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
51 Wholesale Trade - Nondurable Goods
5111 Printing and Writing Paper
511100 Printing and writing paper
51110000 Printing and writing paper
511199 Printing and writing paper, nec
51119901 Fine paper
51119902 Printing paper
51119903 Writing paper
5112 Stationery and Office Supplies
511200 Stationery and office supplies
51120000 Stationery and office supplies
511201 Writing instruments and supplies
51120100 Writing instruments and supplies
51120101 Marking devices
51120102 Pens and/or pencils
51120103 Writing ink
511202 Social stationery and greeting cards
51120200 Social stationery and greeting cards
51120201 Greeting cards
51120202 Stationery
511203 Albums, scrapbooks and binders
51120300 Albums, scrapbooks and binders
51120301 Albums (photo) and scrapbooks
51120302 Looseleaf binders
511204 Computer and photocopying supplies
51120400 Computer and photocopying supplies
51120401 Computer paper
51120402 Data processing supplies
51120403 Mimeograph paper
51120404 Photocopying supplies
51120405 Laser printer supplies
511205 Office filing supplies
51120500 Office filing supplies
51120501 File cards
51120502 File folders
511299 Stationery and office supplies, nec
51129901 Blank books
51129902 Business forms
51129903 Carbon paper
51129904 Envelopes
51129905 Inked ribbons
51129906 Manifold business forms
51129907 Office supplies, nec
51129908 Sales and receipt books
51129909 Stationers, commercial
51129910 Tabulation cards
5113 Industrial and Personal Service Paper
511300 Industrial and personal service paper
51130000 Industrial and personal service paper
511301 Shipping supplies
51130100 Shipping supplies
51130101 Paper tubes and cores
511302 Disposable plates, cups, napkins, and eating utensils
51130200 Disposable plates, cups, napkins, and eating utensils
51130201 Cups, disposable plastic and paper
51130202 Dishes, disposable plastic and paper
51130203 Eating utensils, disposable plastic
51130204 Napkins, paper
51130205 Towels, paper
511303 Boxes and containers
51130300 Boxes and containers
51130301 Bags, paper and disposable plastic
51130302 Boxes, paperboard and disposable plastic
51130303 Containers, paper and disposable plastic
51130304 Corrugated and solid fiber boxes
51130305 Fiber cans and drums
51130306 Folding paperboard boxes
51130307 Sanitary food containers
51130308 Setup paperboard boxes
511399 Industrial and personal service paper, nec
51139901 Cardboard and products
51139902 Closures, paper and disposable plastic
51139903 Paper, wrapping or coarse, and products
51139904 Paperboard and products
51139905 Patterns, paper
51139906 Pressed and molded pulp goods
51139907 Pressure sensitive tape
5122 Drugs, Proprietaries, and Sundries
512200 Drugs, proprietaries, and sundries
51220000 Drugs, proprietaries, and sundries
512201 Cosmetics, perfumes, and hair products
51220100 Cosmetics, perfumes, and hair products
51220101 Cosmetics
51220102 Hair preparations
51220103 Perfumes
512202 Toiletries
51220200 Toiletries
51220201 Razor blades
51220202 Razors, nonelectric
51220203 Toilet articles
51220204 Toilet preparations
51220205 Toilet soap
51220206 Toothbrushes, except electric
512203 Drugs and drug proprietaries
51220300 Drugs and drug proprietaries
51220301 Animal medicines
51220302 Antiseptics
51220303 Biologicals and allied products
51220304 Biotherapeutics
51220305 Blood plasma
51220306 Medicinals and botanicals
51220307 Patent medicines
51220308 Pharmaceuticals
51220309 Proprietary (patent) medicines, nec
51220310 Vitamins and minerals
512299 Drugs, proprietaries, and sundries, nec
51229901 Bandages
