National Industrial Classification : NIC Code For Manufacturing

National Industrial Classification


The National Industrial Classification of 2008 aims to establish a framework for the uniform collection, analysis, and dissemination of industry-specific economic data in India.

The CSO developed a draft National Industrial Classification called Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) in response to the needs, which was finalized and released in 1962

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

Manufacturing of Aluminum (includes basic processing smelting refining for production of base metal its further rolling drawing and extruding and production of powders or flakes foil plates sheets or strip bars rods profiles wires tubes pipes and tube or pipe fittings


What is the use of NIC Code?


Udyam Registration: Udyam registration One has to apply for registration on the Udyam portal, to register as micro, small or medium-sized business under the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development Act, 2006. While applying for registration on the Udyam portal, a NIC code needs to be submitted.

Why NIC Code is Required?


  • Retail sale of pharmaceuticals, medical and orthopaedic goods and toilet articles: 47721

  • Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories: 45300.

  • In order to obtain Udyam certificate

  • Wholesale of pharmaceutical and medical goods

National Industrial Classification


Division 18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media
Group  181 Printing and service activities related to printing
Group  182 Reproduction of recorded media
Group  151 Tanning and dressing of leather; manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery and harness; dressing and dyeing of fur
Group  161 Sawmilling and planing of wood
Group  243 Casting of metals
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
Division 55 Accommodation
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
Group  243 Casting of metals
Division 25 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
Division 60 Broadcasting and programming activities
Group  981 Undifferentiated goods-producing activities of private households for own use
Group  982 Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own use
SECTION U Activities Of Extraterritorial Organizations And Bodies
Division 99 Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
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 60 Broadcasting and programming activities
Group  981 Undifferentiated goods-producing activities of private households for own use
Group  982 Undifferentiated service-producing activities of private households for own use
SECTION U Activities Of Extraterritorial Organizations And Bodies
Division 99 Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
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
Section I Accommodation and Food service activities
Division 55 Accommodation
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
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
Section I Accommodation and Food service activities
Division 55 Accommodation
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 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
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  332 Installation of industrial machinery and equipment


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