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
25 Furniture and Fixtures
2511 Wood Household Furniture
251100 Wood household furniture
25110000 Wood household furniture
251101 Wood bedroom furniture
25110100 Wood bedroom furniture
25110101 Bed frames, except water bed frames: wood
25110102 Bedside stands: wood
25110103 Chiffoniers and chifforobes
25110104 Commodes
25110105 Dressers, household: wood
25110106 Dressing tables: wood
25110107 Headboards: wood
25110108 Vanity dressers: wood
25110109 Wardrobes, household: wood
25110110 Waterbed frames: wood
251102 Kitchen and dining room furniture
25110200 Kitchen and dining room furniture
25110201 Breakfast sets (furniture): wood
25110202 Buffets (furniture)
25110203 Chairs, household, except upholstered: wood
25110204 Chairs, Bentwood
25110205 China closets
25110206 Dining room furniture: wood
25110207 Silverware chests: wood
25110208 Stools, household: wood
25110209 Tables, household: wood
251103 Children's wood furniture
25110300 Children's wood furniture
25110301 Cradles: wood
25110302 Cribs: wood
25110303 High chairs, children's: wood
25110304 Juvenile furniture: wood
25110305 Nursery furniture: wood
25110306 Play pens, children's: wood
251104 Wood game room furniture
25110400 Wood game room furniture
25110401 Bridge sets (furniture): wood
25110402 Club room furniture: wood
251105 Wood desks, bookcases, and magazine racks
25110500 Wood desks, bookcases, and magazine racks
25110501 Bookcases, household: wood
25110502 Desks, household: wood
25110503 Magazine racks: wood
25110504 Racks, book and magazine: wood
25110505 Secretaries, household: wood
251106 Wood stands and chests, except bedside stands
25110600 Wood stands and chests, except bedside stands
25110601 Cedar chests
25110602 Console tables: wood
25110603 Smoking stands: wood
25110604 Stands, household, nec: wood
25110605 Storage chests, household: wood
25110606 Tea wagons: wood
25110607 Telephone stands: wood
251107 Wood lawn and garden furniture
25110700 Wood lawn and garden furniture
25110701 Garden furniture: wood
25110702 Lawn furniture: wood
25110703 Porch furniture and swings: wood
251199 Wood household furniture, nec
25119901 Camp furniture: wood
25119902 Coffee tables: wood
25119903 Cots, household: wood
25119904 End tables: wood
25119905 Novelty furniture: wood
25119906 Rockers, except upholstered: wood
25119907 Screens, privacy: wood
25119908 Unassembled or unfinished furniture, household: wood
25119909 Whatnot shelves: wood
2512 Upholstered Household Furniture
251200 Upholstered household furniture
25120000 Upholstered household furniture
251201 Wood upholstered chairs and couches
25120100 Wood upholstered chairs and couches
25120101 Chairs: upholstered on wood frames
25120102 Couches, sofas, and davenports: upholstered on wood frames
25120103 Recliners: upholstered on wood frames
25120104 Rockers: upholstered on wood frames
251299 Upholstered household furniture, nec
25129901 Juvenile furniture: upholstered on wood frames
25129902 Living room furniture: upholstered on wood frames
2514 Metal Household Furniture
251400 Metal household furniture
25140000 Metal household furniture
251401 Metal bedroom furniture
25140100 Metal bedroom furniture
25140101 Beds, including folding and cabinet, household: metal
25140102 Frames for box springs or bedsprings: metal
251402 Metal kitchen and dining room furniture
25140200 Metal kitchen and dining room furniture
25140201 Breakfast sets, household: metal
25140202 Chairs, household: metal
25140203 Dinette sets: metal
25140204 Kitchen cabinets: metal
25140205 Stools, household, padded or plain: metal
25140206 Tables, household: metal
251403 Metal children's furniture
25140301 Cribs: metal
25140302 Juvenile furniture, household: metal
25140303 Nursery furniture: metal
251404 Metal game room furniture
25140400 Metal game room furniture
25140401 Bridge sets (furniture): metal
25140402 Club room furniture, household: metal
251405 Metal bookcases and stereo cabinets
25140500 Metal bookcases and stereo cabinets
25140501 Bookcases, household: metal
25140502 Cabinets, radio and television: metal
251406 Metal lawn and garden furniture
25140600 Metal lawn and garden furniture
25140601 Garden furniture, metal
25140602 Gliders (furniture), padded or plain: metal
25140603 Hammocks: metal or fabric and metal combination
25140604 Lawn furniture: metal
25140605 Porch swings: metal
251499 Metal household furniture, nec
25149901 Backs and seats for metal household furniture
25149902 Camp furniture: metal
25149903 Cots, household: metal
