GlobalData Explorer

Information on industries, countries, and companies.

GlobalData Explorer

Information on industries, countries, and companies.

GlobalData Explorer contents

GlobalData Explorer is a cross-sector platform providing information across 22 industries. Combining macroeconomic data and information on thousands of companies, GlobalData Explorer offers you broad yet detailed coverage of the global trends that are shaping industries and impacting companies.


Access to information on more than 750.000 companies worldwide. You can screen the companies by multiple criteria as e.g. geography, time period, industry, financials, deals and company type.

You can find company profiles on all companies in the database. When it comes to public listed and major private companies, you can find very detailed information including basic data, history, management biographies, industry affiliations and products, main competitors, as well as financial data and analyses. Furthermore, you can find SWOT analyses, social media analytics and more.

Sectors: Industry data and profiles

The database covers 22 sectors/industries together with a lot of sub-sectors.
About the sectors, you can find:

  • Reports on global, national, and regional industries and business sectors. The reports contain both historical (past 5 years) and projection (next 5 years) data, including statistics.
  • Access to Databases & Analytics such as
    • Market analyzer: Explore, analyze and visualize data across multiple dimensions such as sector, category, and geography.
    • Global Ads: access real-time monitoring of latest competitive advertising and communications from leading brands, including paid content from television and print media, and brand-owned communications from social media channels including YouTube, Facebook and Weibo (not available for all sectors)


Information about 200 countries, including basic data, financial and political news and analyses, as well as macroeconomic, demographic, and social data. Statistics cover data from 1990 and forward as well as 5-year projections.

Each page integrates resources from across the Intelligence Center, including

  • geography-specific news,
  • sector reports and related reports: here you find PESTLE reports
  • macroeconomic data: economy, demographics, labor force and employment, external environment and more
  • Deals, city profiles, COVID-19 Country Dashboard, Global Ads, and more
  • analysis of market players, and market and product databases.


Access to more specified databases

  • Sector databases: find data on industries and companies
  • General databases: macroeconomic data, city data, COVID-19
  • Influencers: focus on CEOs, cybersecurity, geopolitics and macroeconomics
Hints from the librarian 

Access to user guide: GD Explorer User Guides

Via the Help & Support tab in the database, you can access Video and User guides.


GlobalData Explorer Facts

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Provider GlobalData Plc


The page was last edited by: CBS Library // 04/02/2024