1813 Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

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Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC)
Reference period
2006 (Revision 2.0)

1813 Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing

This class consists of units mainly engaged in manufacturing basic inorganic chemicals, including dyes and pigments; chromium sulphate (used in leather tanning); acids; and salts. This class also includes units mainly engaged in manufacturing chlorine, sodium hydroxide and other alkali using electrochemical processes.

Primary activities

  • Acid, inorganic, manufacturing n.e.c.
  • Alkaline salt manufacturing n.e.c.
  • Aluminium hydroxide manufacturing
  • Ammonium hydroxide manufacturing
  • Calcium chloride (lime) manufacturing
  • Chromium sulphate manufacturing (for application in leather tanning)
  • Fluoride manufacturing
  • Hydrochloric acid manufacturing
  • Hydrofluoric acid manufacturing
  • Hydrogen peroxide manufacturing
  • Hypophosphite manufacturing
  • Industrial salt manufacturing
  • Inorganic dye or pigment manufacturing
  • Nitric acid manufacturing
  • Nitrite manufacturing
  • Phosphoric acid manufacturing
  • Silicate manufacturing
  • Sodium bicarbonate manufacturing
  • Sodium carbonate manufacturing
  • Sodium hydroxide manufacturing
  • Sulphide manufacturing
  • Sulphur compound manufacturing
  • Sulphuric acid manufacturing (except smelter by-product)
  • Zinc oxide manufacturing
  • Zinc peroxide manufacturing


Units mainly engaged in

  • manufacturing bleaches and disinfectants are included in Class 1851 Cleaning Compound Manufacturing;
  • manufacturing synthetic organic dyes and pigments are included in Class 1812 Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing;
  • manufacturing fertilisers are included in Class 1831 Fertiliser Manufacturing;
  • manufacturing sulphuric acid as a smelter by-product are included in Class 2133 Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining;
  • manufacturing inorganic herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and pesticides are included in Class 1832 Pesticide Manufacturing; and
  • manufacturing photographic chemicals are included in Class 1891 Photographic Chemical Product Manufacturing.
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