2003 SIC Codes & Descriptions

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2003 SIC Codes & Descriptions

2003 Codes & Descriptions

This page offers a searchable list of 2003 SIC codes and descriptions.  2003 SIC codes are a system for categorising and defining business activities. They are the result of an ongoing attempt to develop as comprehensive a list as possible of the types of businesses that exist in the UK.  These codes are now largely unused as updated versions have taken their place, however if you need to use these codes we still have access to them on many of our UK business databases.

SIC CODE DESCRIPTION
0111 Growing of cereals and other crops not elsewhere specified
0112 Growing of vegetables, horticultural specialties & nursery products
0113 Growing of fruit, nuts, beverage and spice crops
0121 Farming of cattle, dairy farming
0122 Farming of sheep goats horses asses mules and hinnies
0123 Farming of swine
0124 Farming of poultry
0125 Other farming of animals
0130 Growing of crops combined with farming of animals (mixed farming)
0141 Agricultural service activities; landscape gardening
0142 Animal husbandry service activities, except veterinary activities, n.e.c.
0150 Hunting, trapping & game propagation including related service activities
0201 Forestry and logging
0202 Forestry Logging and related service activities
0501 Fishing
0502 Fish farming
1010 Mining and agglomeration of hard coal
1020 Mining and agglomeration of lignite
1030 Extraction and agglomeration of peat
1110 Extraction of crude petroleum & natural gas
1120 Service activities incidental to oil & gas extraction excluding surveying
1131 Growing of wine grapes table grapes and wine from self produced grapes
1139 Growing of other fruit, nuts, beverage and spice crops
1200 Mining of uranium & thorium ores
1310 Mining of iron ores
1320 Mining of non-ferrous metal ores, except uranium & thorium ores
1411 Quarrying of ornamental and building stone
1412 Quarrying of limestone, gypsum and chalk
1413 Quarrying of slate
1421 Farm animal boarding and care
1421 Operation of gravel and sand pits
1422 Mining of clays and kaolin
1429 Animal husbandry service activities, except veterinary activities, n.e.c.
1430 Mining of chemicals and fertilizer minerals
1440 Production of salt
1450 Other mining and quarrying not elsewhere classified
1511 Production and preserving of meat
1512 Production and preserving of poultry meat
1513 Production of meat and poultry meat products
1520 Processing and preserving of fish and fish products
1531 Processing and preserving of potatoes
1532 Manufacture of fruit and vegetable juice
1533 Processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables not elsewhere classified
1541 Manufacture of crude oils and fats
1542 Manufacture of refined oils and fats
1543 Manufacture of margarine and similar edible fats
1551 Operation of dairies and cheese making
1552 Manufacture of ice cream
1561 Manufacture of grain mill products
1562 Manufacture of starches and starch products
1571 Manufacture of prepared feeds for farm animals
1572 Manufacture of prepared pet foods
1581 Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes
1582 Manufacture of rusks & biscuits; manuf. of preserved pastry goods & cakes
1583 Manufacture of sugar
1584 Manufacture of cocoa chocolate and sugar confectionery
1585 Manu of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products
1586 Processing of tea and coffee
1587 Manufacture of condiments and seasonings
1588 Manufacture of homogenised food preparations and dietetic food
1589 Manufacture of other food products not elsewhere specified
1591 Manufacture of distilled potable alcoholic beverages
1592 Production of ethyl alcohol from fermented materials
1593 Manufacture of wines
1594 Manufacture of cider and other fruit wines
1595 Manufacture of other non-distilled fermented beverages
1596 Manufacture of beer
1597 Manufacture of malt
1598 Production of mineral waters and soft drinks
1600 Manufacture of tobacco products
1711 Preparation and spinning of cotton-type fibres
1712 Preparation and spinning of woollen-type fibres
1713 Preparation and spinning of worsted-type fibres
1714 Preparation and spinning of flax-type fibres
1715 Throwing and preparation of silk
1716 Manufacture of sewing threads
1717 Preparation and spinning of other textile fibres
1721 Cotton-type weaving
1722 Woollen-type weaving
1723 Worsted-type weaving
1724 Silk-type weaving
1725 Other textile weaving
1730 Finishing of textiles
1740 Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel
1751 Manufacture of carpets and rugs
1752 Manufacture of cordage, rope, twine and netting
1753 Manufacture of nonwovens and articles made from nonwovens, except apparel
1754 Manufacture of other textiles not elsewhere classified
1760 Manufacture of knitted & crocheted fabrics
1771 Manufacture of knitted & crocheted hosiery
1772 Manufacture of knitted & crocheted pullovers, cardigans & similar articles
1810 Manufacture of leather clothes
1821 Manufacture of workwear
1822 Manufacture of other outerwear
1823 Manufacture of underwear
