Selected Industry Associations

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Cross-Industry Data

Financial ratios, national business statistics, benchmarks.
CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research
Benchmarking reports, critical issues reports, focus studies (supply management, technology, outsourcing).
Center for Competitive Analysis at University of Missouri
Industry reports and analysis. Industries include e-commerce, boat building, motor vehicles, sheet metal, soap, commercial printing and others.
Financial Times Industry Surveys
IW – Industry Week
Also available via ejournals
Ranking or top manufacturing companies; articles in operations, economics, public policy, technology, innovation.
Manufacturing news and data on regulations, industrial trends, plant openings and closings, supply chain updates, distribution and trade issues, prices, employment, finance…
National Association of Manufacturing
International, national and state manufacturing snapshots.
Promotional Products Association International
Reuters Finance


U.S. Census – County Business Patterns
Annual series with a separate report for each state (number of employees, payroll and total establishments).
U.S. Census-Economic Data By Sector
Select from the industries listed on the menu labeled Economic Data by Sector.
United States Census – Industries Statistics
Economic Census: Manufacturing Reports
Annual Survey of Manufacturers
Current Industrial Reports (CIRs): Manufacturing Profiles
Current Industrial Reports (CIRs): Plant Capacity – Utilization Survey
BEA Survey of Current Business
BEA’s monthly journal is available in PDF format for the years 1994 to present. GDP, federal budget estimates, research & statistics.
Manufacturers’, Shipments, Inventories and Orders
Industrial Products Overview
E-commerce statistics and reports from the US Census Bureau
Statistical profiles of States, counties, cities, Congressional Districts, and Federal judicial districts. Federal data on agriculture, crime, energy, environment, etc.
GDP by Industry
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Gross Domestic Product by GDP Data
Industry at a Glance
Overview of BLS Statistics by Industry
Economic Research – Industry FRED – Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Data Series 1-14.
U.S. Industry Quarterly Review: Industrial Outlook
via Business Source Complete, use eJournals page to find your industry
US Comparative Sector Performance – For top twelve industries, select Revenue Current (Revenue Current, Revenue Constant, Industry Prices)
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Airline data and statistics, publications, news feeds, related links.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Government reports on transportation budget, division performance and future strategy plans.
U.S. Department of Transportation – Aviation Consumer Protection
Air Travel Consumer Reports (Download PDFs).


Advertising Age
Advertising fact pack, articles/statistics on American demographics, surveys.
The American Advertising Federation
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA)
Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB)
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Research on effectiveness of online advertising.
Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)
Newspaper Association of America (NAA)
Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB)
Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB)
Advertising and monthly internet usage data.


Aerospace Industries Association
Sales, profits orders; Statistics on employment, wage, and manufacturing centers; year-end analysis.
International Trade Administration
International market share, parts and motor vehicle trade data, industry financial and economic data.
U.S. Department of Transportation – Aviation Consumer Protection
Air Travel Consumer Reports (Download PDFs).


Price Waterhouse Coopers
North America automobile assembly reports, global capacity data, industry studies.
Wards Auto
Vehicle sales and production summaries.


National Agriculture Statistics Service
Statistics on crops, livestock, etc. Charts & maps. Practices and chemical use statistics.
United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural statistics, state and country profiles, research reports.

Apparel & Footwear

American Apparel & Footwear Associations (AAFA)
Footwear industry trends and statistics
Cotton Incorporated
National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)
SGMA International


The Beer Institute
Beverage Industry Annual Manual
Beverage Marketing Corporation
Brewers Association
Statistics and news concerning craft brewers and home brewers.
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS)
Import/Export Reports, Sales Volume, Supplier index
National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA)
News, Issues and Statistics concerning the wholesaling and distribution of beer.
The Wine Institute


Industry reports and snapshots.

Consumer Electronics

CEA- Consumer Electronics Association
Industry reports and statistics.


U.S. Department of Energy
Annual energy outlook, review, and statistics.
American Gas Association
Ranking of top 50 companies by revenues, customers and volumes; gas facts; state profiles.
Energy Information Administration
Monthly & annual energy reviews; data, graphs and charts on crude oil, petroleum, gasoline, natural gas, electricity, and coal; forecasts & analyses; historical data.
International Energy Agency
Monthly & annual energy reviews; data, graphs and charts on crude oil, petroleum, gasoline, natural gas, electricity, and coal; forecasts & analyses; historical data.
Nuclear Energy Institute
Oil & Gas Journal industry statistics, historical industry statistics.
Reports on electric power, coal and natural gas.

Financial Services

CBS Market Watch


USDA Economic Research Service
Provides economic analysis on efficiency, efficacy, and equity issues relating to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.
The Food Institute
Food Marketing Institute
Supermarket facts, competition and profits, marketing costs, food prices.
Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA)
International Food Information Council
Consumer and trends research.
Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA)
Progressive Grocer
(also available via eJournals)
Industry research and reports, consumer expenditures studies.

Healthcare: Facilities

American Hospital Association (AHA)
Federation of American Hospitals
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Healthcare: Managed Care

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHP)
American Association of Managed Care Nurses, Inc.
American Medical Association
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
National Association of Dental Plans
National Association of Managed Care Physicians

Healthcare: Pharmaceuticals

World Health Organization
World health and disease statistics.
Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA)
Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Industry research, profiles, reports, fact sheets.

