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List of Economic Activities by word: purpose

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Economic Activities for purpose

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  • Class 0910
    Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction
    This class includes:
    ~ oil and gas extraction service activities provided on a fee or contract basis:
    ~ exploration services in connection with petroleum or gas extraction, e.g. traditional prospecting methods, such as making geological observations at prospective sites
    ~ directional drilling and redrilling; spudding in; derrick erection in situ, repairing and dismantling; cementing oil and gas well casings; pumping of wells; plugging and abandoning wells etc.
    ~ liquefaction and regasification of natural gas for PURPOSE of transport, done at the mine site
    ~ draining and pumping services, on a fee or contract basis
    ~ test drilling in connection with petroleum or gas extraction

    This class also includes:
    ~ oil and gas field fire fighting services

  • Class 5120
    Freight air transport
    This class includes:
    ~ transport freight by air over regular routes and on regular schedules
    ~ non-scheduled transport of freight by air
    ~ launching of satellites and space vehicles
    ~ space transport

    This class also includes:
    ~ renting of air-transport equipment with operator for the PURPOSE of freight transportation

  • Class 3520
    Manufacture of gas; distribution of gaseous fuels through mains
    This class includes the manufacture of gas and the distribution of natural or synthetic gas to the consumer through a system of mains. Gas marketers or brokers, which arrange the sale of natural gas over distribution systems operated by others, are included.
    The separate operation of gas pipelines, typically done over long distances, connecting producers with distributors of gas, or between urban centers, is excluded from this class and classified with other pipeline transport activities.

    This class includes:
    ~ production of gas for the PURPOSE of gas supply by carbonation of coal, from by-products of agriculture or from waste
    ~ manufacture of gaseous fuels with a specified calorific value, by purification, blending and other processes from gases of various types including natural gas
    ~ transportation, distribution and supply of gaseous fuels of all kinds through a system of mains
    ~ sale of gas to the user through mains
    ~ activities of gas brokers or agents that arrange the sale of gas over gas distribution systems operated by others
    ~ commodity and transport capacity exchanges for gaseous fuels

  • Class 2819
    Manufacture of other general PURPOSE,machinery
    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of industrial refrigerating or freezing equipment, including assemblies of major components
    ~ manufacture of air-conditioning machines, including for motor vehicles
    ~ manufacture of non-domestic fans
    ~ manufacture of weighing machinery (other than sensitive laboratory balances):
    ~ household and shop scales, platform scales, scales for continuous weighing, weighbridges, weights etc.
    ~ manufacture of filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus for liquids
    ~ manufacture of equipment for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders:
    ~ spray guns, fire extinguishers, sandblasting machines, steam cleaning machines etc.
    ~ manufacture of packing and wrapping machinery:
    ~ filling, closing, sealing, capsuling or labeling machines etc.
    ~ manufacture of machinery for cleaning or drying bottles and for aerating beverages
    ~ manufacture of distilling or rectifying plant for petroleum refineries, chemical industries, beverage industries etc.
    ~ manufacture of heat exchangers
    ~ manufacture of machinery for liquefying air or gas
    ~ manufacture of gas generators
    ~ manufacture of calendering or other rolling machines and cylinders thereof (except for metal and glass)
    ~ manufacture of centrifuges (except cream separators and clothes dryers)
    ~ manufacture of gaskets and similar joints made of a combination of materials or layers of the same material
    ~ manufacture of automatic goods vending machines
    ~ manufacture of parts for general PURPOSE,machinery
    ~ manufacture of attic ventilation fans (gable fans, roof ventilators, etc.)
    ~ manufacture of levels, tape measures and similar hand tools, machinists' precision tools (except optical)
    ~ manufacture of non-electrical welding and soldering equipment


  • Class 8030
    Investigation activities
    This class includes:
    ~ investigation and detective service activities
    ~ activities of all private investigators, independent of the type of client or PURPOSE of investigation

  • Class 2829
    Manufacture of other special PURPOSE,machinery
    This class includes the manufacture of special PURPOSE,machinery not elsewhere classified.

