Although the resources report is visible to everyone, it brings the highest value to manufacturers. The resources are ingredients used for production of various subcategories, and each subcategory has a definite production profile stating how much of each of the resources we need. The production profile is known to the manufacturers only, but you might assume that resources price variation might impact the manufacturing cost (and thus the manufacturers prices) of products using them. For instance price growth of plastic might lead to increased prices of products in plastic bottles. Similarly, fuel prices will affect the logistic cost.
The report has just one filter being the resources. Apart from the currency and available categories, the resources and their prices are also common across all markets.