In addition to financial ratios and industry norms, statistics can also help a researcher to evaluate historical industry performance, compare current industry performance and predict future trends within various industries. The sources listed below provide a general sampling of statistical resources available for industry research. However many specialized groups, like trade associations, also publish statistical resources for particular industries and you should also check those sources for other statistical information pertaining to your industry.
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