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SIC codes for manufacturing businesses

You would require to specify at least one SIC code when completing your confirmation statement for Companies House. This article focuses on Section C of the SIC codes for manufacturing businesses. The list is a bit long for manufacturing businesses.

SIC stands for Standard Industrial Classification. The SIC codes are divided into sections in alphabetical order, ranging from Section A to Section U.

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

Section C: SIC codes for Manufacturing

SIC codeDescription
10110Processing and preserving of meat
10120Processing and preserving of poultry meat
10130Production of meat and poultry meat products
10200Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
10310Processing and preserving of potatoes
10320Manufacture of fruit and vegetable juice
10390Other processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
10410Manufacture of oils and fats
10420Manufacture of margarine and similar edible fats
10511Liquid milk and cream production
10512Butter and cheese production
10519Manufacture of other milk products
10520Manufacture of ice cream
10611Grain milling
10612Manufacture of breakfast cereals and cereals-based food
10620Manufacture of starches and starch products
10710Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes
10720Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes
10730Manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products
10810Manufacture of sugar
10821Manufacture of cocoa and chocolate confectionery
10822Manufacture of sugar confectionery
10831Tea processing
10832Production of coffee and coffee substitutes
10840Manufacture of condiments and seasonings
10850Manufacture of prepared meals and dishes
10860Manufacture of homogenized food preparations and dietetic food
10890Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.
10910Manufacture of prepared feeds for farm animals
10920Manufacture of prepared pet foods
11010Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits
11020Manufacture of wine from grape
11030Manufacture of cider and other fruit wines
11040Manufacture of other non-distilled fermented beverages
11050Manufacture of beer
11060Manufacture of malt
11070Manufacture of soft drinks; production of mineral waters and other bottled waters
12000Manufacture of tobacco products
13100Preparation and spinning of textile fibres
13200Weaving of textiles
13300Finishing of textiles
13910Manufacture of knitted and crocheted fabrics
13921Manufacture of soft furnishings
13922manufacture of canvas goods, sacks, etc.
13923manufacture of household textiles
13931Manufacture of woven or tufted carpets and rugs
13939Manufacture of other carpets and rugs
13940Manufacture of cordage, rope, twine and netting
13950Manufacture of non-wovens and articles made from non-wovens, except apparel
13960Manufacture of other technical and industrial textiles
13990Manufacture of other textiles n.e.c.
14110Manufacture of leather clothes
14120Manufacture of workwear
14131Manufacture of other men’s outerwear
14132Manufacture of other women’s outerwear
14141Manufacture of men’s underwear
14142Manufacture of women’s underwear
14190Manufacture of other wearing apparel and accessories n.e.c.
14200Manufacture of articles of fur
14310Manufacture of knitted and crocheted hosiery
14390Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel
15110Tanning and dressing of leather; dressing and dyeing of fur
15120Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness
15200Manufacture of footwear
16100Sawmilling and planing of wood
16210Manufacture of veneer sheets and wood-based panels
16220Manufacture of assembled parquet floors
16230Manufacture of other builders’ carpentry and joinery
16240Manufacture of wooden containers
16290Manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials
17110Manufacture of pulp
17120Manufacture of paper and paperboard
17211Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard, sacks and bags
17219Manufacture of other paper and paperboard containers
17220Manufacture of household and sanitary goods and of toilet requisites
17230Manufacture of paper stationery
17240Manufacture of wallpaper
17290Manufacture of other articles of paper and paperboard n.e.c.
18110Printing of newspapers
18121Manufacture of printed labels
18129Printing n.e.c.
18130Pre-press and pre-media services
18140Binding and related services
18201Reproduction of sound recording
18202Reproduction of video recording
18203Reproduction of computer media
19100Manufacture of coke oven products
19201Mineral oil refining
19209Other treatment of petroleum products (excluding petrochemicals manufacture)
20110Manufacture of industrial gases
20120Manufacture of dyes and pigments
20130Manufacture of other inorganic basic chemicals
20140Manufacture of other organic basic chemicals
20150Manufacture of fertilizers and nitrogen compounds
20160Manufacture of plastics in primary forms
20170Manufacture of synthetic rubber in primary forms
20200Manufacture of pesticides and other agrochemical products
20301Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, mastics and sealants
20302Manufacture of printing ink
20411Manufacture of soap and detergents
20412Manufacture of cleaning and polishing preparations
20420Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations
20510Manufacture of explosives
20520Manufacture of glues
20530Manufacture of essential oils
20590Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
20600Manufacture of man-made fibres
21100Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products
21200Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations
22110Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres
22190Manufacture of other rubber products
22210Manufacture of plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles
22220Manufacture of plastic packing goods
22230Manufacture of builders ware of plastic
22290Manufacture of other plastic products
23110Manufacture of flat glass
23120Shaping and processing of flat glass
23130Manufacture of hollow glass
23140Manufacture of glass fibres
23190Manufacture and processing of other glass, including technical glassware
23200Manufacture of refractory products
23310Manufacture of ceramic tiles and flags
23320Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay
23410Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles
23420Manufacture of ceramic sanitary fixtures
23430Manufacture of ceramic insulators and insulating fittings
23440Manufacture of other technical ceramic products
23490Manufacture of other ceramic products n.e.c.
23510Manufacture of cement
23520Manufacture of lime and plaster
23610Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
23620Manufacture of plaster products for construction purposes
23630Manufacture of ready-mixed concrete
23640Manufacture of mortars
23650Manufacture of fibre cement
23690Manufacture of other articles of concrete, plaster and cement
23700Cutting, shaping and finishing of stone
