For more industry research pointers, see this guide:
Industry info will give you an overview and in-depth understanding of a particular industry. Oftentimes you will be able to get specific industry reports or information within a specific geography as well, such as the dog food industry in Germany.
However, industry research is rarely straightforward, so keep an open mind and follow these tips.
Industry reports contain valuable analysis of an industry's operating conditions, driving forces, competitive landscape, and more.
Trade association websites often contain industry news & information, although some data may be available to members only. Look for news, research, resources, library, data, or other tabs on the association's website.
These are often great sources of information, so don't overlook them!
Do an advanced Google Search, structured like the following: industry description + association
Example: fiber optics + association
Example: automobile + association site:.org
Hint: Adding the site:.org command to a Google search will limit all the results to those with domains ending in .org.
Hint: You can also add terms like 'global' or 'international' or the specific country you are interested in.
Check out the Encyclopedia of International Associations (link below)