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2012 Edition

national industry 523140

Commodity Contracts Brokerage


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in acting as agents (i.e., brokers) in buying or selling spot or future commodity contracts or options on a commission or transaction fee basis.

The immediate parent of national industry 523140 is international industry 52314: Commodity Contracts Brokerage

Illustrative Examples

  • Commodity contracts brokerages Financial futures brokerages Commodity futures brokerages

2012 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Acting as principals in buying or selling spot or futures commodity contracts generally on a spread basis: are classified in Industry 523130, Commodity Contracts Dealing; and
  • Buying and selling physical commodities for resale to other than the general public:are classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 523140
2007 523140
2012 523140
2017 523140
2022 523160

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

  1. 6221 - Commodity Contracts Brokers and Dealers

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 523140, Commodity Contracts Brokerage:

  1. commodity broker
  2. commodity broker and dealer
  3. commodity broker dealer
  4. commodity contract broker and dealer
  5. commodity contract brokerage
  6. commodity contract brokerage naic
  7. currency broker exchange
  8. dealer commodity broker
  9. exchange currency broker
  10. finance and insurance
  11. investment firm commodity broker
  12. security and commodity contract intermediation and brokerage
  13. security commodity contract and other financial investment and related activity


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