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January 19, 2018
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): UPDATE
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS pronounced Nakes) is the industry classification system used by the statistical agencies of the United States and replaces the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. It is the first economic classification system to be constructed based on a single economic concept and identifies hundreds of new, emerging, and advanced technology industries. To learn more about the background, the development and the difference between NAICS and the SIC, visit the following Census website: http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naicsdev.htm.
NAICS uses a hierarchical structure to classify establishments from the broadest level to the most detailed level using the following format:
|Sector||2-digit||Sectors represent the highest level of aggregation. There are 20 sectors in NAICS representing broad levels of aggregation.||33||Manufacturing|
|Subsector||3-digit||Subsectors represent the next, more detailed level of aggregation in NAICS. There are 100 subsectors in NAICS.||334||Computer and electronic product manufacturing|
|Industry Group||4-digit||Industry groups are more detailed than subsectors. There are 317 Industry groups in NAICS.||3341||Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing|
|NAICS Industry||5-digit||NAICS industries are the level that, in most cases, represents the lowest level of three country comparability. There are 725 five-digit industries in NAICS.||33411||Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing|
|National Industry||6-digit||National industries are the most detailed level of NAICS. These industries represent the national level detail necessary for economic statistics in an industry classification. There are 1179 U.S. industries in NAICS United States, 2002.||334111|
|Electronic computer manufacturing|
Computer storage device manufacturing
Computer terminal manufacturing
Other computer peripheral equipment manufacturing
As of 2004, industry and geographic data will be published on a NAICS 2002 basis only. These reports will provide NAICS 2002 data down to the six-digit U.S. industry detail level. Links for data for the 2002 Economic Census reports for computers and peripheral equipment are below.
Electronic Computer Manufacturing: http://www.census.gov/prod/ec02/ec0231i334111.pdf
Computer Storage Device Manufacturing: http://www.census.gov/prod/ec02/ec0231i334112.pdf
Computer Terminal Manufacturing: http://www.census.gov/prod/ec02/ec0231i334113.pdf
Other Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing: http://www.census.gov/prod/ec02/ec0231i334119.pdf
Source: Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce
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