2022 Edition

national industry 513210

Software Publishers


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in software publishing. Establishments in this industry carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing computer software, such as designing, providing documentation, assisting in installation, and providing support services to software purchasers. These establishments may design, develop, and publish, or publish only. These establishments may publish and distribute software through subscriptions and/or downloads.

The immediate parent of national industry 513210 is international industry 51321: Software Publishers

2022 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Reselling packaged software without publishing--are classified in Sector 42, Wholesale Trade, or Sector 44-45, Retail Trade;
  • Providing hosting and infrastructure support to software publishers, generally on a contract or fee basis, including game server hosting providers--are classified in Industry 518210, Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services;
  • Designing custom software to meet the needs of specific users--are classified in U.S. Industry 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services;
  • Mass duplication of software without publishing--are classified in Industry 334610, Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media;
  • Operating Internet gaming sites without publishing--are classified in Industry 516210, Media Streaming Distribution Services, Social Networks, and Other Media Networks and Content Providers; and
  • Operating online gambling sites--are classified in Industry 713290, Other Gambling Industries.


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 511210
2007 511210
2012 511210
2017 511210
2022 513210

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

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Insurance Industry Mappings

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