The Standard Industrial Classification SIC was created in 1937 as a way for United States government agencies to classify industries using a four digit code.  While the SIC system is currently used in other countries such as the United Kingdom, in America, the code has largely been replaced by the six digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS code), which was released in 1997.  Agencies such as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes

The SIC Code is structured in the following way:

  • The first two digits describe the major industry sector an organization falls under.
  • The third and fourth digits describe the industry group’s sub classification and specialization

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SIC Codes
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