Updating naics codes


This committee will review each comment submitted to determine its feasibility and adherence to the underlying principles of NAICS, consult with the NAICS counterparts in Canada and Mexico to determine if they can accept the proposed changes that would impact 3-country comparability, and then make final recommendations to OMB for additions and changes to the NAICS Manual.This process is now completed for the 2017 revision to NAICS.For more help with using the NAICS Search tool, click here. Census Bureau assigns one NAICS code to each establishment based on its primary activity (the activity that generates the most revenue for the establishment) to collect, tabulate, analyze, and disseminate statistical data describing the economy of the United States. Various other government agencies, trade associations, and regulation boards adopted the NAICS classification system to assign codes to their own lists of establishments for their own programmatic needs.



(These overlap with series for groups using SIC commodity group classifications in the year 1997.) It should be noted that some of the kinds of distinctions made in NAICS and other industry classifications cannot be made in commodity trade data. NAICS places publishing in the new Information industry and retains only printing in manufacturing.However, other federal agencies trade associations, and regulation boards have adopted NAICS to use for procurement and regulatory purposes even though it does not entirely fit their specific needs. For questions regarding other agencies’ use of the NAICS system, contact the specific agency.Data on international trade in goods are necessarily collected on a commodity basis, whereas NAICS and SIC, data are on an establishment basis.NAICS is scheduled to be reviewed every 5 years for potential revisions, so that the classification system can keep pace with the changing economy.

This is the only time that new NAICS codes can be considered.

Simply enter the SIC code and the corresponding NAICS code(s) will appear.