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  • Class 0321
    Marine aquaculture
    This class includes:
    ~ fish farming in sea WATER including farming of marine ornamental fish
    ~ production of bivalve spat (oyster mussel etc.), lobsterlings, shrimp post-larvae, fish fry and fingerlings
    ~ growing of laver and other edible seaweeds
    ~ culture of crustaceans, bivalves, other molluscs and other aquatic animals in sea water

    This class also includes:
    ~ aquaculture activities in brackish waters
    ~ aquaculture activities in salt WATER filled tanks or reservoirs
    ~ operation of fish hatcheries (marine)
    ~ operation of marine worm farms

  • Class 0893
    Extraction of salt
    This class includes:
    ~ extraction of salt from underground including by dissolving and pumping
    ~ salt production by evaporation of sea WATER or other saline waters
    ~ crushing, purification and refining of salt by the producer

  • Class 2219
    Manufacture of other rubber products
    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of other products of natural or synthetic rubber, unvulcanized, vulcanized or hardened:
    ~ rubber plates, sheets, strip, rods, profile shapes
    ~ tubes, pipes and hoses
    ~ rubber conveyor or transmission belts or belting
    ~ rubber hygienic articles: sheath contraceptives, teats, hot WATER bottles etc.
    ~ rubber articles of apparel (if only sealed together, not sewn)
    ~ rubber thread and rope
    ~ rubberized yarn and fabrics
    ~ rubber rings, fittings and seals
    ~ rubber roller coverings
    ~ inflatable rubber mattresses
    ~ inflatable balloons
    ~ manufacture of rubber brushes
    ~ manufacture of hard rubber pipe stems
    ~ manufacture of hard rubber combs, hair pins, hair rollers, and similar

    This class also includes:
    ~ manufacture of rubber repair materials
    ~ manufacture of textile fabric impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber, where rubber is the chief constituent
    ~ manufacture of rubber waterbed mattresses
    ~ manufacture of rubber bathing caps and aprons
    ~ manufacture of rubber wet suits and diving suits
    ~ manufacture of rubber sex articles

  • Class 3530
    Steam and air conditioning supply
    This class includes:
    ~ production, collection and distribution of steam and hot WATER for heating, power and other purposes
    ~ production and distribution of cooled air
    ~ production and distribution of chilled WATER for cooling purposes
    ~ production of ice, including ice for food and non-food (e.g. cooling) purposes


  • Class 2513
    Manufacture of steam generators, except central heating hot WATER boilers
    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of steam or other vapour generators
    ~ manufacture of auxiliary plant for use with steam generators:
    ~ condensers, economizers, superheaters, steam collectors and accumulators
    ~ manufacture of nuclear reactors, except isotope separators
    ~ manufacture of parts for marine or power boilers

  • Class 2750
    Manufacture of domestic appliances
    This class includes the manufacture of small electric appliances and electric housewares, household-type fans, household-type vacuum cleaners, electric household-type floor care machines, household-type cooking appliances, household-type laundry equipment, household-type refrigerators, upright and chest freezers and other electrical and non-electrical household appliances, such as dishwashers, WATER heaters and garbage disposal units. This class includes the manufacture of appliances with electric, gas or other fuel sources.

    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of domestic electric appliances:
    ~ refrigerators
    ~ freezers
    ~ dishwashers
    ~ washing and drying machines
    ~ vacuum cleaners
    ~ floor polishers
    ~ waste disposers
    ~ grinders, blenders, juice squeezers
    ~ tin openers
    ~ electric shavers, electric toothbrushes and other electric personal care device
    ~ knife sharpeners
    ~ ventilating or recycling hoods
    ~ manufacture of domestic electrothermic appliances:
    ~ electric WATER heaters
    ~ electric blankets
    ~ electric dryers, combs, brushes, curlers
    ~ electric smoothing irons
    ~ space heaters and household-type fans, portable
    ~ electric ovens
    ~ microwave ovens
    ~ cookers, hotplates
    ~ toasters
    ~ coffee or tea makers
    ~ fry pans, roasters, grills, hoods
    ~ electric heating resistors etc.
    ~ manufacture of domestic non-electric cooking and heating equipment:
    ~ non-electric space heaters, cooking ranges, grates, stoves, WATER heaters, cooking appliances, plate warmers

  • Class 2813
    Manufacture of other pumps, compressors, taps and valves
    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors
    ~ manufacture of pumps for liquids whether or not fitted with a measuring device
    ~ manufacture of pumps designed for fitting to internal combustion engines: oil, WATER and fuel pumps for motor vehicles etc.