    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of machinery for making paper pulp
    ~ manufacture of paper and paperboard making machinery
    ~ manufacture of dryers for wood, paper pulp, paper or paperboard
    ~ manufacture of machinery producing articles of paper or paperboard
    ~ manufacture of machinery for working soft rubber or plastics or for the manufacture of products of these materials:
    ~ extruders, moulders, pneumatic tyre making or retreading machines and other machines for making a specific rubber or plastic product
    ~ manufacture of printing and bookbinding machines and machines for activities supporting printing on a variety of materials
    ~ manufacture of machinery for producing tiles, bricks, shaped ceramic pastes, pipes, graphite electrodes, blackboard chalk, foundry moulds etc.
    ~ manufacture of semi-conductor manufacturing machinery
    ~ manufacture of industrial robots performing multiple tasks for special purposes
    ~ manufacture of diverse special PURPOSE,machinery and equipment:
    ~ machines to assemble electric or electronic lamps, tubes (valves) or bulbs
    ~ machines for production or hot-working of glass or glassware, glass fibre or yarn
    ~ machinery or apparatus for isotopic separation
    ~ manufacture of tire alignment and balancing equipment; balancing equipment (except wheel balancing)
    ~ manufacture of central greasing systems
    ~ manufacture of aircraft launching gear, aircraft carrier catapults and related equipment
    ~ manufacture of automatic bowling alley equipment (e.g. pin-setters)
    ~ manufacture of roundabouts, swings, shooting galleries and other fairground amusements

  • Class 5110
    Passenger air transport
    This class includes:
    ~ transport of passengers by air over regular routes and on regular schedules
    ~ charter flights for passengers
    ~ scenic and sightseeing flights

    This class also includes:
    ~ renting of air-transport equipment with operator for the PURPOSE of passenger transportation
    ~ general aviation activities, such as:
    ~ transport of passengers by aero clubs for instruction or pleasure

  • Class 5229
    Other transportation support activities
    This class includes:
    ~ forwarding of freight
    ~ arranging or organizing of transport operations by rail, road, sea or air
    ~ organization of group and individual consignments (including pickup and delivery of goods and grouping of consignments)
    ~ logistics activities, i.e. planning, designing and supporting operations of transportation, warehousing and distribution
    ~ issue and procurement of transport documents and waybills
    ~ activities of customs agents
    ~ activities of sea-freight forwarders and air-cargo agents
    ~ brokerage for ship and aircraft space
    ~ goods-handling operations, e.g. temporary crating for the sole PURPOSE of protecting the goods during transit, uncrating, sampling, weighing of goods

  • Class 3250
    Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies
    This class includes the manufacture of laboratory apparatus, surgical and medical instruments, surgical appliances and supplies, dental equipment and supplies, orthodontic goods, dentures and orthodontic appliances. Included is the manufacture of medical, dental and similar furniture, where the additional specific functions determine the PURPOSE of the product, such as dentist's chairs with built-in hydraulic functions.

    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of surgical drapes and sterile string and tissue
    ~ manufacture of dental fillings and cements (except denture adhesives), dental wax and other dental plaster preparations
    ~ manufacture of bone reconstruction cements
    ~ manufacture of dental laboratory furnaces
    ~ manufacture of laboratory ultrasonic cleaning machinery
    ~ manufacture of laboratory sterilizers
    ~ manufacture of laboratory type distilling apparatus, laboratory centrifuges
    ~ manufacture of medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture, such as:
    ~ operating tables
    ~ examination tables
    ~ hospital beds with mechanical fittings
    ~ dentists' chairs
    ~ manufacture of bone plates and screws, syringes, needles, catheters, cannulae, etc.
    ~ manufacture of dental instruments (including dentists' chairs incorporating dental equipment)
    ~ manufacture of artificial teeth, bridges, etc., made in dental labs
    ~ manufacture of orthopedic and prosthetic devices
    ~ manufacture of glass eyes
    ~ manufacture of medical thermometers
    ~ manufacture of ophthalmic goods, eyeglasses, sunglasses, lenses ground to prescription, contact lenses, safety goggles

  • Class 7320
    Market research and public opinion polling
    This class includes:
    ~ investigation into market potential, acceptance and familiarity of products and buying habits of consumers for the PURPOSE of sales promotion and development of new products, including statistical analyses of the results
    ~ investigation into collective opinions of the public about political, economic and social issues and statistical analysis thereof


  • Class 3312
    Repair of machinery
    This class includes the repair and maintenance of industrial machinery and equipment like sharpening or installing commercial and industrial machinery blades and saws; the provision of welding (e.g. automotive, general) repair services; the repair of agricultural and other heavy and industrial machinery and equipment (e.g. forklifts and other materials handling equipment, machine tools, commercial refrigeration equipment, construction equipment and mining machinery), comprising machinery and equipment of division 28.

