ERP Term
"North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)"

NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies (U.S. based) in classifying business establishments to collect, analyze, and publish statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments to collect, analyze, and publish statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.  

NAICS was developed by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to provide a common framework for understanding economic activity in North America. NAICS is used by businesses and governments to collect and analyze data and to identify trends and opportunities.  

NAICS is structured around 20 broad sectors, which are further divided into more detailed industry groups. The first two digits of a NAICS code identify the sector, while the remaining digits identify the industry group.  

For example, the code for the retail sector is 44-45, and the code for the automobile dealers industry group is 4411.

NAICS codes are used to classify businesses for various purposes, including government regulations, procurement, and statistical data collection. 

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