Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (NACE)

NACE is the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (in French: Nomenclature statistique des activités économiques dans la Communauté européenne). It is part of the international integrated system of economic classifications, based on classifications of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSTAT), Eurostat as well as national classifications.

NACE consists of a 6 digit code. The first four digits of the code, which is the first four levels of the classification system, are the same in all European countries. The fifth digit might vary from country to country and further digits are sometimes placed by suppliers of databases.

Extract from NACE revision 2

Use of NACE in ESCO

In ESCO, NACE revision 2 was used to organise the development of occupational profiles by 27 sectors of economic activities.

Links

NACE rev.2

Eurostat Statistics Explained: Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (NACE)