NAICS Code List

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For more information about what NAICS codes are, who they are produced by, used by, and a complete index listing and definitions for each code, see below. You can also download NAICS materials, such as the 2017 NAICS Classification Manual, an index of the 2017 NAICS codes in excel format, and other files.

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About the NAICS Code List

This class code list is produced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is the standard classification system used by Federal agencies for classifying businesses, for the purpose of analyzing and publishing data related to the U.S. economic environment.2017 NAICS Code List Excel

The NAICS codes come in the form of 2-6 digit codes. The two digit codes being broad in description, becoming more specific as digits increase, 6 being the most specific.

This page contains the 6 Digit NAICS code list. For the other more broad digits, you can find those lists by clicking the bulleted links below.

NAICS Class Code List Excel

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Learn about the North American Industry Classification System

The slideshow below is regarding the implementation of the NAICS system. If you are using the NAICS classification system, it is good to know exactly what it is and how it came about. Review the slideshow below to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the system.

View the Comprehensive index of NAICS Codes below.

Hover the mouse cursor over the linked codes below to get a preview of the classification. You can also click on the code to get the comprehensive definition, illustrative examples, cross reference guide, and much more.

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NAICS Code Search

This page contains an exhaustive 6 digit NAICS code list, utilizing paginated tabs. Tab 1 contains NAICS codes that begin with “1,” Tab 2 contains NAICS codes that begin with “2,” and so forth. On mobile devices, tabs are shown on the bottom of the page.

NAICS 111110 Soybean Farming

NAICS 111120 Oilseed (except Soybean) Farming

NAICS 111130 Dry Pea and Bean Farming

NAICS 111140 Wheat Farming

NAICS 111150 Corn Farming

NAICS 111160 Rice Farming

NAICS 111191 Oilseed and Grain Combination Farming

NAICS 111199 All Other Grain Farming

NAICS 111211 Potato Farming

NAICS 111219 Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming

NAICS 111310 Orange Groves

NAICS 111320 Citrus (except Orange) Groves

NAICS 111331 Apple Orchards

NAICS 111332 Grape Vineyards

NAICS 111333 Strawberry Farming

NAICS 111334 Berry (except Strawberry) Farming

NAICS 111335 Tree Nut Farming

NAICS 111336 Fruit and Tree Nut Combination Farming

NAICS 111339 Other Noncitrus Fruit Farming

NAICS 111411 Mushroom Production

NAICS 111419 Other Food Crops Grown Under Cover

NAICS 111421 Nursery and Tree Production

NAICS 111422 Floriculture Production

NAICS 111910 Tobacco Farming

NAICS 111920 Cotton Farming

NAICS 111930 Sugarcane Farming

NAICS 111940 Hay Farming

NAICS 111991 Sugar Beet Farming

NAICS 111992 Peanut Farming

NAICS 111998 All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming

NAICS 112111 Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming

NAICS 112112 Cattle Feedlots

NAICS 112120 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production

NAICS 112130 Dual-Purpose Cattle Ranching and Farming

NAICS 112210 Hog and Pig Farming

NAICS 112310 Chicken Egg Production

NAICS 112320 Broilers and Other Meat Type Chicken Production

NAICS 112330 Turkey Production

NAICS 112340 Poultry Hatcheries

NAICS 112390 Other Poultry Production

NAICS 112410 Sheep Farming

NAICS 112420 Goat Farming

NAICS 112511 Finfish Farming and Fish Hatcheries

NAICS 112512 Shellfish Farming

NAICS 112519 Other Aquaculture

NAICS 112910 Apiculture

NAICS 112920 Horses and Other Equine Production

NAICS 112930 Fur-Bearing Animal and Rabbit Production

NAICS 112990 All Other Animal Production

NAICS 113110 Timber Tract Operations

NAICS 113210 Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products

NAICS 113310 Logging

NAICS 114111 Finfish Fishing

NAICS 114112 Shellfish Fishing

NAICS 114119 Other Marine Fishing

NAICS 114210 Hunting and Trapping

NAICS 115111 Cotton Ginning

NAICS 115112 Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating

NAICS 115113 Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine

NAICS 115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning)

NAICS 115115 Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders

NAICS 115116 Farm Management Services

NAICS 115210 Support Activities for Animal Production

NAICS 115310 Support Activities for Forestry

What is the NAICS Association?

