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International Business: International Companies & Industries
An online research guide for international business classes
IBISWorld contains many Global industry reports, as well as its U.S. industry reports. They look very similar in structure and style to the U.S. reports, so be careful in your searching to be sure you are looking at an international report!
This contains a wide variety of articles on lots of business topics, not just international business. Search for your industry keywords plus the country of interest.
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International Trade Statistics
While you may have to dig a little more to obtain useful information, studying trade flows between countries can give you some good insights into the relative strengths or weaknesses of a particular industry in your country.
USA Trade Online is a service of STAT-USA and the Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. It provides monthly information on U.S. imports and exports of more than 18,000 commodities. Note: Create a FREE personal account to see the data. Click on the "Sign-Up Now" button and follow their directions.
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary contains the following economic datasets: International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics.
International companies do not use the same SIC and NAICS codes as we use here in North America.
However, there is a rough international equivalent -- the International SIC (ISIC) codes.
Open the document below. It is a PDF, so use Ctrl+F and enter a keyword related to your industry, to find the relevant codes.