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Industry Codes for Infotech Products January 22, 2018  
North American Industry Classification System for Computer Software (334611/511210 to SIC 7372)

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Industry Definition

The U.S. computer software industry (NAICS 334611 and 511210) consists of establishments engaged in computer software publishing and/or reproduction, and mass-reproducing computer software on magnetic, orptical, or other media. (NOTE: Computer- and software-related services, such as data processing, custom programming, and Internet service provision are classified in NAICS 518210, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519, and 611420. See this page.)

NAICS and SIC Codes and Descriptions*
Software Reproducing
Prepackaged Software
Software Publishers
Prepackaged Software
Source: North American Industry Classification System, United States, 2002

* The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) was adopted in 1997 to replace the 1987 U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system that classified establishments by type of activity for purposes of statistical data collection, analysis, and presentation. Information on the NAICs system is here.

Details of computer software NAICS codes

334611 Software Reproducing

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in mass reproducing computer software. These establishments do not generally develop any software, they mass reproduce data and programs on magnetic media, such as diskettes, tapes, or cartridges. Establishments in this industry mass reproduce products, such as CD-ROMS and game cartridges.

. Establishments primarily engaged in designing, and publishing prepackaged software
are classified in Industry 51121, Software Publishers.

511210 Software Publishers

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in computer software publishing or publishing and reproduction. Establishments in this industry carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing computer software, such as designing, providing documentation, assisting in installation, and providing support services to software purchasers. These establishments may design, develop, and publish, or publish only.

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