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 Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB)

Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) is a globally utilized standard for the categorization and comparison of companies by industry and sector. It is the official sector classification used across FTSE Russell indices for analysis, attribution and performance measurement.
The FTSE Russell ICB structure is used by the JSE to classify all JSE listed instruments which also includes instruments  that are not index constituents.

ICB is widely adopted by global institutional clients and has many application use cases:

Asset managers 
Sector exposure analysis, strategy execution and attribution reporting. 

Data providers
A reference data map allowing systems to categorize, manage and follow companies by industry. 

Exchanges
Used by global exchanges to categorize listing companies. London Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NASDAQ OMX, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana, Athens Exchange, Cyprus Stock Exchange, and Boursa Kuwait. 

Kindly refer to the FTSE Russell website for further details: https://www.ftserussell.com/data/industry-classification-benchmark-icb 

The current comprehensive and relevant taxonomy consists of a four-tier structure:

• 11 Industries 
• 20 Supersectors 
• 45 Sectors 
• 173 Subsectors 


Should you have any queries, please email MDProducts@jse.co.za
 

 Presentations and Other Documentation

 

 

20200407 ICB Presentation - 7 April 2020 (Final)20200407 ICB Presentation - 7 April 2020 (Final)764119https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/20200407 ICB Presentation - 7 April 2020 (Final).pdfpdf

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ICB Services Documentation​​​

 BDA Dissemination

 

 

DD BDA Broker Dissemination SpecificationDD BDA Broker Dissemination Specification690132https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/DD BDA Broker Dissemination Specification.pdfpdf
DD BDA Institution Dissemination SpecificationDD BDA Institution Dissemination Specification379458https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/DD BDA Institution Dissemination Specification.pdfpdf

 BDA Test Files

 

 

Test data files will be provided in due course.


 Equity Dissemination

 

 

Equities Non-Live Market Data Products SpecificationsEquities Non-Live Market Data Products Specifications2961134https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Equities Non-Live Market Data Products Specifications.pdfpdf

 Equity NLMD Test Files

 

 

Test data files will be provided in due course.

Indices​​​

 Fixed Width Files

 

 

FTSE-JSE Indices Non-Live Data Products SpecificationsFTSE-JSE Indices Non-Live Data Products Specifications9687551https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/FTSE-JSE Indices Non-Live Data Products Specifications.pdfpdf

 CSV Files

 

 