    This class also includes:
    ~ manufacture of industrial taps and valves, including regulating valves and intake taps
    ~ manufacture of sanitary taps and valves
    ~ manufacture of heating taps and valves
    ~ manufacture of hand pumps

  • Class 2651
    Manufacture of measuring, testing, navigating and control equipment
    This class includes the manufacture of search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical and nautical systems and instruments; automatic controls and regulators for applications, such as heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and appliances; instruments and devices for measuring, displaying, indicating, recording, transmitting and controlling industrial process variables, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, vacuum, combustion, flow, level, viscosity, density, acidity, concentration and rotation; totalizing (i.e. registering) fluid meters and counting devices; instruments for measuring and testing the characteristics of electricity and electrical signals; instruments and instrumentation systems for laboratory analysis of the chemical or physical composition or concentration of samples of solid, fluid, gaseous or composite material and other measuring and testing instruments and parts thereof.
    The manufacture of non-electric measuring, testing, navigating and control equipment (except simple mechanical tools) is included here.

    This class includes:
    ~ manufacture of aircraft engine instruments
    ~ manufacture of automotive emissions testing equipment
    ~ manufacture of meteorological instruments
    ~ manufacture of physical properties testing and inspection equipment
    ~ manufacture of polygraph machines
    ~ manufacture of instruments for measuring and testing electricity and electrical signals (including for telecommunications)
    ~ manufacture of radiation detection and monitoring instruments
    ~ manufacture of electron and proton microscopes
    ~ manufacture of surveying instruments
    ~ manufacture of thermometers liquid-in-glass and bimetal types (except medical)
    ~ manufacture of humidistats
    ~ manufacture of hydronic limit controls
    ~ manufacture of flame and burner control
    ~ manufacture of spectrometers
    ~ manufacture of pneumatic gauges
    ~ manufacture of consumption meters (e.g. WATER, gas)
    ~ manufacture of flow meters and counting devices
    ~ manufacture of tally counters
    ~ manufacture of mine detectors, pulse (signal) generators; metal detectors
    ~ manufacture of search, detection, navigation, aeronautical and nautical equipment, including sonobuoys
    ~ manufacture of radar equipment
    ~ manufacture of GPS devices
    ~ manufacture of environmental controls and automatic controls for appliances
    ~ manufacture of measuring and recording equipment (e.g. flight recorders)
    ~ manufacture of motion detectors
    ~ manufacture of laboratory analytical instruments (e.g. blood analysis equipment)
    ~ manufacture of laboratory scales, balances, incubators, and miscellaneous laboratory apparatus for measuring, testing, etc.

  • Class 4930
    Transport via pipeline
    This class includes:
    ~ transport of gases, liquids, WATER, slurry and other commodities via pipelines

    This class also includes:
    ~ operation of pump stations

  • Class 5012
    Sea and coastal freight WATER transport
    This class includes:
    ~ transport of freight over seas and coastal waters, whether scheduled or not
    ~ transport by towing or pushing of barges, oil rigs etc.


  • Class 3600
    Water collection, treatment and supply
    This class includes WATER collection, treatment and distribution activities for domestic and industrial needs. Collection of WATER from various sources, as well as distribution by various means is included.
    The operation of irrigation canals is also included; however the provision of irrigation services through sprinklers, and similar agricultural support services, is not included.

    This class includes:
    ~ collection of WATER from rivers, lakes, wells etc.
    ~ collection of rain water
    ~ purification of WATER for WATER supply purposes
    ~ treatment of WATER for industrial and other purposes
    ~ desalting of sea or ground WATER to produce WATER as the principal product of interest
    ~ distribution of WATER through mains, by trucks or other means
    ~ operation of irrigation canals

  • Class 3700
    Sewerage
    This class includes:
    ~ operation of sewer systems or sewer treatment facilities
    ~ collecting and transporting of human or industrial wastewater from one or several users, as well as rain WATER by means of sewerage networks, collectors, tanks and other means of transport (sewage vehicles etc.)
    ~ emptying and cleaning of cesspools and septic tanks, sinks and pits from sewage; servicing of chemical toilets
    ~ treatment of wastewater (including human and industrial wastewater, WATER from swimming pools etc.) by means of physical, chemical and biological processes like dilution, screening, filtering, sedimentation etc.
    ~ maintenance and cleaning of sewers and drains, including sewer rodding

  • Class 5021
    Inland passenger WATER transport
    This class includes:
    ~ transport of passenger via rivers, canals, lakes and other inland waterways, including inside harbours and ports

    This class also includes:
    ~ renting of pleasure boats with crew for inland WATER transport

  • Class 5022
    Inland freight WATER transport
    This class includes:
    ~ transport of freight via rivers, canals, lakes and other inland waterways, including inside harbours and ports

  • Class 3900
    Remediation activities and other waste management services
    This class includes:
    ~ decontamination of soils and groundwater at the place of pollution, either in situ or ex situ, using e.g. mechanical, chemical or biological methods
    ~ decontamination of industrial plants or sites, including nuclear plants and sites
    ~ decontamination and cleaning up of surface WATER following accidental pollution, e.g. through collection of pollutants or through application of chemicals
    ~ cleaning up of oil spills and other pollutions on land, in surface WATER, in ocean and seas, including coastal areas
    ~ asbestos, lead paint, and other toxic material abatement
    ~ clearing of landmines and the like (including detonation)
    ~ other specialized pollution-control activities

  • Class 4220
    Construction of utility projects
    This class includes the construction of distribution lines and related buildings and structures that are integral part of these systems.

    This class includes:
    ~ construction of civil engineering constructions for:
    ~ long-distance pipelines, communication and power lines
    ~ urban pipelines, urban communication and power lines; ancillary urban works
    ~ WATER main and line construction
    ~ irrigation systems (canals)
    ~ reservoirs
    ~ construction of:
    ~ sewer systems, including repair
    ~ sewage disposal plants
    ~ pumping stations
    ~ power plants

    This class also includes:
    ~ WATER well drilling

  • Class 5222
    Service activities incidental to WATER transportation
    This class includes:
    ~ activities related to WATER transport of passengers, animals or freight:
    ~ operation of terminal facilities such as harbours and piers
    ~ operation of waterway locks etc.
    ~ navigation, pilotage and berthing activities
    ~ lighterage, salvage activities
    ~ lighthouse activities

  • Class 9321
    Activities of amusement parks and theme parks
    This class includes:
    ~ activities of amusement parks or theme parks, including the operation of a variety of attractions, such as mechanical rides, WATER rides, games, shows, theme exhibits and picnic grounds


  • Class 4390
    Other specialized construction activities
    This class includes:
    ~ construction activities specializing in one aspect common to different kind of structures, requiring specialized skill or equipment:
    ~ construction of foundations, including pile driving
    ~ damp proofing and WATER proofing works
    ~ de-humidification of buildings
    ~ shaft sinking
    ~ erection of non-self-manufactured steel elements
    ~ steel bending
    ~ bricklaying and stone setting
    ~ roof covering for residential buildings
    ~ scaffolds and work platform erecting and dismantling, excluding renting of scaffolds and work platforms
    ~ erection of chimneys and industrial ovens
    ~ work with specialist access requirements necessitating climbing skills and the use of related equipment, e.g. working at height on tall structures
    ~ subsurface work
    ~ construction of outdoor swimming pools
    ~ steam cleaning, sand blasting and similar activities for building exteriors
    ~ renting of cranes with operator

