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Comparative Industry Data

This page offers help in the location of information about industry averages to compare with your operating results. Included are links to Asia’s premier business and leisure online directories, up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial position of U.S. corporations, the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) information base, a list of Internet resources providing substantive information concerning economics and finance-related topics and Standard and Poor’s ratings and analysis on the credit worthiness of issuers around the world.

Resources for Industry Analysis
Industry Analysis, an office of Manufacturing and Services within the International Trade Administration, seeks to develop and disseminate trade and economic data and provide objective, consistent research and analysis that examines issues affecting U.S. manufacturing and services competitiveness in domestic and global markets, so as to facilitate sound policies that contribute to U.S. economic prosperity.

Industry Financial Ratios provides a comprehensive listing of financial ratio analysis and benchmarking resources for a wide variety of industries.

Forrester Research
Forrester Research is an independent technology and market research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice about technology’s impact on business and consumers. For 22 years, Forrester has been a thought leader and trusted advisor, helping global clients lead in their markets through its research, consulting, events, and peer-to-peer executive programs.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

First Research
First Research was founded in 1998 by a sales professional in the financial industry who recognized a direct correlation between the amount of time he spent preparing for and learning about a client’s business and industry conditions and the success of the sales call. Develop a targeted marketing strategy. Streamline the prospecting or call preparation process. Build winning sales presentations. Strengthen client relationships.

Office of Financial Management
The Office of Financial Management of the U.S. Department of Interior serves as the focal point for department wide financial matters by providing direction, planning, and oversight for financial policy and procedures, financial reporting, the management control program, accounting policy and systems, and audit follow-up. The Office is committed to strengthening financial management within the Department through a coordinated program involving the modernization and integration of financial systems, the improvement of financial reporting and accountability, the enhancement of efficient and effective management controls, and the preparation of financial statements for audit.

The World Bank Group
The World Bank Group mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. It is a development Bank which provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low and middle income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank promotes growth to create jobs and to empower poor people to take advantage of these opportunities.

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Ratings and analysis on the credit worthiness of issuers around the world.

Center for Economic Performance
The CEP is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

Quarterly Financial Report for Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade Corporations
This data set presents up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial position of U.S. corporations. Based upon an extensive sample survey, the report presents estimated statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and related financial and operating ratios for the domestic operations of all manufacturing corporations with assets over $250,000, and corporations in the mining and trade areas with assets over $50 million. Data are classified by industry and by asset size.

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