SIC CODES

SIC Activities related with *sale*

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sale: SIC Codes

There are 60 Economic Activities in all levels that containg the word "SALE" in their name or detailed description. Have you that what you are searching for?

  • Class 1075
    Manufacture of prepared meals and dishes
    This class includes the manufacture of ready-made (i.e. prepared, seasoned and cooked) meals and dishes. These dishes are processed to preserve them, such as in frozen or canned form, and are usually packaged and labeled for re-sale, i.e. this class does not include the preparation of meals for immediate consumption, such as in restaurants. To be considered a dish, these foods have to contain at least two distinct main ingredients (except seasonings etc.).

    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of meat or poultry dishes
    ~ manufacture of fish dishes, including fish and chips
    ~ manufacture of prepared dishes of vegetables
    ~ manufacture of canned stews and vacuum-prepared meals
    ~ manufacture of other prepared meals (such as TV dinners, etc.)
    ~ manufacture of frozen or otherwise preserved pizza

  • Class 3510
    Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
    This class includes the generation of bulk electric power, transmission from generating facilities to distribution centers and distribution to end users.

    This class includes:
    ~ operation of generation facilities that produce electric energy, including thermal, nuclear, hydroelectric, gas turbine, diesel and renewable
    ~ operation of transmission systems that convey the electricity from the generation facility to the distribution system
    ~ operation of distribution systems (i.e. consisting of lines, poles, meters, and wiring) that convey electric power received from the generation facility or the transmission system to the final consumer
    ~ SALE of electricity to the user
    ~ activities of electric power brokers or agents that arrange the SALE of electricity via power distribution systems operated by others
    ~ operation of electricity and transmission capacity exchanges for electric power

  • Class 4530
    Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
    This class includes:
    ~ wholesale and retail SALE of all kinds of parts, components, supplies, tools and accessories for motor vehicles, such as:
    ~ rubber tires and inner tubes for tires
    ~ spark plugs, batteries, lighting equipment and electrical parts

  • Class 2620
    Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
    This class includes the manufacture and/or assembly of electronic computers, such as mainframes, desktop computers, laptops and computer servers; and computer peripheral equipment, such as storage devices and input/output devices (printers, monitors, keyboards). Computers can be analog, digital, or hybrid. Digital computers, the most common type, are devices that do all of the following: (1) store the processing program or programs and the data immediately necessary for the execution of the program, (2) can be freely programmed in accordance with the requirements of the user, (3) perform arithmetical computations specified by the user and (4) execute, without human intervention, a processing program that requires the computer to modify its execution by logical decision during the processing run. Analog computers are capable of simulating mathematical models and comprise at least analog control and programming elements.

    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of desktop computers
    ~ manufacture of laptop computers
    ~ manufacture of main frame computers
    ~ manufacture of hand-held computers (e.g. PDA)
    ~ manufacture of magnetic disk drives, flash drives and other storage devices
    ~ manufacture of optical (e.g. CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW) disk drives
    ~ manufacture of printers
    ~ manufacture of monitors
    ~ manufacture of keyboards
    ~ manufacture of all types of mice, joysticks, and trackball accessories
    ~ manufacture of dedicated computer terminals
    ~ manufacture of computer servers
    ~ manufacture of scanners, including bar code scanners
    ~ manufacture of smart card readers
    ~ manufacture of virtual reality helmets
    ~ manufacture of computer projectors (video beamers)

    This class also includes:
    ~ manufacture of computer terminals, like automatic teller machines (ATM's), point-of SALE,(POS) terminals, not mechanically operated
    ~ manufacture of multi-function office equipment, such as fax-scanner-copier combinations


  • 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 4100
    Construction of buildings
    This class includes the construction of complete residential or non-residential buildings, on own account for SALE or on a fee or contract basis. Outsourcing parts or even the whole construction process is possible. If only specialized parts of the construction process are carried out, the activity is classified in division 43.

