Answered By: Helga Haraldsson
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017     Views: 385

Industry codes are standardized numeric classifications that are established by governments to categorize industries and services. 

In the United States, there are two basic coding systems:

  • NAICS - North American Industry Classification System (updated in 2012), and
  • SIC - Standard Industrial Classification (updated in 1987) 

Most company profiles in our business databases (e.g. Hoovers, Mergent Online, ThomsonONE, Business Insights Essentials, Reference USA) will include the industry code(s).

Among the international classification systems are the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) developed by MSCI and Standard & Poor's for the financial community.  GICS codes are used in the OSIRIS, ORBIS and Zephyr databases.

LogLink provides cross-indexing for SIC and NAICS codes. 

 

 

 

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