  • Class 4663
    Wholesale of construction materials, hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies
    This class includes:
    ~ wholesale of wood in the rough
    ~ wholesale of products of primary processing of wood
    ~ wholesale of paint and varnish
    ~ wholesale of construction materials:
    ~ sand, gravel
    ~ wholesale of wallpaper and floor coverings
    ~ wholesale of flat glass
    ~ wholesale of hardware and locks
    ~ wholesale of fittings and fixtures
    ~ wholesale of hot WATER heaters
    ~ wholesale of sanitary equipment:
    ~ baths, washbasins, toilets and other sanitary porcelain
    ~ wholesale of sanitary installation equipment:
    ~ tubes, pipes, fittings, taps, T-pieces, connections, rubber pipes etc.
    ~ wholesale of tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers and other hand tools

  • Class 5011
    Sea and coastal passenger WATER transport
    This class includes:
    ~ transport of passengers over seas and coastal waters, whether scheduled or not:
    ~ operation of excursion, cruise or sightseeing boats
    ~ operation of ferries, WATER taxis etc.

    This class also includes:
    ~ renting of pleasure boats with crew for sea and coastal WATER transport (e.g. for fishing cruises)

  • Class 7110
    Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    This class includes the provision of architectural services, engineering services, drafting services, building inspection services and surveying and mapping services and the like.

    This class includes:
    ~ architectural consulting activities:
    ~ building design and drafting
    ~ town and city planning and landscape architecture
    ~ engineering design (i.e. applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems) and consulting activities for:
    ~ machinery, industrial processes and industrial plant
    ~ projects involving civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, traffic engineering
    ~ WATER management projects
    ~ projects elaboration and realization relative to electrical and electronic engineering, mining engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical, industrial and systems engineering, safety engineering
    ~ project management activities related to construction
    ~ elaboration of projects using air conditioning, refrigeration, sanitary and pollution control engineering, acoustical engineering etc.
    ~ geophysical, geologic and seismic surveying
    ~ geodetic surveying activities:
    ~ land and boundary surveying activities
    ~ hydrologic surveying activities
    ~ subsurface surveying activities
    ~ cartographic and spatial information activities

  • Class 7120
    Technical testing and analysis
    This class includes:
    ~ performance of physical, chemical and other analytical testing of all types of materials and products (see below for exceptions):
    ~ acoustics and vibration testing
    ~ testing of composition and purity of minerals etc.
    ~ testing activities in the field of food hygiene, including veterinary testing and control in relation to food production
    ~ testing of physical characteristics and performance of materials, such as strength, thickness, durability, radioactivity etc.
    ~ qualification and reliability testing
    ~ performance testing of complete machinery: motors, automobiles, electronic equipment etc.
    ~ radiographic testing of welds and joints
    ~ failure analysis
    ~ testing and measuring of environmental indicators: air and WATER pollution etc.
    ~ certification of products, including consumer goods, motor vehicles, aircraft, pressurized containers, nuclear plants etc.
    ~ periodic road-safety testing of motor vehicles
    ~ testing with use of models or mock-ups (e.g. of aircraft, ships, dams etc.)
    ~ operation of police laboratories

