This question pertains to peer reviewed journal articles in materials science/metallurgy.
In my upcoming research article, I wish to use some statistics from an industrial report to highlight the relevance of the material being studied. Said report is not academic or peer-reviewed, as it is based on business numbers and forecasts, aggregated by a forum. It does not have an author/list of authors (only a foreword by the secretary-general of the forum).
How can I cite this article? Is there a strong reason not to use this and stick to only academic publications?