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Industry Information

Suggested resources to find Industry Information.

Industry statistics for Hong Kong

The sources below are from the Hong Kong Government.

Industry statistics for overseas

Refer below to Library databases and freely available websites for statistics from overseas. Data for Hong Kong is also available in some of these sources allowing you to make comparisons with other countries.

Industry norms & ratios

Industry norms and ratios are used to measure industry performance. They are calculated by measuring the financial performance of a group of companies within a particular industry. From these calculations an average or benchmark figure for that industry is arrived at.

Use industry averages and ratios to:

  • locate financial information about an industry.
  • compare the financial performance of a company against the industry sector in which it operates.

Industry classification codes

Industry classification codes are used to group together companies into industries based on similar activities, services or the production of similar products or methods of production.

Using these codes makes it easier to compare industry statistics across countries, search for information by industry, and search for companies by industryYou can also refer to them to get a clear definition of an industry.

Commonly used Industry Classification Codes

Search for information using industry classification codes

You can search the Library databases Business Source Complete and ProQuest One Business (Advanced search) by NAICS code to find articles, reports, and more about an industry. Search the Library database OSIRIS (company financial information) by SIC, NAICSNACEGICS, and more to find public companies by industry.

Historical & current statistics in the Library's collection

Search the CityU LibraryFind by Subject to locate historical and some current statistics available in both print and electronic format. 

Examples of searches include:

  • Industrial statistics -- Periodicals
  • Industrial statistics -- China -- Hong Kong -- Periodicals.
  • Industrial statistics -- United States -- Periodicals.
  • Statistics -- Databases -- Periodicals