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The Standard Industrial Classification (abbreviated SIC) is a United States government system for classifying industries
Industry
Industry refers to the production of an economic good or service within an economy.-Industrial sectors:There are four key industrial economic sectors: the primary sector, largely raw material extraction industries such as mining and farming; the secondary sector, involving refining, construction,...

 by a four-digit code. Established in 1937, it 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 following table is from the SEC's site, which allows searching for companies by SIC code in its database of filings. The acronym NEC stands for "not elsewhere classified."
SIC Code Industry
0100 Agricultural Production-Crops
0200 Agricultural Prod-Livestock & Animal Specialties
0700 Agricultural Services
0800 Forestry
Forestry
Forestry is the interdisciplinary profession embracing the science, art, and craft of creating, managing, using, and conserving forests and associated resources in a sustainable manner to meet desired goals, needs, and values for human benefit. Forestry is practiced in plantations and natural stands...

0900 Fishing, Hunting and Trapping
1000 Metal Mining
Mining
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, from an ore body, vein or seam. The term also includes the removal of soil. Materials recovered by mining include base metals, precious metals, iron, uranium, coal, diamonds, limestone, oil shale, rock...

1040 Gold and Silver Ores
1090 Miscellaneous Metal Ores
1221 Bituminous Coal & Lignite Mining
1311 Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas
1381 Drilling Oil & Gas Wells
1382 Oil & Gas Field Exploration Services
1389 Oil & Gas Field Services, NEC
1400 Mining & Quarrying of Nonmetallic Minerals (No Fuels)
1520 General Bldg Contractors - Residential Bldgs
1531 Operative Builders
1540 General Bldg Contractors - Nonresidential Bldgs
1600 Heavy Construction Other Than Bldg Const - Contractors
1623 Water, Sewer, Pipeline, Comm & Power Line Construction
1700 Construction - Special Trade Contractors
1731 Electrical Work
2000 Food and Kindred Products
2011 Meat Packing Plants
2013 Sausages & Other Prepared Meat Products
2015 Poultry Slaughtering and Processing
2020 Dairy Products
2024 Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts
2030 Canned, Frozen & Preserved Fruit, Veg & Food Specialties
2033 Canned, Fruits, Veg, Preserves, Jams & Jellies
2040 Grain Mill Products
2050 Bakery
Bakery
A bakery is an establishment which produces and sells flour-based food baked in an oven such as bread, cakes, pastries and pies. Some retail bakeries are also cafés, serving coffee and tea to customers who wish to consume the baked goods on the premises.-See also:*Baker*Cake...

 Products
2052 Cookies & Crackers
2060 Sugar & Confectionery Products
2070 Fats & Oils
2080 Beverages
2082 Malt Beverages
2086 Bottled & Canned Soft Drinks & Carbonated Waters
2090 Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products
2092 Prepared Fresh or Frozen Fish & Seafood
2100 Tobacco Products
2111 Cigarettes
2200 Textile Mill Products
2211 Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Cotton
2221 Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Man Made Fiber & Silk
2250 Knitting Mills
2253 Knit Outerwear Mills
2273 Carpets & Rugs
2300 Apparel & Other Finished Prods of Fabrics & Similar Matl
2320 Men's & Boys' Furnishings, Work Clothing, & Allied Garments
2330 Women's, Misses', and Juniors Outerwear
2340 Women's, Misses', Children's & Infant's Undergarments
2390 Miscellaneous Fabricated Textile Products
2400 Lumber & Wood Products (No Furniture)
2421 Sawmills & Planting Mills, General
2430 Millwood, Veneer, Plywood, & Structural Wood Members
2451 Mobile Homes
2452 Prefabricated Wood Bldgs & Components
2510 Household Furniture
2511 Wood Household Furniture, (No Upholstered)
2520 Office Furniture
2522 Office Furniture (No Wood)
2531 Public Bldg & Related Furniture
2540 Partitions, Shelvg, Lockers, & office & Store Fixtures
2590 Miscellaneous Furniture & Fixtures
2600 Papers & Allied Products
2611 Pulp Mills
2621 Paper Mills
2631 Paperboard Mills
2650 Paperboard Containers & Boxes
2670 Converted Paper & Paperboard Prods (No Containers/Boxes)
