NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 312

Subsector 312

NAICS Subsector Code 312 – Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 312: Industries in the Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing subsector manufacture beverages and tobacco products. The industry group, Beverage Manufacturing, includes three types of establishments:

  1. Those that manufacture nonalcoholic beverages;
  2. Those that manufacture alcoholic beverages through the fermentation process; and
  3. Those that produce distilled alcoholic beverages. Ice manufacturing, while not a beverage, is included with nonalcoholic beverage manufacturing because it uses the same production process as water purification.

In the case of activities related to the manufacture of beverages, the structure follows the defined production processes. Brandy, a distilled beverage, was not placed under distillery product manufacturing, but rather under the NAICS class for winery product manufacturing since the production process used in the manufacturing of alcoholic grape-based beverages produces both wines (fermented beverage) and brandies (distilled beverage).

The industry group, Tobacco Manufacturing, includes two types of establishments:

  1. hose engaged in redrying and stemming tobacco and,
  2. Those that manufacture tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 312 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
    • Subsector 312: Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3121: Beverage Manufacturing
        • Industry 31211: Soft Drink and Ice Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312111: Soft Drink Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312112: Bottled Water Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312113: Ice Manufacturing
        • Industry 31212: Breweries
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312120: Breweries
        • Industry 31213: Wineries
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312130: Wineries
        • Industry 31214: Distilleries
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312140: Distilleries
      • Industry Group 3122: Tobacco Manufacturing
        • Industry 31223: Tobacco Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 312230: Tobacco Manufacturing

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