25149904 Household furniture: upholstered on metal frames
25149905 Medicine cabinets and vanities: metal
25149906 Novelty furniture, household: metal
25149907 Serving carts and tea wagons: metal
25149908 Smoking stands: metal
2515 Mattresses and Bedsprings
251500 Mattresses and bedsprings
25150000 Mattresses and bedsprings
251501 Mattresses and foundations
25150100 Mattresses and foundations
25150101 Foundations and platforms
25150102 Mattresses, containing felt, foam rubber, urethane, etc.
25150103 Mattresses, innerspring or box spring
25150104 Mattresses, waterbed flotation
251502 Furniture springs
25150200 Furniture springs
25150201 Bedsprings, assembled
25150202 Box springs, assembled
25150203 Chair and couch springs, assembled
25150204 Cot springs, assembled
25150205 Spring cushions
251503 Sleep furniture
25150300 Sleep furniture
25150301 Chair beds
25150302 Sofa beds (convertible sofas)
25150303 Studio couches
2517 Wood Television and Radio Cabinets
251700 Wood television and radio cabinets
25170000 Wood television and radio cabinets
251799 Wood television and radio cabinets, nec
25179901 Home entertainment unit cabinets, wood
25179902 Radio cabinets and cases, wood
25179903 Sewing machine cabinets and cases, wood
25179904 Stereo cabinets, wood
25179905 Television cabinets, wood
2519 Household Furniture, Nec
251900 Household furniture, nec
25190000 Household furniture, nec
251901 Lawn and garden furniture, except wood and metal
25190100 Lawn and garden furniture, except wood and metal
25190101 Garden furniture, except wood, metal, stone, or concrete
25190102 Lawn furniture, except wood, metal, stone, or concrete
251902 Wicker and rattan furniture
25190200 Wicker and rattan furniture
25190201 Cane chairs
25190202 Juvenile furniture, rattan or reed: padded or plain
25190203 Malacca furniture: padded or plain
25190204 Rattan furniture: padded or plain
25190206 Wicker furniture: padded or plain
251903 Fiberglass and plastic furniture
25190300 Fiberglass and plastic furniture
25190301 Fiberglass furniture, household: padded or plain
25190302 Furniture, household: glass, fiberglass, and plastic
25190303 Radio cabinets, plastic
25190304 Television cabinets, plastic
251999 Household furniture, nec, nec
25199901 Household furniture, except wood or metal: upholstered
25199902 Bean bag chairs
2521 Wood Office Furniture
252100 Wood office furniture
25210000 Wood office furniture
252101 Wood office chairs, benches and stools
25210100 Wood office chairs, benches and stools
25210101 Benches, office: wood
25210102 Chairs, office: padded, upholstered, or plain: wood
25210103 Stools, office: wood
252102 Wood office filing cabinets and bookcases
25210200 Wood office filing cabinets and bookcases
25210201 Bookcases, office: wood
25210202 Cabinets, office: wood
25210203 Filing cabinets (boxes), office: wood
252103 Wood office desks and tables
25210300 Wood office desks and tables
25210301 Desks, office: wood
25210302 Tables, office: wood
252199 Wood office furniture, nec
25219901 Panel systems and partitions (free-standing), office: wood
2522 Office Furniture, Except Wood
252200 Office furniture, except wood
25220000 Office furniture, except wood
252201 Office chairs, benches, and stools, except wood
25220100 Office chairs, benches, and stools, except wood
25220101 Benches, office: except wood
25220102 Chairs, office: padded or plain: except wood
25220103 Stools, office: except wood
252202 Office bookcases, wallcases and partitions, except wood
25220200 Office bookcases, wallcases and partitions, except wood
25220201 Bookcases, office: except wood
25220202 Panel systems and partitions, office: except wood
25220203 Wallcases, office: except wood
252203 Office cabinets and filing drawers, except wood
25220300 Office cabinets and filing drawers, except wood
25220301 Cabinets, office: except wood
25220302 File drawer frames: except wood
25220303 Filing boxes, cabinets, and cases: except wood
252204 Office desks and tables, except wood
25220400 Office desks and tables, except wood
25220401 Desks, office: except wood
25220402 Tables, office: except wood
2531 Public Building and Related Furniture
253100 Public building and related furniture
25310000 Public building and related furniture
253101 School furniture
25310100 School furniture
25310101 Blackboards, wood
253102 Church furniture
25310200 Church furniture
25310201 Altars and pulpits
25310202 Communion tables, wood
25310203 Pews, church
253103 Vehicle furniture
25310300 Vehicle furniture
25310301 Cabs, for off-highway trucks
25310302 Seats, aircraft
25310303 Seats, automobile
25310304 Seats, railroad