2673 Plastics, Foil & Coated Paper Bags
2711 Newspapers: Publishing or Publishing & Printing
2721 Periodicals: Publishing or Publishing & Printing
2731 Books: Publishing or Publishing & Printing
2732 Book Printing
2741 Miscellaneous Publishing
2750 Commercial Printing
2761 Manifold Business Forms
2771 Greeting Cards
2780 Blankbooks, Looseleaf Binders & Bookbindg & Related Work
2790 Service Industries For The Printing Trade
2800 Chemicals & Allied Products
2810 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals
2820 Plastic Material, Synth Resin/Rubber, Cellulos (No Glass)
2821 Plastic Materials, Synth Resins & Nonvulcan Elastomers
2833 Medicinal Chemicals & Botanical Products
2834 Pharmaceutical Preparations
2835 In Vitro & In Vivo Diagnostic Substances
2836 Biological Products, (No Diagnostic Substances)
2840 Soap, Detergents, Cleaning Preparations, Perfumes, Cosmetics
2842 Specialty Cleaning, Polishing and Sanitation Preparations
2844 Perfumes, Cosmetics & Other Toilet Preparations
2851 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels & Allied Prods
2860 Industrial Organic Chemicals
2870 Agricultural Chemicals
2890 Miscellaneous Chemical Products
2891 Adhesives & Sealants
2911 Petroleum Refining
2950 Asphalt Paving & Roofing Materials
2990 Miscellaneous Products of Petroleum & Coal
3011 Tires & Inner Tubes
3021 Rubber & Plastics Footwear
3050 Gaskets, Packg & Sealg Devices & Rubber & Plastics Hose
3060 Fabricated Rubber Products, NEC
3080 Miscellaneous Plastics Products
3081 Unsupported Plastics Film & Sheet
3086 Plastics Foam Products
3089 Plastics Products, NEC
3100 Leather & Leather Products
3140 Footwear, (No Rubber)
3211 Flat Glass
3220 Glass & Glassware, Pressed or Blown
3221 Glass Containers
3231 Glass Products, Made of Purchased Glass
3241 Cement, Hydraulic
3250 Structural Clay Products
3260 Pottery & Related Products
3270 Concrete, Gypsum & Plaster Products
3272 Concrete Products, Except Block & Brick
3281 Cut Stone & Stone Products
3290 Abrasive, Asbestos & Misc Nonmetallic Mineral Prods
3310 Steel Works, Blast Furnaces & Rolling & Finishing Mills
3312 Steel Works, Blast Furnaces & Rolling Mills (Coke Ovens)
3317 Steel Pipe & Tubes
3320 Iron & Steel Foundries
3330 Primary Smelting & Refining of Nonferrous Metals
3334 Primary Production of Aluminum
3341 Secondary Smelting & Refining of Nonferrous Metals
3350 Rolling Drawing & Extruding of Nonferrous Metals
3357 Drawing & Insulating of Nonferrous Wire
3360 Nonferrous Foundries (Castings)
3390 Miscellaneous Primary Metal Products
3411 Metal Cans
3412 Metal Shipping Barrels, Drums, Kegs & Pails
3420 Cutlery, Handtools & General Hardware
3430 Heating Equip, Except Elec & Warm Air; & Plumbing Fixtures
3433 Heating Equipment, Except Electric & Warm Air Furnaces
3440 Fabricated Structural Metal Products
3442 Metal Doors, Sash, Frames, Moldings & Trim
3443 Fabricated Plate Work (Boiler Shops)
3444 Sheet Metal Work
3448 Prefabricated Metal Buildings & Components
3451 Screw Machine Products
3452 Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets & Washers
3460 Metal Forgings & Stampings
3470 Coating, Engraving & Allied Services
3480 Ordnance & Accessories, (No Vehicles/Guided Missiles)
3490 Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Products
3510 Engines & Turbines
3523 Farm Machinery & Equipment
3524 Lawn & Garden Tractors & Home Lawn & Gardens Equip
3530 Construction, Mining & Materials Handling Machinery & Equip
3531 Construction Machinery & Equip
3532 Mining Machinery & Equip (No Oil & Gas Field Mach & Equip)
3533 Oil & Gas Field Machinery & Equipment
3537 Industrial Trucks, Tractors, Trailers & Stackers
3540 Metalworkg Machinery & Equipment
3541 Machine Tools, Metal Cutting Types
3550 Special Industry Machinery (No Metalworking Machinery)
3555 Printing Trades Machinery & Equipment
3559 Special Industry Machinery, NEC
3560 General Industrial Machinery & Equipment
3561 Pumps & Pumping Equipment
3562 Ball & Roller Bearings
3564 Industrial & Commercial Fans & Blowers & Air Purifying Equip
3567 Industrial Process Furnaces & Ovens
3569 General Industrial Machinery & Equipment, NEC
3570 Computer & office Equipment
3571 Electronic Computers
3572 Computer Storage Devices
3575 Computer Terminals
3576 Computer Communications Equipment
