Industry

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An industry is a group of companies that perform similar functions, it can also to refer to all company groups, or the production of an economic good within an economy.

Industries

Classification Standards

Abbreviation Full name Sponsor Criterion/
Unit
Node count by level Issued
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities United Nations Statistics Division production/
establishment
4 digits
21/88/238/419
1948–present (Rev. 4, 2008)
NAICS North American Industry Classification System Statistical bureaus of US, Canada, and Mexico production/
establishment
6 digits
17/99/313/724/1175 (/19745)1
1997, 2002, (2012)
NACE Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community European Community production/
establishment
6 digits
ANZSIC Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
SIC Standard Industrial Classification US production/
establishment
4 digits
1004 categories
1937–1987 (superseded by NAICS, but still used in some applications)
ICB Industry Classification Benchmark FTSE market/
company
10/20/41/114[1]
GICS Global Industry Classification Standard Standard & Poor's, Morgan Stanley Capital International market/
company
2-8 digits
10/24/68/154
TRBC Thomson Reuters Business Classification Thomson Reuters market/
company
10/25/52/124[1]

Links

  • 1.0 1.1 Dave Nadig, Lara Crigger, "Signal from Noise" IndexUniverse, p. 2