1824 Manufacture of other wearing apparel & accessories not elsewhere classified
1830 Dressing and dyeing of fur; manufacture of articles of fur
1910 Tanning and dressing of leather
1920 Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
1930 Manufacture of footwear
2010 Sawmilling and planing of wood, impregnation of wood
2020 Manufacture of veneer sheets; manu of plywood, laminboard, particle board
2030 Manufacture of builders carpentry and joinery
2040 Manufacture of wooden containers
2051 Manufacture of other products of wood
2052 Manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
2111 Manufacture of pulp
2112 Manufacture of paper and paperboard
2121 Manu of corrugated paper & paperboard & containers of paper & paperboard
2122 Manufacture of household and sanitary goods and of toilet requisites
2123 Manufacture of paper stationery
2124 Manufacture of wallpaper
2125 Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard not elsewhere class
2211 Publishing of books
2212 Publishing of newspapers
2213 Publishing of journals and periodicals
2214 Publishing of sound recordings
2215 Other publishing
2221 Printing of newspapers
2222 Printing not elsewhere classified
2223 Bookbinding
2224 Pre-press activities
2225 Ancillary activities related to printing
2231 Reproduction of sound recording
2232 Reproduction of video recording
2233 Reproduction of computer media
2310 Manufacture of coke oven products
2320 Manufacture of refined petroleum products
2330 Processing of nuclear fuel
2411 Manufacture of industrial gases
2412 Manufacture of dyes and pigments
2413 Manufacture of other inorganic basic chemicals
2414 Manufacture of other organic basic chemicals
2415 Manufacture of fertilizers and nitrogen compounds
2416 Manufacture of plastics in primary forms
2417 Manufacture of synthetic rubber in primary forms
2420 Manufacture of pesticides and other agro-chemical products
2430 Manufacture of paint, varnish & similar coatings, printing inks & cs
2441 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products
2442 Manufacture of pharmaceutical preperations
2451 Manufacture of soap & detergents, cleaning & polishing preperations
2452 Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations
2461 Manufacture of explosives
2462 Manufacture of glues and gelatine
2463 Manufacture of essential oils
2464 Manufacture of photographic chemical material
2465 Manufacture of prepared unrecorded media
2466 Manufacture of other chemical products not elsewhere classified
2470 Manufacture of man-made fibres
2511 Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes
2512 Retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres
2513 Manufacture of other rubber products
2521 Manufacture of plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles
2522 Manufacture of plastic packing goods
2523 Manufacture of builders ware of plastic
2524 Manufacture of other plastic products
2611 Manufacture of flat glass
2612 Shaping and processing of flat glass
2613 Manufacture of hollow glass
2614 Manufacture of glass fibres
2615 Manufacture and processing of other glass including technical ware
2621 Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles
2622 Manufacture of ceramic sanitary fixtures
2623 Manufacture of ceramic insulators and insulating fittings
2624 Manufacture of other technical ceramic products
2625 Manufacture of other ceramic products
2626 Manufacture of refractory ceramic products
2630 Manufacture of ceramic tiles and flags
2640 Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay
2651 Manufacture of cement
2652 Manufacture of lime
2653 Manufacture of plaster
2661 Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
2662 Manufacture of plaster products for construction purposes
2663 Manufacture of ready-mixed concrete
2664 Manufacture of mortars
2665 Manufacture of fibre cement
2666 Manufacture of other articles of concrete, plaster and cement
2670 Cutting, shaping and finishing of stone
2681 Production of abrasive products
2682 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
2710 Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys
2721 Manufacture of cast iron tubes
2722 Manufacture of steel tubes
2731 Cold drawing
2732 Cold rolling of narrow strip
2733 Cold forming or folding
2734 Wire drawing
2741 Precious metals production
2742 Aluminium production
2743 Lead, zinc and tin production
2744 Copper production
2745 Other non-ferrous metal production
2751 Casting of iron
2752 Casting of steel
2753 Casting of light metals
2754 Casting of other non-ferrous metals
2811 Manufacture of metal structures and parts of structures
2812 Manufacture of builders carpentry and joinery of metal
2821 Manufacture of tanks, reservoirs and containers of metal
2822 Manufacture of central heating radiators and boilers
2830 Manufacture of steam generators, except central heating hot water rs
2840 Forging, pressing, stamping and roll forming of metal; powder lurgy
2851 Treatment and coating of metals
2852 General mechanical engineering
2861 Manufacture of cutlery
2862 Manufacture of tools
2863 Manufacture of locks and hinges
