Industry Guide: Kitchenware

Industry Overviews:

Industry Survey Locator Try this research tool organized by Pardee librarians to find Industry Surveys available through library sources online and in print. Or look at the individual surveys below:


Search Terms: cookware, cutlery, fine earthenware, household products, kitchen appliances

Note: In depth investment reports including industry overview and trends along with a section on How the Industry Operates.Selected Report: Household Durables

MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Industry Profiles

Note: MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Industry Profiles provide profiles on industries worldwide and are available through the Business Source Complete database. Each industry profile includes a market overview, market share, market size, leading companies in the industry and market forecasts. To locate an industry survey, type the industry name in the search box, select title from the drop-down menu and click on the Search button.

Selected Reports:

Household Appliances: United States
Household Appliances: Global
Kitchen Appliances: Global

Kitchen Appliances: United States

Selected Reports: SIC 3262 Vitreous China Table and Kitchen Articles


SIC 3263 Fine Earthenware Table and Kitchen Articles

Hoover’s Industry Snapshots Available in LexisNexis Academic
Industry Snapshots contain detailed overviews including key players and company rankings, descriptions and links for terminology, associations and organizations, and selected resources. Some reports are a few lines but include important links for more information.


Selected Reports: Appliances

IBISWorld (1999)

Selected Reports:
Kitchen Cabinet, Bathroom Vanity & Countertop Manufacturing in the US – 33711

Major Household Appliance Manufacturing in the US – 33522

Market Research:

Mintel oxygen (200?)
Note: Mintel reports provide information on markets for consumer products, travel, lifestyles, and leisure. Our subscription predominately covers products and markets in the United States. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape and consumer profiles. Tip: You’ll need to create an account to use Mintel with your BU e-mail address.
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Industry News and Trade Publications :

Note: Find articles on industries, companies, and business topics from business and management journals and industry specific trade publications. Select Topic Guide tab and enter industry or subject. ABI includes full text articles from the Wall Street Journal.

Note: Current news from business magazines, scholarly and trade journals.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Current news from thousands of international newspapers, newswires and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

Note: Search by SIC code for articles about an industry.

Note: Current news from major and local newspapers and newswires.

Selected Trade Publications available through eJournal Locator:


Appliance Design (available through ABI/Inform Global)

Appliance Retailer (available through Business Source Complete)

Kitchen, Bath and Business (available through General OneFile)


Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: This database will compare company against company using ratios and financial metrics, access company SEC filings like 10-k’s as well as annual reports and allows you to export financials into Excel.

Help in searching for SIC/NAICS codes:

Economic Census: Industry Snapshots
The Industry Snapshots present key statistics from the Economic Census and per capita ratios using data from Population Estimates for a user-selected industry. To choose the industry you are interested in: enter the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or keyword into the NAICS SEARCH box or choose the industry from the SELECT AN INDUSTRY menu to the left.

U.S. Census Bureau Industry Statistics Portal
This application provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a user-selected industry. To choose the industry you are interested in enter the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or keyword into the NAICS SEARCH box or choose the industry from the SELECT AN INDUSTRY menu to the left.  Once you are on the industry page, click on Economic Data in AFF (American Fact Finder)  to view the list of industry data available through the Economic Census.  Click on the 2007 data year to access the Economic Census data series that can be downloaded into Excel.

U.S. Census NAICS-SIC Correspondence Tables

Find your NAICS code, and you will find the corresponding SIC code.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Search by keyword to find the NAICS code for the industry you are researching. Includes both 2007 NAICS codes and 2002 NAICS codes.

Industry Associations:

Go to: the Industry Survey Locator Industry Surveys often provide information on trade associations.

Another source of trade associations is: 

Selected Industry Associations:

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)