The NIC Code: Contributing to the national wealth

The NIC code or the National Industrial Classification Code is a statistical standard that is used in calculating the share of each economic activity, towards the country’s national wealth.

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NIC Code: Application

UdhyogAadhaar NIC Code registration: As per the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act, 2006, small and medium scale entities can register with the UdhyogAadhaar. At the time of registration, these entities are mandatorily required to submit their respective UdhyogAadhaar NIC Code without which registration is not possible.

Company Registration: In order to register a company or a limited liability partnership with the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) the NIC code of the company is required.

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NIC Code 2008

The NIC code 2008 is a revised version of the NIC code 2004, as per the changes recommended at the 38’th session of the UN Statistical Commission. The NIC code 2008 required countries to adopt the categories of International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) for their domestic grouping of industries.

The NIC code 2008 provides an internationally recognized approach to the collection and analysis of industry-related data and their contribution to the Indian economy.

The NIC code 2008 structure is based on ISIC-rev. 4. As per this revision, the NIC code 2008 places more relevance in grouping of activities in hierarchical manner.

NIC code list

The NIC code list groups industries and activities as per the structure of NIC code 2008. According to this, the NIC code list features activities/industries grouped into a ‘section’. Which is categorized alphabetically from ‘A’ to ‘U’. Every section is divided into divisions based on two-figure numeric codes. Every division is broken up into groups with 3-figure codes, as seen below

