Industries

Industry Classification Codes: SIC and NAICS

What Is an SIC Code? SIC stands for Standard Industry Classification. It’s a four-digit code created in the United States in 1937 and was designed to quickly group areas of production/industry. The SIC codes ...

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The Difference Between SIC and NAICS Codes

NAICS codes provide a greater level of detail about a firm's activity than SIC codes. NAICS includes 1,170 industries and SIC includes 1,004 industries. There are 358 new industries recognized in NAICS, 250 of ...

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Why SIC and NAICS Codes Are Important

Like the D-U-N-S Number, both SIC and NAICs allow a standardized and meaningful way to identify company business types. Companies who engage in business with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wo...

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How to Use SIC and NAICS Codes

Customers can use Industry Classifications in several key use cases to better understand their existing customer relationships, target the best segments for new opportunities, and drive more profitable growth b...

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