51229902 Druggists' sundries, nec
51229903 Medical rubber goods
51229904 Medicine cabinet sundries
5131 Piece Goods and Notions
513100 Piece goods and notions
51310000 Piece goods and notions
513101 Piece goods and other fabrics
51310100 Piece goods and other fabrics
51310101 Broadwoven fabrics
51310102 Cheesecloth
51310103 Circular knit fabrics
51310104 Coated fabrics
51310105 Cotton goods
51310106 Drapery material, woven
51310107 Fiberglass fabrics
51310108 Jute piece goods
51310109 Knit fabrics
51310110 Lace fabrics
51310111 Linen piece goods, woven
51310112 Narrow fabrics
51310113 Nylon piece goods, woven
51310114 Plastic piece goods, woven
51310115 Rayon fabrics
51310116 Silk piece goods, woven
51310117 Synthetic fabrics, nec
51310118 Textiles, woven, nec
51310119 Upholstery fabrics, woven
51310120 Woolen and worsted piece goods, woven
51310121 Yard goods, woven
513102 Sewing supplies and notions
51310200 Sewing supplies and notions
51310201 Binding, textile
51310202 Bindings, bias and straight
51310203 Buttons
51310204 Hair accessories
51310205 Labels
51310206 Millinery supplies
51310207 Net goods
51310208 Notions, nec
51310209 Ribbons
51310210 Sewing accessories
51310211 Shoulder pads
51310212 Tape, textile
51310213 Textile converters
51310214 Thread
51310215 Trimmings, apparel
51310216 Zippers
513199 Piece goods and notions, nec
51319901 Belt and buckle assembly kits
51319902 Bridal supplies
51319903 Flags and banners
5136 Men's and Boy's Clothing
513600 Men's and boy's clothing
51360000 Men's and boy's clothing
513601 Men's and boys' hats, scarves, and gloves
51360100 Men's and boys' hats, scarves, and gloves
51360101 Caps, men's and boys'
51360102 Gloves, men's and boys'
51360103 Hats, men's and boys'
51360104 Mittens, men's and boys'
51360105 Mufflers, men's and boys'
51360106 Scarves, men's and boys'
513602 Men's and boys' robes, nightwear, and undergarments
51360200 Men's and boys' robes, nightwear, and undergarments
51360201 Nightwear, men's and boys'
51360202 Robes, men's and boys'
51360203 Underwear, men's and boys'
513603 Men's and boys' outerwear
51360300 Men's and boys' outerwear
51360301 Coats, men's and boys'
51360302 Leather and sheep lined clothing, men's and boys'
51360303 Fur clothing, men's and boys'
513604 Men's and boys' furnishings
51360400 Men's and boys' furnishings
51360401 Apparel belts, men's and boys'
51360402 Handkerchiefs, men's and boys'
51360403 Hosiery, men's and boys'
51360404 Neckwear, men's and boys'
51360405 Umbrellas, men's and boys'
513605 Men's and boys' suits and trousers
51360500 Men's and boys' suits and trousers
51360501 Suits, men's and boys'
51360502 Trousers, men's and boys'
513606 Men's and boys' sportswear and work clothing
51360600 Men's and boys' sportswear and work clothing
51360601 Beachwear, men's and boys'
51360602 Sportswear, men's and boys'
51360603 Uniforms, men's and boys'
51360604 Work clothing, men's and boys'
513699 Men's and boy's clothing, nec
51369901 Shirts, men's and boys'
51369902 Sweaters, men's and boys'
5137 Women's and Children's Clothing
513700 Women's and children's clothing
51370000 Women's and children's clothing
513701 Women's and children's outerwear
51370100 Women's and children's outerwear
51370101 Coats: women's, children's, and infants'
51370102 Fur clothing, women's and children's
51370103 Leather and sheep lined clothing, women's and children's
513702 Women's and children's lingerie and undergarments
51370200 Women's and children's lingerie and undergarments
51370201 Corsets
51370202 Lingerie
51370203 Nightwear: women's, children's, and infants'
