Associations monitor industry trends, collect industry data and promote the interests of their members. Their publications and websites are excellent sources of industry data.
To find the websites of industry associations:
3. S&P NetAdvantage Industry Surveys also list trade associations at the end of each industry survey.
4. Business Insights Global: Search by industry name and then click on "Associations" for a list of industry associations.
A wealth of industry information can be found in US government websites from Executive departments, government oversight/regulatory agencies or other government documentation (e.g. congressional committee reports, etc.). One benefit of government generated industry information is that the information tends to be expressed using industry metrics.
There are a few ways to find industry data from government sources.
Search Google with your term and inurl:gov e.g.: airline industry statistics inurl:gov
Here are some examples of government generated industry information:
Communications Industries (internet, cable, television, radio, wireless services, etc.)
Energy related Industries:
Food and Agricultural Products and Industries
Newman Library research guides are available for the following industries: