CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
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Term
Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (NACE)
Term extension
Classifications
Definition
NACE is the European standard classification of productive economic activities. NACE presents the universe of economic activities partitioned in such a way that a NACE code can be associated with a statistical unit carrying them out. NACE provides the framework for collecting and presenting a large range of statistical data according to economic activity in the fields of economic statistics.
Remark
General Industrial Classification of Economic Activities within the European Communities (1970 version); Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (after 1970).

Though more disaggregated than ISIC, NACE is completely in line with it and can thus be regarded as its European version.
Source
RAMON, Eurostat's metadata server
Hyperlink
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon
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