    This class includes:
    ~ repair and maintenance of non-automotive engines, e.g. ship or rail engines
    ~ repair and maintenance of pumps and related equipment
    ~ repair and maintenance of fluid power equipment
    ~ repair of valves
    ~ repair of gearing and driving elements
    ~ repair and maintenance of industrial process furnaces
    ~ repair and maintenance of materials handling equipment
    ~ repair and maintenance of commercial refrigeration equipment and air purifying equipment
    ~ repair and maintenance of commercial-type general PURPOSE,machinery
    ~ repair of other power-driven hand-tools
    ~ repair and maintenance of metal cutting and metal forming machine tools and accessories
    ~ repair and maintenance of other machine tools
    ~ repair and maintenance of agricultural tractors
    ~ repair and maintenance of agricultural machinery and forestry and logging machinery
    ~ repair and maintenance of metallurgy machinery
    ~ repair and maintenance of mining, construction, and oil and gas field machinery
    ~ repair and maintenance of food, beverage, and tobacco processing machinery
    ~ repair and maintenance of textile apparel, and leather production machinery
    ~ repair and maintenance of papermaking machinery
    ~ repair and maintenance of other special PURPOSE,machinery of division 28
    ~ repair and maintenance of weighing equipment
    ~ repair and maintenance of vending machines
    ~ repair and maintenance of cash registers
    ~ repair and maintenance of photocopy machines
    ~ repair of calculators, electronic or not
    ~ repair of typewriters

  • Class 9499
    Activities of other membership organizations n.e.c.
    This class includes:
    ~ activities of organizations not directly affiliated to a political party furthering a public cause or issue by means of public education, political influence, fund-raising etc.:
    ~ citizens initiative or protest movements
    ~ environmental and ecological movements
    ~ organizations supporting community and educational facilities n.e.c.
    ~ organizations for the protection and betterment of special groups, e.g. ethnic and minority groups
    ~ associations for patriotic purposes, including war veterans' associations
    ~ consumer associations
    ~ automobile associations
    ~ associations for the PURPOSE of social acquaintanceship such as rotary clubs, lodges etc.
    ~ associations of youth, young persons' associations, student associations, clubs and fraternities etc.
    ~ associations for the pursuit of a cultural or recreational activity or hobby (other than sports or games), e.g. poetry, literature and book clubs, historical clubs, gardening clubs, film and photo clubs, music and art clubs, craft and collectors' clubs, social clubs, carnival clubs etc.

    This class also includes:
    ~ grant giving activities by membership organizations or others

  • Group 011
    Growing of non-perennial crops
    This group includes the growing of non-perennial crops, i.e. plants that do not last for more than two growing seasons. Included is the growing of these plants for the PURPOSE of seed production.
  • Group 012
    Growing of perennial crops
    This group includes the growing of perennial crops, i.e. plants that lasts for more than two growing seasons, either dying back after each season or growing continuously. Included is the growing of these plants for the PURPOSE of seed production.
  • Group 281
    Manufacture of general PURPOSE,machinery
    This group includes the manufacture of general PURPOSE,machinery, i.e. machinery that is being used in a wide range of ISIC industries. This can include the manufacture of components used in the manufacture of a variety of other machinery or the manufacture of machinery that support the operation of other businesses.
  • Group 465
    Wholesale of machinery, equipment and supplies
    This group includes the wholesale of computers, telecommunications equipment, specialized machinery for all kinds of industries and general PURPOSE,machinery.
  • Group 282
    Manufacture of special PURPOSE,machinery
    This group includes the manufacture of special PURPOSE,machinery, i.e. machinery for exclusive use in an ISIC industry or a small cluster of ISIC industries. While most of these are used in other manufacturing processes, such as food manufacturing or textile manufacturing, this group also includes the manufacture of machinery specific for other (non-manufacturing industries), such as aircraft launching gear or amusement park equipment.
  • Group 661
    Activities auxiliary to financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
    This group includes the furnishing of physical or electronic marketplaces for the PURPOSE of facilitating the buying and selling of stocks, stock options, bonds or commodity contracts.

