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About Wikipedia The Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) is a company classification system developed by
Community portal Dow Jones and FTSE. It is used to segregate markets into sectors within the macroeconomy. The
Recent changes ICB uses a system of 10 industries, partitioned into 20 supersectors, which are further divided into 41
Contact Wikipedia sectors, which then contain 114 subsectors. [1][2]

Toolbox The principal aim of the ICB is to categorize individual companies into subsectors based primarily on
a company's "source of revenue or where it constitutes the majority of revenue". [3] If a company is
Print/export
equally divided amongst several distinct subsections, authorities from the Dow Jones and FTSE may
Languages be summoned to make a final judgment. Firms may appeal their classification at any
Deutsch time. [citation needed]
The ICB is used globally (though not universally) to divide the market into increasingly specific
categories, allowing investors to compare industry trends between well-defined subsectors. The ICB
replaced the legacy FTSE and Dow Jones classification systems on 3 January 2006, and is used
today by the NASDAQ, NYSE and several other markets around the globe. All ICB sectors are
represented on the New York Stock Exchange except Equity Investment Instruments (8980) and
Nonequity Investment Instruments (8990). [4]

Industry Supersector Sector Subsector


0533 Exploration &
0530 Oil & Gas
Production
Producers
0537 Integrated Oil & Gas
0573 Oil Equipment &
0570 Oil Equipment,
0001 Oil & Gas 0500 Oil & Gas Services
Services & Distribution
0577 Pipelines
0583 Renewable Energy
0580 Alternative Energy Equipment
0587 Alternative Fuels
1353 Commodity
1300 Chemicals 1350 Chemicals Chemicals
1357 Specialty Chemicals
1733 Forestry

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1730 Forestry & Paper


1737 Paper
1753 Aluminum
1750 Industrial Metals &
1755 Nonferrous Metals
1000 Basic Mining
1757 Iron & Steel
Materials
1771 Coal
1700 Basic Resources
1773 Diamonds &
Gemstones
1770 Mining 1775 General Mining
1777 Gold Mining
1779 Platinum & Precious
Metals
2353 Building Materials &
2300 Construction & 2350 Construction &
Fixtures
Materials Materials
2357 Heavy Construction

2710 Aerospace & 2713 Aerospace


Defense 2717 Defense
2723 Containers &
2720 General Packaging
Industrials 2727 Diversified
Industrials
2733 Electrical
Components &
2730 Electronic &
Equipment
Electrical Equipment
2737 Electronic
Equipment
2753 Commercial
2750 Industrial
Vehicles & Trucks
Engineering
2000 Industrials 2757 Industrial Machinery
2700 Industrial Goods & 2771 Delivery Services
Services 2773 Marine
Transportation
2770 Industrial
2775 Railroads
Transportation
2777 Transportation
Services
2779 Trucking
2791 Business Support
Services
2793 Business Training &
Employment Agencies
2790 Support Services 2795 Financial
Administration
2797 Industrial Suppliers
2799 Waste & Disposal

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Services
3353 Automobiles
3300 Automobiles & 3350 Automobiles &
3355 Auto Parts
Parts Parts
3357 Tires
3533 Brewers
3530 Beverages 3535 Distillers & Vintners
3500 Food & Beverage 3537 Soft Drinks
3573 Farming & Fishing
3570 Food Producers
3577 Food Products
3722 Durable Household
Products
3720 Household Goods 3724 Nondurable
3000 Consumer & Home Construction Household Products
Goods 3726 Furnishings
3728 Home Construction
3743 Consumer
3700 Personal & Electronics
Household Goods 3740 Leisure Goods 3745 Recreational
Products
3747 Toys
3763 Clothing &
Accessories
3760 Personal Goods
3765 Footwear
3767 Personal Products
3780 Tobacco 3785 Tobacco
4533 Health Care
4530 Health Care Providers
Equipment & Services 4535 Medical Equipment
4000 Health Care 4500 Health Care
4537 Medical Supplies

4570 Pharmaceuticals & 4573 Biotechnology


Biotechnology 4577 Pharmaceuticals
5333 Drug Retailers
5330 Food & Drug
5337 Food Retailers &
Retailers
Wholesalers
5371 Apparel Retailers
5373 Broadline Retailers
5300 Retail
5375 Home Improvement
5370 General Retailers Retailers
5377 Specialized
Consumer Services
5379 Specialty Retailers
5000 Consumer
5553 Broadcasting &
Services
Entertainment

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5500 Media 5550 Media


5555 Media Agencies
5557 Publishing
5751 Airlines
5752 Gambling
5753 Hotels
5700 Travel & Leisure 5750 Travel & Leisure 5755 Recreational
Services
5757 Restaurants & Bars
5759 Travel & Tourism
6530 Fixed Line 6535 Fixed Line
6000 6500 Telecommunications Telecommunications
Telecommunications Telecommunications 6570 Mobile 6575 Mobile
Telecommunications Telecommunications
7535 Conventional
Electricity
7530 Electricity
7537 Alternative
7000 Utilities 7500 Utilities Electricity
7573 Gas Distribution
7570 Gas, Water &
7575 Multiutilities
Multiutilities
7577 Water
8300 Banks 8350 Banks 8355 Banks
8532 Full Line Insurance
8534 Insurance Brokers
8530 Nonlife Insurance 8536 Property & Casualty
8500 Insurance
Insurance
8538 Reinsurance
8570 Life Insurance 8575 Life Insurance
8633 Real Estate Holding
8630 Real Estate & Development
Investment & Services 8637 Real Estate
Services
8671 Industrial & Office
REITs

8600 Real Estate 8672 Retail REITs


8000 Financials 8673 Residential REITs
8670 Real Estate
8674 Diversified REITs
Investment Trusts
8675 Specialty REITs
8676 Mortgage REITs
8677 Hotel & Lodging
REITs
8771 Asset Managers
8773 Consumer Finance

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8700 Financial Services 8770 Financial Services 8775 Specialty Finance


8777 Investment Services
8779 Mortgage Finance
8980 Equity Investment 8985 Equity Investment
8900 Equity/Non-Equity Instruments Instruments
Investment Instruments 8990 Nonequity 8995 Nonequity
Investment Instruments Investment Instruments
9533 Computer Services
9530 Software &
9535 Internet
Computer Services
9537 Software
9572 Computer Hardware
9000 Technology 9500 Technology 9574 Electronic Office
9570 Technology Equipment
Hardware & Equipment 9576 Semiconductors

9578 Telecommunications
Equipment

Note that the terms "industry" and "sector" are reversed from S&P's GICS and the more common
usage by professionals.

See also [edit]

Global Industry Classification Standard


Thomson Reuters Business Classification
Industry information

References [edit]

1. ^ Industry Classification Benchmark main page


2. ^ Industry Classification Benchmark structure (pdf)
3. ^ Industry Classification Benchmark structure
4. ^ http://www.nyse.com/indexes/nyaindex.csv

External links [edit]

ICB Quick Reference

Categories: Industrial classifications | Financial markets

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