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
28 Chemicals and Allied Products
2812 Alkalies and Chlorine
281200 Alkalies and chlorine
28120000 Alkalies and chlorine
281201 Alkalies
28120100 Alkalies
28120101 Caustic potash, potassium hydroxide
28120102 Caustic soda, sodium hydroxide
28120103 Potassium carbonate
28120104 Sal soda (washing soda), sodium carbonate (hydrated)
28120105 Soda ash, sodium carbonate (anhydrous)
28120106 Sodium bicarbonate
281299 Alkalies and chlorine, nec
28129901 Chlorine, compressed or liquefied
2813 Industrial Gases
281300 Industrial gases
28130000 Industrial gases
281301 Carbon dioxide
28130100 Carbon dioxide
28130101 Dry ice, carbon dioxide (solid)
281399 Industrial gases, nec
28139901 Acetylene
28139902 Aerosols
28139903 Argon
28139904 Helium
28139905 Hydrogen
28139906 Neon
28139907 Nitrogen
28139908 Nitrous oxide
28139909 Oxygen, compressed or liquefied
2816 Inorganic Pigments
281600 Inorganic pigments
28160000 Inorganic pigments
281601 White pigments
28160100 White pigments
28160103 Lead pigments: white lead, lead oxides, lead sulfate
28160105 Titanium dioxide, anatase or rutile (pigments)
28160106 Zinc pigments: zinc oxide, zinc sulfide
281602 Color pigments
28160200 Color pigments
28160201 Chrome pigments: chrome green, chrome yellow, zinc yellow
28160202 Iron oxide pigments (ochers, siennas, umbers)
281603 Black pigments
28160300 Black pigments
28160301 Animal black
28160302 Bone black
28160303 Lamp black
281699 Inorganic pigments, nec
28169901 Metallic and mineral pigments, nec
2819 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Nec
281900 Industrial inorganic chemicals, nec
28190000 Industrial inorganic chemicals, nec
281901 Elements
28190100 Elements
28190101 Alkali metals: lithium, cesium, francium, rubidium
28190102 Alkali metals: sodium, potassium
28190103 Bromine, elemental
28190104 Calcium metal
28190105 Fluorine, elemental
28190106 Iodine, elemental
28190107 Phosphorus, elemental
281902 Inorganic acids except nitric and phosphoric
28190200 Inorganic acids except nitric and phosphoric
28190201 Boric acid
28190204 Hydrochloric acid
28190205 Hydrocyanic acid
28190207 Sulfuric acid, oleum
281903 Aluminum compounds
28190300 Aluminum compounds
28190301 Aluminum chloride
28190302 Aluminum oxide
28190303 Aluminum sulfate
28190304 Bauxite, refined
281904 Sodium & potassium compounds, exc. bleaches, alkalies, alum.
28190400 Sodium & potassium compounds, exc. bleaches, alkalies, alum.
28190401 Brine
28190403 Potassium compounds or salts, except hydroxide or carbonate
28190404 Potasssium chloride and cyanide
28190405 Potasssium nitrate and sulfate
28190406 Sodium compounds or salts, inorg., ex. refined sod. chloride
28190407 Sodium hyposulfite, sodium hydrosulfite
28190408 Sodium silicate, water glass
28190409 Sodium sulfate, glauber's salt, salt cake
28190410 Sodium sulfides
281905 Alums
28190500 Alums
28190501 Potash alum
281906 Fuels and radioactive compounds
28190600 Fuels and radioactive compounds
28190601 Cobalt 60 (radioactive)
28190602 Fuel propellants, solid: inorganic
28190603 Hydrazine
28190604 Isotopes, radioactive
28190605 Nuclear fuel and cores, inorganic
28190606 Nuclear fuel scrap, reprocessing
28190607 Nuclear fuels, uranium slug (radioactive)
281907 Carbides
28190700 Carbides
28190701 Calcium carbide
28190702 Tungsten carbide powder, except abrasive or metallurgical
281908 Silica compounds
28190800 Silica compounds
28190801 Silica gel
28190802 Silica, amorphous
281909 Metal salts and compounds except sodium, potassium, aluminum
28190900 Metal salts and compounds except sodium, potassium, aluminum
28190901 Barium compounds
28190902 Calcium chloride and hypochlorite
28190903 Calcium compounds and salts, inorganic, nec
28190904 Chromates and bichromates
28190905 Chromium compounds or salts, inorganic
