SIC Codes - Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes

What is a SIC Code ?

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are four digit numerical codes assigned by the U.S. government to business establishments to identify the primary business of the establishment. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) is a system for classifying industries by a four-digit code. Established in the United States in 1937, it is used by government agencies to classify industry areas. The classification was developed to facilitate the collection, presentation and analysis of data; and to promote uniformity and comparability in the presentation of statistical data collected by various agencies of the federal government, state agencies and private organizations. The classification covers all economic activities.

The SIC system arrays the economy into 11 divisions, that are divided into 83 2-digit major groups, that are further subdivided into 416 3-digit industry groups, and finally disaggregated into 1,005 4-digit industries. In the United States the SIC code is being supplanted by the six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS code), which was released in 1997; however certain government departments and agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes.

The SIC system is also used by agencies in other countries, e.g., by the United Kingdom's Companies House.

SIC Code Title
01 Agricultural Production - Crops
0111 wheat
011100 Wheat
01110000 Wheat
0112 Rice
011200 Rice
01120000 Rice
0115 Corn
011500 Corn
01150000 Corn
0116 Soybeans
011600 Soybeans
01160000 Soybeans
0119 Cash Grains, Nec
011900 Cash grains, nec
01190000 Cash grains, nec
011901 Pea and bean farms (legumes)
01190100 Pea and bean farms (legumes)
01190101 Bean (dry field and seed) farm
01190102 Cowpea farm
01190103 Lentil farm
01190104 Mustard seed farm
01190105 Pea (dry field and seed) farm
011902 Feeder grains
01190200 Feeder grains
01190201 Emmer farm
01190202 Milo farm
01190203 Oat farm
011903 Oil grains
01190300 Oil grains
01190301 Flaxseed farm
01190302 Safflower farm
01190303 Sunflower farm
011904 Cereal crop farms
01190400 Cereal crop farms
01190401 Barley farm
01190402 Buckwheat farm
01190403 Rye farm
01190404 Sorghum farm
011999 Cash grains, nec, nec
01199901 Popcorn farm
0131 Cotton
013100 Cotton
01310000 Cotton
013199 Cotton, nec
01319901 Cottonseed farm
0132 Tobacco
013200 Tobacco
01320000 Tobacco
0133 Sugarcane and Sugar Beets
013300 Sugarcane and sugar beets
01330000 Sugarcane and sugar beets
013399 Sugarcane and sugar beets, nec
01339901 Sugar beet farm
01339902 Sugarcane farm
0134 Irish Potatoes
013400 Irish potatoes
01340000 Irish potatoes
0139 Field Crops, Except Cash Grain
013900 Field crops, except cash grain
01390000 Field crops, except cash grain
013901 Feeder crops
01390100 Feeder crops
01390101 Alfalfa farm
01390102 Clover farm
01390103 Grass seed farm
01390104 Hay farm
01390105 Timothy farm
013902 Food crops
01390200 Food crops
01390201 Peanut farm
01390202 Sweet potato farm
013999 Field crops, except cash grains, nec, nec
01399901 Broomcorn farm
01399902 Flax farm
01399903 Hop farm
01399904 Mint farm
01399905 Herb or spice farm
0161 Vegetables and Melons
016100 Vegetables and melons
01610000 Vegetables and melons
016101 Melon farms
01610100 Melon farms
01610101 Cantaloupe farm
01610102 Crenshaw melon farm
01610103 Honeydew melon farm
01610104 Watermelon farm
016102 Pea and bean farms
01610200 Pea and bean farms
01610201 English pea farm
01610202 Lima bean farm, green
01610203 Pea farm, green (except dry peas)
01610204 Snap bean farm (bush and pole)
016103 Rooted vegetable farms
01610300 Rooted vegetable farms
01610301 Beet farm
01610302 Carrot farm
01610303 Onion farm
016104 Lettuce and leaf vegetable farms
01610400 Lettuce and leaf vegetable farms
01610401 Artichoke farm
01610402 Bok choy farm
01610403 Broccoli farm
01610404 Brussels sprout farm
01610405 Cabbage farm
01610406 Cauliflower farm
01610407 Celery farm
01610408 Endive farm
01610409 Lettuce farm
01610410 Romaine farm
01610411 Spinach farm
016199 Vegetables and melons, nec
01619901 Asparagus farm
01619902 Corn farm, sweet
01619903 Cucumber farm
01619904 Market garden
01619905 Pepper farm, sweet and hot (vegetables)
01619906 Squash farm
01619907 Tomato farm
01619908 Truck farm
01619909 Pumpkin farm
0171 Berry Crops
017100 Berry crops
01710000 Berry crops
017199 Berry crops, nec
01719901 Blackberry farm
01719902 Blueberry farm
01719903 Cranberry bog
01719904 Currant farm
01719905 Dewberry farm
01719906 Gooseberry farm
01719907 Loganberry farm
01719908 Raspberry farm
01719909 Strawberry farm
0172 Grapes
017200 Grapes
01720000 Grapes
0173 Tree Nuts
017300 Tree nuts
01730000 Tree nuts
017399 Tree nuts, nec
01739901 Almond grove
01739902 Chestnut grove
01739903 Filbert grove
01739904 Macadamia grove
01739905 Pecan grove
01739906 Pistachio grove
01739907 Tung nut grove
01739908 Walnut grove
0174 Citrus Fruits
017400 Citrus fruits
01740000 Citrus fruits
017499 Citrus fruits, nec
01749901 Grapefruit grove
01749902 Lemon grove
01749903 Lime grove
01749904 Orange grove
01749905 Tangelo grove
01749906 Tangerine grove
0175 Deciduous Tree Fruits
017500 Deciduous tree fruits
01750000 Deciduous tree fruits
017599 Deciduous tree fruits, nec
01759901 Apple orchard
01759902 Apricot orchard
01759903 Cherry orchard
01759904 Nectarine orchard
01759905 Peach orchard
01759906 Pear orchard
01759907 Persimmon orchard
01759908 Plum orchard
01759909 Pomegranate orchard
01759910 Prune orchard
01759911 Quince orchard
0179 Fruits and Tree Nuts, Nec
017900 Fruits and tree nuts, nec
01790000 Fruits and tree nuts, nec
017999 Fruits and tree nuts, nec, nec
01799901 Avocado orchard
01799902 Banana grove
01799903 Coconut grove
01799904 Date orchard
01799905 Fig orchard
01799906 Kiwi farm
01799907 Olive grove
01799908 Pineapple farm
01799909 Plantain grove
01799910 Coffee farm
01799911 Guava grove
01799912 Papaya grove
01799913 Mango grove
0181 Ornamental Nursery Products
018100 Ornamental nursery products
01810000 Ornamental nursery products
018101 Plants, foliage and shrubberies
01810100 Plants, foliage and shrubberies
01810101 Bedding plants, growing of
01810102 Foliage, growing of
01810103 Mats, preseeded: soil erosion, growing of
01810104 Nursery stock, growing of
01810105 Plants, potted: growing of
01810106 Shrubberies, grown in field nurseries
01810107 Shrubberies, grown under cover (e.g. greenhouse production)
018102 Florists' greens and flowers
01810200 Florists' greens and flowers
01810201 Florists' greens, cultivated: growing of
01810202 Flowers, grown in field nurseries
01810203 Flowers: grown under cover (e.g., greenhouse production)
01810204 Roses, growing of
018103 Bulbs and seeds
01810300 Bulbs and seeds
01810301 Bulbs, growing of
01810302 Seeds, flower: growing of
01810303 Seeds, vegetable: growing of
018199 Ornamental nursery products, nec
01819901 Fruit stocks, growing of
01819902 Sod farms
0182 Food Crops Grown Under Cover
018200 Food crops grown under cover
01820000 Food crops grown under cover
018201 Vegetable crops, grown under cover
01820100 Vegetable crops, grown under cover
01820101 Bean sprouts, grown under cover
01820102 Mushroom spawn, production of
01820103 Mushrooms, grown under cover
01820104 Rhubarb, grown under cover
01820105 Tomatoes, grown under cover
01820106 Truffles, grown under cover
018299 Food crops grown under cover, nec
01829901 Fruits, grown under cover
01829902 Hydroponic crops, grown under cover
01829903 Seaweed, grown under cover
0191 General Farms, Primarily Crop
019100 General farms, primarily crop
01910000 General farms, primarily crop

