NAICS Code 311942 Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) manufacturing spices, table salt, seasonings, flavoring extracts (except coffee and meat), and natural food colorings and/or (2) manufacturing dry mix food preparations, such as salad dressing mixes, gravy and sauce mixes, frosting mixes, and other dry mix preparations.

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NAICS Code 311942 - Spice and Extract Manufacturing is a final level code of the “Manufacturing” Sector. There are 254 companies verified as active in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 19,835 people.

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Maximum 500 Employees

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Industry Examples of NAICS 311942

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 311942 - Spice and Extract Manufacturing are:

  • Cake frosting mixes manufacturing
  • Chili pepper or powder manufacturing
  • Extracts, food (except coffee, meat), manufacturing
  • Extracts, malt, manufacturing
  • Flavor extracts (except coffee) manufacturing
  • Food coloring, natural, manufacturing
  • Food extracts (except coffee, meat) manufacturing
  • Fruit extracts manufacturing
  • Gravy mixes, dry, manufacturing
  • Grinding spices
  • Hop extract manufacturing
  • Malt extract and syrups manufacturing
  • Pectin manufacturing
  • Pepper (i.e., spice) manufacturing
  • Salad dressing mixes, dry, manufacturing
  • Salt substitute manufacturing
  • Salt, table, manufacturing
  • Sauce mixes, dry, manufacturing
  • Seasoning salt manufacturing
  • Spice grinding and blending
  • Spice mixtures manufacturing
  • Spices and spice mix manufacturing
  • Table salt manufacturing

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Top Countries by U.S. Imports

China $234,601,445
India $210,517,903
Vietnam $192,033,920
Mexico $115,219,372
Indonesia $62,709,316

Top Countries by U.S. Exports

Canada $190,155,892
Mexico $87,439,273
United Kingdom $26,820,906
Germany $23,862,856
Belgium $22,497,816

Countries With Highest Trade Surplus

Canada $134,725,281
Belgium $22,429,705
United Kingdom $21,165,931
Saudi Arabia $16,375,049
Philippines $15,060,531

Countries With Highest Trade Deficit

China -$214,948,353
India -$208,549,238
Vietnam -$180,454,744
Spain -$57,951,469
Peru -$50,193,039

U.S. Total Import value for NAICS Code 311942 is $1,329,011,041. China, India, and Vietnam accounted for the top imports of Spices & Extracts in 2018.

U.S. Total Export value for this industry is $667,160,329. Canada, Mexico, and United Kingdom accounted for the top exports of Spices & Extracts in 2018.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the SBA size standard for NAICS 311942?

    Businesses up to 500 Employees in size are considered small businesses by SBA.

  • How many active businesses operate in NAICS Code 311942?

    There are 254 verified business locations operating primarily in this industry.

  • What was the total revenue for NAICS Code 311942?

    In 2017 the total revenue for Spice and Extract Manufacturing was $11,255,946,000

  • What was the annual payroll for NAICS Code 311942?

    In 2017 the annual payroll for Spice and Extract Manufacturing was $1,256,004,000

  • How many people work in NAICS Code 311942?

    The number of reported paid employees is 19,835.