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.

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