51370204 Underwear: women's, children's, and infants'
513703 Women's and children's sportswear and swimsuits
51370300 Women's and children's sportswear and swimsuits
51370301 Sportswear, women's and children's
51370302 Swimsuits: women's, children's, and infants'
513704 Women's and children's accessories
51370400 Women's and children's accessories
51370401 Apparel belts, women's and children's
51370402 Caps and gowns
51370403 Gloves, women's and children's
51370404 Handbags
51370405 Handkerchiefs, women's and children's
51370406 Hats: women's, children's, and infants'
51370407 Hosiery: women's, children's, and infants'
51370408 Millinery
51370409 Mittens: women's, children's, and infants'
51370410 Purses
51370411 Scarves, women's and children's
513705 Children's goods
51370500 Children's goods
51370501 Baby goods
51370502 Diapers
51370503 Infants' wear
513706 Women's and children's dresses, suits, skirts, and blouses
51370600 Women's and children's dresses, suits, skirts, and blouses
51370601 Blouses
51370602 Dresses
51370603 Skirts
51370604 Suits: women's, children's, and infants'
513799 Women's and children's clothing, nec
51379901 Coordinate sets: women's, children's, and infants'
51379902 Hospital gowns, women's and children's
51379903 Rack merchandise jobbers
51379904 Sweaters, women's and children's
51379905 Uniforms, women's and children's
5139 Footwear
513900 Footwear
51390000 Footwear
513999 Footwear, nec
51399901 Boots
51399902 Footwear, athletic
51399903 Shoe accessories
51399904 Shoes
51399905 Slippers, house
5141 Groceries, General Line
514100 Groceries, general line
51410000 Groceries, general line
514199 Groceries, general line, nec
51419901 Food brokers
5142 Packaged Frozen Goods
514200 Packaged frozen goods
51420000 Packaged frozen goods
514201 Frozen vegetables and fruit products
51420100 Frozen vegetables and fruit products
51420101 Fruit juices, frozen
51420102 Fruit pies, frozen
51420103 Fruits, frozen
51420104 Vegetables, frozen
514202 Frozen fish, meat, and poultry
51420200 Frozen fish, meat, and poultry
51420201 Fish, frozen: packaged
51420202 Meat pies, frozen
51420203 Meat, frozen: packaged
51420204 Poultry pies, frozen
51420205 Poultry, frozen: packaged
514299 Packaged frozen goods, nec
51429901 Bakery products, frozen
51429902 Dinners, frozen
51429903 Soup, frozen
5143 Dairy Products, Except Dried or Canned
514300 Dairy products, except dried or canned
51430000 Dairy products, except dried or canned
514301 Milk
51430100 Milk
51430101 Milk and cream, fluid
51430102 Milk cooling stations
51430103 Milk depot
514399 Dairy products, except dried or canned, nec
51439901 Butter
51439902 Cheese
51439903 Dairy depot
51439904 Frozen dairy desserts
51439905 Ice cream and ices
51439906 Yogurt
5144 Poultry and Poultry Products
514400 Poultry and poultry products
51440000 Poultry and poultry products
514499 Poultry and poultry products, nec
51449901 Eggs
51449902 Eggs: cleaning, oil treating, packing, and grading
51449903 Poultry products, nec
51449904 Poultry: live, dressed or frozen (unpackaged)
5145 Confectionery
514500 Confectionery
51450000 Confectionery
514501 Fountain supplies
51450100 Fountain supplies
51450101 Fruits, fountain
51450102 Syrups, fountain
51450103 Toppings, soda fountain
514502 Snack foods
51450200 Snack foods
51450201 Corn chips
51450202 Nuts, salted or roasted
51450203 Popcorn and supplies
51450204 Potato chips
51450205 Pretzels
514599 Confectionery, nec
51459901 Candy
51459902 Chewing gum
5146 Fish and Seafoods
514600 Fish and seafoods
51460000 Fish and seafoods
514699 Fish and seafoods, nec
51469901 Fish, cured
51469902 Fish, fresh