What are SIC Codes used for?

  • The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) uses SIC codes when sorting company filings.
  • Companies that operate in a certain industry use a specific SIC code when filing with the SEC so that the type of business is properly identified.
  • Identifying government contracts by their SIC description.
  • To facilitate the collection, presentation, and analysis of data.
  • To promote uniformity and comparability in the presentation of statistical data collected by various agencies of the federal government, state agencies, and private organizations.

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Why are SIC Codes important?

  • Your SIC code is often asked for on various applications and forms.
  • SIC Codes organize industries utilizing a numerical system that defines a business according to its highest revenue source at a particular location.
  • SIC Codes allow the gathering and analysis of data quickly and efficiently.
  • By identifying your company’s SIC Code, eligibility for government contracts may be realized.
  • To identify competitors, public and private.

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How to Read a SIC Code ?

For Example :

Division 20-39 Manufacturing
Major Group 25 Furniture and Fixtures
Industry Group 25 Office Furniture
Industry 2521 Wood Office Furniture

The first two digits of the code identify the major industry group, the third digit identifies the industry group and the fourth digit identifies the industry.

( Note: The digit "9" is used in the third or fourth digit position of the classification code to designate miscellaneous industries not elsewhere classified (NEC). These miscellaneous classifications are not comprised of homogeneous primary activity groups. They are grouped together and treated as a separate industry in order to retain the homogeneity of the other industries in the group. )