I would like to know if you guys have any tips on where someone can see for example, how's the wine market doing or the toys market doing world wide or US only.
I have been looking around but I can only find these expensive reports.
I'll give you a quick and dirty way to do it. Go to Google Trends and type in the market you're looking for:
http://www.google.com/trendsThis will give you the result for toys in the US:
Try Business Monitor International it does have a free trial or get it through your or a friend's university\B-school library.
One obvious way is to look at key companies or competitors in the space and see how quickly or slowly their sales are growing. Of course, this is easier for publicly traded companies than for private firms.