Responsible authority
Central Statistical Bureau
Status
European Union
Abbreviation
NACE 2. red.
Purpose of introduction
  • establishment of common classification of economic activities in the EU helping to determine type of economic activity of institutional units engaged in manufacturing or other economic sectors;
  • improvement of comparability of national, EU and international statistics.
Classification object

Kinds of economic activity.

Area of application
  • compilation of statistics based on economic activities;
  • maintenance of national information systems.
Author

Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)

Planned update or revision

The draft structure of the new NACE classification is scheduled to be ready by December 2021
During 2022, and in parallel with the legal act procedure, the NACE explanatory notes and all additional materials for the implementation of the new NACE will be prepared

Coding system, code length, number of levels

Coding system – decimally hierarchical
Code length – four digits
Number of levels –
4

Description of levels
Level 1: 21 sections identified by alphabetical letters A to U;
Level 2: 88 divisions identified by two-digit numerical codes (01 to 99);
Level 3: 272 groups identified by three-digit numerical codes (01.1 to 99.0);
Level 4: 615 classes identified by four-digit numerical codes (01.11 to 99.00).

 

Nadežda Orlova

Senior Officer
Nadezda.Orlova [at] csp.gov.lv