  • Division 17
    Manufacture of paper and paper products
    This division includes the manufacture of pulp, paper and converted paper products. The manufacture of these products is grouped together because they constitute a series of vertically connected processes. More than one activity is often carried out in a single unit. There are essentially three activities: The manufacture of pulp involves separating the cellulose fibers from other impurities in wood or used paper. The manufacture of paper involves matting these fibers into a sheet. Converted paper products are made from paper and other materials by various cutting and shaping techniques, including coating and laminating activities. The paper articles may be printed (e.g. wallpaper, gift wrap etc.), as long as the printing of information is not the main PURPOSE.
    The production of pulp, paper and paperboard in bulk is included in class 1701, while the remaining classes include the production of further-processed paper and paper products.

  • Division 64
    Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding
    This division includes the activities of obtaining and redistributing funds other than for the PURPOSE of insurance or pension funding or compulsory social security.
    Note: National institutional arrangements are likely to play a significant role in determining the classification within this division.

  • Division 28
    Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
    This division includes the manufacture of machinery and equipment that act independently on materials either mechanically or thermally or perform operations on materials (such as handling, spraying, weighing or packing), including their mechanical components that produce and apply force, and any specially manufactured primary parts. This includes the manufacture of fixed and mobile or hand-held devices, regardless of whether they are designed for industrial, building and civil engineering, agricultural or home use. The manufacture of special equipment for passenger or freight transport within demarcated premises also belongs within this division.
    This division distinguishes between the manufacture of special PURPOSE,machinery, i.e. machinery for exclusive use in an ISIC industry or a small cluster of ISIC industries, and general PURPOSE,machinery, i.e. machinery that is being used in a wide range of ISIC industries.
    This division also includes the manufacture of other special PURPOSE,machinery, not covered elsewhere in the classification, whether or not used in a manufacturing process, such as fairground amusement equipment, automatic bowling alley equipment, etc.

    This division excludes the manufacture of metal products for general use (division 25), associated control devices, computer equipment, measurement and testing equipment, electricity distribution and control apparatus (divisions 26 and 27) and general PURPOSE,motor vehicles (divisions 29 and 30).

  • Division 51
    Air transport
    This division includes the transport of passengers or freight by air or via space.

    This division excludes the repair of aircraft or aircraft engines (see class 3315) and support activities, such as the operation of airports, (see class 5223). This division also excludes activities that make use of aircraft, but not for the PURPOSE of transportation, such as crop spraying (see class 0161), aerial advertising (see class 7310) or aerial photography (see class 7420).

  • Division 94
    Activities of membership organizations
    This division includes activities of organizations representing interests of special groups or promoting ideas to the general public. These organizations usually have a constituency of members, but their activities may involve and benefit non-members as well. The primary breakdown of this division is determined by the PURPOSE that these organizations serve, namely interests of employers, self-employed individuals and the scientific community (group 941), interests of employees (group 942) or promotion of religious, political, cultural, educational or recreational ideas and activities (group 949).
  • Division 46
    Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    This division includes wholesale trade on own account or on a fee or contract basis (commission trade) related to domestic wholesale trade as well as international wholesale trade (import/export).

    Wholesale is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods to retailers, business-to-business trade, such as to industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, or resale to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying goods for, or selling goods to, such persons or companies. The principal types of businesses included are merchant wholesalers, i.e. wholesalers who take title to the goods they sell, such as wholesale merchants or jobbers, industrial distributors, exporters, importers, and cooperative buying associations, sales branches and sales offices (but not retail stores) that are maintained by manufacturing or mining units apart from their plants or mines for the PURPOSE of marketing their products and that do not merely take orders to be filled by direct shipments from the plants or mines. Also included are merchandise brokers, commission merchants and agents and assemblers, buyers and cooperative associations engaged in the marketing of farm products.

    Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots, for example pharmaceuticals; store, refrigerate, deliver and install goods, engage in sales promotion for their customers and label design.

    This division excludes the wholesale of motor vehicles, caravans and motorcycles, as well as motor vehicle accessories (see division 45), the renting and leasing of goods (see division 77) and the packing of solid goods and bottling of liquid or gaseous goods, including blending and filtering, for third parties (see class 8292).

  • Section C
    Manufacturing
    This section includes the physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products, although this cannot be used as the single universal criterion for defining manufacturing (see remark on processing of waste below). The materials, substances, or components transformed are raw materials that are products of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining or quarrying as well as products of other manufacturing activities. Substantial alteration, renovation or reconstruction of goods is generally considered to be manufacturing.