    This class includes:
    ~ construction of all types of residential buildings:
    ~ single-family houses
    ~ multi-family buildings, including high-rise buildings
    ~ construction of all types of non-residential buildings:
    ~ buildings for industrial production, e.g. factories, workshops, assembly plants etc.
    ~ hospitals, schools, office buildings
    ~ hotels, stores, shopping malls, restaurants
    ~ airport buildings
    ~ indoor sports facilities
    ~ parking garages, including underground parking garages
    ~ warehouses
    ~ religious buildings
    ~ assembly and erection of prefabricated constructions on the site

    This class also includes:
    ~ remodeling or renovating existing residential structures

  • Class 4719
    Other retail SALE in non-specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of a large variety of goods of which food products, beverages or tobacco are not predominant, such as:
    ~ retail SALE activities of department stores carrying a general line of goods, including wearing apparel, furniture, appliances, hardware, cosmetics, jewellery, toys, sports goods etc.

  • Class 4721
    Retail SALE of food in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of any the following types of goods:
    ~ fresh or preserved fruit and vegetables
    ~ dairy products and eggs
    ~ meat and meat products (including poultry)
    ~ fish, other seafood and products thereof
    ~ bakery products
    ~ sugar confectionery
    ~ other food products

  • Class 4722
    Retail SALE of beverages in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of beverages (not for consumption on the premises):
    ~ alcoholic beverages
    ~ non-alcoholic beverages

  • Class 4510
    Sale of motor vehicles
    This class includes:
    ~ wholesale and retail SALE of new and used vehicles:
    ~ passenger motor vehicles, including specialized passenger motor vehicles such as ambulances and minibuses, etc.
    ~ lorries, trailers and semi-trailers
    ~ camping vehicles such as caravans and motor homes

    This class also includes:
    ~ wholesale and retail SALE of off-road motor vehicles (jeeps, etc.)
    ~ wholesale and retail SALE by commission agents
    ~ car auctions


  • Class 4540
    Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories
    This class includes:
    ~ wholesale and retail SALE of motorcycles, including mopeds
    ~ wholesale and retail SALE of parts and accessories for motorcycles (including by commission agents and mail order houses)
    ~ maintenance and repair of motorcycles

  • Class 4610
    Wholesale on a fee or contract basis
    This class includes:
    ~ activities of commission agents and all other wholesalers who trade on behalf and on the account of others
    ~ activities of those involved in bringing sellers and buyers together or undertaking commercial transactions on behalf of a principal, including on the internet
    ~ such agents involved in the SALE of:
    ~ agricultural raw materials, live animals, textile raw materials and semi-finished goods
    ~ fuels, ores, metals and industrial chemicals, including fertilizers
    ~ food, beverages and tobacco
    ~ textiles, clothing, fur, footwear and leather goods
    ~ timber and building materials
    ~ machinery, including office machinery and computers, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft
    ~ furniture, household goods and hardware

    This class also includes:
    ~ activities of wholesale auctioneering houses

  • Class 4723
    Retail SALE of tobacco products in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of tobacco
    ~ retail SALE of tobacco products

  • Class 4730
    Retail SALE of automotive fuel in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of fuel for motor vehicles and motorcycles

    This class also includes:
    ~ retail SALE of lubricating products and cooling products for motor vehicles

  • Class 4711
    Retail SALE in non-specialized stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of a large variety of goods of which, however, food products, beverages or tobacco should be predominant, such as:
    ~ retail SALE activities of general stores that have, apart from their main sales of food products, beverages or tobacco, several other types of goods such as wearing apparel, furniture, appliances, hardware, cosmetics etc.

  • Class 4741
    Retail SALE of computers, peripheral units, software and telecommunications equipment in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of computers
    ~ retail SALE of computer peripheral equipment
    ~ retail SALE of video game consoles
    ~ retail SALE of non-customized software, including video games
    ~ retail SALE of telecommunication equipment

  • Class 4742
    Retail SALE of audio and video equipment in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of radio and television equipment
    ~ retail SALE of stereo equipment
    ~ retail SALE of CD and DVD players and recorders

  • Class 4751
    Retail SALE of textiles in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of fabrics
    ~ retail SALE of knitting yarn
    ~ retail SALE of basic materials for rug, tapestry or embroidery making
    ~ retail SALE of textiles
    ~ retail SALE of haberdashery: needles, sewing thread etc.