28190906 Cobalt compounds and salts, inorganic
28190907 Copper compounds or salts, inorganic
28190908 Inorganic metal compounds or salts, nec
28190909 Iron (ferric/ferrous) compounds or salts
28190910 Lead compounds or salts, inorganic, not used in pigments
28190911 Lithium compounds, inorganic
28190912 Magnesium compounds or salts, inorganic
28190913 Manganese dioxide powder, synthetic
28190917 Mercury, redistilled
28190918 Nickel compounds or salts, inorganic
28190919 Silver compounds or salts, inorganic
28190921 Tin (stannic/stannous) compounds or salts, inorganic
28190922 Zinc chloride
281910 Nonmetallic compounds
28191000 Nonmetallic compounds
28191001 Bleaching powder, lime bleaching compounds
28191002 Boron compounds, nec, not from mines
28191003 Charcoal (carbon), activated
28191004 Cyanides
28191005 Heavy water
28191006 Hydrogen sulfide
28191008 Hypophosphites
28191009 Iodides, nec
28191010 Peroxides, hydrogen peroxide
28191011 Phosphates, except fertilizers: defluorinated and ammoniated
28191012 Sulfur chloride
28191013 Sulfur dioxide
28191015 Sulfur, recovered or refined, incl. from sour natural gas
281911 Ammonium salts and compounds
28191100 Ammonium salts and compounds
28191101 Ammonium chloride, hydroxide, and molybdate
28191102 Ammonium compounds, except fertilizers, nec
281999 Industrial inorganic chemicals, nec, nec
28199901 Catalysts, chemical
28199902 Chemicals, high purity: refined from technical grade
28199903 Chemicals, reagent grade: refined from technical grade
28199904 Tanning agents, synthetic inorganic
2821 Plastics Materials and Resins
282100 Plastics materials and resins
28210000 Plastics materials and resins
282101 Thermosetting materials
28210100 Thermosetting materials
28210101 Epoxy resins
28210102 Ester gum
28210103 Melamine resins, melamine-formaldehyde
28210104 Polyesters
28210105 Polyimides (skybond, kaplon)
28210106 Polyurethane resins
28210107 Silicone resins
28210108 Urea resins
282102 Thermoplastic materials
28210200 Thermoplastic materials
28210201 Acrylic resins
28210202 Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resins, ABS resins
28210203 Elastomers, nonvulcanizable (plastics)
28210204 Ethylene glycol terephthalic acid, mylar
28210205 Nylon resins
28210206 Polycarbonate resins
28210207 Polyethylene resins
28210208 Polymethyl methacrylate resins, plexiglass
28210209 Polyoxymethylene resins
28210210 Polypropylene resins
28210211 Polystyrene resins
28210212 Polysulfones
28210213 Polytetrafluoroethylene resins, teflon
28210214 Polyvinyl butyral resins
28210215 Polyvinyl chloride resins, PVC
28210216 Polyvinylidene chloride resins
28210217 Styrene resins, nec
28210219 Vinyl resins, nec
282103 Cellulose derivative materials
28210300 Cellulose derivative materials
28210301 Cellulose acetate (plastics)
28210302 Cellulose nitrate
28210303 Nitrocellulose plastics, pyroxylin
282104 Plasticizer/additive based plastic materials
28210400 Plasticizer/additive based plastic materials
28210401 Carbohydrate plastics
28210402 Casein plastics
28210403 Coal tar resins
28210404 Cresol resins
28210405 Phthalic anhydride resins
28210406 Protein plastics
28210407 Soybean plastics
282199 Plastics materials and resins, nec
28219901 Molding compounds, plastics
2822 Synthetic Rubber
282200 Synthetic rubber
28220000 Synthetic rubber
282201 Butadiene rubbers
28220100 Butadiene rubbers
28220101 Butadiene rubbers, polybutadiene
28220102 Butadiene-acrylonitrile, nitrile rubbers, NBR
28220103 Styrene-butadiene rubbers, (over 50% butadiene), SBR, GRS
282299 Synthetic rubber, nec
28229901 Acrylic rubbers, polyacrylate
28229902 Butyl rubber, isobutylene-isoprene rubbers
28229903 Chlorinated rubbers, synthetic
28229904 Cyclo rubbers, synthetic
28229905 Ethylene-propylene rubbers, EPDM polymers
28229906 Fluoro rubbers