    Units engaged in manufacturing are often described as plants, factories or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment. However, units that transform materials or substances into new products by hand or in the worker's home and those engaged in selling to the general public of products made on the same premises from which they are sold, such as bakeries and custom tailors, are also included in this section. Manufacturing units may process materials or may contract with other units to process their materials for them. Both types of units are included in manufacturing.

    The output of a manufacturing process may be finished in the sense that it is ready for utilization or consumption, or it may be semi-finished in the sense that it is to become an input for further manufacturing. For example, the output of alumina refining is the input used in the primary production of aluminium; primary aluminium is the input to aluminium wire drawing; and aluminium wire is the input for the manufacture of fabricated wire products.

    Manufacture of specialized components and parts of, and accessories and attachments to, machinery and equipment is, as a general rule, classified in the same class as the manufacture of the machinery and equipment for which the parts and accessories are intended. Manufacture of unspecialized components and parts of machinery and equipment, e.g. engines, pistons, electric motors, electrical assemblies, valves, gears, roller bearings, is classified in the appropriate class of manufacturing, without regard to the machinery and equipment in which these items may be included. However, making specialized components and accessories by moulding or extruding plastics materials is included in class 2220.

    Assembly of the component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing. This includes the assembly of manufactured products from either self-produced or purchased components.

    The recovery of waste, i.e. the processing of waste into secondary raw materials is classified in class 3830 (Materials recovery). While this may involve physical or chemical transformations, this is not considered to be a part of manufacturing. The primary PURPOSE of these activities is considered to be the treatment or processing of waste and they are therefore classified in Section E (Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities). However, the manufacture of new final products (as opposed to secondary raw materials) is classified in manufacturing, even if these processes use waste as an input. For example, the production of silver from film waste is considered to be a manufacturing process.

    Specialized maintenance and repair of industrial, commercial and similar machinery and equipment is, in general, classified in division 33 (Repair, maintenance and installation of machinery and equipment). However, the repair of computers and personal and household goods is classified in division 95 (Repair of computers and personal and household goods), while the repair of motor vehicles is classified in division 45 (Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles).

    The installation of machinery and equipment, when carried out as a specialized activity, is classified in 3320.

    Remark: The boundaries of manufacturing and the other sectors of the classification system can be somewhat blurry.

  • Section N
    Administrative and support service activities
    This section includes a variety of activities that support general business operations. These activities differ from those in section M, since their primary PURPOSE is not the transfer of specialized knowledge.
  • Section G
    Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    This section includes wholesale and retail sale (i.e. sale without transformation) of any type of goods and the rendering of services incidental to the sale of these goods. Wholesaling and retailing are the final steps in the distribution of goods. Goods bought and sold are also referred to as merchandise.

    Also included in this section are the repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles.

    Sale without transformation is considered to include the usual operations (or manipulations) associated with trade, for example sorting, grading and assembling of goods, mixing (blending) of goods (for example sand), bottling (with or without preceding bottle cleaning), packing, breaking bulk and repacking for distribution in smaller lots, storage (whether or not frozen or chilled), cleaning and drying of agricultural products, cutting out of wood fibreboards or metal sheets as secondary activities.

    Division 45 includes all activities related to the sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, while divisions 46 and 47 include all other sale activities. The distinction between division 46 (wholesale) and division 47 (retail sale) is based on the predominant type of customer.

    Wholesale is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying goods for, or selling goods to, such persons or companies. The principal types of businesses included are merchant wholesalers, i.e. wholesalers who take title to the goods they sell, such as wholesale merchants or jobbers, industrial distributors, exporters, importers, and cooperative buying associations, sales branches and sales offices (but not retail stores) that are maintained by manufacturing or mining units apart from their plants or mines for the PURPOSE of marketing their products and that do not merely take orders to be filled by direct shipments from the plants or mines. Also included are merchandise brokers, commission merchants and agents and assemblers, buyers and cooperative associations engaged in the marketing of farm products. Wholesalers frequently physically assemble, sort and grade goods in large lots, break bulk, repack and redistribute in smaller lots, for example pharmaceuticals; store, refrigerate, deliver and install goods, engage in sales promotion for their customers and label design.

    Retailing is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods mainly to the general public for personal or household consumption or utilization, by shops, department stores, stalls, mail-order houses, door-to-door sales persons, hawkers and peddlers, consumer cooperatives, auction houses etc. Most retailers take title to the goods they sell, but some act as agents for a principal and sell either on consignment or on a commission basis.