  • Class 4753
    Retail SALE of carpets, rugs, wall and floor coverings in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of carpets and rugs
    ~ retail SALE of curtains and net curtains
    ~ retail SALE of wallpaper and floor coverings

  • Class 4752
    Retail SALE of hardware, paints and glass in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of hardware
    ~ retail SALE of paints, varnishes and lacquers
    ~ retail SALE of flat glass
    ~ retail SALE of other building material such as bricks, wood, sanitary equipment
    ~ retail SALE of do-it-yourself material and equipment

    This class also includes:
    ~ retail SALE of lawnmowers, however operated
    ~ retail SALE of saunas

  • Class 4761
    Retail SALE of books, newspapers and stationary in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of books of all kinds
    ~ retail SALE of newspapers and stationery

    This class also includes:
    ~ retail SALE of office supplies such as pens, pencils, paper etc.

  • Class 4762
    Retail SALE of music and video recordings in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of musical records, audio tapes, compact discs and cassettes
    ~ retail SALE of video tapes and DVDs

    This class also includes:
    ~ retail SALE of blank tapes and discs

  • Class 4763
    Retail SALE of sporting equipment in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles

  • Class 4759
    Retail SALE of electrical household appliances, furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of household furniture
    ~ retail SALE of articles for lighting
    ~ retail SALE of household utensils and cutlery, crockery, glassware, china and pottery
    ~ retail SALE of wooden, cork and wickerwork goods
    ~ retail SALE of household appliances
    ~ retail SALE of musical instruments and scores
    ~ retail SALE of security systems, such as locking devices, safes, and vaults, without installation or maintenance services
    ~ retail SALE of household articles and equipment n.e.c.

  • Class 4764
    Retail SALE of games and toys in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of games and toys, made of all materials

  • Class 4771
    Retail SALE of clothing, footwear and leather articles in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of articles of clothing
    ~ retail SALE of articles of fur
    ~ retail SALE of clothing accessories such as gloves, ties, braces etc.
    ~ retail SALE of umbrellas
    ~ retail SALE of footwear
    ~ retail SALE of leather goods
    ~ retail SALE of travel accessories of leather and leather substitutes

  • Class 4772
    Retail SALE of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of pharmaceuticals
    ~ retail SALE of medical and orthopaedic goods
    ~ retail SALE of perfumery and cosmetic articles

  • Class 4773
    Other retail SALE of new goods in specialized stores
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of photographic, optical and precision equipment
    ~ activities of opticians
    ~ retail SALE of watches, clocks and jewellery
    ~ retail SALE of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilizers, pet animals and pet food
    ~ retail SALE of souvenirs, craftwork and religious articles
    ~ activities of commercial art galleries
    ~ retail SALE of household fuel oil, bottled gas, coal and fuel wood
    ~ retail SALE of cleaning materials
    ~ retail SALE of weapons and ammunition
    ~ retail SALE of stamps and coins
    ~ retail SALE of non-food products n.e.c.

  • Class 4774
    Retail SALE of second-hand goods
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of second-hand books
    ~ retail SALE of other second-hand goods
    ~ retail SALE of antiques
    ~ activities of auctioning houses (retail)

  • Class 4781
    Retail SALE via stalls and markets of food, beverages and tobacco products
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of food, beverages and tobacco products via stalls or markets

  • Class 4782
    Retail SALE via stalls and markets of textiles, clothing and footwear
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of textiles, clothing and footwear via stalls or markets

  • Class 4789
    Retail SALE via stalls and markets of other goods
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of other goods via stalls or markets, such as:
    ~ carpets and rugs
    ~ books
    ~ games and toys
    ~ household appliances and consumer electronics
    ~ music and video recordings

  • Class 4791
    Retail SALE via mail order houses or via Internet
    This class includes retail SALE activities via mail order houses or via Internet, i.e. retail SALE activities where the buyer makes his choice on the basis of advertisements, catalogues, information provided on a website, models or any other means of advertising and places his order by mail, phone or over the Internet (usually through special means provided by a website). The products purchased can be either directly downloaded from the Internet or physically delivered to the customer.

