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Comparative Industry Service

Quickly compare growth, cost, capex and profitability to know which industries will thrive

Do you operate or invest in multiple industries around the world? Need clear, reliable market assessments locally and globally? Want to know how industries rank across geographies?

Leverage standardized industry and country data to quickly compare the performance of 105 industries across 75 countries based on activity, sales, profits, costs and risk. Access 20-year forecasts, historical data back to 1980, scorecards, country summaries and industry rankings to quickly compare sector performance within and across countries over time. Sector risk ratings for industries available and provide a weighted series of ratios to help determine industry risk. 

  • Compare, rank and size markets
  • Identify and manage risk
  • Optimize portfolio investments
  • Quantify sector impact of financial and economic change
  • Benchmark company or fundamental performance against industry data
  • Forecast by industry or country
  • Identify demand drivers and growth opportunities
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What's Included

Data & Forecasts

Historical data from 1980 and quarterly updated, 20-year forecasts, covering:

  • Total sales, value added, operating profits
  • Input and supply purchases
  • Apparent consumption
  • Fixed capital investment spending
  • Capital equipment depreciation
  • Gross output price deflator
  • Final demand composition
  • Exports and imports

Country Summaries
Individual macroeconomic synopses for 75 countries

Comparative Industry Analysis
A single industry across multiple countries, or multiple industries within one country

Special Reports
Updates on major industry and policy developments affecting business opportunities and risks

Industry Reports
In-depth quarterly reports, including:

  • Industry scorecard and rankings by size, growth, profitability
  • Recent events and forecast summary
  • Demand: production and end markets
  • Spending: input prices, costs and capital expenditures
  • Financial performance
  • Key players and structure
Workflow Tools

Use IHS Markit Connect, our online delivery platform, for fast, easy access to analysis, data and forecasts. Our intuitive interface and workflow tools allow you to:

  • Access analysis and data in a single search
  • Leverage interactive presentation-ready graphs
  • Customize and format data and charts
  • Save search criteria for routine data retrieval tasks
  • Refresh saved content automatically
  • Export content to Excel, PDF, PPT
Member Privileges

Analyst Access
On-demand access to more than 150 full-time economists

Global Conferences
Invitations, offering expert interaction and peer networking opportunities

Sector Risk Ratings

Sector Risk Ratings forecast the migration of 105 sector credit profiles across 75 countries and provide a weighted series of ratios to help determine industry risk. Our ratings allow loan officers, credit analysts, and portfolio managers to stress test portfolios or measure risks arising from the sector composition of corporate loans and bond portfolios. Our sector risk ratings have been shown to outperform many independent benchmarks, including credit default swaps, corporate bankruptcies, bond defaults, and yield spreads.

  • Composite risk scores for 105 industries in 75 countries
  • Historical data to 1980 and 10-year forecasts
  • Summaries, comparative industry view, risk factor discussion and industry debt profile
  • Quarterly updates
  • Measure and anticipate the migration of credit quality by sector and geography
  • Understand key drivers to forecast changes in bankruptcies, defaults and loan loss requirements
  • Benchmark company risk profile against peers
  • Stress test portfolios and assess risk-return tradeoff
  • 20 year history with proven US and European clients
  • Top-down income and cash flow perspective
  • Bottom-up income statement analysis
  • Uniform categories to compare across time, countries, sectors
  • 40 risk factors that measure credit changes
  • Based on our service sector benchmarks, financial indicators and forecasts


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