The sources below are from the Hong Kong Government.
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 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:
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 industry. You can also refer to them to get a clear definition of an industry.
Search for information using industry classification codes
You can search the Library databases Business Source Complete and ABI/INFORM (Advanced search) by NAICS code to find articles, reports, and more about an industry. Search the Library database OSIRIS (company financial information) by SIC, NAICS, NACE, GICS, and more to find public companies by industry.
Search the CityU LibraryFind by Subject to locate historical and some current statistics available in both print and electronic format.
Examples of searches include: