SIC Division 31: Manufacture of furniture

Classification of the economic activity: Manufacture of furniture

SIC Division 31

Hierarchy of Division 31

  • Section CManufacturing
  • Division 31Manufacture of furniture

Groups inside Division 31

List of terms related whith SIC Code 31

What activities does the Division 31 contain?

This division includes the manufacture of furniture and related products of any material except stone, concrete and ceramic.

The processes used in the manufacture of furniture are standard methods of forming materials and assembling components, including cutting, moulding and laminating.

The design of the article, for both aesthetic and functional qualities, is an important aspect of the production process.

Some of the processes used in furniture manufacturing are similar to processes that are used in other segments of manufacturing.

For example, cutting and assembly occurs in the production of wood trusses that are classified in division 16 (Manufacture of wood and wood products).

However, the multiple processes distinguish wood furniture manufacturing from wood product manufacturing.

Similarly, metal furniture manufacturing uses techniques that are also employed in the manufacturing of roll-formed products classified in division 25 (Manufacture of fabricated metal products).

The molding process for plastics furniture is similar to the molding of other plastics products.

However, the manufacture of plastics furniture tends to be a specialized activity.