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Design and Engineering: Finding Market Research and Statistics

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Mintel Academic

Mintel Academic produces market intelligence reports across a range of sectors, themes and demographics. Find market overviews, statistics and analysis based upon their own commissioned surveys and secondary analysis of data from the market and government.  

Mintel Market Sizes

Access market size information by country and industry. Includes market segmentation and share data, along with key economic statistics. 

TGI Snapshot

Used by the advertising industry to match products with target audiences. Data is derived from market research surveys and can be manipulated to compare a wide range of products against variables such as demographics and lifestyle data. The University's subscription doesn't cover the the most recent two to three years.


Access for industry trends and analysis across a range of sectors and countries, including market size and share data.

Business Source Ultimate

This database is included in MySearch results, but has advanced search features specifically geared towards finding market information. Search for country reports, industry profiles, market research reports and more.

Access to keep up-to-date with industry news via the Companies section.

Finding statistics

UK Data Service

Described as the UK's largest collection of social, economic and population data for research and teaching purposes.


Find data published by central government, local authorities and public bodies, all from one location.

- Eurostat

Eurostat is the statistical office of the EU, providing statistics at a European level with comparisons between countries.

Office for National Statistics

Official statistics covering business, trade, the economy, employment and the population.

- Zanran

Search engine geared towards finding data and statistics from across the web.

- Google Dataset Search

Searches data repositories for the data associated with academic research.


Finding anthropometric data

If you need anthropometric data (sizes and proportions of the human body) for your product design, the library has books which can help: