Prodcom - Statistics by Product

Prodcom provides statistics on the production of manufactured goods. The term comes from the French "PRODuction COMmunautaire" (Community Production) for mining, quarrying and manufacturing: sections B and C of the Statistical Classification of Economy Activity in the European Union (NACE 2).

Presentation of the Data

Prodcom uses the product codes specified on the Prodcom List, which contains about 3900 different types of manufactured products.

  • Products are identified by an 8-digit code:
    • the first four digits are the classification of the producing enterprise given by the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE) and the first six correspond to the CPA
    • the remaining digits specify the product in more detail
  • Most product codes correspond to one or more Combined Nomenclature (CN) codes, but some (mostly industrial services) do not.