  • Class 7730
    Renting and leasing of other machinery, equipment and tangible goods
    This class includes:
    ~ renting and operational leasing, without operator, of other machinery and equipment that are generally used as capital goods by industries:
    ~ engines and turbines
    ~ machine tools
    ~ mining and oilfield equipment
    ~ professional radio, television and communication equipment
    ~ motion picture production equipment
    ~ measuring and controlling equipment
    ~ other scientific, commercial and industrial machinery
    ~ renting and operational leasing of land-transport equipment (other than motor vehicles) without drivers:
    ~ motorcycles, caravans and campers etc.
    ~ railroad vehicles
    ~ renting and operational leasing of WATER,transport equipment without operator:
    ~ commercial boats and ships
    ~ renting and operational leasing of air transport equipment without operator:
    ~ airplanes
    ~ hot-air balloons
    ~ renting and operational leasing of agricultural and forestry machinery and equipment without operator:
    ~ renting of products produced by class 2821, such as agricultural tractors etc.
    ~ renting and operational leasing of construction and civil-engineering machinery and equipment without operator:
    ~ crane lorries
    ~ scaffolds and work platforms, without erection and dismantling
    ~ renting and operational leasing of office machinery and equipment without operator:
    ~ computers and computer peripheral equipment
    ~ duplicating machines, typewriters and word-processing machines
    ~ accounting machinery and equipment: cash registers, electronic calculators etc.
    ~ office furniture

    This class also includes:
    ~ renting of accommodation or office containers
    ~ renting of containers
    ~ renting of pallets
    ~ renting of animals (e.g. herds, race horses)

  • Class 8130
    Landscape care and maintenance service activities
    This class includes:
    ~ planting, care and maintenance of:
    ~ parks and gardens for:
    ~~ private and public housing
    ~~ public and semi-public buildings (schools, hospitals, administrative buildings, church buildings etc.)
    ~~ municipal grounds (parks, green areas, cemeteries etc.)
    ~~ highway greenery (roads, train lines and tramlines, waterways, ports)
    ~~ industrial and commercial buildings
    ~ greenery for:
    ~~ buildings (roof gardens, façade greenery, indoor gardens)
    ~~ sports grounds (e.g. football fields, golf courses etc.), play grounds, lawns for sunbathing and other recreational parks
    ~~ stationary and flowing WATER (basins, alternating wet areas, ponds, swimming pools, ditches, watercourses, plant sewage systems)
    ~ plants for protection against noise, wind, erosion, visibility and dazzling

    This class also includes:
    ~ maintenance of land in order to keep it in good ecological condition

  • Class 8412
    Regulation of the activities of providing health care, education, cultural services and other social services, excluding social security
    This class includes:
    ~ public administration of programmes aimed to increase personal well-being:
    ~ health
    ~ education
    ~ culture
    ~ sport
    ~ recreation
    ~ environment
    ~ housing
    ~ social services
    ~ public administration of R&D policies and associated funds for these areas

    This class also includes:
    ~ sponsoring of recreational and cultural activities
    ~ distribution of public grants to artists
    ~ administration of potable WATER supply programmes
    ~ administration of waste collection and disposal operations
    ~ administration of environmental protection programmes
    ~ administration of housing programmes

  • Group 031
    Fishing
    This group includes capture fishery, i.e. the hunting, collecting and gathering activities directed at removing or collecting live wild aquatic organisms (predominantly fish, molluscs and crustaceans) including plants from the oceanic, coastal or inland waters for human consumption and other purposes by hand or more usually by various types of fishing gear such as nets, lines and stationary traps. Such activities can be conducted on the intertidal shoreline (e.g. collection of molluscs such as mussels and oysters) or shore based netting, or from home-made dugouts or more commonly using commercially made boats in inshore, coastal waters or offshore waters. Unlike in aquaculture (group 032), the aquatic resource being captured is usually common property resource irrespective of whether the harvest from this resource is undertaken with or without exploitation rights. Such activities also include fishing restocked WATER bodies.
  • Group 309
    Manufacture of transport equipment n.e.c.
    This group includes the manufacture of transport equipment other than motor vehicles and rail, WATER, air or space transport equipment and military vehicles.
  • Group 360
    Water collection, treatment and supply
    See class 3600.
  • Group 432
    Electrical, plumbing and other construction installation activities
    This group includes installation activities that support the functioning of a building as such, including installation of electrical systems, plumbing (water, gas and sewage systems), heat and air-conditioning systems, elevators etc.
  • Group 501
    Sea and coastal WATER transport
    This group includes the transport of passengers or freight on vessels designed for operating on sea or coastal waters. Also included is the transport of passengers or freight on great lakes etc. when similar types of vessels are used.
  • Group 502
    Inland WATER transport
    This group includes the transport of passengers or freight on inland waters, involving vessels that are not suitable for sea transport.
  • Group 382
    Waste treatment and disposal
    This group includes the disposal and treatment prior to disposal of various forms of waste by different means, such as waste treatment of organic waste with the aim of disposal; treatment and disposal of toxic live or dead animals and other contaminated waste; treatment and disposal of transition radioactive waste from hospitals, etc.; dumping of refuse on land or in water; burial or ploughing-under of refuse; disposal of used goods such as refrigerators to eliminate harmful waste; disposal of waste by incineration or combustion.
    Included is also the generation of electricity resulting from waste incineration processes.

