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International Business Research Guide


MarketLine Industry Profiles

  • Good source for Five Forces Analysis when available
  • From the library's Business Source Premier database

Dividing line

What's in a MarketLine Industry Profile?

  • This three-minute video walks viewers through key sections of a MarketLine Industry Profile.

Fitch Solutions Country Fitch Solutions Country Industry Reports       Industry Reports

  • Coverage of over twenty broad industries (e.g., Autos, Renewables)
  • Enter country, then limit by Publication Date for current reports
  • From the library's ABI/INFORM Collection database

Mergent Industry ReportsCover page

  • Covers twenty-five broad industries
  • Includes region (e.g., Europe) and shorter country profiles
  • From the library's Mergent Online database

Worldwide Industry & Market Outlook ReportsCover page

  • Reviews over 120 industries 
  • From the library's ABI/INFORM Collection database

Country Commercial Guides

  • Free website
  • From the U.S. International Trade Administration

Industry classification

International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC)

  • Popular international industry classification system
  • Maintained by the Statistics Division of the United Nations