51469903 Fish, frozen, unpackaged
51469904 Seafoods
5147 Meats and Meat Products
514700 Meats and meat products
51470000 Meats and meat products
514799 Meats and meat products, nec
51479901 Lard
51479902 Meat brokers
51479903 Meats, cured or smoked
51479904 Meats, fresh
5148 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
514800 Fresh fruits and vegetables
51480000 Fresh fruits and vegetables
514801 Fruits
51480100 Fruits
51480101 Banana ripening
51480102 Fruits, fresh
514802 Vegetables
51480200 Vegetables
51480201 Potatoes, fresh
51480202 Vegetables, fresh
5149 Groceries and Related Products, Nec
514900 Groceries and related products, nec
51490000 Groceries and related products, nec
514901 Cooking oils and shortenings
51490100 Cooking oils and shortenings
51490101 Cooking oils
51490102 Margarine
51490103 Oleomargarine
51490104 Shortening, vegetable
514902 Pet foods
51490200 Pet foods
51490201 Cat food
51490202 Dog food
514903 Seasonings, sauces, and extracts
51490300 Seasonings, sauces, and extracts
51490301 Condiments
51490302 Flavourings and fragrances
51490303 Fruit peel
51490304 Hop extract
51490305 Malt
51490306 Malt extract
51490307 Salad dressing
51490308 Salt, edible
51490309 Sauces
51490310 Spices and seasonings
514904 Pasta and rice
51490400 Pasta and rice
51490401 Macaroni
51490402 Rice, polished
51490403 Spaghetti
514905 Beverages, except coffee and tea
51490500 Beverages, except coffee and tea
51490501 Beverage concentrates
51490502 Juices
51490503 Mineral or spring water bottling
51490504 Soft drinks
51490505 Water, distilled
514906 Organic and diet food
51490600 Organic and diet food
51490601 Diet foods
51490602 Health foods
51490603 Natural and organic foods
51490604 Specialty food items
514907 Crackers, cookies, and bakery products
51490700 Crackers, cookies, and bakery products
51490701 Bakery products
51490702 Cookies
51490703 Crackers
514908 Dried or canned foods
51490800 Dried or canned foods
51490801 Canned goods: fruit, vegetables, seafood, meats, etc.
51490802 Dairy products, dried or canned
51490803 Fruits, dried
51490804 Milk, canned or dried
51490805 Soups, except frozen
514909 Coffee and tea
51490900 Coffee and tea
51490901 Coffee, green or roasted
51490902 Tea
51490903 Tea bagging
514910 Sugar, honey, molasses, and syrups
51491000 Sugar, honey, molasses, and syrups
51491001 Honey
51491002 Molasses, industrial
51491003 Sugar, refined
51491004 Syrups, except for fountain use
514911 Baking supplies
51491100 Baking supplies
51491101 Flour
51491102 Starch
51491103 Wet corn milling products
51491104 Yeast
514999 Groceries and related products, nec, nec
51499901 Breakfast cereals
51499902 Chocolate
51499903 Cocoa
51499904 Food gift baskets
51499905 Pickles, preserves, jellies, and jams
51499906 Pizza supplies
51499907 Sandwiches
51499908 Sausage casings
51499909 Wine makers' equipment and supplies
51499910 Sandwich supplies
51499911 Breading mixes
5153 Grain and Field Beans
515300 Grain and field beans
51530000 Grain and field beans
515301 Grains
51530100 Grains
51530101 Barley
51530102 Corn
51530103 Oats
51530104 Rice, unpolished
51530105 Wheat
51530106 Wild rice
515302 Field beans
51530200 Field beans
51530201 Beans, dry: bulk
51530202 Beans, inedible
51530203 Beans, unshelled
51530204 Soybeans
515399 Grain and field beans, nec
51539901 Grain elevators
5154 Livestock
515400 Livestock
51540000 Livestock
515499 Livestock, nec
51549901 Auctioning livestock
51549902 Cattle
51549903 Goats
51549904 Hogs
51549905 Sheep
5159 Farm-product Raw Materials, Nec
515900 Farm-product raw materials, nec
51590000 Farm-product raw materials, nec