  • Group 932
    Other amusement and recreation activities
    This group includes the activities of a wide range of units that operate facilities or provide services to meet the varied recreational interests of their patrons, including the operation of a variety of attractions, such as mechanical rides, WATER rides, games, shows, theme exhibits and picnic grounds.
  • Division 11
    Manufacture of beverages
    This division includes the manufacture of beverages, such as nonalcoholic beverages and mineral WATER, manufacture of alcoholic beverages mainly through fermentation, beer and wine, and the manufacture of distilled alcoholic beverages.

    This division excludes the production of fruit and vegetable juices (see class 1030), the manufacture of milk-based drinks (see class 1050) and the manufacture of coffee, tea and maté products (see class 1079).

  • Division 19
    Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products
    This division includes the transformation of crude petroleum and coal into usable products. The dominant process is petroleum refining, which involves the separation of crude petroleum into component products through such techniques as cracking and distillation. This division also includes the manufacture for own account of characteristic products (e.g. coke, butane, propane, petrol, kerosene, fuel oil etc.) as well as processing services (e.g. custom refining).
    This division includes the manufacture of gases such as ethane, propane and butane as products of petroleum refineries.

    Not included is the manufacture of such gases in other units (2011), manufacture of industrial gases (2011), extraction of natural gas (methane, ethane, butane or propane) (0600), and manufacture of fuel gas, other than petroleum gases (e.g. coal gas, WATER gas, producer gas, gasworks gas) (35420).
    The manufacture of petrochemicals from refined petroleum is classified in division 20.

  • Division 36
    Water collection, treatment and supply
    This division includes the collection, treatment and distribution of WATER for domestic and industrial needs. Collection of WATER from various sources, as well as distribution by various means is included.
  • Division 39
    Remediation activities and other waste management services
    This division includes the provision of remediation services, i.e. the cleanup of contaminated buildings and sites, soil, surface or ground WATER.
  • Division 42
    Civil engineering
    This division includes general construction for civil engineering objects. It includes new work, repair, additions and alterations, the erection of pre-fabricated structures on the site and also construction of temporary nature.

    Included is the construction of heavy constructions such as motorways, streets, bridges, tunnels, railways, airfields, harbours and other WATER projects, irrigation systems, sewerage systems, industrial facilities, pipelines and electric lines, outdoor 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.

  • Division 43
    Specialized construction activities
    This division includes specialized construction activities (special trades), i.e. the construction of parts of buildings and civil engineering works without responsibility for the entire project. These activities are usually specialized in one aspect common to different structures, requiring specialized skills or equipment, such as pile driving, foundation work, carcass work, concrete work, brick laying, stone setting, scaffolding, roof covering, etc. The erection of steel structures is included, provided that the parts are not produced by the same unit. Specialized construction activities are mostly carried out under subcontract, but especially in repair construction it is done directly for the owner of the property.

    Also included are building finishing and building completion activities.

    Included is the installation of all kind of utilities that make the construction function as such. These activities are usually performed at the site of the construction, although parts of the job may be carried out in a special shop. Included are activities such as plumbing, installation of heating and air-conditioning systems, antennas, alarm systems and other electrical work, sprinkler systems, elevators and escalators, etc. Also included are insulation work (water, heat, sound), sheet metal work, commercial refrigerating work, the installation of illumination and signalling systems for roads, railways, airports, harbours, etc. Also included is the repair of the same type as the above-mentioned activities.