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS – pronounced “nakes”) is a government classification system that groups businesses into numeric codes by industry type, for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical and economic data.

Entities that use the Industry Classification

In addition to classifying businesses for the purposes of statistical data, NAICS codes are also used for many other functions, such as administrative, contracting, and tax purposes.  The methodology of the NAICS is production oriented (not product oriented), categorizing businesses according to similar methods of production.

Many states, cities, and other political subdivisions (Such as airport and bridge authorities) use or adapt the NAICS Industry Classifications for their own programs.  Both federal and non-federal entities also use the North American Industry Classification System for administrative and tax purposes.

NAICS Lookup Help

Need help finding the applicable NAICS code for your entity? Enter the “NAICS [Enter the keyword for your industry]” into the search box at the top of this page. For instance, if you are an electrical contractor, you could search “NAICS Electrical Contractor.” The search results will include all applicable NAICS codes that contain the “Electrical Contractor” keyword on the page. This will help you narrow down the search to 2 or 3 possible codes. From there, read the description for each result and select the code that is most applicable.

History and Implementation of the North American Industry Classification System

The North American Industry Classification System was established in 1997, developed by the United States in cooperation with NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico. NAICS was developed to replace the Standard Industrial Classification System.

The Standard Industrial Classification System (Or SIC) was:
  • Developed in the 1930’s
  • Emphasized manufacturing, not growing service and high-tech industries
  • Revisions to the SIC made little change to the original structure, which was later solved by NAICS
  • Last revision was in 1987
How does NAICS differ from SIC?
  • Based on the “production function” concept
  • Emphasized new and emerging industries, high-technology industries, and service industries
  • Provided for comparability with Canada and Mexico
  • NAICS is regularly maintained, scheduled to be revised every 5 years: 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and so forth
What is the NAICS Structure?
  • 20 Sectors (21 counting unclassified)
  • 1.198 Industries (US) – which is 175 more than under the SIC System
  • 6-Digit numbering system
What are the NAICS Sectors?

NAICS Sectors Include:

  • 11: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • 21: Mining
  • 22: Utilities
  • 23: Construction
  • 31-33: Manufacturing
  • 42: Wholesale Trade
  • 44-45: Retail Trade
  • 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
  • 51: Information
  • Finance and Insurance
  • 53: Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  • 54: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • 55: Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • 56: Administrative & Support & Waste
  • 61: Educational Services
  • 62: Health Care & Social Assistance
  • 71: Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation
  • 72: Accommodation & Food Services
  • 81: Other Services (Except public Administration)
  • 92: Public Administration
  • 99: Unclassified

Structure of the NAICS and SIC Classification Systems


  • 2-Digit Sector
  • 3-Digit Subsector
  • 4-Digit Industry Group
  • 5-Digit NAICS Industry
  • 6-Digit U.S. Industry


  • 2-Digit Major Group
  • 3-Digit Industry Group
  • 4-Digit Industry



As with SIC, the more narrow digits are more general, the codes with more digits are more specific. You can find your 6-digit code by starting with the 2-digit, and working your way through to the most applicable 6-digit code. For example, if you were a bed and breakfast, the progression of the breakdown would be as follows:

  • 72: Accommodation & Food Services
  • 721: Accommodation
  • 7211: Traveler Accommodation
  • 72119: Other Traveler Accommodation
  • 721191: Bed-and-Breakfast Inns
Number of codes in the NAICS System:
  • 6-Digit: 1,198
  • 5-Digit: 725
  • 4-Digit: 314
  • 3-Digit: 98
  • 2-Digit: 24
  • Supersector: 11

NAICS Code Tutorial

Watch the video series below to better understand the NAICS classification system.

(1/7) The Purpose of NAICS

(2/7) The Historical Background of NAICS

(3/7) The Development of NAICS

(4/7) The Conceptual Framework of NAICS

(5/7) The Structure of NAICS

(6/7) Defining the Establishment

(7/7) Determining the Industry Classification of the Establishment

2017 Downloadable Files

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NAICS Code List