515901 Cotton merchants and products
51590100 Cotton merchants and products
51590101 Cotton merchants
51590102 Cotton or cotton linters, country buyers
51590103 Cotton, raw
515902 Farm animals
51590200 Farm animals
51590201 Chicks
51590202 Horses
51590203 Mules
515903 Feathers, hides, and pelts
51590300 Feathers, hides, and pelts
51590301 Feathers
51590302 Furs, raw
51590303 Hides
51590304 Pelts
51590305 Skins, raw
515904 Wool and silk
51590400 Wool and silk
51590401 Mohair, raw
51590402 Silk, raw
51590403 Wool tops
51590404 Wool, raw
515905 Nuts and nut by-products
51590500 Nuts and nut by-products
51590501 Nuts, unprocessed or shelled only
51590502 Oil nuts, kernels, seeds
51590503 Peanuts (bulk), unroasted
51590504 Pecan shellers
515906 Tobacco distributors and products
51590600 Tobacco distributors and products
51590601 Tobacco auctioning and warehousing
51590602 Tobacco, leaf
515999 Farm-product raw materials, nec, nec
51599901 Bristles
51599902 Broomcorn
51599903 Dried beet pulp
51599904 Fibers, vegetable
51599905 Hops
51599906 Moss
51599907 Rapeseed
51599908 Semen, bovine
51599909 Sugar, raw
51599910 Corn husks
5162 Plastics Materials and Basic Shapes
516200 Plastics materials and basic shapes
51620000 Plastics materials and basic shapes
516201 Resins
51620100 Resins
51620101 Plastics resins
51620102 Resins, synthetic
516299 Plastics materials and basic shapes, nec
51629901 Plastics basic shapes
51629902 Plastics film
51629903 Plastics materials, nec
51629904 Plastics products, nec
51629905 Plastics sheets and rods
5169 Chemicals and Allied Products, Nec
516900 Chemicals and allied products, nec
51690000 Chemicals and allied products, nec
516901 Alkalines and chlorine
51690100 Alkalines and chlorine
51690101 Alkalines
51690102 Caustic soda
51690103 Chlorine
516902 Industrial gases
51690200 Industrial gases
51690201 Acetylene
51690202 Aerosols
51690203 Carbon dioxide
51690204 Compressed gas
51690205 Dry ice
51690206 Gases, compressed and liquefied
51690207 Industrial gases
51690208 Oxygen
516903 Detergents and soaps, except specialty cleaning
51690300 Detergents and soaps, except specialty cleaning
51690301 Detergents
51690302 Laundry soap chips and powder
516904 Specialty cleaning and sanitation preparations
51690400 Specialty cleaning and sanitation preparations
51690401 Ammonia
51690402 Sanitation preparations
516905 Adhesives and sealants
51690500 Adhesives and sealants
51690501 Adhesives, chemical
51690502 Glue
51690503 Sealants
51690504 Waxes, except petroleum
516906 Aromatic chemicals
51690600 Aromatic chemicals
51690601 Essential oils
516907 Chemical additives
51690700 Chemical additives
51690701 Concrete additives
51690702 Oil additives
516908 Synthetic resins, rubber, and plastic materials
51690800 Synthetic resins, rubber, and plastic materials
51690801 Polyurethane products
51690802 Resins, synthetic rubber
51690803 Rosin
51690804 Synthetic rubber
516909 Food additives and preservatives
51690900 Food additives and preservatives
51690901 Gelatin
516910 Noncorrosive products and materials
51691000 Noncorrosive products and materials
51691001 Anti-corrosion products
51691002 Coal tar products, primary and intermediate
51691003 Dyestuffs
51691004 Gum and wood chemicals
51691005 Rustproofing chemicals
51691006 Turpentine
516911 Industrial salts and polishes
51691100 Industrial salts and polishes
51691101 Calcium chloride
51691102 Metal cyanides, polishes, salts
51691103 Metal polishes
51691104 Metal salts
51691105 Polishes, nec
51691106 Salts, industrial
516912 Alcohols and anti-freeze compounds
51691200 Alcohols and anti-freeze compounds
