An Overview of IBISWorld: Your Top Questions Answered

IBISWorld logoIBISWorld is a prominent global research firm that provides up-to-date market information on a wide variety of industries and business sectors. More than 5,000 industry reports by IBISWorld are currently available on

To help you better understand this research provider and their unique expertise, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about IBISWorld.

What is IBISWorld used for?

IBISWorld provides credible market research on thousands of industries worldwide to help businesses formulate better business proposals and marketing strategies. Each IBISWorld report covers industry performance, key products and markets, the competitive landscape, major companies, operating conditions, key statistics, and five-year forecasts.

IBISWorld provides complete coverage of the US economy and also produces industry analysis on the UK, Australia, China, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Where does IBISWorld get their data?

To gather accurate and current industry insights, IBISWorld leverages hundreds of official secondary sources that are available to the public, in addition to industry contacts, associations, and proprietary sources. Extensive in-house data and statistical modeling are employed to build a complete view of the market and estimate forecasts.

How can IBISWorld industry reports help to identify industry market trends?

IBISWorld helps readers quickly identify industry trends. Their analysts highlight crucial developments impacting the industry, including factors like shifting consumer demand, trade data, regulations, and more. Additionally, the reports provide insights into key sensitivities and success factors and analysis of top companies.

How much is an IBISWorld report?

Purchasing one IBISWorld report typically costs between $820 and $1,095 for a single user license.

Is IBISWorld reliable?

Founded in 1971, IBISWorld has a long track record of producing credible industry research used by banks and financial firms, academic institutions, government organizations, consulting firms, and corporations. IBISWorld boasts more than 10,000 clients around the world and has 6 office locations in New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, London, Frankfurt, and Beijing.

What are some examples of recent industry reports by IBISWorld?

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About the Author: Sarah Schmidt is a Managing Editor at, a leading provider of global market intelligence products and services.

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