2871 Manufacture of steel drums and similar containers
2872 Manufacture of light metal packaging
2873 Manufacture of wire products
2874 Manufacture of fasteners, screw machine products, chain and springs
2875 Manufacture of other fabricated metal products not elsewhere ified
2911 Manu of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle es
2912 Manufacture of pumps and compressors
2913 Manufacture of taps and valves
2914 Manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing and driving elements
2921 Manufacture of furnaces and furnace burners
2922 Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment
2923 Manufacture of non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment
2924 Manufacture of other general purpose machinery not elsewhere ified
2931 Manufacture of agricultural tractors
2932 Manufacture of other agricultural and forestry machinery
2941 Manufacture of portable hand held power tools
2942 Manufacture of metalworking machine tools
2943 Manufacture of other machine tools not elsewhere classified
2951 Manufacture of machinery for metallurgy
2952 Manufacture of machinery for mining, quarrying and construction
2953 Manufacture of machinery for food, beverage and tobacco processing
2954 Manufacture of machinery for textile, apparel and leather production
2955 Manufacture of machinery for paper and paperboard production
2956 Manufacture of other special purpose machinery not elsewhere ified
2960 Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
2971 Manufacture of electric domestic appliances
2972 Manufacture of non-electric domestic appliances
3001 Manufacture of office machinery
3002 Manufacture of computers and other information processing equipment
3110 Manufacture of electric motors, generators and transformers
3120 Manufacture of electricity distribution and control apparatus
3130 Manufacture of insulated wire and cable
3140 Manufacture of accumulators, primary cells and primary batteries
3150 Manufacture of lighting equipment and electric lamps
3161 Manu of electrical equipment for engines and vehicles not elsewhere
3162 Manufacture of other electrical equipment not elsewhere classified
3210 Manufacture of electronic valves and tubes and other electronic components
3220 Manufacture of telegraph & radio transmitters &apparatus for line hony
3230 Manu of TV and radio receivers, sound or video recdg or repro atus
3310 Manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic ances
3320 Manu of electronic instruments for measuring, checking, testing, ating
3330 Manufacture of industrial process control equipment
3340 Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment
3350 Manufacture of watches and clocks
3410 Manufacture of motor vehicles
3420 Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles trailers & semi-
3430 Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles and their es
3511 Building and repairing of ships
3512 Building and repairing of pleasure and sporting boats
3520 Manufacture of railway and tramway locomotives and rolling stock
3530 Manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft
3541 Manufacture of motorcycles
3542 Manufacture of bicycles
3543 Manufacture of invalid carriages
3550 Manufacture of other transport equipment not elsewhere classified
3611 Manufacture of chairs and seats
3612 Manufacture of other office and shop furniture
3613 Manufacture of other kitchen furniture
3614 Manufacture of other furniture
3615 Manufacture of mattresses
3621 Striking of coins and medals
3622 Manufacture of jewellery and related articles not elsewhere classified
3630 Manufacture of musical instruments
3640 Manufacture of sports goods
3650 Manufacture of games and toys
3661 Manufacture of imitation jewellery
3662 Manufacture of brooms and brushes
3663 Other manufacturing not elsewhere classified
3710 Recycling of metal waste and scrap
3720 Recycling of non-metal waste and scrap
4011 Production of electricity
4012 Transmission of electricity
4013 Distribution and trade in electricity
4021 Manufacture of gas
4022 Distribution and trade of gaseous fuels through mains
4030 Steam and hot water supply
4100 Collection, purification and distribution of water
4254 Construction of water projects
4511 Demolition and wrecking of buildings; earth moving
4512 Test drilling and boring
4521 General construction of buildings and civil engineering works
4522 Erection of roof covering and frames
4523 Construction of highways, roads, airfields and sports facilities
4524 Construction of water projects
4525 Other construction work involving special trades
4531 Installation of electrical wiring and fittings
4532 Insulation work activities
4533 Plumbing
4534 Other building installation
4541 Plastering
4542 Joinery installation
4543 Floor and wall covering
4544 Painting and glazing
4545 Other building completion
4550 Renting of construction or demolition equipment with operator
5010 Sale of motor vehicles
5020 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
5030 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
5040 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcyles, related parts and sories
