Industry Building Blocks
Industry & Competitive Intelligence
Industries by Group
 The Industry Building Blocks Classification System [TM]     

 
Super Sectors
Sectors
Subsectors
# of Industries*
Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace
Aircraft, Aircraft Parts & Aircraft Repair Services
68
Airport Management & Ground Services
15
Outer Space Aircraft Products & Services
19
Defense
Aggregate Air- Land-Sea Products & Munitions
35
Homeland Defense & Threat Reduction Products & Services
21
Military Aircraft & Parts
24
Military Land Vehicles & Parts
18
Military Ships & Parts
26
Other Defense Products & Services
21
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
Agribusiness, Apiculture & Seed Production
Agribusiness
12
Apiculture
2
Seed Production
13
Seed Protection
2
Agricultural Farming
Fresh Flowers, Vegetables & Other Crops Farming
102
Fruit Farming
39
Legume & Nuts Farming
18
Agricultural Services
Agricultural Services
1
Animal Farming, Fishing, Hunting & Production
Animal Farming & Production
24
Seafood Farming & Fishing
12
Trees, Logs & Related Products & Services
Timberland Related Services
1
Trees & Related Products
5
Autos, Trucks, Trains, Ships & Other Vehicles
Auto Manufacturing
ATV-Motorcycle-Quadricycle-Moped Related Products
11
Auto & Light Truck Manufacturing
73
Autos, Vans & Light Trucks
27
Boat Manufacturing
Boat & Ship Handling Equipment & Services
4
Boat & Ship Manufacturing
37
Boats and Ships Parts & Accessories
28
Bus, Motor Home, RV & Utility Vehicle Manufacturing
Bus Manufacturing
16
Motor Home & RV Manufacturing
16
Utility & Other Vehicle Manufacturing
2
Utility Vehicle Manufacturing
4
Other Products & Equipment for Autos, Trucks, Trains & Ships
Equipment & Systems for Autos, Trucks, Trains & Ships
9
Other Auto-Truck-Train-Ship Related Products
7
Train Manufacturing
Train Parts
13
Trains & Railroads
15
Trains & Railroads - Services
4
Truck Manufacturing
Truck & Trailer Manufacturing
46
Truck Bodies, Parts & Mounted Equipment
24
Trucks Maintenance Services
2
Banking, Financial Markets & Financial Services
Corporate Banking
Commercial Loans, Financing & Leasing
71
Corporate Banking Transaction Services
51
Correspondent Bank Services
3
Financial Exchanges & Financial Markets
24
Investment Banking & Asset Management Services
87
Other Banking, Financial Markets & Financial Services
ATM & Other Banking Transaction Services
5
Intermediary Services for Like-Kind Exchanges
1
Investor Protection Services
2
Other Banking, Financial Markets & Financial Services
10
Other Miscellaneous Financial Services
9
Platforms & Distribution of Financial Products
4
Processing & Fund Services
15
Retirement & Benefit Plans, Tax & Trust Services
23
Services from Non-Standard Banks
8
Payment Cards & Payment Systems
Business Cards
8
Payment Related Systems & Solutions
17
Personal Cards
14
Transfer Cards
2
Retail Banking
Retail Banking Transaction Services
26
Private Banking & Personal Advisory Services
7
Retail Investments
24
Retail Loans, Financing & Leasing
27
Chemicals Manufacturing
Basic Chemicals Manufacturing
Agricultural Films & Crop-Related Products
27
Atmospheric & Process and Specialty Gases
22
Fused Silica, Glass & LCDs
14
Lubricants, Coolants & Fluid Analysis
11
Masterbatches
56
Other Chemical Manufacturing Industries
129
Petrochemicals, Plastics, Polyesters, Polyolefins & Resins
134
Salts & Inorganic Chemicals
39
Specialty Chemicals
Coatings Products
32
Specialty Chemical Colorants, Polymer Additives & Other
48
Specialty Chemicals for Specific Applications
95
Construction & Engineering
Commercial Construction & Engineering
Commercial Architecture, Design & Engineering Consulting
63
Commercial Construction
82
Commercial Construction Services
57
Commercial Construction Solutions
1
Commercial Fabrication & Machining Services & Equipment
69
Construction Materials, Protection Systems & GPS Solutions
Construction Materials, Components & Solutions
69
Construction Protection Systems
5
GPS & GNSS Solutions
12
Demolition Services
Commercial & Industrial Demolition
2
Residential Demolition
1
Military Construction & Demolition Services
Demolition Services
1
Military Construction Services
5
Residential Construction
Residential Home Construction
18
Residential Home Construction Services
14
