NAICS: NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM






The North American Industry Classification System or NAICS (pronounced “nakes”) is used by business and government to classify business establishments according to type of economic activity (process of production) in Canada, Mexico and the United States. It has largely replaced the older Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system; however, certain government departments and agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes.

The NAICS numbering system employs six-digit code at the most detailed industry level. The first five digits are generally (although not always strictly) the same in all three countries. The last digit designates national industries. The first two digits designate the largest business sector, the third digit designates the subsector, the fourth digit designates the industry group, and the fifth digit designates particular industries.

An establishment is typically a single physical location, though administratively distinct operations at a single location may be treated as distinct establishments. Each establishment is classified to an industry according to the primary business activity taking place there. NAICS does not offer guidance on the classification of enterprises (companies) which are composed of multiple establishments.

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NAICS 2007 sectors

Sector number Description
11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
21 Mining
22 Utilities
23 Construction
31-33 Manufacturing
42 Wholesale Trade
44-45 Retail Trade
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing
51 Information
52 Finance and Insurance
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
61 Education Services
62 Health Care and Social Assistance
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
72 Accommodation and Food Services
81 Other Services (except Public Administration)
92 Public Administration

LIST OF CODES RELATED TO THE OFFICE EQUIPMENT FIELD

 

2002
NAICS
1997
NAICS
1987
SIC
INDUSTRIES
423420 421420 5044 Accounting machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Addressing machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Automatic teller machines (ATM) merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Blueprinting equipment merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Bookkeeping machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Business machines and equipment (except computers) merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Calculators and calculating machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Cash registers merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Check handling machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Coin sorting machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Copying machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Currency handling machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Dictating machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Forms handling machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Machines, office, merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Mailing machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Microfilm equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Office equipment merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Office machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Point of sale terminals merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Postage meters merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Safes, security, merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Security safes merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Time recording machines merchant wholesalers
423420 421420 5044 Typewriters merchant wholesalers

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