51691201 Alcohols
51691202 Anti-freeze compounds
516999 Chemicals and allied products, nec, nec
51699901 Acids
51699902 Carbon black
51699903 Chemical bulk station and terminal
51699904 Chemicals, industrial and heavy
51699905 Drilling mud
51699906 Explosives
51699907 Industrial chemicals
51699908 Manmade fibers
51699909 Naval stores
51699910 Organic chemicals, synthetic
51699911 Silicon lubricants
51699912 Surface active agents
51699913 Swimming pool and spa chemicals
51699914 Air, water or soil test kits
5171 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
517100 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals
51710000 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals
517199 Petroleum bulk stations and terminals, nec
51719901 Petroleum bulk stations
51719902 Petroleum terminals
5172 Petroleum Products, Nec
517200 Petroleum product wholesalers,except bulk stations/terminals
51720000 Petroleum product wholesalers,except bulk stations/terminals
517201 Gases
51720100 Gases
51720101 Butane gas
51720102 Gases, liquefied petroleum (propane)
517202 Engine fuels and oils
51720200 Engine fuels and oils
51720201 Aircraft fueling services
51720202 Diesel fuel
51720203 Gasoline
51720204 Lubricating oils and greases
51720205 Service station supplies, petroleum
517299 Petroleum products, nec, nec
51729901 Crude oil
51729902 Fuel oil
51729903 Kerosene
51729904 Naptha
51729905 Petroleum brokers
5181 Beer and Ale
518100 Beer and ale
51810000 Beer and ale
518199 Beer and ale, nec
51819901 Ale
51819902 Beer and other fermented malt liquors
51819903 Porter
5182 Wine and Distilled Beverages
518200 Wine and distilled beverages
51820000 Wine and distilled beverages
518201 Wine
51820100 Wine
51820101 Brandy and brandy spirits
51820102 Wine coolers, alcoholic
518202 Liquor
51820200 Liquor
51820201 Cocktails, alcoholic: premixed
51820202 Neutral spirits
518299 Wine and distilled beverages, nec
51829901 Bottling wines and liquors
5191 Farm Supplies
519100 Farm supplies
51910000 Farm supplies
519101 Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
51910100 Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
51910101 Chemicals, agricultural
51910102 Fertilizer and fertilizer materials
51910103 Herbicides
51910104 Insecticides
51910105 Lime, agricultural
51910106 Limestone, agricultural
51910107 Pesticides
51910108 Phosphate rock, ground
519102 Animal feeds
51910200 Animal feeds
51910201 Alfalfa
51910202 Feed
51910203 Hay
51910204 Straw
519103 Seeds and bulbs
51910300 Seeds and bulbs
51910301 Flower and field bulbs
51910302 Grass seed
51910303 Seeds: field, garden, and flower
519104 Equestrian equipment
51910400 Equestrian equipment
51910401 Harness equipment
51910402 Harness, made to individual order
51910403 Saddlery
519199 Farm supplies, nec
51919901 Beekeeping supplies (non-durable)
51919902 Garden supplies
51919903 Greenhouse equipment and supplies
51919904 Soil, potting and planting
5192 Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers
519200 Books, periodicals, and newspapers
51920000 Books, periodicals, and newspapers
519299 Books, periodicals, and newspapers, nec
51929901 Books
51929902 Magazines
51929903 Newspapers
51929904 Periodicals
51929905 Comic books
5193 Flowers and Florists Supplies
519300 Flowers and florists supplies
51930000 Flowers and florists supplies
519301 Florists' supplies
51930100 Florists' supplies
51930101 Artificial flowers
51930102 Planters and flower pots
51930103 Dried flowers
519302 Flowers and nursery stock
51930200 Flowers and nursery stock
51930201 Flowers, fresh
51930202 Nursery stock
