There are additional industry specific sources in the Industry Sectors section of this site covering telecoms, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, energy and the automotive sector.

Key starting points

Market Research Portal www.marketresearchworld.net
This site gives free access to various industry information including research findings, articles written by industry professionals such as market research in general, qualitative research, quantitative research, survey methods and statistics. In addition there is career and job related information, book lists and up-to-date news. A useful starting point for anyone wanting to understand market research jargon and methods.

Research Recap www.researchrecap.com
Alacra's Research Recap pulls together industry, economic, academic, market, investment and credit research reports. It concentrates on free content but also offers links to selected paid research deemed of relevance to the topic. Priced reports are sourced from a wide variety of providers, including the Alacra Store.

Trade Association Forum (TAF) www.taforum.org
Includes a searchable directory of UK trade associations. Information on each association includes address, telephone and fax numbers, main contact, and a link to the association's Web site. Some trade associations have statistics and free industry overviews on their Web sites.

Market research content aggregators

Aroq www.aroq.com
This is a gateway to Aroq's four industry specific sites:

Just-auto ( www.just-auto.com )
Just-drinks ( www.just-drinks.com )
Just-food ( www.just-food.com )
Just-style (fashion) ( www.just-style.com )

All four pull together news and market research in their particular sector. The market research comes from a wide range of suppliers and can be purchased online. The news is free and RSS feeds of the news headlines are available.

ISI Emerging Markets www.securities.com
A site providing business, market, news and financial information on Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, India, China and Latin America. Subscription service .

MarketResearch.com www.marketresearch.com
Provides access to over 120,000 market research reports from 500 content providers. Priced pay-as-you-go service.

PMR Publications www.pmrpublications.com
Market intelligence for business professionals interested in Central and Eastern European countries as well as in other emerging markets. PMR Publications offers market research reports and newsletters from the construction, retail, IT, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors.

Report Buyer www.reportbuyer.com
A UK based provider offering access to a wide range of publishers. You can browse by sector, for example Food & Drink, Transport, Energy & Utilities. Within each sector you can view Just Added, Most Viewed, Popular Searches, and Publishers. There is also a keyword search. Searches can be filtered by price, date or product type, for example report, CD-ROM, book, online subscription.

Market and industry research publishers

Note: Unless otherwise stated, reports from the following organisations are available only on a subscription or pay-as-you-go basis.

Business Review websites
The Business Review websites cover several industry sectors and offer news, comment and industry specific information. The web sites currently include:

Pharmaceutical Business Review (www.pharmaceutical-business-review.com)
Computer Business Review ( www.cbronline.com )
Banking Business Review ( www.banking-business-review.com )
Insurance Business Review ( www.insurance-business-review.com )
Food Business Review
( www.food-business-review.com )
Drinks Business Review ( www.drinks-business-review.com )
Automotive Business Review ( www.automotive-business-review.com )
Logistics Business Review ( www.logistics-business-review.com )
Medical Devices Business Review ( www.medicaldevices-business-review.com )
Clean Technology Business Review ( www.cleantechnology-business-review.com )
Energy Business Review ( www.energy-business-review.com )

Canadean Global Beverage Industry Reports, News & Market Intelligence www.canadean.com
Canadean provides specialist support on commercial, strategic and marketing issues to the international beverage, packaging and liquid food industries. It produces over 240 annual and quarterly reports and has over 500 market research reports and report sections listed in their online shop . Their subscription database Wisdom gives direct access to Canadean's data, which can be broken down by country or region, type of beverage, years (historical or forecast), brand, company, packaging, distribution channel

Datamonitor www.datamonitor.com
Datamonitor produces reports on International business and consumer markets.

Economist Intelligence Unit www.eiu.com
Produce country and market reports as well as economic data, analysis and forecasts.

Euromonitor www.euromonitor.com
Euromonitor concentrates on consumer goods and services sectors globally. This site allows you to view the contents listings for the market reports free of charge. Alternatively you can search the database of reports using keywords. 

Eurostaf www.eurostaf.fr
Reports on French and other European markets.

Forrester Research www.forrester.com
Market research reports covering the Internet and IT.  There are some free summaries and Internet reports but you have to register. Some free information but registration required.