28229907 Isoprene rubber, synthetic
28229908 Neoprene, chloroprene
28229909 Polyethylene, chlorosulfonated, hypalon
28229910 Polysulfides, thiokol
28229911 Silicone rubbers
28229912 Vulcanized oils
2823 Cellulosic Manmade Fibers
282300 Cellulosic manmade fibers
28230000 Cellulosic manmade fibers
282399 Cellulosic manmade fibers, nec
28239901 Acetate fibers, triacetate fibers
28239902 Cigarette tow, cellulosic fiber
28239903 Cuprammonium fibers
28239904 Horsehair, artificial: rayon
28239905 Rayon fibers, straw, strips and yarn
28239906 Viscose fibers, bands, strips, and yarn
2824 Organic Fibers, Noncellulosic
282400 Organic fibers, noncellulosic
28240000 Organic fibers, noncellulosic
282499 Organic fibers, noncellulosic, nec
28249901 Acrylic fibers
28249902 Acrylonitrile fibers
28249903 Anidex fibers
28249905 Elastomeric fibers
28249906 Fluorocarbon fibers
28249908 Nylon fibers
28249909 Polyester fibers
28249911 Polyvinylidene chloride fibers
28249912 Protein fibers
28249914 Soybean fibers
28249915 Textured yarns, non-cellulosic
28249916 Vinyl fibers
2833 Medicinals and Botanicals
283300 Medicinals and botanicals
28330000 Medicinals and botanicals
283301 Medicinal chemicals
28330100 Medicinal chemicals
28330101 Anesthetics, in bulk form
28330102 Barbituric acid and derivatives
28330103 Inorganic medicinal chemicals: bulk, uncompounded
28330104 Mercury compounds, medicinal
28330105 Organic medicinal chemicals: bulk, uncompounded
28330107 Sulfa drugs
28330109 Vitamins, natural or synthetic: bulk, uncompounded
283302 Alkaloids and other botanical based products
28330200 Alkaloids and other botanical based products
28330201 Agar-agar (ground)
28330203 Botanical products, medicinal: ground, graded, or milled
28330205 Caffeine and derivatives
28330208 Codeine and derivatives
28330209 Digitoxin
28330210 Drugs and herbs: grading, grinding, and milling
28330211 Ephedrine and derivatives
28330213 Opium derivatives
28330215 Strychnine and derivatives
28330217 Vegetable oils, medicinal grade: refined or concentrated
283303 Antibiotics
28330300 Antibiotics
28330301 Penicillin: bulk, uncompounded
283304 Animal based products
28330400 Animal based products
28330401 Adrenal derivatives
28330402 Animal oils, medicinal grade: refined or concentrated
28330403 Endocrine products
28330404 Fish liver oils: refined or concentrated for medicinal use
28330405 Hormones or derivatives
28330406 Insulin: bulk, uncompounded
2834 Pharmaceutical Preparations
283400 Pharmaceutical preparations
28340000 Pharmaceutical preparations
283401 Drugs affecting neoplasms and endrocrine systems
28340100 Drugs affecting neoplasms and endrocrine systems
28340101 Adrenal pharmaceutical preparations
28340102 Hormone preparations
28340103 Insulin preparations
28340104 Pituitary gland pharmaceutical preparations
28340105 Thyroid preparations
283402 Drugs acting on the central nervous system & sense organs
28340200 Drugs acting on the central nervous system & sense organs
28340201 Analgesics
28340202 Barbituric acid pharmaceutical preparations
28340203 Procaine pharmaceutical preparations
28340204 Sodium salicylate tablets
28340205 Tranquilizers or mental drug preparations
283403 Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system, except diagnostic
28340300 Drugs acting on the cardiovascular system, except diagnostic
28340301 Digitalis pharmaceutical preparations
283404 Drugs acting on the respiratory system
28340400 Drugs acting on the respiratory system
28340401 Antihistamine preparations
28340402 Cold remedies
28340403 Cough medicines
28340404 Lozenges, pharmaceutical
28340405 Syrups, pharmaceutical
283405 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal or genitourinary system
28340500 Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal or genitourinary system
