SITC Class Category Examples
0 Food & Live Animals Meat (01), Fish (03), Wheat (041), Rice (042), Corn (044), Orange juice (0591), Sugar (0611), Coffee (071), Cocoa (072), Tea (0741)
1 Beverages & Tobacco Wine (1121), Beer (1123), Tobacco (12)
2 Raw Materials Rubber (23), Cotton (263), Iron ore (281)
3 Fuels & Lubricants Coal (32), Crude oil (333), Kerosene (3342), Natural gas (343)
4 Animal & Vegetable Oils Olive oil (4214), Corn oil (4216)
5 Chemicals Salt (52332), Fertilizers (56), Plastics (57)
6 Manufactured Goods Paper (64), Textiles (65), Cement (661), Iron & Steel (67), Copper (682)
7 Machinery & Transport Equipment Computer equipment (752), Televisions (761), Cars (781)
8 Miscellaneous Manufactures Furniture (82), Clothes (84), Footwear (85), Cameras (88111), Books (8921), Toys (894)
9 Others Postal packets (91)
Source: United Nations Statistics Division.
Standard International Trade Classification (SITC, Rev. 3)
SITC is a classification of the commodities being subject to international trade. It was designed to help provide a categorization needed for economic analysis and to facilitate the international comparison of trade data. A single numeral represents a major category (e.g. 1 for Beverages & Tobacco) and each subsequent numeral represents a sub-classification that can reach up to five numerals. For instance, Wine (1121) is a subcategory of Alcoholic Beverages (112), which is a subcategory of Beverages (11).