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Our guide to the most common SSIC codes in Singapore

Stumped on what to pick for your SSIC code when incorporating  your company in Singapore? You’re not alone, so we compiled a list of the top 100 most common SSIC codes to make it easier to decide what’s right for you.

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  • Easily searchable spreadsheet
  • Introduction to what SSIC codes are and how business regulators like ACRA and IRAS use them
  • Link to ACRA's SSIC code Search by Keyword tool
  • Last updated December 2018 with ACRA's SSIC Code (Version 2018) changes included
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Commonly asked questions!

What is a SSIC?

A Singapore Standard Industrial Classification Code is a number assigned to classify one’s business activities that are carried out in Singapore.


SSIC are regularly reviewed and updated if needed. This is done with the aim of ensuring that these codes reflect and stay updated in the areas listed below:

  • Aligned with the changes in international standards
  • Updates on significant changes in the economy
  • Remaining updated regarding emerging activities

What is SSIC used for?

SSIC is used for censuses of population, household, and establishment surveys. The SSIC adopts the fundamental framework and principles of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC).


The authorities update the SSIC on a regular basis with the aim to reflect significant changes in the structure of the Singapore economy and the emergence of new activities.  Additionally, SSIC is updated in order to be aligned with the changes in international standards.


It is regularly revised and updated to accurately reflect changes in the structure of the Singapore economy. It is also revised to better align with the changes in the international standards due to emerging new activities.


The current SSIC 2015 (Version 2018) is the latest version released by the Department of Statistics.

How do I find my SSIC code?

All interested individuals can perform searches with the aim of finding out which codes correspond to their business activities. Still, so many individuals struggle with this. However, you will see that performing this kind of search is not difficult at all.


To search for an SSIC code, you should visit the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) website. There, you can perform a thorough ACRA company search.


If you need more information regarding the principles, classification at four-and-five-digit levels, and information about its scope and structure, you can find it here.




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  1. I am planning to come out of retirement to be a distributor of a famous USA brand of connectors, which can be operated by 1 or 2 persons. Sakes revenue is surely more than SIN$1M. But, I do not wish to loose my car or flat should it fail (very unlikely) but just in case, what should I register it under ? Private Limited companies seemed like having so many regulations. Anything near this ?

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