28340501 Antacids
28340503 Diuretics
28340504 Effervescent salts
28340505 Laxatives
283406 Dermatologicals
28340600 Dermatologicals
28340601 Astringents, medicinal
28340602 Liniments
28340603 Lip balms
28340604 Ointments
28340605 Suppositories
283407 Vitamin, nutrient, and hematinic preparations for human use
28340700 Vitamin, nutrient, and hematinic preparations for human use
28340701 Intravenous solutions
28340702 Vitamin preparations
283408 Drugs affecting parasitic and infective diseases
28340800 Drugs affecting parasitic and infective diseases
28340801 Antibiotics, packaged
28340802 Antiseptics, medicinal
28340803 Iodine, tincture of
28340804 Penicillin preparations
283499 Pharmaceutical preparations, nec
28349901 Chlorination tablets and kits (water purification)
28349902 Druggists' preparations (pharmaceuticals)
28349903 Emulsions, pharmaceutical
28349904 Extracts of botanicals: powdered, pilular, solid, or fluid
28349905 Medicines, capsuled or ampuled
28349906 Pills, pharmaceutical
28349907 Powders, pharmaceutical
28349908 Proprietary drug products
28349909 Solutions, pharmaceutical
28349910 Tablets, pharmaceutical
28349911 Veterinary pharmaceutical preparations
28349912 Water, sterile: for injections
2835 Diagnostic Substances
283500 Diagnostic substances
28350000 Diagnostic substances
283599 Diagnostic substances, nec
28359901 Barium diagnostic agents
28359902 Blood derivative diagnostic agents
28359903 Cytology and histology diagnostic agents
28359904 Electrolyte diagnostic agents
28359905 Enzyme and isoenzyme diagnostic agents
28359906 Hemotology diagnostic agents
28359907 In vitro diagnostics
28359908 In vivo diagnostics
28359909 Microbiology and virology diagnostic products
28359910 Pregnancy test kits
28359911 Radioactive diagnostic substances
28359912 Veterinary diagnostic substances
2836 Biological Products, Except Diagnostic
283600 Biological products, except diagnostic
28360000 Biological products, except diagnostic
283601 Blood derivatives
28360100 Blood derivatives
28360101 Coagulation products
28360102 Plasmas
28360103 Serums
283602 Extracts
28360200 Extracts
28360201 Allergens, allergenic extracts
283603 Vaccines and other immunizing products
28360300 Vaccines and other immunizing products
28360301 Antitoxins
28360302 Bacterial vaccines
28360304 Vaccines
283604 Culture media
28360400 Culture media
28360401 Agar culture media
28360402 Bacteriological media
283605 Toxins, viruses, and similar substances, including venom
28360500 Toxins, viruses, and similar substances, including venom
28360501 Toxins
28360502 Venoms
28360503 Viruses
283699 Biological products, except diagnostic, nec
28369901 Veterinary biological products
2841 Soap and Other Detergents
284100 Soap and other detergents
28410000 Soap and other detergents
284199 Soap and other detergents, nec
28419901 Detergents, synthetic organic or inorganic alkaline
28419902 Dishwashing compounds
28419903 Glycerin, crude or refined: from fats
28419904 Scouring compounds
28419905 Soap: granulated, liquid, cake, flaked, or chip
28419906 Textile soap
2842 Polishes and Sanitation Goods
284200 Polishes and sanitation goods
28420000 Polishes and sanitation goods
284201 Specialty cleaning
28420100 Specialty cleaning
28420101 Ammonia, household
28420102 Cleaning or polishing preparations, nec
28420103 Degreasing solvent
28420104 Drain pipe solvents or cleaners
28420106 Paint and wallpaper cleaners
28420107 Rust removers
28420108 Stain removers
28420109 Sweeping compounds, oil or water absorbent, clay or sawdust
28420110 Wax removers
28420111 Window cleaning preparations
284202 Polishing preparations and related products
28420200 Polishing preparations and related products
