Manufacturing - Section C

Information about SIC: Manufacturing C

Code Section C

Divisions inside Section C

  • Division 10Manufacture of food products
  • Division 11Manufacture of beverages
  • Division 12Manufacture of tobacco products
  • Division 13Manufacture of textiles
  • Division 14Manufacture of wearing apparel
  • Division 15Manufacture of leather and related products
  • Division 16Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
  • Division 17Manufacture of paper and paper products
  • Division 18Printing and reproduction of recorded media
  • Division 19Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products
  • Division 20Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
  • Division 21Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
  • Division 22Manufacture of rubber and plastics products
  • Division 23Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
  • Division 24Manufacture of basic metals
  • Division 25Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
  • Division 26Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
  • Division 27Manufacture of electrical equipment
  • Division 28Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
  • Division 29Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
  • Division 30Manufacture of other transport equipment
  • Division 31Manufacture of furniture
  • Division 32Other manufacturing
  • Division 33Repair and installation of machinery and equipment

List of terms related whith SIC Code C

What activities does the Section C contain?

This section includes the physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products, although this cannot be used as the single universal criterion for defining manufacturing (see remark on processing of waste below).

The materials, substances, or components transformed are raw materials that are products of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining or quarrying as well as products of other manufacturing activities.

Substantial alteration, renovation or reconstruction of goods is generally considered to be manufacturing.

Units engaged in manufacturing are often described as plants, factories or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment.

However, units that transform materials or substances into new products by hand or in the worker's home and those engaged in selling to the general public of products made on the same premises from which they are sold, such as bakeries and custom tailors, are also included in this section.

Manufacturing units may process materials or may contract with other units to process their materials for them.

Both types of units are included in manufacturing.

The output of a manufacturing process may be finished in the sense that it is ready for utilization or consumption, or it may be semi-finished in the sense that it is to become an input for further manufacturing.

For example, the output of alumina refining is the input used in the primary production of aluminium; primary aluminium is the input to aluminium wire drawing; and aluminium wire is the input for the manufacture of fabricated wire products.

Manufacture of specialized components and parts of, and accessories and attachments to, machinery and equipment is, as a general rule, classified in the same class as the manufacture of the machinery and equipment for which the parts and accessories are intended.

Manufacture of unspecialized components and parts of machinery and equipment, e.g.engines, pistons, electric motors, electrical assemblies, valves, gears, roller bearings, is classified in the appropriate class of manufacturing, without regard to the machinery and equipment in which these items may be included.

However, making specialized components and accessories by moulding or extruding plastics materials is included in class 2220.

Assembly of the component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing.

This includes the assembly of manufactured products from either self-produced or purchased components.

The recovery of waste, i.e.the processing of waste into secondary raw materials is classified in class 3830 (Materials recovery).

While this may involve physical or chemical transformations, this is not considered to be a part of manufacturing.

The primary purpose of these activities is considered to be the treatment or processing of waste and they are therefore classified in Section E (Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities).

However, the manufacture of new final products (as opposed to secondary raw materials) is classified in manufacturing, even if these processes use waste as an input.

For example, the production of silver from film waste is considered to be a manufacturing process.

Specialized maintenance and repair of industrial, commercial and similar machinery and equipment is, in general, classified in division 33 (Repair, maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment).

However, the repair of computers and personal and household goods is classified in division 95 (Repair of computers and personal and household goods), while the repair of motor vehicles is classified in division 45 (Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles).

The installation of machinery and equipment, when carried out as a specialized activity, is classified in 3320.

Remark: The boundaries of manufacturing and the other sectors of the classification system can be somewhat blurry.