Industry Classification Benchmark

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The Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) is an industry classification taxonomy launched by Dow Jones and FTSE in 2005 and now owned solely by FTSE International. It is used to segregate markets into sectors within the macroeconomy. The ICB uses a system of 10 industries, partitioned into 19 supersectors, which are further divided into 41 sectors, which then contain 114 subsectors.[1][2]

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).[3]

Dow Jones divested itself of its 50% interest in the ICB in 2011 and announced it was creating its own version of it.[4]

IndustrySupersectorSectorSubsector
0001 Oil & Gas0500 Oil & Gas0530 Oil & Gas Producers0533 Exploration & Production
0537 Integrated Oil & Gas
0570 Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution0573 Oil Equipment & Services
0577 Pipelines
0580 Alternative Energy0583 Renewable Energy Equipment
0587 Alternative Fuels
1000 Basic Materials1300 Chemicals1350 Chemicals1353 Commodity Chemicals
1357 Specialty Chemicals
1700 Basic Resources1730 Forestry & Paper1733 Forestry
1737 Paper
1750 Industrial Metals & Mining1753 Aluminum
1755 Nonferrous Metals
1757 Iron & Steel
1770 Mining1771 Coal
1773 Diamonds & Gemstones
1775 General Mining
1777 Gold Mining
1779 Platinum & Precious Metals
2000 Industrials2300 Construction & Materials2350 Construction & Materials2353 Building Materials & Fixtures
2357 Heavy Construction
2700 Industrial Goods & Services2710 Aerospace & Defense2713 Aerospace
2717 Defense
2720 General Industrials2723 Containers & Packaging
2727 Diversified Industrials
2730 Electronic & Electrical Equipment2733 Electrical Components & Equipment
2737 Electronic Equipment
2750 Industrial Engineering2753 Commercial Vehicles & Trucks
2757 Industrial Machinery
2770 Industrial Transportation2771 Delivery Services
2773 Marine Transportation
2775 Railroads
2777 Transportation Services
2779 Trucking
2790 Support Services2791 Business Support Services
2793 Business Training & Employment Agencies
2795 Financial Administration
2797 Industrial Suppliers
2799 Waste & Disposal Services
3000 Consumer Goods3300 Automobiles & Parts3350 Automobiles & Parts3353 Automobiles
3355 Auto Parts
3357 Tires
3500 Food & Beverage3530 Beverages3533 Brewers
3535 Distillers & Vintners
3537 Soft Drinks
3570 Food Producers3573 Farming & Fishing
3577 Food Products
3700 Personal & Household Goods3720 Household Goods & Home Construction3722 Durable Household Products
3724 Nondurable Household Products
3726 Furnishings
3728 Home Construction
3740 Leisure Goods3743 Consumer Electronics
3745 Recreational Products
3747 Toys
3760 Personal Goods3763 Clothing & Accessories
3765 Footwear
3767 Personal Products
3780 Tobacco3785 Tobacco
4000 Health Care4500 Health Care4530 Health Care Equipment & Services4533 Health Care Providers
4535 Medical Equipment
4537 Medical Supplies
4570 Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology4573 Biotechnology
4577 Pharmaceuticals
5000 Consumer Services5300 Retail5330 Food & Drug Retailers5333 Drug Retailers
5337 Food Retailers & Wholesalers
5370 General Retailers5371 Apparel Retailers
5373 Broadline Retailers
5375 Home Improvement Retailers
5377 Specialized Consumer Services
5379 Specialty Retailers
5500 Media5550 Media5553 Broadcasting & Entertainment
5555 Media Agencies
5557 Publishing
5700 Travel & Leisure5750 Travel & Leisure5751 Airlines
5752 Gambling
5753 Hotels
5755 Recreational Services
5757 Restaurants & Bars
5759 Travel & Tourism
6000 Telecommunications6500 Telecommunications6530 Fixed Line Telecommunications6535 Fixed Line Telecommunications
6570 Mobile Telecommunications6575 Mobile Telecommunications
7000 Utilities7500 Utilities7530 Electricity7535 Conventional Electricity
7537 Alternative Electricity
7570 Gas, Water & Multiutilities7573 Gas Distribution
7575 Multiutilities
7577 Water
8000 Financials8300 Banks8350 Banks8355 Banks
8500 Insurance8530 Nonlife Insurance8532 Full Line Insurance
8534 Insurance Brokers
8536 Property & Casualty Insurance
8538 Reinsurance
8570 Life Insurance8575 Life Insurance
8600 Real Estate8630 Real Estate Investment & Services8633 Real Estate Holding & Development
8637 Real Estate Services
8670 Real Estate Investment Trusts8671 Industrial & Office REITs
8672 Retail REITs
8673 Residential REITs
8674 Diversified REITs
8675 Specialty REITs
8676 Mortgage REITs
8677 Hotel & Lodging REITs
8700 Financial Services8770 Financial Services8771 Asset Managers
8773 Consumer Finance
8775 Specialty Finance
8777 Investment Services
8779 Mortgage Finance
8900 Equity/Non-Equity Investment Instruments8980 Equity Investment Instruments8985 Equity Investment Instruments
8990 Nonequity Investment Instruments8995 Nonequity Investment Instruments
9000 Technology9500 Technology9530 Software & Computer Services9533 Computer Services
9535 Internet
9537 Software
9570 Technology Hardware & Equipment9572 Computer Hardware
9574 Electronic Office Equipment
9576 Semiconductors
9578 Telecommunications Equipment

Note that the terms "industry" and "sector" are reversed from the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) taxonomy and the more common usage by professionals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Industry Classification Benchmark main page
  2. ^ Industry Classification Benchmark structure (pdf)
  3. ^ http://www.nyse.com/indexes/nyaindex.csv
  4. ^ "Dow Jones Indexes Divests Its 50% Interest in Industry Classification Benchmark" (press release). Dow Jones Indexes. 16 June 2011. 

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