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Company and Industry Information: Industry

Industrial Classification Codes

Industry classification systems are used by government and business for classifying industries by numerical code.

Many databases listed on this page allow searching by industry codes to create lists of companies by industry.

Use the following websites to find the codes for industries you are researching.

How to get the full picture

Potential problems:

  • Each information tool uses its own industry groupings and covers different industries. Data from one source may not match another resource, both in terms of data and definition of an industry.
  • Small industries are often reported as part of larger industries in government data and other information sources. Look for targeted market research to address these markets
  • Quality, availability and cost of association information varies widely. Some of it is only available to members, and some data can be free.
  • Emerging industries can be difficult to research. Data may not be available and trends may not have been established.

Relevant Article Databases

The Library subscribes to databases to provide you access to sources which are usually not freely available via the World Wide Web. You can search databases on your chosen topic and locate a range of information. A comprehensive listing of databases is provided on the main e-resources page

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