28420201 Automobile polish
28420202 Beeswax, processing of
28420203 Dusting cloths, chemically treated
28420204 Floor waxes
28420205 Furniture polish or wax
28420206 Leather dressings and finishes
28420207 Metal polish
28420208 Shoe polish or cleaner
28420209 Waxes for wood, leather, and other materials
284203 Drycleaning preparations
28420300 Drycleaning preparations
28420301 Rug, upholstery, or dry cleaning detergents or spotters
284204 Sanitation preparations, disinfectants and deodorants
28420400 Sanitation preparations, disinfectants and deodorants
28420401 Deodorants, nonpersonal
28420402 Disinfectants, household or industrial plant
28420403 Industrial plant disinfectants or deodorants
28420404 Sanitation preparations
284205 Laundry cleaning preparations
28420500 Laundry cleaning preparations
28420501 Fabric softeners
28420502 Starch preparations, laundry
284299 Polishes and sanitation goods, nec
28429901 Bleaches, household: dry or liquid
2843 Surface Active Agents
284300 Surface active agents
28430000 Surface active agents
284301 Oils and greases
28430100 Oils and greases
28430101 Soluble oils or greases
28430102 Sulfonated oils, fats, or greases
284302 Finishing agents
28430200 Finishing agents
28430201 Leather finishing agents
28430202 Textile finishing agents
284303 Processing assistants
28430300 Processing assistants
28430301 Emulsifiers, except food and pharmaceutical
28430302 Leather processing assistants
28430303 Softeners (textile assistants)
28430304 Textile processing assistants
284399 Surface active agents, nec
28439901 Penetrants
2844 Toilet Preparations
284400 Toilet preparations
28440000 Toilet preparations
284401 Hair preparations, including shampoos
28440100 Hair preparations, including shampoos
28440101 Bleaches, hair
28440102 Hair coloring preparations
28440103 Home permanent kits
28440104 Shampoos, rinses, conditioners: hair
28440105 Tonics, hair
284402 Oral preparations
28440200 Oral preparations
28440201 Denture cleaners
28440202 Mouthwashes
28440203 Toothpastes or powders, dentifrices
284403 Perfumes and colognes
28440300 Perfumes and colognes
28440301 Colognes
28440302 Concentrates, perfume
28440303 Perfumes, natural or synthetic
284404 Shaving preparations
28440400 Shaving preparations
28440401 Lotions, shaving
284405 Cosmetic preparations
28440500 Cosmetic preparations
28440501 Depilatories (cosmetic)
28440502 Face creams or lotions
28440503 Lipsticks
28440504 Suntan lotions and oils
284499 Toilet preparations, nec
28449901 Bath salts
28449902 Deodorants, personal
28449903 Manicure preparations
28449904 Powder: baby, face, talcum, or toilet
28449905 Toilet preparations
28449906 Towelettes, premoistened
2851 Paints and Allied Products
285100 Paints and allied products
28510000 Paints and allied products
285101 Paints and paint additives
28510100 Paints and paint additives
28510101 Colors in oil, except artists'
28510102 Lead-in-oil paints
28510103 Marine paints
28510104 Paint driers
28510105 Paints, asphalt or bituminous
28510106 Paints, waterproof
28510107 Paints: oil or alkyd vehicle or water thinned
28510108 Plastics base paints and varnishes
28510109 Undercoatings, paint
285102 Lacquers, varnishes, enamels, and other coatings
28510200 Lacquers, varnishes, enamels, and other coatings
28510201 Coating, air curing
28510202 Enamels, nec
28510203 Epoxy coatings
28510204 Intaglio ink vehicle
28510206 Lacquer: bases, dopes, thinner
28510207 Lithographic varnishes
28510208 Polyurethane coatings
28510209 Shellac (protective coating)
28510210 Stains: varnish, oil, or wax
28510211 Varnishes, nec
28510212 Vinyl coatings, strippable
28510213 Wood stains
285103 Putty, wood fillers and sealers
