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Description A class of substances which are crystalline when solid and many of which are opague, ductile, malleable, dense and good conductors of heat and electricity. Manufacture of basic metals in the International Standard Classification of All Economic Activities, Revision 3, comprises division 3 and includes the ferrous metals iron and steel, the precious metals gold, silver and members of the platinum group, and other non-ferrous base metals such as copper, lead, chrome, manganese, zinc, aluminium, nickel and tin and alloys of such metals. (29) CPC Vers. 1.1 (7): Basic metals (division 41).
Source United Nations (1990). International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Third Revision. Statistical Office, Series M, No. 4, Rev. 3 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.90.XVII.11). United Nations (2003a). Central Product Classification (CPC). Version 1.1 Series M, No. 77, Ver. 1.1 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.03.XVII.3).
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