Please Note : Govt has introduced concept of ‘Udyam Registration’ w.e.f. 01/07/2020 for existing registered under ‘EM-II’ & ‘Udyog Aadhar Memorandum - UAM’ as well as new MSME enterprises.


  National Industrial Classification : NIC Code For Manufacturing

National Industrial Classification : NIC Code For Manufacturing


The National Industrial Classification Code ('NIC Code') is a statistical standard which provides for the creation and maintenance of a comparable database for different economic activities. In order to determine and evaluate how each economic activity contributes to national wealth, this code has been created.

National Industrial Classification Code : NIC Code 2008


National Industrial Classification 2008 (NIC-2008) is the updated version of NIC-2004. In its Press Note 4 (2014 series), dated 26 June 2014, the Department of Policy and Promotion agreed to move from the NIC 1987 edition to the NIC 2008. Every Indian Company is advised to follow NIC 2008 since then.

NIC 2008 is more compatible with the international system of classification. This enables the compliance processes for registration to flow in a smooth manner.

The revised NIC-2008 provides a more contemporary industrial classification system.Activities of the enterprises are first grouped into 'Section' alphabetically coded from A to U, each section is divided into 'Division' with two (2) digit numerical code, each division into 'Group with three (3) digit numerical code, each group into 'class' with 4-digit numerical code and each 4-digit class into 5-digit 'subclass.'


What is the use of NIC Code?


Udyam Registration: Udyam registration is the new process of registering business under MSME. To register as micro, small or medium sized businesses under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act, 2006, one has to apply for registration on the Udyam portal, While applying for registration on the Udyam portal , a NIC code needs to be submitted.

Company Registration/ LLP Registration: One must register the respective business / LLP on the MCA (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) portal to incorporate a business or an LLP. While registering, the company's NIC code is required.


Why NIC Code is needed?



National Industrial Classification - 2008 (NIC-2008) for Manufacturing

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  203 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


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