28510300 Putty, wood fillers and sealers
28510301 Putty
28510302 Wood fillers or sealers
285104 Removers and cleaners
28510400 Removers and cleaners
28510401 Paint removers
28510402 Paintbrush cleaners
28510403 Varnish removers
2861 Gum and Wood Chemicals
286100 Gum and wood chemicals
28610000 Gum and wood chemicals
286101 Wood distillation products
28610100 Wood distillation products
28610101 Acetone, natural
28610102 Ethyl acetate, natural
28610103 Hardwood distillates
28610104 Methanol, natural (wood alcohol)
28610105 Softwood distillates, nec
28610106 Turpentine, pine oil
286102 Wood extract products
28610200 Wood extract products
28610201 Creosote, wood
28610202 Extracts, dyeing or tanning: natural
286199 Gum and wood chemicals, nec
28619901 Charcoal, except activated
28619902 Naval stores, wood and gum
2865 Cyclic Crudes and Intermediates
286500 Cyclic crudes and intermediates
28650000 Cyclic crudes and intermediates
286501 Dyes and pigments
28650100 Dyes and pigments
28650101 Acid dyes, synthetic
28650103 Aminoazotoluene
28650106 Biological stains
28650107 Color lakes or toners
28650108 Color pigments, organic
28650109 Drug dyes, synthetic
28650110 Dyes, synthetic organic
28650111 Dyes: azine, azo, azoic
28650112 Food dyes or colors, synthetic
28650113 Hydroquinones
286502 Cyclic organic crudes
28650200 Cyclic organic crudes
28650203 Benzene
28650205 Ethylbenzene
28650207 Phenol, alkylated and cumene
28650208 Solvent naphtha
28650209 Styrene
28650210 Toluene
28650211 Xylene
286503 Cyclic organic intermediates
28650300 Cyclic organic intermediates
28650303 Aniline, nitrobenzene
28650311 Cresols
28650312 Diphenylamines
28650314 Dye (cyclic) intermediates
28650315 Isocyanates
28650316 Maleic anhydride
28650317 Nitroaniline
28650319 Resorcinol
286504 Tar, coal tar, and related chemicals
28650400 Tar, coal tar, and related chemicals
28650402 Coal tar: crudes, intermediates, and distillates
28650403 Tar
286599 Cyclic crudes and intermediates, nec
28659901 Chemical indicators
2869 Industrial Organic Chemicals, Nec
286900 Industrial organic chemicals, nec
28690000 Industrial organic chemicals, nec
286901 Alcohols, non beverage
28690100 Alcohols, non beverage
28690101 Alcohols, industrial: denatured (non-beverage)
28690102 Amyl alcohol
28690103 Butyl alcohol, butanol
28690104 Ethyl alcohol, ethanol
28690105 Ethylene glycols
28690106 Grain alcohol, industrial
28690108 Methyl alcohol, synthetic, methanol
286902 Olefins
28690200 Olefins
28690201 Ethylene
28690202 Propylene, butylene
286903 Amines, acids, salts, esters
28690300 Amines, acids, salts, esters
28690301 Acetates: amyl, butyl, and ethyl
28690302 Acetic and chloroacetic acid and metallic salts
28690303 Adipic acid and metallic salts
28690305 Esters of phthalic anhydride
28690306 Ethanolamines
28690307 Fatty acid esters, aminos, etc.
28690311 Oxalic acid and metallic salts
28690312 Phosphoric acid esters
28690313 Polyhydric alcohol esters, aminos, etc.
28690316 Tannic acid
28690318 Vinyl acetate
286904 Fuels
28690400 Fuels
28690401 Rocket engine fuel, organic
286905 Perfumes, flavorings, and food additives
28690500 Perfumes, flavorings, and food additives
28690501 Flavors or flavoring materials, synthetic
28690502 Monosodium glutamate
28690503 Perfume materials, synthetic
28690505 Sorbitol
28690506 Sweeteners, synthetic
28690507 Vanillin, synthetic
286906 Aldehydes and ketones
28690600 Aldehydes and ketones
28690602 Acetone, synthetic
28690603 Formaldehyde (formalin)
28690604 Ketone: methyl ethyl and methyl isobutyl
286999 Industrial organic chemicals, nec, nec
28699901 Accelerators, rubber processing: cyclic or acyclic
28699902 Antioxidants, rubber processing: cyclic or acyclic