51930203 Plants, potted
5194 Tobacco and Tobacco Products
519400 Tobacco and tobacco products
51940000 Tobacco and tobacco products
519401 Smoking tobacco
51940100 Smoking tobacco
51940101 Cigarettes
51940102 Cigars
519402 Smokeless tobacco
51940200 Smokeless tobacco
51940201 Chewing tobacco
51940202 Snuff
5198 Paints, Varnishes, and Supplies
519800 Paints, varnishes, and supplies
51980000 Paints, varnishes, and supplies
519801 Paints
51980100 Paints
51980101 Calcimines
51980102 Colors and pigments
51980103 Enamels
51980104 Lacquers
519802 Varnishes
51980200 Varnishes
51980201 Shellac
51980202 Stain
519899 Paints, varnishes, and supplies, nec
51989901 Paint brushes, rollers, sprayers
51989902 Wallcoverings
51989903 Paint or varnish thinner
5199 Nondurable Goods, Nec
519900 Nondurable goods, nec
51990000 Nondurable goods, nec
519901 Art goods and supplies
51990100 Art goods and supplies
51990101 Architects' supplies (non-durable)
51990102 Art goods
51990103 Artists' materials
519902 Gifts and novelties
51990200 Gifts and novelties
51990201 Badges
51990202 Calendars
51990203 Cards, plastic: unprinted
51990204 Carnival supplies
51990205 Christmas novelties
51990206 Christmas trees, including artificial
51990207 Curios
51990208 Glassware, novelty
51990209 Novelties, paper
51990210 Party favors, balloons, hats, etc.
51990211 Statuary
51990212 Wood carvings
519903 Pets and pet supplies
51990300 Pets and pet supplies
51990301 Birds, exotic
51990302 Cats
51990303 Dogs
51990304 Cat box filler
51990305 Pet supplies
51990306 Tropical fish
519904 Fabrics, yarns, and knit goods
51990400 Fabrics, yarns, and knit goods
51990401 Automobile fabrics
51990402 Burlap
51990403 Cotton yarns
51990404 Felt
51990405 Industrial yarns
51990406 Knit goods
51990407 Rayon yarns
51990408 Silk yarns
51990409 Tarpaulins
51990410 Woolen and worsted yarns
51990411 Yarns, nec
519905 Leather, leather goods, and furs
51990500 Leather, leather goods, and furs
51990501 Chamois leather
51990502 Dressed furs
51990503 Leather and cut stock
51990504 Leather goods, except footwear, gloves, luggage, belting
519906 Bags, baskets, and cases
51990600 Bags, baskets, and cases
51990601 Bags, textile
51990602 Baskets
51990603 Gift baskets
51990604 Jewelry boxes
519907 Smokers' supplies
51990700 Smokers' supplies
51990701 Lighters, cigarette and cigar
51990702 Matches
51990703 Pipes, smokers'
519908 Oil and greases (animal or vegetable)
51990800 Oil and greases (animal or vegetable)
51990801 Greases, animal or vegetable
51990802 Linseed oil
51990803 Oils, animal or vegetable
519909 Foams and rubber
51990900 Foams and rubber
51990901 Foam rubber
51990902 Plastics foam
51990903 Rubber, crude
51990904 Sponges (animal)
519910 Posters and decals
51991000 Posters and decals
51991001 Decals
51991002 Posters
519999 Nondurable goods, nec, nec
51999901 Advertising specialties
51999902 Anatomical specimens and research material
51999903 Bait, fishing
51999904 Baling of wood shavings for mulch
51999905 Broom, mop, and paint handles
51999906 Candles
51999907 Candy making goods and supplies
51999908 Canvas products
51999909 Charcoal
51999910 Clothes hangers
51999911 Coin rollers, plastics
51999912 First aid supplies
51999913 Foil, aluminum: household
51999914 General merchandise, non-durable
51999915 Hairbrushes
51999916 Ice, manufactured or natural
51999917 Maps and charts
51999918 Packaging materials
51999919 Plant food
51999920 Rennet
51999921 Sawdust
51999922 Sheet music
51999923 Variety store merchandise
51999924 Wigs
51999925 Worms
51999926 Seashells
51999927 Bark
 

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. )