All Africa 40 (USD) Indices NLMD SpecificationsAll Africa 40 (USD) Indices NLMD Specifications820142https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/All Africa 40 (USD) Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
All Africa 40 (USD) Indices Non-Live Data Products SpecificationsAll Africa 40 (USD) Indices Non-Live Data Products Specifications821158https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/All Africa 40 (USD) Indices Non-Live Data Products Specifications.pdfpdf
All Africa 40 (ZAR) Indices NLMD SpecificationsAll Africa 40 (ZAR) Indices NLMD Specifications820954https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/All Africa 40 (ZAR) Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
All Africa ex South Africa 30 (USD) Indices NLMD SpecificationsAll Africa ex South Africa 30 (USD) Indices NLMD Specifications841061https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/All Africa ex South Africa 30 (USD) Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
All Africa ex South Africa 30 (ZAR) Indices NLMD SpecificationsAll Africa ex South Africa 30 (ZAR) Indices NLMD Specifications842762https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/All Africa ex South Africa 30 (ZAR) Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
All Share Minimum Variance Indices NLMD SpecificationsAll Share Minimum Variance Indices NLMD Specifications819619https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/All Share Minimum Variance Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Capped All Share Indices NLMD SpecificationsCapped All Share Indices NLMD Specifications798678https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Capped All Share Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Capped Industrial 25 Indices NLMD SpecificationsCapped Industrial 25 Indices NLMD Specifications798758https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Capped Industrial 25 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Capped SHARIA Top 40 Indices NLMD SpecificationsCapped SHARIA Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications800908https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Capped SHARIA Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Capped SWIX All Share Indices NLMD SpecificationsCapped SWIX All Share Indices NLMD Specifications800469https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Capped SWIX All Share Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Capped SWIX Top 40 Indices NLMD SpecificationsCapped SWIX Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications799601https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Capped SWIX Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Capped Top 40 Indices NLMD SpecificationsCapped Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications798064https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Capped Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Core Indices NLMD SpecificationsCore Indices NLMD Specifications799243https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Core Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Core Net TRI (Net of Tax) Indices NLMD SpecificationsCore Net TRI (Net of Tax) Indices NLMD Specifications697235https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Core Net TRI (Net of Tax) Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Dividend Plus Indices NLMD SpecificationsDividend Plus Indices NLMD Specifications802417https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Dividend Plus Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Equally Weighted Financial 15 Indices NLMD SpecificationsEqually Weighted Financial 15 Indices NLMD Specifications803312https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Equally Weighted Financial 15 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Equally Weighted Industrial 25 Indices NLMD SpecificationsEqually Weighted Industrial 25 Indices NLMD Specifications803182https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Equally Weighted Industrial 25 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Equally Weighted Resource 10 Indices NLMD SpecificationsEqually Weighted Resource 10 Indices NLMD Specifications803487https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Equally Weighted Resource 10 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Equally Weighted Top 40 Indices NLMD SpecificationsEqually Weighted Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications802651https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Equally Weighted Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Factor Indices NLMD SpecificationsFactor Indices NLMD Specifications866029https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Factor Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Preference Share Indices NLMD SpecificationsPreference Share Indices NLMD Specifications800181https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Preference Share Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Property Indices NLMD SpecificationsProperty Indices NLMD Specifications807800https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Property Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
RAFI 40 Indices NLMD SpecificationsRAFI 40 Indices NLMD Specifications896466https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/RAFI 40 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
RAFI 40 Net TRI Indices NLMD SpecificationsRAFI 40 Net TRI Indices NLMD Specifications751208https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/RAFI 40 Net TRI Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
RAFI All Share Indices NLMD SpecificationsRAFI All Share Indices NLMD Specifications889646https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/RAFI All Share Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
RAFI Capped All Share Indices NLMD SpecificationsRAFI Capped All Share Indices NLMD Specifications890117https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/RAFI Capped All Share Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Resource 10 Capped Indices NLMD SpecificationsResource 10 Capped Indices NLMD Specifications796641https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Resource 10 Capped Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Responsible Investment Indices NLMD SpecificationsResponsible Investment Indices NLMD Specifications798478https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Responsible Investment Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Responsible Investment Top 30 Indices NLMD SpecificationsResponsible Investment Top 30 Indices NLMD Specifications801049https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Responsible Investment Top 30 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
SHARIA Indices NLMD SpecificationsSHARIA Indices NLMD Specifications810722https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/SHARIA Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
SWIX All Share Indices NLMD SpecificationsSWIX All Share Indices NLMD Specifications800976https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/SWIX All Share Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
SWIX All Share Sector Indices NLMD SpecificationsSWIX All Share Sector Indices NLMD Specifications801078https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/SWIX All Share Sector Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
SWIX Top 40 Indices NLMD SpecificationsSWIX Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications800550https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/SWIX Top 40 Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Style Indices NLMD SpecificationsStyle Indices NLMD Specifications817655https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Style Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Top 40 Dividend Indices NLMD SpecificationsTop 40 Dividend Indices NLMD Specifications821139https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Top 40 Dividend Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf
Top 40 Minimum Variance Indices NLMD SpecificationsTop 40 Minimum Variance Indices NLMD Specifications819052https://www.jse.co.za/content/ICBServicesDocumentation/Top 40 Minimum Variance Indices NLMD Specifications.pdfpdf

 Indices Test Files

 

 

Test data files will be provided in due course.