    Building completion activities encompass activities that contribute to the completion or finishing of a construction such as glazing, plastering, painting, floor and wall tiling or covering with other materials like parquet, carpets, wallpaper, etc., floor sanding, finish carpentry, acoustical work, cleaning of the exterior, etc. Also included is the repair of the same type as the above-mentioned activities.

    The renting of construction equipment with operator is classified with the associated construction activity.

  • Division 50
    Water transport
    This division includes the transport of passengers or freight over WATER, whether scheduled or not. Also included are the operation of towing or pushing boats, excursion, cruise or sightseeing boats, ferries, WATER taxis etc. Although the location is an indicator for the separation between sea and inland WATER transport, the deciding factor is the type of vessel used. All transport on sea-going vessels is classified in group 501, while transport using other vessels is classified in group 502.

    This division excludes restaurant and bar activities on board ships (see class 5610, 5630), if carried out by separate units.

  • Section B
    Mining and quarrying
    This section includes the extraction of minerals occurring naturally as solids (coal and ores), liquids (petroleum) or gases (natural gas). Extraction can be achieved by different methods such as underground or surface mining, well operation, seabed mining etc.
    This section also includes supplementary activities aimed at preparing the crude materials for marketing, for example, crushing, grinding, cleaning, drying, sorting, concentrating ores, liquefaction of natural gas and agglomeration of solid fuels. These operations are often carried out by the units that extracted the resource and/or others located nearby.
    Mining activities are classified into divisions, groups and classes on the basis of the principal mineral produced. Divisions 05, 06 are concerned with mining and quarrying of fossil fuels (coal, lignite, petroleum, gas); divisions 07, 08 concern metal ores, various minerals and quarry products.
    Some of the technical operations of this section, particularly related to the extraction of hydrocarbons, may also be carried out for third parties by specialized units as an industrial service, which is reflected in division 09.

    This section excludes the processing of the extracted materials (see section C - Manufacturing), which also covers the bottling of natural spring and mineral waters at springs and wells (see class 1104) or the crushing, grinding or otherwise treating certain earths, rocks and minerals not carried out in conjunction with mining and quarrying (see class 2399). This section also excludes the usage of the extracted materials without a further transformation for construction purposes (see section F - Construction), the collection, purification and distribution of WATER (see class 3600), separate site preparation activities for mining (see class 4312) and geophysical, geologic and seismic surveying activities (see class 7110).

  • 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 D
    Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
    This section includes the activity of providing electric power, natural gas, steam, hot WATER and the like through a permanent infrastructure (network) of lines, mains and pipes. The dimension of the network is not decisive; also included are the distribution of electricity, gas, steam, hot WATER and the like in industrial parks or residential buildings.
    This section therefore includes the operation of electric and gas utilities, which generate, control and distribute electric power or gas. Also included is the provision of steam and air-conditioning supply.

    This section excludes the operation of WATER and sewerage utilities, see 36, 37. This section also excludes the (typically long-distance) transport of gas through pipelines.

  • Section E
    Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
    This section includes activities related to the management (including collection, treatment and disposal) of various forms of waste, such as solid or non-solid industrial or household waste, as well as contaminated sites. The output of the waste or sewage treatment process can either be disposed of or become an input into other production processes. Activities of WATER supply are also grouped in this section, since they are often carried out in connection with, or by units also engaged in, the treatment of sewage.
  • 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 H
    Transportation and storage
    This section includes the provision of passenger or freight transport, whether scheduled or not, by rail, pipeline, road, WATER or air and associated activities such as terminal and parking facilities, cargo handling, storage etc. Included in this section is the renting of transport equipment with driver or operator. Also included are postal and courier activities.

    This section excludes maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and other transportation equipment (see classes 4520 and 3315, respectively), the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, railroads, harbours, airfields (see classes 4210 and 4290), as well as the renting of transport equipment without driver or operator (see classes 7710 and 7730).