    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of any kind of product by mail order
    ~ retail SALE of any kind of product over the Internet

    This class also includes:
    ~ direct SALE via television, radio and telephone
    ~ Internet retail auctions

  • Class 4799
    Other retail SALE not in stores, stalls or markets
    This class includes:
    ~ retail SALE of any kind of product in any way that is not included in previous classes:
    ~ by direct sales or door-to-door sales persons
    ~ through vending machines etc.
    ~ direct selling of fuel (heating oil, fire wood etc.), delivered directly to the customers premises
    ~ activities of non-store auctions (retail)
    ~ retail SALE by (non-store) commission agents

  • Class 6430
    Trusts, funds and similar financial entities
    This class includes legal entities organized to pool securities or other financial assets, without managing, on behalf of shareholders or beneficiaries. The portfolios are customized to achieve specific investment characteristics, such as diversification, risk, rate of return and price volatility. These entities earn interest, dividends and other property income, but have little or no employment and no revenue from the SALE of services.

    This class includes:
    ~ open-end investment funds
    ~ closed-end investment funds
    ~ trusts, estates or agency accounts, administered on behalf of the beneficiaries under the terms of a trust agreement, will or agency agreement
    ~ unit investment trust funds

  • Class 9200
    Gambling and betting activities
    This class includes:
    ~ bookmaking and other betting operations
    ~ off-track betting
    ~ operation of casinos, including floating casinos
    ~ SALE of lottery tickets
    ~ operation (exploitation) of coin-operated gambling machines
    ~ operation of virtual gambling web sites

  • Class 7310
    Advertising
    This class includes the provision of a full range of advertising services (i.e. through in-house capabilities or subcontracting), including advice, creative services, production of advertising material, media planning and buying.

    This class includes:
    ~ creation and realization of advertising campaigns:
    ~ creating and placing advertising in newspapers, periodicals, radio, television, the Internet and other media
    ~ creating and placing of outdoor advertising, e.g. billboards, panels, bulletins and frames, window dressing, showroom design, car and bus carding etc.
    ~ media representation, i.e. SALE of time and space for various media soliciting advertising
    ~ aerial advertising
    ~ distribution or delivery of advertising material or samples
    ~ provision of advertising space on billboards etc.
    ~ creation of stands and other display structures and sites
    ~ conducting marketing campaigns and other advertising services aimed at attracting and retaining customers:
    ~ promotion of products
    ~ point-of SALE,marketing
    ~ direct mail advertising
    ~ marketing consulting

  • Class 9511
    Repair of computers and peripheral equipment
    This class includes the repair of electronic equipment, such as computers and computing machinery and peripheral equipment.

    This class includes:
    ~ repair and maintenance of:
    ~ desktop computers
    ~ laptop computers
    ~ magnetic disk drives, flash drives and other storage devices
    ~ optical disk drives (CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW)
    ~ printers
    ~ monitors
    ~ keyboards
    ~ mice, joysticks and trackball accessories
    ~ internal and external computer modems
    ~ dedicated computer terminals
    ~ computer servers
    ~ scanners, including bar code scanners
    ~ smart card readers
    ~ virtual reality helmets
    ~ computer projectors

    This class also includes:
    ~ repair and maintenance of:
    ~ computer terminals like automatic teller machines (ATM's); point-of SALE,(POS) terminals, not mechanically operated
    ~ hand-held computers (PDA's)

  • Class 7490
    Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
    This class includes a great variety of service activities generally delivered to commercial clients. It includes those activities for which more advanced professional, scientific and technical skill levels are required, but does not include ongoing, routine business functions that are generally of short duration.

    This class includes:
    ~ translation and interpretation activities
    ~ business brokerage activities, i.e. arranging for the purchase and SALE of small and medium-sized businesses, including professional practices, but not including real estate brokerage
    ~ patent brokerage activities (arranging for the purchase and SALE of patents)
    ~ appraisal activities other than for real estate and insurance (for antiques, jewellery, etc.)
    ~ bill auditing and freight rate information
    ~ activities of quantity surveyors
    ~ weather forecasting activities
    ~ security consulting
    ~ agronomy consulting
    ~ environmental consulting
    ~ other technical consulting
    ~ activities of consultants other than architecture, engineering and management consultants

    This class also includes:
    ~ activities carried on by agents and agencies on behalf of individuals usually involving the obtaining of engagements in motion picture, theatrical production or other entertainment or sports attractions and the placement of books, plays, artworks, photographs etc., with publishers, producers etc.

