Where Can You Find a Complete List of NAICS Codes?


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A complete list of NAICS codes is available at NAICS.com. The NAICS Codes Drilldown Table starts with general category codes such as 11 for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and 42 for Wholesale Trade. Each code number is a link to a list of codes for the sub-categories. Clicking on 42 or on Wholesale Trade shows such subcategory codes as 423210 for Furniture Merchant Wholesalers and 423220 for Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers.

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Where Can You Find a Complete List of NAICS Codes?
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Clicking on the six-digit NAICS code displays a description of the code. It also includes examples of the sub-category, cross-references to similar or overlapping categories and corresponding index entries for previous years.

NAICS.com also has a search feature that retrieves codes related to keyword inputs. Entering "Books" returns listings such as Books Printing and Stationery Product Manufacturing, along with their NAICS codes. Inputting a NAICS code retrieves the corresponding category.

The NAICS to SIC Crosswalk is a PDF listing the SIC code and description corresponding to each NAICS code and description for a given year. For NAICS code 111110, Soybean Farming, the SIC code and description are 0116, Soybeans. A similar PDF is the SIC to NAICS Crosswalk, but in the opposite direction.

NAICS stands for North American Industry Classification System. Federal agencies use it to classify businesses when collecting and analyzing statistical data related to the economy.

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