3577 Computer Peripheral Equipment, NEC
3578 Calculating & Accounting Machines (No Electronic Computers)
3579 Office Machines, NEC
3580 Refrigeration & Service Industry Machinery
3585 Air-Cond & Warm Air Heatg Equip & Comm & Indl Refrig Equip
3590 Misc Industrial & Commercial Machinery & Equipment
3600 Electronic & Other Electrical Equipment (No Computer Equip)
3612 Power, Distribution & Specialty Transformers
3613 Switchgear & Switchboard Apparatus
3620 Electrical Industrial Apparatus
3621 Motors & Generators
3630 Household Appliances
3634 Electric Housewares & Fans
3640 Electric Lighting & Wiring Equipment
3651 Household Audio & Video Equipment
3652 Phonograph Records & Prerecorded Audio Tapes & Disks
3661 Telephone & Telegraph Apparatus
3663 Radio & TV Broadcasting & Communications Equipment
3669 Communications Equipment, NEC
3670 Electronic Components & Accessories
3672 Printed Circuit Boards
3674 Semiconductors & Related Devices
3677 Electronic Coils, Transformers & Other Inductors
3678 Electronic Connectors
3679 Electronic Components, NEC
3690 Miscellaneous Electrical Machinery, Equipment & Supplies
3695 Magnetic & Optical Recording Media
3711 Motor Vehicles & Passenger Car Bodies
3713 Truck & Bus Bodies
3714 Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories
3715 Truck Trailers
3716 Motor Homes
3720 Aircraft & Parts
3721 Aircraft
3724 Aircraft Engines & Engine Parts
3728 Aircraft Parts & Auxiliary Equipment, NEC
3730 Ship & Boat Building & Repairing
3743 Railroad Equipment
3751 Motorcycles, Bicycles & Parts
3760 Guided Missiles & Space Vehicles & Parts
3790 Miscellaneous Transportation Equipment
3812 Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical Sys
3821 Laboratory Apparatus & Furniture
3822 Auto Controls For Regulating Residential & Comml Environments
3823 Industrial Instruments For Measurement, Display, and Control
3824 Totalizing Fluid Meters & Counting Devices
3825 Instruments For Meas & Testing of Electricity & Elec Signals
3826 Laboratory Analytical Instruments
3827 Optical Instruments & Lenses
3829 Measuring & Controlling Devices, NEC
3841 Surgical & Medical Instruments & Apparatus
3842 Orthopedic, Prosthetic & Surgical Appliances & Supplies
3843 Dental Equipment & Supplies
3844 X-Ray Apparatus & Tubes & Related Irradiation Apparatus
3845 Electromedical & Electrotherapeutic Apparatus
3851 Ophthalmic Goods
3861 Photographic Equipment & Supplies
3873 Watches, Clocks, Clockwork Operated Devices/Parts
3910 Jewelry, Silverware & Plated Ware
3911 Jewelry, Precious Metal
3931 Musical Instruments
3942 Dolls & Stuffed Toys
3944 Games, Toys & Children's Vehicles (No Dolls & Bicycles)
3949 Sporting & Athletic Goods, NEC
3950 Pens, Pencils & Other Artists' Materials
3960 Costume Jewelry & Novelties
3990 Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries
4011 Railroads, Line-Haul Operating
4013 Railroad Switching & Terminal Establishments
4100 Local & Suburban Transit & Interurban Hwy Passenger Trans
4210 Trucking & Courier Services (No Air)
4213 Trucking (No Local)
4220 Public Warehousing & Storage
4231 Terminal Maintenance Facilities For Motor Freight Transport
4400 Water Transportation
4412 Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight
4512 Air Transportation, Scheduled
4513 Air Courier Services
4522 Air Transportation, Nonscheduled
4581 Airports, Flying Fields & Airport Terminal Services
4610 Pipe Lines (No Natural Gas)
4700 Transportation Services
4731 Arrangement of Transportation of Freight & Cargo
4812 Radiotelephone Communications
4813 Telephone Communications (No Radiotelephone)
4822 Telegraph & Other Message Communications
4832 Radio Broadcasting Stations
4833 Television Broadcasting Stations
4841 Cable & Other Pay Television Services
4899 Communications Services, NEC
4900 Electric, Gas & Sanitary Services
4911 Electric Services
4922 Natural Gas Transmission
4923 Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution
4924 Natural Gas Distribution
4931 Electric & Other Services Combined
4932 Gas & Other Services Combined
4941 Water Supply
4950 Sanitary Services
4953 Refuse Systems
4955 Hazardous Waste Management
4961 Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply
4991 Co-generation Services & Small Power Producers
5000 Wholesale-Durable Goods
