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NAICS to SIC / SIC to NAICS

How NAICS affects data users
New industries
New sectors
New code system
Benefits
Breaks in time series

Implementation 
Census Bureau 
BEA 
BLS 
Other agencies 

Product Classification
Service Sector
Manufacturing

Questions?
Ask Dr. NAICS

International
Convergence
Working Group

Development of NAICS 
Introduction
Federal Register  
Issues & concepts 
Papers & speeches 
Concordances


Census Bureau 


NAICS Supporting Documents

 

Press release announcing NAICS structure

Federal Register Notices, by date

Documents designated "PDF" below are stored in Portable Document Format (PDF), and require Acrobat Reader (free from the ADOBE site)

Date

Text of Notice

Table 1
NAICS Industries Matched to 1987 SIC

Table 2
1987 SIC Compared to NAICS

All

December 27, 2002 HTML - PDF      "Updates for 2007"
April 20, 2000 HTML - PDF - ASCII Table 1 PDF 2002 NAICS to 1997 NAICS
Table 3 PDF 2002 NAICS to 1987 SIC
Table 2 PDF 1997 NAICS to 2002 NAICS WP 5.1(compressed)
February 25, 1999 HTML - PDF - ASCII    

August 4, 1998 (tables same as NAICS Manual)

HTML - PDF - ASCII

PDF - ASCII - comma-delimited

PDF - ASCII - comma-delimited

WP 5.1(compressed)
dBASE III+(compressed)

April 9, 1997

PDF - ASCII

HTML - PDF - ASCII - comma-delimited

HTML - PDF - ASCII - comma-delimited

WP 5.1(compressed)
dBASE III+(compressed)

November 5, 1996

PDF - ASCII

PDF - ASCII

PDF - ASCII

WP 5.1(compressed)

July 5, 1996

PDF - ASCII

PDF - ASCII

PDF - ASCII

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May 28, 1996

PDF -

February 6, 1996

PDF - ASCII

July 26, 1995

PDF - ASCII

July 26, 1994

PDF - ASCII

Federal Register Notices, by agreement

  • Agreement 01, Petroleum and coal products manufacturing, chemicals manufacturing, and rubber and plastics products manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 02, Broadcasting and telecommunications - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 03, Foodservices and drinking places and accommodations - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 04, Crop production, animal production, forestry and logging, fishing, hunting and trapping, and support activities for agriculture - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 05, Textile mills, textile product mills, apparel manufacturing, and leather and allied product manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 06, Food and kindred product manufacturing and beverage and tobacco product manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 07, Fabricated metal product manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 08, Machinery manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 09, Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 10, Transportation equipment manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 11, Health and social assistance - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 12, Educational services - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 13, Computer and electronic product manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 14, Furniture manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 15, Printing and related support activities - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 16, Professional, scientific, and technical services - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 17, Performing arts, spectator sports and related industries, museums, historical sites and similar institutions, and recreation, amusement, and gambling (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 18, Information - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 19, Wood product manufacturing, except furniture - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 20, Rental and leasing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 21, Repair and maintenance - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 22, Management and support - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 23, Transportation - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 24, Finance and Insurance - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 25, Retail and wholesale trade - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 26, Mining - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 27, Paper manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 28, Nonmetallic mineral manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 29, Primary metal manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 30, Miscellaneous manufacturing - (PDF) - (ASCII)
  • Agreement 31, Postal service and couriers - (PDF) - (ASCII)


Issue Papers Relating to Industry Classifications

Issues Paper No. 1, "Conceptual Issues"
Issues Paper No. 2, "Aggregation Stuctures and Heirarchies"
Public Comments on Issues Papers No. 1 & 2
Issues Paper No. 3, "Collectability of Data"
Issues Paper No. 4, "Criteria for Determining Industries"
Issues Paper No. 5, "The Impact of Classification Revisions on Time Series"
Issues Paper No. 6, "Services Classifications"

ECPC Concept Reports

ECPC Report 1, "Economic Concepts in SIC Industries"
ECPC Report 2, "The Heterogeneity Index: A Quantitative Tool to Support Industrial Classifications"


NAICS Clarification Memoranda

  1. NAICS Sector 42 Wholesale Trade Scope and Implementation Guidelines for U.S. Statistical Agencies
  2. NAICS Alternate Aggregation Structure for Use By U.S. Statistical Agencies
  3. Classifying SIC Auxiliary Establishments in NAICS


Other Papers and Speeches about NAICS

How NAICS will affect data users
Implications of Implementing NAICS in the Current Services Program
NAICS and U.S. Statistics, August 1998
NAICS slides and text from the Economic Census conference series
NAICS slides from a presentation June 2000
Report on Auxiliary establishments PDF format - ASCII format 


US Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC)

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census Bureau
Office of Management and Budget

Other Participating Agencies

US Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Energy Information Administration
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Federal Reserve Board
Internal Revenue Service
International Trade Administration
International Trade Commission
Social Security Administratrion


Send comments or questions about NAICS to naics@census.gov 

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