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North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)

The 2017 NAPCS structure is a six-level hierarchical structure consisting of 24 sections, 61 subsections, 172 divisions, 276 groups, 497 subgroups, and 1,167 trilateral products.

At this time, NAPCS is a reference classification system for beta testing by U.S. statistical programs as deemed appropriate.

The following table provides links to the 2017 NAPCS structure. Downloadable files are listed at the bottom of the page.

Section Description
11 Food, beverage, and tobacco products, except raw farm products
14 Clothing, footwear, personal accessories, and related products
17 Housing and related products
21 Household and personal goods, and related products
24 Home entertainment, recreation and culture products, including household pets and related products
27 Automobiles, light-duty trucks, local passenger transportation services, and related products
31 Leisure and long-distance travel, tourism, and accommodation products
34 Educational services, health care and related products for persons, and public, community, and social services, nec., except public administration services
37 Personal care and related products, including funeral products
41 Financial, insurance, and related products, nec.
44 Legal and related products
47 Apartment and nonresidential constructions, and related products
51 Equipment and related products
54 Intellectual property and related products
57 Labor supply and related products, except human resources management consulting services
61 Fuels, utilities, waste management, and environmental remediation services, and related products and services
64 Goods transportation services and related products
67 Materials and supplies for production and related products, except processed food and beverage inputs for human food manufacturing and food services
71 Materials and supplies for services, except lawn and landscaping services
74 Scientific and technical services
77 Advertising, public relations, and communications and information services
81 Accounting, management, administrative, and miscellaneous services
84 Contract manufacturing and related services
87 Public administration services

NAPCS Structure

  • 2017 NAPCS Sections [XLSX 179KB]
  • 2017 NAPCS Structure [XLSX 257KB]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) | (888) 756-2427 | naics@census.gov | Last Revised: February 05, 2020