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Last day! Trial: IBISWorld

Ryerson Library has trial access to IBISWorld through Oct 27th 2014. (Trial is now over.)

IBISWorld’s NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Research covers economic, demographic, and government data. Each industry report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. 4-page iExpert Summaries are available through this trial.

This trial includes access to the following modules:

  • Canada Industry Reports (NAICS) – 350 Reports
  • US Industry Reports (NAICS) – 700 Reports
  • US Specialized Industry Reports – 600 Reports
  • US Industry iExpert Summaries
  • Canada Industry iExpert Summaries

Please email your feedback.

Update #1 – October 21, 2014

To keep our access to the content stable, the PDF download function of the reports have been disabled for the rest of trial. You can still access the reports online, print from your web browser, download excel files of info charts and save images using your web browser.

Update #2 – November 14, 2014

Thank you all for your interest in this trial.  We are pleasantly surprised by the amount of positive feedback we have received about the trial, and we know that there is a strong desire for us to subscribe to this product.

Given to our budget limitations, we are unable to subscribe at this time. However, we have put IBISWorld on our “wishlist” and re-visit the product as resources allow.

For the time being, please note that Ryerson Library does have other resources that provide retail industry reports and statistics. Find more information in our Market Research guide and/or ask our reference staff  for suggestions.

23 thoughts on “Last day! Trial: IBISWorld

  1. Hi, I found the IBISWorld reports clean, clear, and full of useful information for my graduate course. Please keep this resource for future use.


    – Adam.

  2. This database is really useful for my up-coming industry research project, please make this database available throughout the whole year!

  3. Please keep these resources! Would like access to it, however I keep getting this error message:
    “Download Limit

    You have exceeded your download limit on a previous session and your account has been locked.

    Please contact your CRM.”

    Please help.

  4. Thank you all for your feedback about IBISWorld so far. It is so great to hear so many positive comments! Your feedback will be put into consideration when we make our decision about the trial.
    We are aware of the “Download Limit” message that some of us have encountered. IBISWorld has been contacted and they are working on the issue. Thanks!

  5. Hi, I have an update for everyone.
    The trial has been extended until Oct 27.
    We had this problem because user(s) tried to download too many reports. So, to prevent this from happening, we encourage all users to read online and only download a few reports that they need. Thanks!

      • Hi Sam,
        Unfortunately, the same problem we experienced over the weekend recurred yesterday. Therefore, IBISWorld has disabled the pdf download for the rest of the trial. You should still be able to download the chart data in excel format.

        If we decide to subscribe this product, the pdf download would be enabled again. :-) Thanks!

  6. Very helpful and extremely user friendly. One of the best organized sites I have ever found Industry data on. A must have for the future.
    Only negative aspect I noticed is that most of the data reports I found helpful did not have a PDF conversion option at the top, some did, but others only a print option.

  7. Ryerson should invest in this database! It is super useful for my BUS800 project, I hope they can extend the trial for at least until this semester is over. Please make it happen!!

  8. I was able to glean only 9pp at a time of any industry report — I did not see full length reports here after Oct 21.
    These reports are a terrific resource, and sorely missed right now!

  9. The IBISWorld database is very helpful for my research and projects. I believe investing in IBISWorld will be beneficial for both Ryerson and students.

  10. Thank you all for your interest in this trial. We are pleasantly surprised by the number of positive feedback comments we have received about the trial, and we are aware of the wishes of faculty and students to use this resource.
    Because of our budgetary restraint, it will take longer time to add IbisWorld to our collection. For the time being, please note that Ryerson does have other resources that provide retail industry reports or stats. Find more through our Market Research guide and ask our reference stafffor suggestions.

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