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing
Apparel Manufacturing for Men, Women & Children
57
Footwear Manufacturing
42
Glove & Head Covering Manufacturing
11
Occupational & Protective Clothing & Religious Apparel Manufacturing
9
Other Apparel Manufacturing
10
Appliance Manufacturing
Kitchen & Cooking Appliance Manufacturing
98
Laundry Appliance Manufacturing
12
Whole Home Appliance Manufacturing
25
Baby & Toddler Product Manufacturing
Baby & Toddler Product Manufacturing
23
Digital Entertainment, Watches & Jewelry Manufacturing
Digital Entertainment Manufacturing
45
Watches & Jewelry Manufacturing
10
Games, Toys, Dolls & Recreational Products
Games, Toys, Dolls & Recreational Indoor Products
38
Recreational Outdoor Products
34
Health, Beauty & Safety Products Manufacturing
Health, Beauty & Personal Hygiene Products Manufacturing
216
Safety, First Aid & Fitness Products Manufacturing
16
Home Furnishings & Home Cleaning Products Manufacturing
Bedding, Linens & Towels
27
Home Cleaning Product Manufacturing
65
Home Furnishings
151
Home Office & Stationary Products, Batteries & Lighting Manufacturing
Batteries, Light Bulbs & Lighting Products Manufacturing
52
Home Office & Stationary Products, Batteries & Lighting Manufacturing
Home Office & Stationary Products Manufacturing
74
Other Consumer Products Manufacturing
Car Care & Car Accessory Products Manufacturing
22
Food Related Consumer Product Manufacturing
34
Paints, Enamels, Finishes & Coatings
12
Pet & Animal Products & Caskets
13
Water Filtering Systems
6
Window Treatment Products
13
zOther Consumer Products Manufacturing
82
Sporting Goods, Garden Products & Tools
Garden Products
27
Hand Tools, Power Tools & Robot Tools
40
Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing
24
Consumer, Education, Real Estate & Public Services
Consumer Rental Services
Other Rental Services
16
Transportation-related Rental Services
8
Consumer Services
Auto & Boat Related Consumer Services
4
e-Commerce Retail Services
19
Employment-Related Services
16
Health, Beauty & Grooming Services
9
Legal & Accounting Services for Consumers
2
Legal Services for Consumers
22
Mail & Packing Services
2
Maintenance & Repair Services
53
Security Services & Death Services
7
Services for Animals
6
Services for the Home & Apartment
28
zOther Consumer Services
32
Educational Services
Licensing, Certification & Compliance Training
3
Other Education Services
9
Schools & Universities
60
Seminars & Conferences
20
Training Services
41
Tutoring & Testing Services
6
Government and Public Services & Foundations and Associations
Foundations, Associations & Membership Clubs
24
Foundations, Associations & Social Assistance Organizations
3
Government & Public Administration Services
48
Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate & Real Estate Rental Services
28
Other Real Estate Services
2
Real Estate Investments & REITs
7
Real Estate Sales
6
Residential Real Estate Services
15
Food Services & Lodging
Lodging, Food Catering & Vacation Services
Food Catering Services
2
Lodging & Lodging-Related Services
29
Vacation Lodging-Related Services
3
Restaurants, Bars & Other Retail Food Outlets
Eating Places Other Than Restaurants
15
Food Management Services
10
Food Vending Machine Services
2
Restaurant Bars & Pubs
3
Restaurants
50
Food, Beverage & Tobacco Manufacturing
Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing
Beer, Other Alcoholic & Alcoholic-Free Drinks
10
Liquor Manufacturing
46
Wine Manufacturing
32
Beverage Manufacturing
Beer, Other Alcoholic & Alcoholic-Free Drinks
2
Coffees and Teas
21
Dairy & Dairy Substitute Beverage Manufacturing
16
Juice & Frozen Juice Manufacturing
37
Sodas, Waters & Nutritional Drinks
20
Food Manufacturing
Bakery / Fresh Bakery Items
48
Confectionery, Jam, Jelly, Fruit Spread & Preserves
30
Eggs, Dairy Food & Dairy Food Substitutes
49
Flour, Food Ingredients & Mixes Manufacturing
60
Frozen Food Manufacturing
104
Fruit Manufacturing
59
Herbs, Spices, Sugar & Sugar Substitutes
23
Meat & Seafood Manufacturing
93
Meat Alternatives
1
Nuts & Legumes - alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lupins & peanuts
14
Other Food Manufacturing
92
Salads, Salad Dressings & Oils
25
Seafood Manufacturing
32
Soups, Snack Foods, Pasta & Cereals