5010 Wholesale-Motor Vehicles & Motor Vehicle Parts & Supplies
5013 Wholesale-Motor Vehicle Supplies & New Parts
5020 Wholesale-Furniture & Home Furnishings
5030 Wholesale-Lumber & Other Construction Materials
5031 Wholesale-Lumber, Plywood, Millwork & Wood Panels
5040 Wholesale-Professional & Commercial Equipment & Supplies
5045 Wholesale-Computers & Peripheral Equipment & Software
5047 Wholesale-Medical, Dental & Hospital Equipment & Supplies
5050 Wholesale-Metals & Minerals (No Petroleum)
5051 Wholesale-Metals Service Centers & of fices
5063 Wholesale-Electrical Apparatus & Equipment, Wiring Supplies
5064 Wholesale-Electrical Appliances, TV & Radio Sets
5065 Wholesale-Electronic Parts & Equipment, NEC
5070 Wholesale-Hardware & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies
5072 Wholesale-Hardware
5080 Wholesale-Machinery, Equipment & Supplies
5082 Wholesale-Construction & Mining (No Petro) Machinery & Equip
5084 Wholesale-Industrial Machinery & Equipment
5090 Wholesale-Misc Durable Goods
5094 Wholesale-Jewelry, Watches, Precious Stones & Metals
5099 Wholesale-Durable Goods, NEC
5110 Wholesale-Paper & Paper Products
5122 Wholesale-Drugs, Proprietaries & Druggists' Sundries
5130 Wholesale-Apparel, Piece Goods & Notions
5140 Wholesale-Groceries & Related Products
5141 Wholesale-Groceries, General Line (merchandise)
5150 Wholesale-Farm Product Raw Materials
5160 Wholesale-Chemicals & Allied Products
5171 Wholesale-Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals
5172 Wholesale-Petroleum & Petroleum Products (No Bulk Stations)
5180 Wholesale-Beer, Wine & Distilled Alcoholic Beverages
5190 Wholesale-Miscellaneous Non-durable Goods
5200 Retail-Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply
5211 Retail-Lumber & Other Building Materials Dealers
5271 Retail-Mobile Home Dealers
5311 Retail-Department Stores
5331 Retail-Variety Stores
5399 Retail-Misc General Merchandise Stores
5400 Retail-Food Stores
5411 Retail-Grocery Stores
5412 Retail-Convenience Stores
5500 Retail-Auto Dealers & Gasoline Stations
5531 Retail-Auto & Home Supply Stores
5600 Retail-Apparel & Accessory Stores
5621 Retail-Women's Clothing Stores
5651 Retail-Family Clothing Stores
5661 Retail-Shoe Stores
5700 Retail-Home Furniture, Furnishings & Equipment Stores
5712 Retail-Furniture Stores
5731 Retail-Radio, TV & Consumer Electronics Stores
5734 Retail-Computer & Computer Software Stores
5735 Retail-Record & Prerecorded Tape Stores
5810 Retail-Eating & Drinking Places
5812 Retail-Eating Places
5900 Retail-Miscellaneous Retail
5912 Retail-Drug Stores and Proprietary Stores
5940 Retail-Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores
5944 Retail-Jewelry Stores
5945 Retail-Hobby, Toy & Game Shops
5960 Retail-Nonstore Retailers
5961 Retail-Catalog & Mail-Order Houses
5990 Retail-Retail Stores, NEC
6021 National Commercial Banks
6022 State Commercial Banks
6029 Commercial Banks, NEC
6035 Savings Institution, Federally Chartered
6036 Savings Institutions, Not Federally Chartered
6099 Functions Related To Depository Banking, NEC
6111 Federal & Federally Sponsored Credit Agencies
6141 Personal Credit Institutions
6153 Short-Term Business Credit Institutions
6159 Miscellaneous Business Credit Institution
6162 Mortgage Bankers & Loan Correspondents
6163 Loan Brokers
6172 Finance Lessors
6189 Asset-Backed Securities
6199 Finance Services
6200 Security & Commodity Brokers, Dealers, Exchanges & Services
6211 Security Brokers, Dealers & Flotation Companies
6221 Commodity Contracts Brokers & Dealers
6282 Investment Advice
6311 Life Insurance
6321 Accident & Health Insurance
6324 Hospital & Medical Service Plans
6331 Fire, Marine & Casualty Insurance
6351 Surety Insurance
6361 Title Insurance
6399 Insurance Carriers, NEC
6411 Insurance Agents, Brokers & Service
6500 Real Estate
6510 Real Estate Operators (No Developers) & Lessors
6512 Operators of Nonresidential Buildings
6513 Operators of Apartment Buildings
6519 Lessors of Real Property, NEC
6531 Real Estate Agents & Managers (For Others)
6532 Real Estate Dealers (For Their Own Account)
6552 Land Subdividers & Developers (No Cemeteries)
6770 Blank Checks
6792 Oil Royalty
Royalties
Royalties are usage-based payments made by one party to another for the right to ongoing use of an asset, sometimes an intellectual property...

