SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Trade & Industry Associations

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Resources for Household and Personal Products including Perfume, Cosmetics, Toiletries, Soap, Oral Care Products, Detergents and Cleansers. For general assistance researching an industry see our Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) When using many databases and reference sources it is useful to know the SIC code for the industry you are studying. SIC codes for these industries include the following:

  • SIC 2841 Soap and other Detergents, except Specialty Cleansers
  • SIC 2842 Specialty Cleaning, Polishing and Sanitation Preparations
  • SIC 2844 Perfumes, Cosmetics and other Toilet Preparations

This is not a complete list of codes for these industries, merely a sample. See the SIC MANUAL for additional codes, also in the Cole Library at REF HF 1042 .A55.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)b>

The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS. Only a few sources are now using these codes, but more will be making the switch in the near future. NAICS codes for these industries include the following:

  • NAICS 325611 Soap and other Detergent Manufacturing
  • NAICS 325612 Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing
  • NAICS 32562 Toilet Preparation Manufacturing

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

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Industry Profiles

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Consumer Products and Manufacturers
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

Value Line Research Center Household and personal product Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.

Standard & Poor's Consumer Products Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Industry Financials & Statistics

Standard & Poor's Consumer Products Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

MERGENT'S INDUSTRY REVIEW. See entries for Cosmetics & Toiletries and Soaps & Cleansers. BUSINESS REFERENCE AREA

Value Line Research Center Household and personal product Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

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Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Search the Cole Library's list of electronc full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Search for full text articles from trade publications related to the consumer products industry.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Search for full text articles on the consumer products industry from trade and business sources.

Materials Science (CSA) - Search citations and abstracts in the fields of mechanical engineering, materials science and aerospace.

Earth and Environmental Sciences (CSA) - Search citations and abstracts of articles in environmental science and materials toxicity, plus government reports and conference papers.

Biological Sciences (CSA) - Search citations and abstracts of articles and conference papers in the fields of biology, medicine, bioinformatics and biochemistry.

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

US FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

FDA CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION - COSMETICS

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Companies

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover’s (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

See Locating a Company on the World Wide Web for guidance in finding the Web sites of companies.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30