52
Vegetables Manufacturing
50
Food, Beverage & Tobacco Commercial Services
Food & Beverage Commercial Services
10
Tobacco Services
1
Mixes, Food Processing Ingredients & Dietary Supplements
Beverage & Food Processing Ingredients
10
Beverage Mixes
7
Dietary Supplements
5
Pet Food & Animal Feed Manufacturing
Animal Feed Ingredient Components & Additives
9
Pet Food Manufacturing
12
Tobacco Products & Medical Marijuana Manufacturing
Medical Marijuana Manufacturing
1
Tobacco Products Manufacturing
21
Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Animal Health Care Products & Services
Animal Health Care Products
8
Animal Health Care Services
9
Medicines & Vaccines for Animals
28
Health Care Services
Gender-Specific Medical Services
13
Healthcare Research Services & Life Sciences Methods
9
Hospital & Cancer Services
34
Laboratory, Testing & Imaging Services
24
Long-term Care & Other Healthcare Services
10
Mental Health, Rehabilitation & Substance Abuse Services
13
Other Healthcare Services
66
Physician Services
14
Health Care Technologies
Surgery Services
45
Medical Equipment Manufacturing
Dental Products Manufacturing
29
Health Care Related Products
9
Healthcare Imaging & Diagnostics Product Manufacturing
38
Life Sciences Biotech Products & Equipment
39
Medical Equipment for Body Parts
47
Medical Valves & Medical Pumps
9
Other Medical Equipment Manufacturing
43
Women's Health Medical Products & Equipment
7
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Medicines & Vaccines Manufacturing
157
Other Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
8
Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements
22
Insurance, Annuities & Health Plans
Health Plans & Related Products & Services
Health Group Benefit Plans
31
Health Individual & Family Plans
27
Health Maintenance Programs & Health Plan Administration Services
21
Health Savings & Medical Cost Management Programs
7
Other Health Group Benefit Plans
1
Life Insurance & Structured Settlements
Life Individual Wholesale
1
Life Insurance Plans
31
Life Settlements, Structured Settlements & Terminal Funding
5
Other Insurance-Related Businesses
Agency, Brokerage & Insurance Distribution Services
15
Annuities & Group Annuity Contracts
11
Other Insurance-Related Businesses
20
Personal & Commercial Insurance
Other P&C Insurance
1
P&C Commercial Insurance
130
P&C Personal Insurance
45
Reinsurance
Other Reinsurance Related Products
3
PC. Life & Health Reinsurance
16
IT, Business Consulting & Business Services
Business & IT - Cross Industry Solutions
Customer Service
30
Firm Infrastructure
149
HR Management
66
Inbound Logistics
19
Marketing & Sales
94
Operations
190
Outbound Logistics
19
Procurement
21
Technology Development Solutions
117
Business & IT Solutions for: Aerospace & Defense
Across All Aerospace
18
Across All Defense
18
Other Aerospace Industry Solutions
4
Other Defense Industry Solutions
23
Business & IT Solutions for: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
Across All Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
18
Other Agriculture Industry Solutions
8
Business & IT Solutions for: Auto, Trucks, Trains & Ships
Across All Auto, Truck, Train & Ship Manufacturing
18
Automotive Solutions
31
Ship & Marine Solutions
7
Business & IT Solutions for: Banking & Financial Services
Across All Banking & Financial Services
18
Specific Banking & Financial Services
119
Business & IT Solutions for: Chemicals Manufacturing
Across All Chemicals Manufacturing
18
Specific Chemicals Industry Solutions
10
Business & IT Solutions for: Construction & Engineering
Across All Construction & Engineering
19
Specific Construction Industry Solutions
12
Business & IT Solutions for: Consumer Products Manufacturing
Across All Consumer Goods Manufacturing
18
Business & IT Solutions for: Apparel Manufacturing
20
Packaging Services for Personal Care Products
1
Business & IT Solutions for: Consumer, Ed, Real Estate & Public Services
Business & IT Solutions for: Consumer Services
31
Business & IT Solutions for: Education Services
32
Business & IT Solutions for: Foundations, Associations & Membership Clubs
20
Business & IT Solutions for: Government & Public Administration Services
78
Business & IT Solutions for: Real Estate
32
Business & IT Solutions for: Food Services & Lodging