  • Class 9603
    Funeral and related activities
    This class includes:
    ~ burial and incineration of human or animal corpses and related activities:
    ~ preparing the dead for burial or cremation and embalming and morticians' services
    ~ providing burial or cremation services
    ~ rental of equipped space in funeral parlours
    ~ rental or SALE of graves
    ~ maintenance of graves and mausoleums

  • Group 451
    Sale of motor vehicles
    See class 4510.
  • Group 453
    Sale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
    See class 4530.
  • Group 454
    Sale, maintenance and repair of motorcycles and related parts and accessories
    See class 4540.
  • Group 471
    Retail SALE in non-specialized stores
    This group includes the retail SALE of a variety of product lines in the same unit (non-specialized stores), such as supermarkets or department stores.
  • Group 472
    Retail SALE of food, beverages and tobacco in specialized stores
    This group includes retail SALE in stores specialized in selling food, beverage or tobacco products.
  • Group 473
    Retail SALE of automotive fuel in specialized stores
    See class 4730.
  • Group 474
    Retail SALE of information and communications equipment in specialized stores
    This group includes the retail SALE of information and communications equipment, such as computers and peripheral equipment, telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics, by specialized stores.
  • Group 475
    Retail SALE of other household equipment in specialized stores
    This group includes the retail SALE of household equipment, such as textiles, hardware, carpets, electrical appliances or furniture, in specialized stores.
  • Group 476
    Retail SALE of cultural and recreation goods in specialized stores
    This group includes the retail SALE in specialized stores of cultural and recreation goods, such as books, newspapers, music and video recordings, sporting equipment, games and toys.
  • Group 477
    Retail SALE of other goods in specialized stores
    This group includes the SALE in specialized stores carrying a particular line of products not included in other parts of the classification, such as clothing, footwear and leather articles, pharmaceutical and medical goods, watches, souvenirs, cleaning materials, weapons, flowers and pets and others. Also included is the retail SALE of used goods in specialized stores.
  • Group 478
    Retail SALE via stalls and markets
    This group includes the retail SALE of any kind of new or second hand product in a usually movable stall either along a public road or at a fixed marketplace.
  • Group 479
    Retail trade not in stores, stalls or markets
    This group includes retail SALE activities by mail order houses, over the Internet, through door-to-door sales, vending machines etc.
  • Division 10
    Manufacture of food products
    This division includes the processing of the products of agriculture, forestry and fishing into food for humans or animals, and includes the production of various intermediate products that are not directly food products. The activity often generates associated products of greater or lesser value (for example, hides from slaughtering, or oilcake from oil production).
    This division is organized by activities dealing with different kinds of products: meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, fats and oils, milk products, grain mill products, animal feeds and other food products. Production can be carried out for own account, as well as for third parties, as in custom slaughtering.
    Some activities are considered manufacturing (for example, those performed in bakeries, pastry shops, and prepared meat shops etc. which sell their own production) even though there is retail SALE of the products in the producers' own shop. However, where the processing is minimal and does not lead to a real transformation, the unit is classified to Wholesale and retail trade (section G).

    Production of animal feeds from slaughter waste or by-products is classified in 1080, while processing food and beverage waste into secondary raw material is classified to 3830, and disposal of food and beverage waste in 3821.

  • Division 45
    Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    This division includes all activities (except manufacture and renting) related to motor vehicles and motorcycles, including lorries and trucks, such as the wholesale and retail SALE of new and second-hand vehicles, the repair and maintenance of vehicles and the wholesale and retail SALE of parts and accessories for motor vehicles and motorcycles. Also included are activities of commission agents involved in wholesale or retail SALE of vehicles.
    This division also includes activities such as washing, polishing of vehicles etc.

    This division does not include the retail SALE of automotive fuel and lubricating or cooling products or the renting of motor vehicles or motorcycles.

  • 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).

  • Division 47
    Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    This division includes 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, hawkers and peddlers, consumer cooperatives etc.

