SIC codes for agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses

You are required to specify a SIC code when completing your confirmation statement for Companies House. This article focuses on Section A of the SIC codes for agriculture, forestry and fishing. The SIC codes are divided into sections in alphabetical order, ranging from Section A to Section U. SIC stands for Standard Industrial Classification.

The Office for National Statistics refers to these SIC codes as the UK SIC 2007 codes and use them to produce statistics.

Section A: SIC codes for Agriculture, forestry and fishing

SIC codeDescription
01110Growing of cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds
01120Growing of rice
01130Growing of vegetables and melons, roots and tubers
01140Growing of sugar cane
01150Growing of tobacco
01160Growing of fibre crops
01190Growing of other non-perennial crops
01210Growing of grapes
01220Growing of tropical and subtropical fruits
01230Growing of citrus fruits
01240Growing of pome fruits and stone fruits
01250Growing of other tree and bush fruits and nuts
01260Growing of oleaginous fruits
01270Growing of beverage crops
01280Growing of spices, aromatic, drug and pharmaceutical crops
01290Growing of other perennial crops
01300Plant propagation
01410Raising of dairy cattle
01420Raising of other cattle and buffaloes
01430Raising of horses and other equines
01440Raising of camels and camelids
01450Raising of sheep and goats
01460Raising of swine/pigs
01470Raising of poultry
01490Raising of other animals
01500Mixed farming
01610Support activities for crop production
01621Farm animal boarding and care
01629Support activities for animal production (other than farm animal boarding and care) n.e.c.
01630Post-harvest crop activities
01640Seed processing for propagation
01700Hunting, trapping and related service activities
02100Silviculture and other forestry activities
02200Logging
02300Gathering of wild growing non-wood products
02400Support services to forestry
03110Marine fishing
03120Freshwater fishing
03210Marine aquaculture
03220Freshwater aquaculture
Source: Companies House

Choose the correct SIC codes for your business

You are required to specify at least one SIC code that closely represents your business activity when you complete your confirmation statement for Companies House.

For example, if you are in the business of raising sheep, goats and growing tobacco. You are using a limited company for these business activities, you would require to submit a confirmation statement to Companies House at least once every 12 months.

You can submit your confirmation statement online or by post. In your confirmation statement CS01 form, under the Standard Industrial Classification code, you would specify the following codes which closely match your business activities.

  • 01450 Raising of sheep and goats.
  • 01150 Growing of tobacco.

SIC codes for other businesses not related to agriculture, forestry and fishing

Click here for a list of SIC codes for other business activities not listed above.

Disclose your business activity in your company accounts

You are also required to disclose your business activities in your company accounts. Usually, the disclosure is in the format of a description rather than using the SIC codes.

For example, you would write in your director’s report under Principal activities heading something like this.

“The principal activity of the company is that of raising sheep and goats and growing tobacco. There has been no change in the business activities during the year or since the balance sheet date. The director is of the view that the company is well-positioned for the future.”

The director’s report is part of your company accounts.

If you require help with your company’s filings with Companies House or HM Revenue and Customs, feel free to contact our accountants. They will be more than happy to assist you.

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