Across All Food Services & Lodging
18
Specific Food Services & Lodging Industry Solutions
5
Business & IT Solutions for: Food, Beverage & Tobacco Manufacturing
Across All Food, Beverage & Tobacco Manufacturing
18
Specific Food, Beverage & Tobacco Solutions
2
Business & IT Solutions for: Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Across All Health Care, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
19
Specific Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Solutions
67
Business & IT Solutions for: Insurance, Annuities & Health Plans
Across All Insurance, Annuities & Health Plans
18
Specific Insurance, Annuities & Health Plan Solutions
36
Business & IT Solutions for: IT, Business Consulting & Business Services
Across All IT, Business Consulting & Business Services
18
Specific IT, Business Consulting & Business Services Solutions
20
Business & IT Solutions for: Media, Communications & Entertainment
Across All Media, Communications & Entertainment
18
Specific Media, Communications & Entertainment Solutions
79
Business & IT Solutions for: Mining, Metals, Energy & Utilities
Across All Mining, Metals, Energy & Utilities
18
Specific Solutions for Mining, Metals, Energy & Utilities Sector
38
Business & IT Solutions for: Other Commercial Products Manufacturing
Across All Other Commercial Products Manufacturing
18
Specific Solutions for Other Commercial Products Manufacturing
32
Business & IT Solutions for: Retail Trade
Across All Retail Trade
18
Specific Retail Trade Solutions
30
Business & IT Solutions for: Travel, Transportation, Wholesale, Distribution & Warehousing
Across All Travel, Transportation & Wholesale
18
Specific Solutions for Travel, Transportation & Wholesale
33
IT Hardware & Peripherals
Enterprise Hardware Systems
34
Network Hardware
27
Other IT Hardware & Peripherals
18
Personal Systems
60
Printing Systems
64
Storage Systems
68
IT Sales Channel Sales
IT Sales Channel to Businesses
24
Other IT Sales Channel to Businesses
5
Microelectronics & Smart Card Solutions
Microelectronics
56
Smart Card & ID Card Solutions
29
Middleware Environment Software & Services
Browser, Media & Web Player Software
6
Databases Software & BI Middleware
19
Other Middleware Environment Solutions
3
Software Development
64
Systems Management & Security
87
Transaction Processing & Messaging
38
Operating System & Virtualization Software
Operating System Software
23
Virtualization Software
9
Media, Information, Communications & Entertainment
Communication Services & Equipment
Communication Equipment
89
Communication Services
67
Value-added Business Communication Solutions
18
Value-added Communication Services
1
Content Creation, Ownership, Licensing, Sales & Distribution
Content Creation
37
Content Creation Component Services
15
Content Distribution To End Customers
27
Content Distribution Wholesale
12
Content Ownership - Licensing & Sales
107
Entertainment & Media Equipment & Services
Entertainment & Media Equipment Manufacturing
7
Entertainment & Media Services
13
Entertainment Places, Sports & Gambling
Entertainment Places
53
Gambling & Internet Gambling
11
Sports
82
Game Software & Consumer Software & Services
Consumer Software & Services
7
Game Software
16
News, Information & Publishing
Book, Audio Book & ePublishing
44
Directory Publishing & Services
8
Information Publishing
85
Magazine Publishing
71
Maps & Mapping Software
11
News Distribution & Ad Broker Services
2
Newspaper Publishing
9
Other Publishing & Publishing Licensing & Syndication
5
Publishing Educational & Instructional Materials
3
Mining, Metals, Energy, Utilities & Environmental Services
Energy
Coal Energy Related Products & Services
5
Electric Energy Related Products & Services
6
Gasoline & Petrol Related Products & Services
5
Natural Gas & Natural Gas Liquids Products & Services
6
Nuclear Energy
39
Oil & Gas - Oil & Water Treatment Equipment
20
Other Energy Products & Services
39
Petroleum, Oil & Natural Gas Products, Services & Equipment
45
Solar Energy Products & Services
19
Engines, Power & Motor Control Related
Engines, Turbines & Generators
53
Motor, Fans & Pivot Assembly Manufacturing
31
Power Plants
5
Environmental Products & Services
Environmental Products
23
Environmental Services
66
Mining, Metals & Wire and Cable
