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"The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system." from Bureau of Census web page
Current Industrial Reports
The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products. This is primarily statistical information important to market analysis for various industrial sectors.
Classification system used by the SEC to classify companies based on their type of business....click on the circle i above for more info.
Foreign Industry Reports
"Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace."
EBSCO Management Collection
Business articles on companies and industries. Search by subject for industry (i.e. checmical industry, automotive industry, food industry, etc.).
A collection of sites, organized by industry, which provide access to articles, associations, newslatters providing information on the status of U.S. and foreign industries.
YAHOO Industry Page
Provides a very broad overview of several hundred industries with emphasis upon market performance.
This site does provide some information on industries worldwide, but can be cumbersome to narrow down meaningful information.
This Hoovers site provides free access to abreviated reports ob companies and industries. Good basic information .
Fuld & Company
An excellent site for information on general business sources, company and industry information.
GlobalEdge Industry Profiles
A knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. (Michigan State University)
U. S. Company Statistics
"The Census Bureau's Company Statistics Division (CSD) provides data for six major statistical programs:"
Statistical Abstract of the United States
"The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."