23910Production of abrasive products
23990Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
24100Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys
24200Manufacture of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel
24310Cold drawing of bars
24320Cold rolling of narrow strip
24330Cold forming or folding
24340Cold drawing of wire
24410Precious metals production
24420Aluminium production
24430Lead, zinc and tin production
24440Copper production
24450Other non-ferrous metal production
24460Processing of nuclear fuel
24510Casting of iron
24520Casting of steel
24530Casting of light metals
24540Casting of other non-ferrous metals
25110Manufacture of metal structures and parts of structures
25120Manufacture of doors and windows of metal
25210Manufacture of central heating radiators and boilers
25290Manufacture of other tanks, reservoirs and containers of metal
25300Manufacture of steam generators, except central heating hot water boilers
25400Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
25500Forging, pressing, stamping and roll-forming of metal; powder metallurgy
25610Treatment and coating of metals
25710Manufacture of cutlery
25720Manufacture of locks and hinges
25730Manufacture of tools
25910Manufacture of steel drums and similar containers
25920Manufacture of light metal packaging
25930Manufacture of wire products, chain and springs
25940Manufacture of fasteners and screw machine products
25990Manufacture of other fabricated metal products n.e.c.
26110Manufacture of electronic components
26120Manufacture of loaded electronic boards
26200Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
26301Manufacture of telegraph and telephone apparatus and equipment
26309Manufacture of communication equipment other than telegraph, and telephone apparatus and equipment
26400Manufacture of consumer electronics
26511Manufacture of electronic measuring, testing etc. equipment, not for industrial process control
26512Manufacture of electronic industrial process control equipment
26513Manufacture of non-electronic measuring, testing etc. equipment, not for industrial process control
26514Manufacture of non-electronic industrial process control equipment
26520Manufacture of watches and clocks
26600Manufacture of irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment
26701Manufacture of optical precision instruments
26702Manufacture of photographic and cinematographic equipment
26800Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
27110Manufacture of electric motors, generators and transformers
27120Manufacture of electricity distribution and control apparatus
27200Manufacture of batteries and accumulators
27310Manufacture of fibre optic cables
27320Manufacture of other electronic and electric wires and cables
27330Manufacture of wiring devices
27400Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
27510Manufacture of electric domestic appliances
27520Manufacture of non-electric domestic appliances
27900Manufacture of other electrical equipment
28110Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines
28120Manufacture of fluid power equipment
28131Manufacture of pumps
28132Manufacture of compressors
28140Manufacture of taps and valves
28150Manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing and driving elements
28210Manufacture of ovens, furnaces and furnace burners
28220Manufacture of lifting and handling equipment
28230Manufacture of office machinery and equipment (except computers and peripheral equipment)
28240Manufacture of power-driven hand tools
28250Manufacture of non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment
28290Manufacture of other general-purpose machinery n.e.c.
28301Manufacture of agricultural tractors
28302Manufacture of agricultural and forestry machinery other than tractors
28410Manufacture of metal forming machinery
28490Manufacture of other machine tools
28910Manufacture of machinery for metallurgy
28921Manufacture of machinery for mining
28922Manufacture of earthmoving equipment
28923Manufacture of equipment for concrete crushing and screening and roadworks
28930Manufacture of machinery for food, beverage and tobacco processing
28940Manufacture of machinery for textile, apparel and leather production
28950Manufacture of machinery for paper and paperboard production
28960Manufacture of plastics and rubber machinery
28990Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery n.e.c.
29100Manufacture of motor vehicles
29201Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles (except caravans)
29202Manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
29203Manufacture of caravans
29310Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles and their engines
29320Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
30110Building of ships and floating structures
30120Building of pleasure and sporting boats
30200Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock
30300Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
30400Manufacture of military fighting vehicles
30910Manufacture of motorcycles
30920Manufacture of bicycles and invalid carriages
30990Manufacture of other transport equipment n.e.c.
31010Manufacture of office and shop furniture
31020Manufacture of kitchen furniture
31030Manufacture of mattresses
31090Manufacture of other furniture
32110Striking of coins
32120Manufacture of jewellery and related articles
32130Manufacture of imitation jewellery and related articles
32200Manufacture of musical instruments
32300Manufacture of sports goods
32401Manufacture of professional and arcade games and toys
32409Manufacture of other games and toys, n.e.c.
32500Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies
32910Manufacture of brooms and brushes
32990Other manufacturing n.e.c.
33110Repair of fabricated metal products
33120Repair of machinery
33130Repair of electronic and optical equipment
33140Repair of electrical equipment
33150Repair and maintenance of ships and boats
33160Repair and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft
33170Repair and maintenance of other transport equipment n.e.c.
33190Repair of other equipment
33200Installation of industrial machinery and equipment
Source: Companies House

Choose the correct SIC codes

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 manufacturing soap, detergents, taps and valves and 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. When completing your confirmation statement form, under the Standard Industrial Classification code, the closest SIC codes that represent your business activities are as follows:

  • 20411 Manufacture of soap and detergents
  • 28140 Manufacture of taps and valves

SIC codes for other businesses not related to manufacturing

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

Disclose your business activities 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 activities of the company were that of manufacturing of soap, detergents, taps and valves. 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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