5050 Retail sale of automotive fuel
5111 Agents in the sale of agric. raw matls, live animals, textile raw
5112 Agents involved in the sale of fuels, ores, metals and industrial cal
5113 Agents involved in the sale of timber and building materials
5114 Agents in the sale of machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aft
5115 Agents in the sale of furniture, household goods, hardware and ongery
5116 Agents involved in the sale of textiles, clothing, footwear & leather
5117 Agents involved in the sale of food, beverages and tobacco
5118 Agents in the sale of particular products or ranges of products .
5119 Agents involved in the sale of a variety of goods
5121 Wholesale of grain, seeds and animal feeds
5122 Wholesale of flowers and plants
5123 Wholesale of live animals
5124 Wholesale of hides, skins and leather
5125 Wholesale of unmanufactured tobacco
5131 Wholesale of fruit and vegetables
5132 Wholesale of meat and meat products
5133 Wholesale of dairy produce, eggs and edible oils and fats
5134 Wholesale of alcoholic and other beverages
5135 Wholesale of tobacco products
5136 Wholesale of sugar and chocolate and sugar confectionery
5137 Wholesale of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices
5138 Wholesale of other food including fish, crustaceans and molluscs
5139 Non-specialised wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco
5141 Wholesale of textiles
5142 Wholesale of clothing and footwear
5143 Wholesale of electrical household appliances and radio and television
5144 Wholesale of china and glassware, wallpaper and cleaning materials
5145 Wholesale of perfume and cosmetics
5146 Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods
5147 Wholesale of other household goods
5151 Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products
5152 Wholesale of metals and metal ores
5153 Wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equipment
5154 Wholesale of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies
5155 Wholesale of chemical products
5156 Wholesale of other intermediate products
5157 Wholesale of waste and scrap
5181 Wholesale of machine tools
5182 Wholesale of mining, construction and civil engineering machinery
5183 Wholesale of machinery for the textile industry & of sewing & knitting
5184 Wholesale of computers, computer peripheral equipment and software
5185 Wholesale of other office machinery and equipment
5186 Wholesale of other electronic parts and equipment
5187 Wholesale of other machinery for use in industry, trade and navigation
5188 Wholesale of agricultural machinery accessories implements including
5190 Other wholesale
5211 Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco
5212 Other retail sale in non-specialised stores
5221 Retail sale of fruit and vegetables
5222 Retail sale of meat and meat products
5223 Retail sale of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
5224 Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar ctionery
5225 Retail sale of alcoholic and other beverages
5226 Retail sale of tobacco products
5227 Other retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores
5231 Dispensing chemists
5232 Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods
5233 Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles
5241 Retail sale of textiles
5242 Retail sale of clothing
5243 Retail sale of footwear and leather goods
5244 Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment & household articles .