28699903 Butadiene (industrial organic chemical)
28699904 Camphor, synthetic
28699905 Carbon disulfide
28699907 Casing fluids for curing fruits, spices, tobacco, etc.
28699908 Chemical warfare gases: phosgene, mustard gas, tear gas
28699910 Chlorinated solvents
28699911 Chloroethylenes
28699913 DDT, technical
28699914 Embalming fluids
28699915 Enzymes
28699916 Ethers
28699917 Ethylene oxide
28699918 Fluorinated hydrocarbon gases
28699919 Freon
28699920 Glycerin
28699921 Glycol ethers
28699922 High purity grade chemicals, organic
28699923 Hydraulic fluids, synthetic base
28699924 Laboratory chemicals, organic
28699926 Plasticizers, organic: cyclic and acyclic
28699927 Silicones
28699928 Solvents, organic
28699929 Tanning agents, synthetic organic
2873 Nitrogenous Fertilizers
287300 Nitrogenous fertilizers
28730000 Nitrogenous fertilizers
287301 Ammonia and ammonium salts
28730100 Ammonia and ammonium salts
28730101 Ammonia liquor
28730102 Ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate
28730103 Anhydrous ammonia
287399 Nitrogenous fertilizers, nec
28739901 Fertilizers: natural (organic), except compost
28739902 Nitric acid
28739903 Nitrogen solutions (fertilizer)
28739904 Plant foods, mixed: from plants making nitrog. fertilizers
28739905 Urea
2874 Phosphatic Fertilizers
287400 Phosphatic fertilizers
28740000 Phosphatic fertilizers
287401 Phosphates
28740100 Phosphates
28740101 Ammonium phosphate
28740102 Calcium meta-phosphate
28740103 Diammonium phosphate
28740104 Phosphoric acid
28740105 Superphosphates, ammoniated or not ammoniated
287499 Phosphatic fertilizers, nec
28749901 Plant foods, mixed: from plants making phosphatic fertilizer
2875 Fertilizers, Mixing Only
287500 Fertilizers, mixing only
28750000 Fertilizers, mixing only
287599 Fertilizers, mixing only, nec
28759901 Compost
28759902 Potting soil, mixed
2879 Agricultural Chemicals, Nec
287900 Agricultural chemicals, nec
28790000 Agricultural chemicals, nec
287901 Insecticides and pesticides
28790100 Insecticides and pesticides
28790101 Arsenates, arsenites (formulated)
28790103 Cattle dips
28790104 DDT (insecticide), formulated
28790105 Exterminating products, for household or industrial use
28790106 Insecticides, agricultural or household
28790107 Pesticides, agricultural or household
28790108 Pyrethrin concentrates and preparations
28790110 Sheep dips, chemical
287999 Agricultural chemicals, nec, nec
28799901 Agricultural disinfectants
28799902 Defoliants
28799903 Fungicides, herbicides
28799904 Plant hormones
28799905 Soil conditioners
28799906 Trace elements (agricultural chemicals)
2891 Adhesives and Sealants
289100 Adhesives and sealants
28910000 Adhesives and sealants
289101 Sealants
28910100 Sealants
28910101 Caulking compounds
28910102 Laminating compounds
28910103 Sealing compounds for pipe threads or joints
28910104 Sealing compounds, synthetic rubber or plastic
28910105 Sealing wax
289102 Adhesives
28910200 Adhesives
28910201 Adhesives, paste
28910202 Adhesives, plastic
28910203 Cement, except linoleum and tile
28910204 Cement, linoleum and tile
28910205 Epoxy adhesives
28910206 Glue
28910207 Mucilage
28910208 Rubber cement
2892 Explosives
289200 Explosives
28920000 Explosives
289201 Primary explosives, fuses and detonators
28920100 Primary explosives, fuses and detonators
28920101 Detonators and detonating caps
28920102 Detonators, high explosives
28920104 Fuse powder
28920105 Fuses, safety
28920109 Nitromannitol (explosive)
289202 Secondary high explosives
28920200 Secondary high explosives
28920201 Amatols (explosive)
28920202 Black powder (explosive)
28920205 Dynamite
28920206 Emulsions (explosive)
