NAICS North American Industry Classification System

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North American Industry Classification System
NAICS


A new classification system, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), is replacing the old Standard Industry Classification (SIC) system. This new system will update the classifications to include many categories that did not exist in the past. It also allows one system to cover goods as they move through NAFTA.

Researchers familiar with using the old SIC codes will have to use the new codes and industries relying on SIC series trade data (production, shipment, import, export data for each month) for forecasting and other purposes may be in for some surprises as the systems blend together and the new classification emerges.



We are listing some articles and web sites with extensive information on the new NAICS system.

OnLine NAICS Resources


NAICS Articles

The 2 December 1996 issue of Industry Week has an article titled, "No NIX on NAICS", on pages 47-48.

NAICS Books

NAICS North American Industry Classification System United States 1997 is a 1200 page book full of the new codes and cross references to the old SIC codes. It is available in our bookstore.


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