Use NAPCS to find statistics about products and services across industries
Use North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) codes to gain insights about products and services that are available across industries (NAICS). With NAPCS, products are linked to the industries that produce them, and industries can be linked to the products they produce.
About NAPCS codes
The North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) is a market- or demand-based classification system for products (goods and services) that is not industry-of-origin based but can be linked to the NAICS industry structure. The same NAPCS product or service can be sold across different NAICS industries or even different sectors. A product produced by multiple industries carries the same title, definition, and code in NAPCS, regardless of its industries of origin. NAPCS was first implemented in the 2017 Economic Census and last revised in the 2022 Economic Census.
All NAPCS codes in the product collection are 10 digits. There are two product collection levels - broad and detail:
NAPCS code example:
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NAPCS in the Economic Census
You can use NAPCS codes when searching the Economic Census via the U.S. Census Data platform by using the Advanced Search.
NAPSC-based data are presented in two ways:
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Find Products by Industry:
Search tips adapted from the following webinar: