SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

News, Trade & Industry Associations

Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Resources related to the Metal and Mining industries, including Steel, Gold, Silver, Copper, Gold, Aluminum, Coal and the Mining of Precious Gems. 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 1041 Gold Ores
  • SIC 1044 Silver Ores
  • SIC 1221 Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining
  • SIC 1499 Miscellaneous Nonmetallic Materials, Except Fuels (includes Precious Stone Mining, Graphite Mining and Gypsum Mining)

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)

The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS.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 212112 Bituminous Coal Underground Mining
  • NAICS 212221 Gold Ore Mining
  • NAICS 212222 Silver Ore Mining
  • NAICS 212399 Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining

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)
Metals and Mining
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.

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Metal Product Manufacturing,Mining (except Oil and Gas), and Metal Manufacturing
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

Value Line Research Center Metals and Mining 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 Metals and Mining 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

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Industry Financials & Statistics

METALS TRADE STATISTICS from the US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION

MINERAL STATISTICS AND INFORMATION from the US Geological Survey (USGS).

INDUSTRY STATISTICS from the AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE.

WORLD STEEL IN FIGURES

MANUFACTURING & MINING at the US Bureau of the Census

MANUFACTURING & MINERAL INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS from the US Bureau of the Census

See the WORLD GOLD COUNCIL for Gold Reserve Statistics and Gold Demand Trends.

Value Line Research Center Metals and Mining 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

Mergent Metals and Mining Industry Report
(Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain financial statistics, rankings and growth rates for the major companies in these industries.

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Industry Forecasts

IISI STEEL DEMAND FORECAST (International Iron and Steel Institute)

US INDUSTRY & TRADE OUTLOOK (REF HC 101 .U54) See chapter on Metals and Industrial Minerals Mining.

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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

METALS WEEK, METAL BULLETIN, MINERALS & METALS REVIEW and other publications are available through LexisNexis Academic. See our Databases page.

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

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 Metals and Mining industry.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on the metals and mining industry from trade and business sources.

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

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

US DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING

US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MINERAL RESOURCE PROGRAM

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION - TRADE DEVELOPMENT - BASIC INDUSTRIES - METALS DIVISION

WORLD BANK MINING SECTOR

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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 not.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30