    Retail trade is classified first by type of SALE outlet (retail trade in stores: groups 471 to 477; retail trade not in stores: groups 478 and 479). Retail trade in stores includes the retail SALE of used goods (class 4774). For retail SALE in stores, there exists a further distinction between specialized retail SALE (groups 472 to 477) and non-specialized retail SALE (group 471). The above groups are further subdivided by the range of products sold. Sale not via stores is subdivided according to the forms of trade, such as retail SALE via stalls and markets (group 478) and other non-store retail SALE, e.g. mail order, door-to-door, by vending machines etc. (group 479).

    The goods sold in this division are limited to goods usually referred to as consumer goods or retail goods. Therefore goods not usually entering the retail trade, such as cereal grains, ores, industrial machinery etc., are excluded. This division also includes units engaged primarily in selling to the general public, from displayed goods, products such as personal computers, stationery, paint or timber, although these sales may not be for personal or household use. Some processing of goods may be involved, but only incidental to selling, e.g. sorting or repackaging of goods, installation of a domestic appliance etc.

    This division also includes the retail SALE by commission agents and activities of retail auctioning houses.

    This division excludes:
    ~ SALE of farmers' products by farmers, see division 01
    ~ manufacture and SALE of goods, which is generally classified as manufacturing in divisions 10-32
    ~ SALE of motor vehicles, motorcycles and their parts, see division 45
    ~ trade in cereal grains, ores, crude petroleum, industrial chemicals, iron and steel and industrial machinery and equipment, see division 46
    ~ SALE of food and drinks for consumption on the premises and SALE of takeaway food, see division 56
    ~ renting of personal and household goods to the general public, see group 772

  • Division 56
    Food and beverage service activities
    This division includes food and beverage serving activities providing complete meals or drinks fit for immediate consumption, whether in traditional restaurants, self-service or take-away restaurants, whether as permanent or temporary stands with or without seating. Decisive is the fact that meals fit for immediate consumption are offered, not the kind of facility providing them.

    Excluded is the production of meals not fit for immediate consumption or not planned to be consumed immediately or of prepared food which is not considered to be a meal (see divisions 10: Manufacture of food products and 11: Manufacture of beverages). Also excluded is the SALE of not self-manufactured food that is not considered to be a meal or of meals that are not fit for immediate consumption (see section G: Wholesale and retail trade; ...).

  • Division 80
    Security and investigation activities
    This division includes security-related services such as: investigation and detective services; guard and patrol services; picking up and delivering money, receipts, or other valuable items with personnel and equipment to protect such properties while in transit; operation of electronic security alarm systems, such as burglar and fire alarms, where the activity focuses on remote monitoring these systems, but often involves also SALE, installation and repair services. If the latter components are provided separate, they are excluded from this division and classified in retail SALE, construction etc.
  • Section F
    Construction
    This section includes general construction and specialized construction activities for buildings and civil engineering works. It includes new work, repair, additions and alterations, the erection of prefabricated buildings or structures on the site and also construction of a temporary nature.

    General construction is the construction of entire dwellings, office buildings, stores and other public and utility buildings, farm buildings etc., or the construction of civil engineering works such as motorways, streets, bridges, tunnels, railways, airfields, harbours and other water projects, irrigation systems, sewerage systems, industrial facilities, pipelines and electric lines, sports facilities etc.

    This work can be carried out on own account or on a fee or contract basis. Portions of the work and sometimes even the whole practical work can be subcontracted out. A unit that carries the overall responsibility for a construction project is classified here.

    Also included is the repair of buildings and engineering works.

    This section includes the complete construction of buildings (division 41), the complete construction of civil engineering works (division 42), as well as specialized construction activities, if carried out only as a part of the construction process (division 43).

    The renting of construction equipment with operator is classified with the specific construction activity carried out with this equipment.

    This section also includes the development of building projects for buildings or civil engineering works by bringing together financial, technical and physical means to realize the construction projects for later SALE. If these activities are carried out not for later SALE of the construction projects, but for their operation (e.g. renting of space in these buildings, manufacturing activities in these plants), the unit would not be classified here, but according to its operational activity, i.e. real estate, manufacturing etc.

  • 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.