2017 Edition

national industry 331410

Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining

Overview

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) smelting ores into nonferrous metals and/or (2) the primary refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum) by electrolytic methods or other processes.

The immediate parent of national industry 331410 is international industry 33141: Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining

2017 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Mining and making copper and other nonferrous concentrates (including gold and silver bullion), by processes, such as solvent extraction or electrowinning--are classified in Industry Group 2122, Metal Ore Mining;
  • Recovering copper or copper alloys from scrap or dross and/or alloying, rolling, drawing, and extruding purchased copper--are classified in Industry 331420, Copper Rolling, Drawing, Extruding, and Alloying;
  • Rolling, drawing, and/or extruding nonferrous metal shapes (except copper and aluminum) from purchased nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum) or by recovering nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum) and rolling, drawing, or extruding--are classified in U.S. Industry 331491, Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum) Rolling, Drawing, and Extruding;
  • Recovering nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum) from scrap and making primary forms and/or alloying purchased nonferrous metals (except copper and aluminum)--are classified in U.S. Industry 331492, Secondary Smelting, Refining, and Alloying of Nonferrous Metal (except Copper and Aluminum);
  • Making aluminum from alumina--are classified in U.S. Industry 331313, Alumina Refining and Primary Aluminum Production;
  • Operating facilities where commingled recyclable materials, such as paper, plastics, used beverage cans, and metals, are sorted into distinct categories without also smelting or refining--are classified in Industry 562920, Materials Recovery Facilities; and
  • Sorting, breaking up, and wholesaling scrap metal without also smelting or refining--are classified in Industry 423930, Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers.

Sub-Descriptions

  1. 331410 - Antimony refining, primary
  2. 331410 - Bars made in primary copper smelting and refining mills
  3. 331410 - Beryllium refining, primary
  4. 331410 - Bismuth refining, primary
  5. 331410 - Blister copper manufacturing
  6. 331410 - Cadmium refining, primary
  7. 331410 - Chromium refining, primary
  8. 331410 - Cobalt refining, primary
  9. 331410 - Copper alloys made in primary copper smelting and refining mills
  10. 331410 - Copper concentrate refining
  11. 331410 - Copper shapes (e.g., bar, billet, ingot, plate, sheet) made in primary copper smelting and refining mills
  12. 331410 - Copper smelting and refining, primary
  13. 331410 - Germanium refining, primary
  14. 331410 - Gold bullion or dore bar produced at primary metal refineries
  15. 331410 - Gold refining, primary
  16. 331410 - Ingot, primary, nonferrous metals (except aluminum), manufacturing
  17. 331410 - Iridium refining, primary
  18. 331410 - Lead smelting and refining, primary
  19. 331410 - Magnesium refining, primary
  20. 331410 - Nickel refining, primary
  21. 331410 - Niobium refining, primary
  22. 331410 - Nonferrous metal (except aluminum) shapes made in primary nonferrous metal smelting and refining mills
  23. 331410 - Nonferrous metals (except aluminum) made in primary nonferrous metal smelting and refining mills
  24. 331410 - Nonferrous metals (except aluminum) smelting and refining, primary
  25. 331410 - Platinum refining, primary
  26. 331410 - Precious metals refining, primary
  27. 331410 - Primary refining of copper
  28. 331410 - Primary refining of nonferrous metals (except aluminum)
  29. 331410 - Primary smelting of copper
  30. 331410 - Primary smelting of nonferrous metals (except aluminum)
  31. 331410 - Refining copper, primary
  32. 331410 - Refining nonferrous metals and alloys (except aluminum), primary
  33. 331410 - Rhenium refining, primary
  34. 331410 - Selenium refining, primary
  35. 331410 - Silver bullion or dore bar produced at primary metal refineries
  36. 331410 - Silver refining, primary
  37. 331410 - Slab, nonferrous metals (except aluminum) primary
  38. 331410 - Smelting of nonferrous metals (except aluminum), primary
  39. 331410 - Tantalum refining, primary
  40. 331410 - Tellurium refining, primary
  41. 331410 - Tin base alloys made in primary tin smelting and refining mills
  42. 331410 - Tin refining, primary
  43. 331410 - Titanium refining, primary
  44. 331410 - Uranium refining, primary
  45. 331410 - Zinc refining, primary
  46. 331410 - Zirconium refining, primary

History

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 Value
2002 331411 331419 -
2007 331411 331419 -
2012 331410 combined
2017 331410 -

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 331410, Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Smelting and Refining:

  1. lead manufacturing
  2. magnesium metal manufacturing
  3. manufacturing
  4. metal extract or refining of nonferrous metal blast furnace
  5. metal extraction or refining chemical process
  6. metal extraction or refining of nonferrous metal blast furnace or other pyrometallurgical process
  7. metal extraction or refining of nonferrous metal blast furnaceor other pyrometallurgical process
  8. nonferrous metal except aluminum production and processing
  9. nonferrous metal except aluminum smelting and refining
  10. primary metal manufacturing
  11. primary smelting and refining of copper
  12. primary smelting and refining of nonferrous metal except copper and aluminum
  13. smelting electric process
  14. smelting sintering or refining lead
  15. smelting sintering or refining metal not iron or lead not otherwise classified

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