The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. The official U.S. Government Web site provides the latest information on plans for NAICS revisions, as well as access to various NAICS reference files and tools. To learn more about NAICS and how to use it as a resource in your research, visit the FAQ page.
The following resources are recommended for international business research and supplement the other resources found throughout this guide. Explore each for information on countries and economies, industries, companies and brands, and marketing.