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Glossary:Standard goods classification for transport statistics (NST)

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The Standard goods classification for transport statistics abbreviated as NST (2007), is a statistical nomenclature for the goods transported by four modes of transport: road, rail, inland waterways and sea (maritime).

As NST 2007 considers the economic activity from which the goods originate, each of its items is strongly connected to an item of the European Union product and activity classifications Classification of products by activity (CPA) and Statistical classification of economic activities (NACE), which themselves are consistent with their counterparts at UN level, CPC and ISIC.


This table contains only the first level classification of NST 2007, the complete classification is available in Eurostat's classifications database - Ramon (Eurostat metadata).

01 Products of agriculture, hunting, and forestry; fish and other fishing products
02 Coal and lignite; crude petroleum and natural gas
03 Metal ores and other mining and quarrying products; peat; uranium and thorium
04 Food products, beverages and tobacco
05 Textiles and textile products; leather and leather products
06 Wood and products of wood and cork (except furniture); articles of straw and plaiting materials; pulp, paper and paper products; printed matter and recorded media
07 Coke and refined petroleum products
08 Chemicals, chemical products, and man-made fibers; rubber and plastic products; nuclear fuel
09 Other non metallic mineral products
10 Basic metals; fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
11 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.; office machinery and computers; electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c.; radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus; medical, precision and optical instruments; watches and clocks
12 Transport equipment
13 Furniture; other manufactured goods n.e.c.
14 Secondary raw materials; municipal wastes and other wastes
15 Mail, parcels
16 Equipment and material utilized in the transport of goods
17 Goods moved in the course of household and office removals; baggage and articles accompanying travellers; motor vehicles being moved for repair; other non market goods n.e.c.
18 Grouped goods: a mixture of types of goods which are transported together
19 Unidentifiable goods: goods which for any reason cannot be identified and therefore cannot be assigned to groups 01-16
20 Other goods n.e.c.

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