5245 Retail sale of elect. household appliances and radio and television
5246 Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass
5247 Retail sale of books, newspapers and stationery
5248 Other retail sale in specialised stores
5250 Retail sale of second-hand goods in stores
5261 Retail sale via mail order houses
5262 Retail sale via stalls and markets
5263 Other non-store retail sale
5271 Repair of boots, shoes and other articles of leather
5272 Repair of electrical household goods
5273 Repair of watches, clocks and jewellery
5274 Repair not elsewhere classified
5510 Hotels
5521 Youth hostels and mountain refuges
5522 Camping sites, including caravan sites
5523 Other provision of lodgings not elsewhere classified
5530 Restaurants
5540 Bars
5551 Canteens
5552 Catering
6010 Transport via railways
6021 Other scheduled passenger land transport
6022 Taxi operation
6023 Other passenger land transport
6024 Freight transport by road
6030 Transport via pipelines
6110 Sea and coastal water transport
6120 Inland water transport
6210 Scheduled air transport
6220 Non-scheduled air transport
6230 Space transport
6311 Cargo handling
6312 Storage and warehousing
6321 Other supporting land transport activities
6322 Other supporting water transport activities
6323 Other supporting air transport activities
6330 Activities of travel agencies and tour operators not elsewhere ified
6340 Activities of other transport agencies
6411 National post activities
6412 Courier activities other than national post activities
6420 Telecommunications
6511 Central banking
6512 Other monetary intermediation
6521 Financial leasing
6522 Other credit granting
6523 Other financial intermediation not elsewhere classified
6601 Life insurance
6602 Pension funding
6603 Non-life insurance
6711 Administration of financial markets
6712 Security broking and fund management
6713 Activities auxiliary to financial intermediation not elsewhere ified
6720 Activities auxiliary to insurance and pension funding
7011 Development and selling of real estate
7012 Buying and selling of own real estate
7020 Letting of own property
7031 Real estate agencies
7032 Management of real estate on a fee or contract basis
7110 Renting of automobiles
7121 Renting of other land transport equipment
7122 Renting of water transport equipment
7123 Renting of air transport equipment
7131 Renting of agricultural machinery and equipment
7132 Renting of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment
7133 Renting of office machinery and equipment including computers
7134 Renting of other machinery and equipment not elsewhere classified
7140 Renting of personal and household goods not elsewhere classified
7210 Hardware consultancy
7221 Publishing of software
7222 Other software consultancy and supply
7230 Data processing
7240 Database activities
7250 Maintenance and repair of office, accounting and computing machinery
7260 Other computer related activities
7310 Research and experimental development on natural sciences and eering
7320 Research and experimental development on social sciences and ities
7411 Legal activities
7412 Accounting, book-keeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy
7413 Market research and public opinion polling
7414 Business and management consultancy activities
7415 Management activities of holding companies
7420 Architectural and engineering activities and related technical ltancy
7430 Technical testing and analysis
7440 Advertising
7450 Labour recruitment and provision of personnel
7460 Investigation and security activities
7470 Industrial cleaning
7481 Photographic activities
7482 Packaging activities
7485 Secretarial and translation activities
7486 Call centre activities
7487 Other business activities not elsewhere classified
7511 General (overall) public service activities
7512 Regulation of the activities of agencies that provide health care tion
7513 Regulation of and contribution to more efficient operation of business
7514 Supporting service activities for the government as a whole
7521 Foreign affairs
7522 Defence activities
7523 Justice and judicial activities
7524 Public security, law and order activities
7525 Fire service activities
7530 Compulsory social security activities
8010 Primary education
8021 General secondary education
8022 Technical and vocational secondary education
8030 Higher education
8041 Driving school activities
8042 Other adult and other education not elsewhere classified
8511 Hospital activities
8512 Medical practice activities
8513 Dental practice activities
8514 Other human health activities
8520 Veterinary activities
8531 Social work activities with accommodation
8532 Social work activities without accommodation
9001 Collection and treatment of sewage
9002 Collection and treatment of other waste
9003 Sanitation, remediation and similar activities
9111 Activities of business and employers organisations
9112 Activities of professional organisations
9120 Activities of trade unions
9131 Activities of religious organisations
9132 Activities of political organisations
9133 Activities of other membership organisations not elsewhere classified
9211 Motion picture and video production
9212 Motion picture and video distribution
9213 Motion picture projection
9220 Radio and television activities
9231 Artistic and literary creation and interpretation
9232 Operation of arts facilities
9233 Fair and amusement park activities
9234 Other entertainment activities not elsewhere classified
9240 News agency activities
9251 Library and archives activities
9252 Museum activities and preservation of historical sites and buildings
9253 Botanical and zoological gardens and nature reserve activities
9261 Operation of sports arenas and stadiums
9262 Other sporting activities
9271 Gambling and betting activities
9272 Other recreational activities not elsewhere classified
9301 Washing and dry cleaning of textile and fur products
9302 Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
9303 Funeral and related activities
9304 Physical well-being activities
9305 Other service activities not elsewhere classified
9500 Activities of households as employees of domestic staff
9600 Undifferentiated goods producing activities of private households for
9700 Undifferentiated services producing activities of private households
9900 Extra-territorial organisations and bodies