253104 Stadium furniture
25310400 Stadium furniture
25310401 Bleacher seating, portable
25310402 Stadium seating
253199 Public building and related furniture, nec
25319901 Assembly hall furniture
25319902 Benches for public buildings
25319903 Chairs, portable folding
25319904 Chairs, table and arm
25319905 Library furniture
25319906 Seats, miscellaneous public conveyances
25319907 Theater furniture
25319908 Picnic tables or benches, park
2541 Wood Partitions and Fixtures
254100 Wood partitions and fixtures
25410000 Wood partitions and fixtures
254101 Store and office display cases and fixtures
25410100 Store and office display cases and fixtures
25410101 Bar fixtures, wood
25410102 Display fixtures, wood
25410103 Garment racks, wood
25410104 Office fixtures, wood
25410105 Showcases, except refrigerated: wood
25410106 Store fixtures, wood
25410107 Store fronts, prefabricated: wood
254102 Cabinets, lockers, and shelving
25410200 Cabinets, lockers, and shelving
25410201 Cabinets, except refrigerated: show, display, etc.: wood
25410202 Lockers, except refrigerated: wood
25410203 Shelving, office and store, wood
254103 Counter and sink tops
25410300 Counter and sink tops
25410301 Counters or counter display cases, wood
25410302 Drainboards, plastic laminated
25410303 Sink tops, plastic laminated
25410304 Table or counter tops, plastic laminated
254199 Wood partitions and fixtures, nec
25419901 Partitions for floor attachment, prefabricated: wood
25419902 Pedestals and statuary, wood
25419903 Telephone booths, wood
25419904 Window backs, store or lunchroom, prefabricated: wood
2542 Partitions and Fixtures, Except Wood
254200 Partitions and fixtures, except wood
25420000 Partitions and fixtures, except wood
254201 Postal lock boxes, mail racks, and related products
25420100 Postal lock boxes, mail racks, and related products
25420101 Carrier cases and tables, mail: except wood
25420102 Locker boxes, postal service: except wood
25420103 Lockers (not refrigerated): except wood
25420104 Mail racks and lock boxes, postal service: except wood
254202 Office and store showcases and display fixtures
25420200 Office and store showcases and display fixtures
25420201 Bar fixtures, except wood
25420202 Cabinets: show, display, or storage: except wood
25420203 Counters or counter display cases, except wood
25420204 Fixtures, office: except wood
25420205 Fixtures, store: except wood
25420206 Fixtures: display, office, or store: except wood
25420207 Garment racks, except wood
25420209 Racks, merchandise display or storage: except wood
25420210 Showcases (not refrigerated): except wood
25420211 Stands, merchandise display: except wood
254299 Partitions and fixtures, except wood, nec
25429901 Pallet racks: except wood
25429902 Partitions for floor attachment, prefabricated: except wood
25429903 Shelving angles or slotted bars, except wood
25429904 Shelving, office and store, except wood
25429905 Telephone booths: except wood
2591 Drapery Hardware and Blinds and Shades
259100 Drapery hardware and window blinds and shades
25910000 Drapery hardware and window blinds and shades
259101 Shade, curtain, and drapery hardware
25910100 Shade, curtain, and drapery hardware
25910101 Curtain and drapery rods, poles, and fixtures
25910102 Shade pulls, window
25910103 Window shade rollers and fittings
259102 Window blinds
25910200 Window blinds
25910201 Blinds vertical
25910202 Micro blinds
25910203 Mini blinds
25910204 Venetian blinds
259103 Window shades
25910300 Window shades
25910301 Porch shades, wood slat
2599 Furniture and Fixtures, Nec
259900 Furniture and fixtures, nec
25990000 Furniture and fixtures, nec
259901 Factory furniture and fixtures
25990100 Factory furniture and fixtures
25990101 Cabinets, factory
25990102 Stools, factory
25990103 Tool stands, factory
25990104 Work benches, factory
259902 Bar, restaurant and cafeteria furniture
25990200 Bar, restaurant and cafeteria furniture
25990201 Bar furniture
25990202 Cafeteria furniture
25990203 Carts, restaurant equipment
25990204 Food wagons, restaurant
25990205 Restaurant furniture, wood or metal
259903 Beds, not household use
25990300 Beds, not household use
25990301 Hospital beds
25990302 Inflatable beds
259999 Furniture and fixtures, nec, nec
25999901 Boards: planning, display, notice
25999902 Bowling establishment furniture
25999903 Hotel furniture
25999904 Ship furniture
25999905 Stools with casters (not household or office), metal
25999906 Mechanics' dollies
25999907 Hospital furniture, except beds
 

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. )