIC.
Provides 14 ratio indicators of solvency, efficiency, and
Free website hosted by the U.S.
Department of Labor.
Encyclopedia of American Industries
Provides overview essays on over 1,000 industries covered by the
Standard Industrial Classification system.
industries covered (pdf). Updated 3 times a year. Sample essay:
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
Detailed reports on about 140 hard-to-find industries (e.g., Bounty
Hunting, Fuel Cells, Smart Cards).
industries covered (pdf). New
additions. Updated 3 times a year.
Encyclopedia of Products & Industries -
Manufacturing Ebook. Essays on 122
product industries. Details materials/supply chain logistics,
distribution channels, adjacent markets, and other topics.
Handbook of Industry Profiles 2010 Print resource that provides analysis of
Industries at a
Statistical data on over 100 industries.
Arranged alphabetically by industry and also by NAICS.
Maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sample Industry:
Real Estate: NAICS
Statement Studies : Including Comparative Historical Data
and Other Sources of Composite Financial Data (REF HF
5681 B2 R6)
Print resource. Published once a year, this resource
reviews over 700 industries organized by NAICS. Data
derived from statements from financial institutions. Each
industry further organized into 6 asset sizes. Includes 16
ratio indicators of assets, liabilities, and income.
Abstract of the United States
Published once a year, a
popular source for locating U.S. statistics on a wide range of
topics. Available in print and also on the Internet.
Web-based version includes
archive data back to 1878.
Statistical I nsight
Full-text access to statistical tables from
government publications and other resources.
U. S. Census Bureau:
Includes links to popular industry statistical
Industrial Reports, the
Industry Snapshots, and the
Annual Survey of
Richard K. Miller Online Guides