Metals & Mining
131
Metals Related & Wire and Cable
15
Water Utility Services & Utility Products Retail Distribution
Other Mining, Metals, Energy, Utilities & Environmental Services
3
Utility Products Retail Distribution
5
Other Commercial Products Manufacturing
Bedding, Commercial Furniture & Wood Related Manufacturing
Bedding, Textiles & Commercial Textile Machines
33
Commercial Furniture & Furniture Components Manufacturing
16
Commercial Office Products Manufacturing
5
Wood & Paper-based Manufacturing
26
Commercial Cleaning Equipment & Products
Commercial Cleaning Equipment
25
Commercial Cleaning Products
4
Commercial HVAC & Commercial Bathroom Fixtures
Commercial Bathroom Fixtures
10
Commercial HVAC & Filtration
18
Construction, Agriculture & Mining Equipment
Agriculture & Forestry Equipment
47
Agriculture Attachments & Tools
22
Agriculture GPS Equipment
10
Commercial Landscaping Equipment
14
Compaction, Paving & Concrete Equipment & Attachments
36
Construction & Off Highway Equipment
59
Construction Attachments & Tools
55
Construction, Mining & Agricultural Equip Parts & Services
29
Cranes & Lift Equipment
48
Farm Technology Equipment
21
Forklift & Loader Manufacturing
22
Mining Machinery & Attachment
48
Used & Other Construction-Related Products
8
Electronic & Interconnect Products Manufacturing
Electrical Distribution & Electronic Products
46
Industrial Control Products & Electronic Measuring Instruments
8
Interconnect Products
32
Food Services Products Manufacturing
Food Services Merchandisers & Dispensing
43
Food Services Related Products
142
Industrial Tools, Lighting, Robots, Gloveboxes, Precision Springs & Bearings
Industrial Tools, Robots, Gloveboxes, Precision Springs & Bearings
82
Lights & Lamp Manufacturing & Photonic Solutions
27
Printing & Packaging
Packaging & Package Handling Equipment
30
Printing Related Products Manufacturing
16
Pumps, Compressors, Valves, Controls & Pressure Vessels
Pumps, Compressors & Related Equipment
26
Valves, Controls & Pressure Vessels
42
zOther Other Commercial Manufacturing
Dispensing Equipment
14
Elevators, Conveyers & Hoists Manufacturing
11
Precision, Measurement & Testing Instruments
49
Seals & Sealing Products
10
Storage Equipment & Security Products
27
Store Fixtures, Displays & Counter Systems
22
zAll Other Other
206
Retail Trade
Brick & Mortar Retail Trade
Farm Stores & Pet Stores
5
Other Retail Trade
3
Retail Apparel Stores
30
Retail Consumer Goods Stores
73
Retail Food & Entertainment Stores
42
Retail Health-Related Stores
6
Retail Transportation-Related Stores
18
Used Retail Merchandise
4
eCommerce, Catalog & Mail Order Sales
Catalog, Mail Order & Direct Marketing Sales
6
e-Commerce Retail Stores
43
Travel, Transportation, Wholesale, Distribution & Warehousing
Travel & Transportation Services
Air Transportation Services
14
Bus, Taxi & Limo Services
10
Other Travel & Transportation Services
18
Rail Transportation
8
Water Transportation
17
Wholesale, Distribution & Warehousing
Local Messenger Delivery Service
1
Other Travel, Transportation, Wholesale, Distribution & Warehousing
30
Package Delivery Services
4
Warehousing Services & Port Services
18
Wholesale - General
1
Wholesale Agriculture
9
Wholesale Chemical Products
4
Wholesale Commodity Trading
1
Wholesale Construction & Building Related
14
Wholesale Consumer Goods
27
Wholesale Food Services & Lodging
1
Wholesale Food, Drink & Tobacco
34
Wholesale Health & Safety
13
Wholesale Media, Communications & Entertainment
10
Wholesale Mining, Metals, Energy & Utilities
14
Wholesale Other Commercial Products
21
Wholesale Transportation-Related
15
Unlawful Industries
 
 
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11,911*
 
*As of December 20, 2010, the 11,911 non-overlapping industries (now there are over 19,000) defined in the Industry Building Blocks Classification System [TM] can be grouped in most any fashion using the IBBCS Design Methodology [SM]. The industries are not limited to just one hierarchical structure (as is common in government-based industry classification systems such as NAICS and SIC codes). In addition to correctly defining "industries" at the line-of-business (five forces) level, all sectors and industry groups are defined by the industries in the group.