 Traders
6794 Patent Owners & Lessors
6795 Mineral Royalty
Royalties
Royalties are usage-based payments made by one party to another for the right to ongoing use of an asset, sometimes an intellectual property...

 Traders
6798 Real Estate Investment Trusts
6799 Investors, NEC
7000 Hotels, Rooming Houses, Camps & Other Lodging Places
7011 Hotels & Motels
7200 Services-Personal Services
7310 Services-Advertising
7311 Services-Advertising Agencies
7320 Services-Consumer Credit Reporting, Collection Agencies
7330 Services-Mailing, Reproduction, Commercial Art & Photography
7331 Services-Direct Mail Advertising Services
7334 Services-Photocopying and Duplicating Services
7340 Services-To Dwellings & Other Buildings
7350 Services-Miscellaneous Equipment Rental & Leasing
7359 Services-Equipment Rental & Leasing, NEC
7361 Services-Employment Agencies
7363 Services-Help Supply Services
7370 Services-Computer Programming, Data Processing, Etc.
7371 Services-Computer Programming Services
7372 Services-Prepackaged Software
7373 Services-Computer Integrated Systems Design
7374 Services-Computer Processing & Data Preparation
7377 Services-Computer Rental & Leasing
7380 Services-Miscellaneous Business Services
7381 Services-Detective, Guard & Armored Car Services
7384 Services-Photofinishing Laboratories
7385 Services-Telephone Interconnect Systems
7389 Services-Business Services, NEC
7500 Services-Automotive Repair, Services & Parking
7510 Services-Auto Rental & Leasing (No Drivers)
7600 Services-Miscellaneous Repair Services
7812 Services-Motion Picture & Video Tape Production
7819 Services-Allied To Motion Picture Production
7822 Services-Motion Picture & Video Tape Distribution
7829 Services-Allied To Motion Picture Distribution
7830 Services-Motion Picture Theaters
7841 Services-Video Tape Rental
7900 Services-Amusement & Recreation Services
7948 Services-Racing, Including Track Operation
7990 Services-Miscellaneous Amusement & Recreation
7997 Services-Membership Sports & Recreation Clubs
8000 Services-Health Services
8011 Services-Offices & Clinics of Doctors of Medicine
8050 Services-Nursing & Personal Care Facilities
8051 Services-Skilled Nursing Care Facilities
8060 Services-Hospitals
8062 Services-General Medical & Surgical Hospitals, NEC
8071 Services-Medical Laboratories
8082 Services-Home Health Care Services
8090 Services-Misc Health & Allied Services, NEC
8093 Services-Specialty Outpatient Facilities, NEC
8111 Services-Legal Services
8200 Services-Educational Services
8300 Services-Social Services
8351 Services-Child Day Care Services
8600 Services-Membership organizations
8700 Services-Engineering, Accounting, Research, Management
8711 Services-Engineering Services
8731 Services-Commercial Physical & Biological Research
8734 Services-Testing Laboratories
8741 Services-Management Services
8742 Services-Management Consulting Services
8744 Services-Facilities Support Management Services
8748 Business Consulting Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
8880 American Depositary Receipts
8888 Foreign Governments
8900 Services-Services, NEC
9721 International Affairs
9995 Non-Operating Establishments

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