28920208 Explosive cartridges for concussion forming of metal
28920209 Gunpowder
28920210 HMX, HBX
28920211 Nitroglycerin (explosive)
28920212 Nitromethane, NM (explosive)
28920217 Slurries (explosive)
28920218 Sporting powder (explosive)
28920219 Squibbs, electric
28920220 TNT and DNT, trinitrotoluene and dinitrotoluene
28920222 Well shooting torpedoes (explosive)
2893 Printing Ink
289300 Printing ink
28930000 Printing ink
289399 Printing ink, nec
28939901 Duplicating ink
28939902 Gravure ink
28939903 Letterpress or offset ink
28939904 Lithographic ink
28939905 Screen process ink
2895 Carbon Black
289500 Carbon black
28950000 Carbon black
289599 Carbon black, nec
28959902 Furnace black
2899 Chemical Preparations, Nec
289900 Chemical preparations, nec
28990000 Chemical preparations, nec
289901 Oils and essential oils
28990100 Oils and essential oils
28990101 Anise oil
28990102 Bay oil
28990103 Citronella oil
28990104 Core oil or binders
28990105 Essential oils
28990106 Eucalyptus oil
28990107 Grapefruit oil
28990108 Incense
28990109 Lemon oil (edible)
28990110 Magnetic inspection oil or powder
28990111 Orange oil
28990113 Peppermint oil
28990114 Spearmint oil
28990115 Vegetable oils, vulcanized or sulfurized
289902 Acids
28990200 Acids
28990201 Acid resist for etching
28990202 Battery acid
28990203 Hydrofluoric acid compound, for etching or polishing glass
289903 Gelatin
28990300 Gelatin
28990301 Gelatin capsules
28990302 Gelatin: edible, technical, photographic, or pharmaceutical
289904 Flares, fireworks, and similar preparations
28990400 Flares, fireworks, and similar preparations
28990402 Fireworks
28990403 Flares
28990404 Fusees: highway, marine, or railroad
28990405 Igniter grains, boron potassium nitrate
28990406 Jet fuel igniters
28990407 Pyrotechnic ammunition: flares, signals, rockets, etc.
289905 Sizes
28990500 Sizes
28990501 Dextrine sizes
28990503 Gum sizes
28990504 Industrial sizes
28990505 Rosin sizes
289999 Chemical preparations, nec, nec
28999901 Anti-glare material
28999902 Antifreeze compounds
28999903 Antiscaling compounds, boiler
28999904 Bluing
28999905 Carbon removing solvent
28999906 Chemical cotton (processed cotton linters)
28999907 Chemical supplies for foundries
28999908 Concrete curing and hardening compounds
28999909 Core wash or wax
28999910 Correction fluid
28999911 Corrosion preventive lubricant
28999912 Deicing or defrosting fluid
28999913 Desalter kits, sea water
28999914 Distilled water
28999915 Drilling mud
28999916 Dyes and tints, household
28999917 Fire extinguisher charges
28999918 Fire retardant chemicals
28999919 Fluxes: brazing, soldering, galvanizing, and welding
28999920 Foam charge mixtures
28999921 Food contamination testing or screening kits
28999922 Frit
28999923 Fuel tank or engine cleaning chemicals
28999924 Gun slushing compounds
28999925 Heat treating salts
28999926 Household tints or dyes
28999927 Ink or writing fluids
28999928 Insulating compounds
28999929 Laundry sours
28999930 Lighter fluid
28999931 Metal treating compounds
28999932 Napalm
28999933 Oil treating compounds
28999935 Oxidizers, inorganic
28999936 Packers' salt
28999937 Patching plaster, household
28999938 Penetrants, inspection
28999939 Plastic wood
28999940 Plating compounds
28999941 Rifle bore cleaning compounds
28999942 Rust resisting compounds
28999943 Salt
28999944 Sodium chloride, refined
28999945 Soil testing kits
28999946 Spirit duplicating fluid
28999947 Stencil correction compounds
28999948 Water treating compounds
28999949 Waterproofing compounds
28999950 Oil absorption equipment
28999951 Fuel treating compounds
28999952 Drug testing kits, blood and urine
 

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. )