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
07 Agricultural Services
0711 Soil Preparation Services
071100 Soil preparation services
07110000 Soil preparation services
071199 Soil preparation services, nec
07119901 Fertilizer application services
07119902 Lime spreading services
07119903 Plowing services
07119904 Seed bed preparation services
07119905 Soil chemical treatment services
07119906 Soil testing services
07119907 Weed control services, before planting
0721 Crop Planting and Protection
072100 Crop planting and protection
07210000 Crop planting and protection
072101 Orchard tree and vine services
07210100 Orchard tree and vine services
07210101 Orchard tree and vine bracing services
07210102 Orchard tree and vine pruning services
07210103 Orchard tree and vine surgery services
07210104 Tree orchards, cultivation of
07210105 Vines, cultivation of
072102 Sprout and twig services
07210200 Sprout and twig services
07210201 Sprout and twig cultivation services
07210202 Sprout and twig seeding services
072103 Crop protecting services
07210300 Crop protecting services
07210301 Crop disease control services
07210302 Crop dusting services
07210303 Crop related entomological services (insect control)
07210304 Crop spraying services
072104 Crop cultivating services
07210400 Crop cultivating services
07210401 Citrus grove cultivation services
07210402 Corn detasseling services
07210403 Crop thinning (chemical) services
07210404 Crop thinning (mechanical) services
07210405 Flame cultivation services
07210406 Hoeing services
07210407 Irrigation system operation, not providing water
07210408 Mechanical cultivation services
07210409 Pollinating services
07210410 Weed control services, after planting
072199 Crop planting and protection, nec
07219901 Crop seeding services
07219902 Planting services
0722 Crop Harvesting
072200 Crop harvesting
07220000 Crop harvesting
072201 Cash grains, machine harvesting services
07220100 Cash grains, machine harvesting services
07220101 Chopping and silo filling services
07220102 Corn, machine harvesting services
07220103 Rice, machine harvesting services
07220104 Soybean, machine harvesting services
07220105 Threshing service
07220106 Wheat, machine harvesting services
072202 Fruit and tree nuts, machine harvesting services
07220200 Fruit and tree nuts, machine harvesting services
07220201 Berry crops, machine harvesting services
07220202 Fruit, machine harvesting services
07220203 Grapes, machine harvesting services
07220204 Tree nuts, machine harvesting services
072203 Field crops, except cash grains, machine harvesting services
07220300 Field crops, except cash grains, machine harvesting services
07220301 Combining services
07220302 Cotton, machine harvesting services
07220303 Hay, machine harvesting services
07220304 Peanuts, machine harvesting services
07220305 Sugar crops, machine harvesting services
07220306 Tobacco, machine harvesting services
072299 Crop harvesting, nec
07229901 Potatoes, machine harvesting services
07229902 Vegetables and melons, machine harvesting services
0723 Crop Preparation Services For Market
072300 Crop preparation services for market
07230000 Crop preparation services for market
072301 Field crops, except cash grains, market preparation services
07230100 Field crops, except cash grains, market preparation services
07230101 Alfalfa cubing services
07230102 Cotton seed delinting services
07230103 Flax decorticating services
07230104 Flax retting services
07230105 Hay baling services
07230106 Hay cubing services
07230107 Hay drying services
07230108 Peanut shelling
07230109 Tobacco grading services
072302 Cash grain crops market preparation services
07230200 Cash grain crops market preparation services
07230201 Corn drying services
07230202 Corn shelling services
07230203 Feed milling, custom services
07230204 Flour milling, custom services
07230205 Grain cleaning services
07230206 Grain drying services
07230207 Grain milling; custom services
07230208 Rice drying services
072303 Vegetable crops market preparation services
07230300 Vegetable crops market preparation services
07230301 Bean cleaning services
07230302 Potato curing services
07230303 Sweet potato curing services
07230304 Vegetable drying services
07230305 Vegetable grading services
07230306 Vegetable packing services
07230307 Vegetable precooling services
07230308 Vegetable sorting services
072304 Fruit crops market preparation services
07230400 Fruit crops market preparation services
07230401 Fruit (farm-dried) packing services
07230402 Fruit (fresh) packing services
07230403 Fruit drying services
07230404 Fruit grading services
07230405 Fruit precooling services
07230406 Fruit sorting services
072305 Tree nut crops market preparation services
07230500 Tree nut crops market preparation services
07230501 Almond hulling and shelling services
07230502 Filbert hulling and shelling services
07230503 Pecan hulling and shelling services
07230504 Tree nuts (general) hulling and shelling services
07230505 Walnut hulling and shelling services
072399 Crop preparation services for market, nec
07239901 Moss ginning services
07239902 Seed cleaning
07239903 Vacuum cooling
0724 Cotton Ginning
072400 Cotton ginning
07240000 Cotton ginning
072499 Cotton ginning, nec
07249901 Cotton pickery services
0741 Veterinary Services For Livestock
074100 Veterinary services for livestock
07410000 Veterinary services for livestock
074199 Veterinary services for livestock, nec
07419901 Animal hospital services, livestock
07419902 Veterinarian, livestock
0742 Veterinary Services, Specialties
074200 Veterinary services, specialties
07420000 Veterinary services, specialties
074299 Veterinary services, specialties, nec
07429901 Animal hospital services, pets and other animal specialties
07429902 Veterinarian, animal specialties
0751 Livestock Services, Except Veterinary
075100 Livestock services, except veterinary
07510000 Livestock services, except veterinary
075101 Cattle services
07510100 Cattle services
07510101 Cattle spraying services
07510102 Dairy herd improvement association services
075102 Poultry services
07510200 Poultry services
07510201 Poultry catching services
07510202 Poultry coop cleaning services
075103 Sheep services
07510300 Sheep services
07510301 Sheep dipping services
07510302 Sheep shearing services
075104 Livestock reproduction services
07510400 Livestock reproduction services
07510401 Artificial insemination services, livestock
07510402 Breeding services, livestock
07510403 Pedigree record services, livestock
075199 Livestock services, except veterinary, nec
07519901 Feedlot cleaning services
07519902 Milk testing services
07519903 Showing services, livestock
07519904 Slaughtering: custom livestock services
07519905 Vaccinating services, livestock
0752 Animal Specialty Services
075200 Animal specialty services
07520000 Animal specialty services
075201 Animal breeding services
07520100 Animal breeding services
07520101 Artificial insemination services, animal specialties
07520102 Breeding services, horses: racing and non-racing
07520103 Breeding services, pet and animal specialties (not horses)
07520104 Pedigree record services, pet and animal specialties
075202 Animal boarding services
07520200 Animal boarding services
07520201 Boarding services, horses: racing and non-racing
07520202 Boarding services, kennels
07520203 Dog pounds
07520204 Shelters, animal
075203 Animal training services
07520300 Animal training services
07520301 Showing services, pet and animal specialties
07520302 Training services, horses (except racing horses)
07520303 Training services, pet and animal specialties (not horses)
075299 Animal specialty services, nec
07529901 Grooming services, pet and animal specialties
07529902 Honey straining services (on farm)
07529903 Vaccinating services, pet and animal specialties
0761 Farm Labor Contractors
076100 Farm labor contractors
07610000 Farm labor contractors
076199 Farm labor contractors, nec
07619901 Crew leaders, farm labor: contracting services
0762 Farm Management Services
076200 Farm management services
07620000 Farm management services
076299 Farm management services, nec
07629901 Citrus grove management and maintenance services
07629902 Orchard management and maintenance services
07629903 Vineyard management and maintenance services
0781 Landscape Counseling and Planning
078100 Landscape counseling and planning
07810000 Landscape counseling and planning
078101 Horticulture services
07810100 Horticulture services
07810101 Garden planning services
07810102 Horticultural counseling services
078102 Landscape services
07810200 Landscape services
07810201 Landscape architects
07810202 Landscape counseling services
07810203 Landscape planning services
0782 Lawn and Garden Services
078200 Lawn and garden services
07820000 Lawn and garden services
078201 Garden services
07820100 Garden services
07820101 Garden maintenance services
07820102 Garden planting services
078202 Lawn services
07820200 Lawn services
07820201 Cemetery upkeep services
07820202 Fertilizing services, lawn
07820203 Lawn care services
07820204 Mowing services, lawn
07820205 Mulching services, lawn
07820206 Seeding services, lawn
07820207 Sodding contractor
07820208 Spraying services, lawn
07820209 Sprigging services, lawn
07820210 Turf installation services, except artificial
078299 Lawn and garden services, nec
07829901 Bermuda sprigging services
07829902 Highway lawn and garden maintenance services
07829903 Landscape contractors
0783 Ornamental Shrub and Tree Services
078300 Ornamental shrub and tree services
07830000 Ornamental shrub and tree services
078301 Planting, pruning, and trimming services
07830100 Planting, pruning, and trimming services
07830101 Planting services, ornamental bush
07830102 Planting services, ornamental tree
07830103 Pruning services, ornamental bush
07830104 Pruning services, ornamental tree
07830105 Tree trimming services for public utility lines
078302 Bracing and surgery services
07830200 Bracing and surgery services
07830201 Bracing services, ornamental bush
07830202 Bracing services, ornamental tree
07830203 Surgery services, ornamental bush
07830204 Surgery services, ornamental tree
078399 Ornamental shrub and tree services, nec
07839901 Arborist services
07839902 Removal services, bush and tree
07839903 Spraying services, ornamental bush
07839904 Spraying services, ornamental tree

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. )