NAICS 2017

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revision for 2017 was officially released in January of 2017. The 2017 revisions were made to account for the rapidly changing economy. The main goal of the 2017 revision: To modify or create industries to reflect new, emerging, or changing activities and technologies. In the 2017 NAICS United States, there are 20 sectors and 1,057 industries.


Revision Process

The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB), through its Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC), after considering all proposals from the public, consulting with a number of U.S. data users and industry groups, and undertaking extensive discussions with Statistics Canada and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI), formulated a set of recommendations for revisions to NAICS for 2017. The OMB then published a solicitation of public comments on these recommendations, reviewed those comments and conducted further consultation with data users and industry groups, and adopted the ECPC recommendations presented in the August 4, 2015 notice. OMB then published a notice of final decisions regarding NAICS revisions for 2017 in an August 8, 2016, Federal Register notice (81 FR 52584).


What is a NAICS Code?


NAICS 2017 Structure


SectorNameSubsectors (3-digit)Industry Groups (4-digit)NAICS Industries (5-digit)Final Level (6-digit)

11

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting5194264
21Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction351128
22Utilities13614
23Construction3102831
31-33Manufacturing2186180360
42Wholesale Trade3197171
44-45Retail Trade12275766
48-49Transportation and Warehousing11294257
51Information6112531
52Finance and Insurance5113141
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasing381724
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services193549
55Management of Companies and Enterprises1113
56Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services2112944
61Educational Services171217
62Health Care and Social Assistance4183039
71Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation392325
72Accomodation and Food Services261015
81Other Services (except Public Administration)4143049
92Public Administration882929

Total993117091057




NAICS 2017 Code Expansions

Below are the industry sector expansions in NAICS 2017. This is where one NAICS 2012 Industry Sector expanded to two NAICS 2017 Indsutry Sectors.


NAICS 2012: 211111 - Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction 

  • NAICS 2017: 211120 - Crude Petroleum Extraction 
  • NAICS 2017: 211130 - Natural Gas Extraction

NAICS 2012: 452112 - Discount Department Stores

  • NAICS 2017: 452210 - Department Stores (with insignificant perishable grocery sales) 
  • NAICS 2017: 452311 - Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters (with significant perishable grocery sales)

NAICS 2012: 541711 - Research and Development in Biotechnology

  • NAICS 2017: 541713 - Research and Development in Nanotechnology 
  • NAICS 2017: 541714 - Research and Development in Biotechnology (except Nanobiotechnology)

NAICS 2012: 541712 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)

  • NAICS 2017: 541713 - Research and Development in Nanotechnology 
  • NAICS 2017: 541715 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology) 

**Please note: Establishments that are classified in one of these four 2012 NAICS Industries are asked to select the new 2017 NAICS Industry that best describes their main business activity.


NAICS 2017 Code Consolidations

Below are the NAICS 2012 Industry Sector Consolidations in NAICS 2017. Two or more 2012 NAICS Industry Sectors were consolidated into one NAICS 2017 Industry Sector.


NAICS 2017: 212230 - Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining

  • NAICS 2012: 212231 Copper, Nickel, Lead, and Zinc Mining
  • NAICS 2012: 212234 Copper Ore and Nickel Ore Mining

NAICS 2017: 339114 - Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing

  • NAICS 2012: 333911 - Pump and Pumping Equipment Manufacturing
  • NAICS 2012: 333913 - Measuring and Dispensing Pump Manufacturing

NAICS 2017: 335220 - Major Household Appliance Manufacturing

  • NAICS 2012: 335221 - Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing
  • NAICS 2012: 335222 - Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing
  • NAICS 2012: 335224 - Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing
  • NAICS 2012: 335228 - Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing

NAICS 2017: 454110 - Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses

  • NAICS 2012: 454111 - Electronic Shopping
  • NAICS 2012: 454112 - Electronic Auctions
  • NAICS 2012: 454113 - Mail-Order Houses

NAICS 2017: 512250 - Record Production and Distribution

  • NAICS 2012: 512210 - Record Production
  • NAICS 2012: 512220 - Integrated Record Production/Distribution

**Please note: Establishments that are classified in one of these 2012 NAICS Industries are asked to select the 2017 NAICS Industry that best describes their main business activity.


NAICS 2017 Direct Code Change

Explanation Note: The first code displayed is the 2012 NAICS code. Below is the new NAICS 2017 Code, which is the result of the direct code change in the 2017 revision.


  • NAICS 2012: 452910 - Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 
  • NAICS 2017: 452311 - Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters


  • NAICS 2012: 452990 - All Other General Merchandise Stores
  • NAICS 2017: 452319 - All Other General Merchandise Stores


  • NAICS 2012: 517110 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • NAICS 2017: 517311 - Wired Telecommunications Carriers


  • NAICS 2012: 517210 - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
  • NAICS 2017: 517312 - Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)


  • NAICS 2012: 532220 - Formal Wear and Costume Rental
  • NAICS 2017: 532281 - Formal Wear and Costume Rental


  • NAICS 2012: 532230 - Video Tape and Disc Rental
  • NAICS 2017: 532282 - Video Tape and Disc Rental


  • NAICS 2012: 532291 - Home Health Equipment Rental
  • NAICS 2017: 532283 - Home Health Equipment Rental


  • NAICS 2012: 532292 - Recreational Goods Rental
  • NAICS 2017: 532284 - Recreational Goods Rental


  • NAICS 2012: 532299 - All Other Consumer Goods Rental
  • NAICS 2017: 532289 - All Other Consumer Goods Rental

**Please note: Establishments that are classified in one of these 2012 NAICS Industries are asked to select the 2017 NAICS Industry Code change.


Schedule for 2017 Revision of NAICS

  • Federal Register notice soliciting proposals:  Early to mid-2014
  • ECPC review of proposals and trilateral negotiation:  Mid-2014 to early-2015
  • Federal Register notice containing ECPC recommendations to OMB:  Early-2015
  • Federal Register notice containing OMB final decisions:  May 2015
  • 2017 NAICS United States Manual manuscript submitted to OMB:  June 2016
  • 2017 NAICS United States Manuals available:  January 2017

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