GICS Overview
GICS(The Global Industry Classification Standard) was jointly developed only for stock markets by S&P and MSCI, global index releasing organizations, in 1999. It has been used worldwide in investment analysis, portfolio and asset management, etc.

GICS is structured hierarchically of four components embracing all the industries in the world: 10 by economy sector, 24 by industry group, 67 by industry, and 156 by sub-industry.

GICS Table

KRX has published a Korean version of GICS for domestic listed companies consulted by S&P to service investing reference data for investors: Component 1 for economy sectors and Component 2 for industry groups.

Industry Classification by GICS
  • The Global Industry Classification Standard(GICS®) was developed by and/or is the exclusive property of MSCI Inc. and Standard & Poor Financial Services LLC ("S&P"). GICS is a service mark of MSCI and S&P and has been licensed for use by the Korea Exchange.
  • (Intellectual property rights of GICS are exclusively reserved and licensed to KRX by both S&P and MSCI.)
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Data and information on the KRX website are provided for the purpose of improving availability of information for investment, not for trading securities. In spite of the efforts made in ensuring the accuracy of data and information, the KRX recognizes that unintentional errors and delays could occur. The KRX is not responsible for any loss resulted from the investments made using the data and information provided on its website.

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