NAICS 5 Digit Industry 45211

Industry 45211

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 45211 – Department Stores

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 45211: This industry comprises establishments known as department stores primarily engaged in retailing a wide range of the following new products with no one merchandise line predominating: apparel, furniture, appliances and home furnishings; and selected additional items, such as paint, hardware, toiletries, cosmetics, photographic equipment, jewelry, toys, and sporting goods. Merchandise lines are normally arranged in separate departments.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 45211

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 45211. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Retailing packaged grocery items in combination with general lines of merchandise with no one merchandise line predominating–are classified in Industry 45291, Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters;
  • Retailing apparel without a significant amount of housewares or general merchandise–are classified in Subsector 448, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores;
  • Retailing general lines of merchandise via electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale–are classified in Subsector 454, Nonstore Retailers; and
  • Retailing used merchandise–are classified in Industry 45331, Used Merchandise Stores.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 45211

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 45211. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Department stores (except discount department stores)
  • Department stores, discount
  • Discount department stores

Industry Breakdown for 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 (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 44-45: Retail Trade
    • Subsector 452: General Merchandise Stores
      • Industry Group 4521: Department Stores
        • Industry 45211: Department Stores (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 452111: Department Stores (except Discount Department Stores)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 452112: Discount Department Stores

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