A patron recently approached the desk to ask for listings of businesses in Mexico that distributed plus sized women’s clothing. I knew that I could help point him in the right direction with NAICS and SIC code information. One tool I found online was siccode.com.
The site is a bit ad-heavy and some information is for sale, but there are some helpful free portions as well. For example, we discovered the SIC code he sought was 5137. So we searched that and found this:
So this information can be helpful. Further, once I clicked the green tab on the right marked “Industry Description” it took me to this more detailed description of this particular industry:
When I scrolled down further I found specific market information, and listings of related 6, 7 and 8 digit SIC codes for similar industries:
Finally, when I clicked “Market Analysis—Sample Companies” for the company La Blanca here is what came up:
In the final analysis, this site is limited by the amount of ads and the for profit nature of it, but it could be useful to a point. At any rate it is good to know the tool, even with its limitations.