BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
K Economics, finance, business and management
KN Industry and industrial studies
KND Manufacturing industries
KNDC Chemical industries
KNDD Textile industries
KNDF Food manufacturing and related industries
KNDH Hi-tech manufacturing industries
KNDM Armaments industries
KNDP Pharmaceutical industries
KNDR Road vehicle manufacturing industry
For motor mechanic skills, see TRCS “Automotive (motor mechanic) skills”
KNDS Shipbuilding industry
KNDV Aviation manufacturing industry

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