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In 1997, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopted NAICS as a replacement for the older, less-capable, U.S-only system called the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System.
NAICS is a six-digit system that provides for comparability among Canada, Mexico and the U.S. countries at the five-digit level (in most cases). SIC was a four-digit system that was not related to the systems in use by Canada and Mexico.
The nomenclature of the groupings within the system is different in NAICS. NAICS calls the highest level of aggregation in the system a sector; the SIC referred to this grouping as a division. Likewise, what NAICS calls a subsector, SIC called a Major Group.
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