Section A Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Division 01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
Group 011 Growing of non-perennial crops
Group 012 Growing of perennial crops
Group 013 Plant propagation
Group 014 Animal production
Group 015 Mixed farming
Group 016 Support activities to agriculture and post-harvest crop activities
Group 017 Hunting, trapping and related service activities
Division 02 Forestry and logging
Group 021 Silviculture and other forestry activities
Group 022 Logging
Group 023 Gathering of non-wood forest products
Group 024 Support services to forestry
Division 03 Fishing and aquaculture
Group 031 Fishing
Group 032 Aquaculture
Section B Mining and quarrying
Division 05 Mining of coal and lignite
Group 051 Mining of hard coal
Group 052 Mining of lignite
Division 06 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
Group 061 Extraction of crude petroleum
Group 062 Extraction of natural gas
Division 07 Mining of metal ores
Group 071 Mining of iron ores
Group 072 Mining of non-ferrous metal ores
Division 08 Other mining and quarrying
Group 081 Quarrying of stone, sand and clay
Group 089 Mining and quarrying n.e.c.
Division 09 Mining support service activities
Group 091 Support activities for petroleum and natural gas mining
Group 099 Support activities for other mining and quarrying
Section C Manufacturing
Division 10 Manufacture of food products
Group 101 Processing and preserving of meat
Group 102 Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Group 103 Processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
Group 104 Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats
Group 105 Manufacture of dairy products
Group 106 Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products
Group 107 Manufacture of other food products
Group 108 Manufacture of prepared animal feeds
Division 11 Manufacture of beverages
Group 110 Manufacture of beverages
Division 12 Manufacture of tobacco products
Group 120 Manufacture of tobacco products
Division 13 Manufacture of textiles
Group 131 Spinning, weaving and finishing of textiles
Group 139 Manufacture of other textiles
Division 14 Manufacture of wearing apparel
Group 141 Manufacture of wearing apparel, except fur apparel
Group 142 Manufacture of articles of fur
Group 143 Manufacture of knitted and crocheted apparel
Division 15 Manufacture of leather and related products
Group 151 Tanning and dressing of leather; manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery and harness; dressing and dyeing of fur
Group 152 Manufacture of footwear
Division 16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Group 161 Sawmilling and planing of wood
Group 162 Manufacture of products of wood, cork, straw and plaiting materials
Division 17 Manufacture of paper and paper products
Group 170 Manufacture of paper and paper products
Division 18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Group 181 Printing and service activities related to printing
Group 182 Reproduction of recorded media
Division 19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products
Group 191 Manufacture of coke oven products
Group 192 Manufacture of refined petroleum products
Division 20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Group 201 Manufacture of basic chemicals, fertilizer and nitrogen compounds, plastics and synthetic rubber in primary forms
Group 202 Manufacture of other chemical products
Group 202 Manufacture of man-made fibres
Division 21 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
Group 210 Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
Division 22 Manufacture of rubber and plastics products
Group 221 Manufacture of rubber products
Group 222 Manufacture of plastics products
Division 23 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
Group 231 Manufacture of glass and glass products
Group 239 Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
Division 24 Manufacture of basic metals
Group 241 Manufacture of basic iron and steel
Group 242 Manufacture of basic precious and other non-ferrous metals
Group 243 Casting of metals
Division 25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
Group 251 Manufacture of structural metal products, tanks, reservoirs and steam generators
Group 252 Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
Group 259 Manufacture of other fabricated metal products; metalworking service activities
Division 26 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Group 261 Manufacture of electronic components
Group 262 Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
Group 263 Manufacture of communication equipment
Group 264 Manufacture of consumer electronics
Group 265 Manufacture of measuring, testing, navigating and control equipment; watches and clocks
Group 266 Manufacture of irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment
Group 267 Manufacture of optical instruments and equipment
Group 268 Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
Division 27 Manufacture of electrical equipment
Group 271 Manufacture of electric motors, generators, transformers and electricity distribution and control apparatus
Group 272 Manufacture of batteries and accumulators
Group 273 Manufacture of wiring and wiring devices
Group 274 Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Group 275 Manufacture of domestic appliances
Group 279 Manufacture of other electrical equipment
Division 28 Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Group 281 Manufacture of general purpose machinery
Group 282 Manufacture of special-purpose machinery
Division 29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Group 291 Manufacture of motor vehicles
Group 292 Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
Group 293 Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Division 30 Manufacture of other transport equipment
Group 301 Building of ships and boats
Group 302 Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock
Group 303 Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Group 304 Manufacture of military fighting vehicles
Group 309 Manufacture of transport equipment n.e.c.
Division 31 Manufacture of furniture
Group 310 Manufacture of furniture
Division 32 Other manufacturing
Group 321 Manufacture of jewellery, bijouterie and related articles
Group 322 Manufacture of musical instruments
Group 323 Manufacture of sports goods
Group 324 Manufacture of games and toys
Group 325 Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies
Group 329 Other manufacturing n.e.c.
Division 33 Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
Group 331 Repair of fabricated metal products, machinery and equipment
Group 332 Installation of industrial machinery and equipment
Section D Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Division 35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Group 351 Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
Group 352 Manufacture of gas; distribution of gaseous fuels through mains
Group 353 Steam and air conditioning supply
Section E Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Division 36 Water collection, treatment and supply
Group 360 Water collection, treatment and supply
Division 37 Sewerage
Group 370 Sewerage
Division 38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
Group 381 Waste collection
Group 382 Waste treatment and disposal
Group 383 Materials recovery
Division 39 Remediation activities and other waste management services
Group 390 Remediation activities and other waste management services
Section F Construction
Division 41 Construction of buildings
Group 410 Construction of buildings
Division 42 Civil engineering
Group 421 Construction of roads and railways
Group 422 Construction of utility projects
Group 429 Construction of other civil engineering projects
Division 43 Specialized construction activities
Group 431 Demolition and site preparation
Group 432 Electrical, plumbing and other construction installation activities
Group 433 Building completion and finishing
Group 439 Other specialized construction activities
Section G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Division 45 Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Group 451 Sale of motor vehicles
Group 452 Maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
Group 453 Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
Group 454 Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories
Division 46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Group 461 Wholesale on a fee or contract basis
Group 462 Wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals
Group 463 Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco
Group 464 Wholesale of household goods
Group 465 Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies
Group 466 Other specialized wholesale
Group 469 Non-specialized wholesale trade
Division 47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Group 471 Retail sale in non-specialized stores
Group 472 Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores
Group 473 Retail sale of automotive fuel in specialized stores
Group 474 Retail sale of information and communications equipment in specialized stores
Group 475 Retail sale of other household equipment in specialized stores
Group 476 Retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialized stores
Group 477 Retail sale of other goods in specialized stores
Group 478 Retail sale via stalls and markets
Group 479 Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets
Section H Transportation and storage
Division 49 Land transport and transport via pipelines
Group 491 Transport via railways
Group 492 Other land transport
Group 493 Transport via pipeline
Division 50 Water transport
Group 501 Sea and coastal water transport
Group 502 Inland water transport
Division 51 Air transport
Group 511 Passenger air transport
Group 512 Freight air transport
Division 52 Warehousing and support activities for transportation
Group 521 Warehousing and storage
Group 522 Support activities for transportation
Division 53 Postal and courier activities
Group 531 Postal activities
Group 532 courier activities
Section I Accommodation and Food service activities
Division 55 Accommodation
Group 551 Short term accommodation activities
Group 552 Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks
Group 559 Other accommodation
Division 56 Food and beverage service activities
Group 561 Restaurants and mobile food service activities
Group 562 Event catering and other food service activities
Group 563 Beverage serving activities
Section J Information and communication
Division 58 Publishing activities
Group 581 Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities
Group 582 Software publishing
Division 59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities
Group 591 Motion picture, video and television programme activities
Group 592 Sound recording and music publishing activities
Division 60 Broadcasting and programming activities
Group 601 Radio broadcasting
Group 602 Television programming and broadcasting activities
Division 61 Telecommunications
Group 611 Wired telecommunications activities
Group 612 Wireless telecommunications activities
Group 613 Satellite telecommunications activities
Group 619 Other telecommunications activities
Division 62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Group 620 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Division 63 Information service activities
Group 631 Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals
Group 639 Other information service activities
Section K Financial and insurance activities
Division 64 Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
Group 641 Monetary intermediation
Group 642 Activities of holding companies
Group 643 Trusts, funds and other financial vehicles
Group 649 Other financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding activities
Division 65 Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security
Group 651 Insurance
Group 652 Reinsurance
Group 653 Pension funding
Division 66 Other financial activities
Group 661 Activities auxiliary to financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
Group 662 Activities auxiliary to insurance and pension funding
Group 663 Fund management activities
Section L Real estate activities
Division 68 Real estate activities
Group 681 Real estate activities with own or leased property
Group 682 Real estate activities on a fee or contract basis
Section M Professional, scientific and technical activities
Division 69 Legal and accounting activities
Group 691 Legal activities
Group 692 Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy
Division 70 Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities
Group 701 Activities of head offices
Group 702 Management consultancy activities
Division 71 Architecture and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis
Group 711 Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
Group 712 Technical testing and analysis
Division 72 Scientific research and development
Group 721 Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
Group 722 Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
Division 73 Advertising and market research
Group 731 Advertising
Group 732 Market research and public opinion polling
Division 74 Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Group 741 Specialized design activities
Group 742 Photographic activities
Group 749 Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Division 75 Veterinary activities
Group 750 Veterinary activities
Section N Administrative and support service activities
Division 77 Rental and leasing activities
Group 771 Renting and leasing of motor vehicles
Group 772 Renting and leasing of personal and household goods
Group 773 Renting and leasing of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods n.e.c.
Group 774 Leasing of nonfinancial intangible assets
Division 78 Employment activities
Group 781 Activities of employment placement agencies
Group 782 Temporary employment agency activities
Group 783 Human resources provision and management of human resources functions
Division 79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service activities
Group 791 Travel agency and tour operator activities
Group 799 Other reservation service activities
Division 80 Security and investigation activities
Group 801 Private security activities
Group 802 Security systems service activities
Group 803 Investigation activities
Division 81 Services to buildings and landscape activities
Group 811 Combined facilities support activities
Group 812 Cleaning activities
Group 813 Landscape care and maintenance service activities
Division 82 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Group 821 Combined facilities support activities
Group 822 Activities of call centres
Group 823 Organization of conventions and trade shows
Group 829 Business support service activities n.e.c.
Section O Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Division 84 Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Group 841 Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community
Group 842 Provision of services to the community as a whole
Group 843 Compulsory social security activities
Section P Education
Division 85 Education
Group 851 Primary education
Group 852 Secondary education
Group 853 Higher education
Group 854 Other education
Group 855 Educational support services
Section Q Human health and social work activities
Division 86 Human health activities
Group 861 Hospital activities
Group 862 Medical and dental practice activities
Group 869 Other human health activities
Division 87 Residential care activities
Group 871 Nursing care facilities
Group 872 Residential care activities for mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse
Group 873 Residential care activities for the elderly and disabled
Group 879 Other residential care activities n.e.c.
Division 88 Social work activities without accommodation
Group 881 Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
Group 889 Other social work activities without accommodation n.e.c.
Section R Arts, entertainment and recreation
Division 90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities
Group 900 Creative, arts and entertainment activities
Division 91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities
Group 910 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities
Division 92 Gambling and betting activities
Group 920 Gambling and betting activities
Division 93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities
Group 931 Sports activities
Group 932 Other amusement and recreation activities
Section S Arts, entertainment and recreation
Division 94 Activities of membership organizations
Group 941 Activities of business, employers and professional membership organizations
Group 942 Activities of trade unions

Udyog Aadhaar NIC code

The Udyog Aadhaar NIC code is 12 digit unique identification number, assigned to small and medium scale companies. The Udyog Aadhaar NIC code is issued by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, when these companies register for Udyog Aadhaar (launched in 2015), to start their business.

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