Freedonia www.freedoniagroup.com

Frost and Sullivan www.frost.com
Frost and Sullivan are well know for their reports on technology markets. As well as the reports, this site offers free access to press releases, seminars, details of conferences and their newsletters. Research reports are available on subscription only.

Gartner Group www.gartner.com
Market research on the IT industry. There are some free summaries and research notes for which you have to register. You have to be a Gartner client to access detailed information and reports, or a registered user for the pay as you go option.

IBISWorld - Industry and Company Research Reports and Information www.ibisworld.com
www.IBISWorld.com has US reports covering over 700 industries and identify, quantify and analyze nearly 4,000 individual product segments. The reports are written at the 5-digit level of the official North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Reports are updated three times a year on average. The IBISWorld report format is consistent across the whole makiing it easier to compare and benchmark industry data and analysis. There are also country sites: 500 Australian reports at www.ibisworld.com.au , over 200 UK industry reports at www.ibisworld.co.uk and over 200 China industry reports at www.ibisworld.com.cn .

iCD Research - insight, consultancy and delivery www.icd-research.com/
ICD Research is a global market research consultancy service. Specialities include online research, qualitative and quantitative research, custom approach and actionable insights. They cover a broad range of industry sectors and product lifecycle areas, from product innovation, through brand management, to CRM.

IDC www.idc.com
Excellent source of market research and surveys on IT, the Internet and ecommerce, some of it available free of charge.

Insight Research Corporation www.insight-corp.com
A telecommunications industry analysis firm based in New Jersey, USA, that produces off-the-shelf market research reports and provides custom consulting for telecom carriers, vendors, and service providers.

Ipsos MORI www.ipsos-mori.com
Information on MORI's services and reports, together with highlights and summaries from its more well publicised reports. Covers UK and Ireland.

Key Note | Market Research, Consumer Dynamics and Industry Analysi s www.keynote.co.uk
List of Key Note Reports with free executive summaries. You can also view the table of contents of a report free of charge.

Mintel www.mintel.co.uk
This site provides access to all of Mintel's market reports and news.

MSI Marketing www.msi-marketingresearch.co.uk
Established in 1980, MSI Marketing Research for Industry is an independent market research company, publishing over 100 reports a year for business-to-business use. Sectors covered include construction, building fittings and furnishing, packaging, engineering and metals, environmental engineering, energy, healthcare, security, logistics and B2B services, leisure and B2C services, and business supplies and equipment. A full list of reports can be found on the MSI web site. Countries covered are UK, France and Germany.

RTS Resource | Food and ingredients market research and analysis www.rts-resource.com
Formerly Foodstat, RTS Resource covers the international food and drink industry consultants. It provides forecast market trends, historic consumption data, projected market values, per capita consumption statistics, country by country comparison. Priced pay-as-you-go service.

World Market Intelligence www.worldmarketintelligence.com
World Market Intelligence (WMI) is a provider of gobal industry business information, publishing strategic intelligence reports across many industries. Their reports incorporate primary and secondary research, information from proprietary databases and analysis from their own expert teams. Data and analysis at the company, country and industry level includes competitor and market data, valuations, trends and forecasts. 

Market research organizations

ESOMAR www.esomar.org
World-wide association for market research professionals. ESOMAR has 6000 personal members and 1500 organizational members across 100 countries. There is a list of companies browsable by country, methods used and industry specialisation.

Market Research Society www.mrs.org.uk
The UK professional body for market researchers with over 8000 members. The Web site has general information on market research and links to publications such as their Directory of Market Research Providers and Support Services in UK & Ireland . There is also a free searchable directory - the Research Buyers Guide at www.rbg.org.uk

The Viewing Facilities Associations UK www.viewing.org.uk
The UK Viewing Facilities Association is a trade association representing companies which have viewing studios and services available for hire to other market researchers, (as opposed to studios which are tied to particular research companies). It sets high standards for membership such as requiring members to meet certain levels of customer satisfaction, to be members of the MRS and work to the MRS code of conduct. They must also have completed fire risk and health and safety assessments. The site contains a directory of members and is searchable by location.

 

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