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North American Industry Classification System for Photographic and Photocopying Equipment, film, etc. (333315/325992 to SIC 3861)

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is replacing the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS was developed jointly by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.

Development of NAICS - Background

On April 9, 1997, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced its decision to adopt the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS pronounced Nakes) as the industry classification system used by the statistical agencies of the United States. NAICS replaces the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).

NAICS is a unique, all-new system for classifying business establishments. It is the first economic classification system to be constructed based on a single economic concept. Economic units that use like processes to produce goods or services are grouped together. This "production-oriented" system means that statistical agencies in the United States will produce data that can be used for measuring productivity, unit labor costs, and the capital intensity of production; constructing input-output relationships; and estimating employment-output relationships and other such statistics that require that inputs and outputs be used together.

For the first time, government and business analysts will be able to compare directly industrial production statistics collected and published in the three North American Free Trade Agreement countries. NAICS also provides for increased comparability with the International Standard Industrial Classification System (ISIC, Revision 3), developed and maintained by the United Nations.

NAICS responds to increasing and serious criticism about the SIC. It reflects the structure of today's economy in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including the emergence and growth of the service sector and new and advanced technologies. It is a flexible system that allows each country to recognize important industries below the level at which comparable data will be shown, while anticipating increasing globalization and providing enhanced industry comparability among the NAFTA trading partners.

The recognition of NAICS United States as the official classification system to be used by the U.S. statistical agencies is the culmination of a multi-year review by the Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) of economic classifications, business data users, and future information needs. The publication in early 1999 of Economic Census data based on NAICS will provide the first glimpse of data based on the new system.

SIC and NAICS Codes and Descriptions

SIC
3861
Photographic Equipment and SuppliesNAICS
Photographic equipment and supplies (except photographic film, paper, plates and chemicals)333315Photographic and photocopying equipment manufacturing, such as still and motion picture cameras, film developing equipment, and microfilming equipment
Photographic film, paper, plates and chemicals325992 Photographic film, paper, plate, and chemical manufacturing, such as sensitized film, paper and plates, office copy toners and prepared photographic chemicals

1997 Economic Census - Industry Statistics on NAICS Basis
With Distribution Among 1987 SIC-Based Industries


Photographic and Photocopying Equipment (NAICS 333315)
Photographic Film, Paper, Plates and Chemicals (NAICS 325992)


NAICS
Companies
(number)
Establishments
Total
Establishments
20+ employees
Total Employees
(thousands)
Payroll
($ millions)
333315
419
428
131
24.7
1,100.0
325992
275
310
107
39.0
1,838.1
SIC 3861 *
694
738
238
63.7
2,938.1

NAICS
Production Workers
Number
(thousand)
Hours
(millions)
Wages
($millions)
Value Added
($ millions)
Cost of Materials
($ millions)
333315
14.8
26.7
496.2
4,542.6
3,828.2
325992
21.9
51.2
861.7
7,619.1
5,037.4
SIC 3861 *
36.7
77.9
1,357.9
12,161.7
8,865.6

NAICS
Value of Industry Shipments
($ millions)
New Capital Expenditures
($ millions)
333315
8,410.1
288.8
325992
12,828.6
566.6
SIC 3861 *
21,238.7
855.4

*The addition of NAICS 333315 and 325992 should be comparable with data for SIC 3861. Figures, however, may differ slightly from previously published manufacturing data for SIC 3861.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Prepared by: Joyce Watson

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