Healthcare: Products & Supplies

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
The American Association for Homecare
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Home Furnishings

American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA)
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
Economic reports & forecasts on energy consumption and the household appliance industry.
American Coatings Association
Industry facts: sales, employment, wages.
North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA)


Cookware Manufacturers Association
International Housewares Association


Insurance Information Institute
Insurance trends, statistics and news.

Lodging and Gaming

American Gaming Association
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
National Indian Gaming Association


American Public Transportation Association
Fact book, transit agency data, US government statistics.
American Shipper
Government, regional and international news on air, ocean, inland and port logistics.
Data Center
of the Airports Council International
Year-to-date and monthly reports of traffic of both U.S. and international airports, measured in terms of cargo, passengers and aircraft movements.
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.
Alphabetical and geographical listings of airlines, airports, railroads, seaports, trucking, warehousing, and other logistics companies.
Material Handling & Logistics
National Association of Manufacturers
Industry issues and trends.
Supply Chain Brain
Company directories for supply chain management solutions, including shipping, maintenance and technology.
Transportation Research Board
Transportation Research Record Journal online; news-related industry snapshots for aviation, highways, public transportation, etc.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Contains the Intermodal Transportation Database which offers access to a variety of transportation statistics. Topics include passenger, freight, rail, energy, safety, infrastructure and system performance. Includes links to National Transportation Statistics, an annual publication providing data on multiple modes of transportation and National Transportation Atlas, a collection of databases depicting transportation facilities, networks and services.
Waterborne Commerce Statstics Center
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Data on domestic waterborne commercial movements, including vessel trips, commodities and tonnage, both by state and by port.


Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Newspaper Association of America
Research and statistics on newspaper industry and advertising, “readership statistics,” “circulation facts & figures.”


USGS Mineral Resources Program
Annual reports on mineral usage, trends and costs.

Movies and Home Entertainment

DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group
The Entertainment Merchants Association
Independent Film and Television Alliance
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
National Association of Theater Owners
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Non-alcoholic Beverages

International Coffee Association

Trends in production and coffee worldwide.

National Coffee Association USA

News and issues about the coffee industry.

Specialty Coffee Association of America

News and statistics about the specialty coffee industry.

Tea Association of the USA

News and statistics about the tea industry.


Oil Online
Trends by country in production and consumption of oil, coal, and electricity.
Rig utilization, day rates, offshore rig
Drilling and spending statistics, prices, industry forecasts, drilling rig counts


American Veterinary Medical Association
U.S. Pet Ownership

Plastics & Rubber

American Plastics Council
Sales and production data. Usage data for plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene.
Industry news for plastics; information on machinery and equipment.
Society of the Plastics Industry
Economic data, global business trends, labor survey, NAICS codes for plastics.


International Franchise Association
National Restaurant Association
Publishes industry data and research. Please see the Pardee Reference Desk for the latest restaurant industry forecast.


Chain Store Age
Industry data and reports for supply chains, electronic retailing, finance, marketing, store planning/construction, real estate, HR, etc; monthly chain store performance, industry reports, retailer rankings.
Commercial Property Executive
Leading retail investors and developers.
International Council of Shopping Centers
Shopping Center Statistics; graphs of leasable retail area, sales, and employment.
National Retail Federation Inc.
NRF Stores
Ranking of top retailers, company information; print advertising costs.
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Shopping behavior research, retail industry snapshot; special reports in Economic Analysis section.
Retail Merchandiser
“Profit Guides,” retailer profile reports; new product summaries.
Value Retail News
Data on retail outlets: industry sales, retailers, outlet centers


Technology news, statistics and other info on the semiconductor industry.
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics


Baseball Salaries
Partnered with USA Today. Enter the player’s name, or choose MLB team.
Basketball Salaries
Partnered with USA Today. Enter the player’s name, or choose NBA team.
Football Salaries
Partnered with USA Today. Enter the player’s name, or choose NFL team.
Hockey Salaries
Partnered with USA Today. Enter the player’s name, or choose NHL team.
Soccer Salaries
Partnered with USA Today. Enter the player’s name, or choose MLS team.
The Business of Baseball
Player salaries, team-by-team payroll, league attendance, Nielsen ratings.
National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)
Sports participation, Consumer purchases.
Information about collective bargaining agreement, licensing and programs and events.
National Hockey League Agreement
Collective bargaining agreement for the National Hockey League
Sagarin Ratings
Jeff Sagarin ratings for baseball, basketball, hockey and soccer provided by USA Today
Sports Statistics
Provided by the American Statistical Association.

Supermarkets & Drugstores

The Food Institute
The Food Marketing Institute
Supermarket facts: food safety, prices, competition & profits, marketing costs.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
National Association of Convenience Stores
National Grocers Association
Private Label Manufacturers Association
Progressive Grocer
(also available via eJournals)
Industry research and reports, consumer expenditures studies.


Market research in semiconductors, multimedia, and service providers.
Federal Communications Commission
FCC statistical reports; extensive statistics in usage, prices revenues, and subscribership.
Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA)
Industry survey: revenues, traffic, capital expenditures, average minutes of use; snapshot
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Statistics by country, region, company, gender; maps & graphs.


Tobacco Reporter
Industry trade group with news, reports, statistics.


Toy Industry Association Inc (TIA)

Travel & Tourism

Air Transport Association
Annual forecast reports; information on industry traffic, cargo, finance, labor, etc.
Metro Magazine’s Transit Center
United States Travel Association
Travel & volume trends, trip characteristics, demographics of US travel, travel market segments, economic research, industry forecasts, current travel indicators.