International Family of Classifications


International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 3


Basic Bibliographic Information

Status:
Superseded [The current version is ISIC Rev. 4]
Type:
To Be Determined
Citation:
International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities Revision 3, Series M: Miscellaneous Statistical Papers, No. 4 Rev. 3, New York: United Nations. ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/4/REV.3
ISBN:
92-1-161319-0
Website:
Custodian:
United Nations Statistics Division
Available Formats:
PDF, Access, Text
Year Adopted:
1989
Year Published:
1990
Available Languages (besides English):
Français, Español, العربية, Pусский, 中文 Details...
Français
Classification internationale type, par industrie, de toutes les branches d'activité économique Rev. 3 (CITI Rev. 3)
Citation:
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/4/REV.3
ISBN:
92-1-261120-6
Español
Clasificación industrial uniforme de todas las actividades económicas Rev. 3 (CIIU Rev. 3)
Citation:
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/4/REV.3
ISBN:
92-1-361142-0
العربية
التصنيف الصناعي الدولي الموحَّد لجميع الأنشطة الاقتصادية التنقيح 3
Citation:
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/4/REV.3
Pусский
Международная стандартная отраслевая классификация всех видов экономической деятельности Пересмотренный вариант 3
Citation:
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/4/REV.3
中文
所有经济活动的 国际标准行业分类 修订本第3版
Citation:
ST/ESA/STAT/SER.M/4/REV.3
Availability:
Fully available in all of the languages above

Purpose of the Classification

Statistical Domains:
2 Economic statistics
Purpose:
A standard classification of economic activities arranged so that entities can be classified according to the activity they carry out. The categories of ISIC at the most detailed level (classes) are delineated according to what is in most countries the customary combination of activities described in statistical units. The Tabulation Categories and Divisions, the successively broader levels of classification, combine the statistical units according to the character, technology, organization and financing of production. Wide use has been made of ISIC, both nationally and internationally, in classifying data according to kind of economic activity in the fields of population, production, employment, gross domestic product and other economic activities.
Main Applications:
N/A
Main Users:
N/A

Methodology

Scope:
N/A
Concept Being Classified:
economic activities
Statistical Units:
Kind of activity
Main Principles:
N/A
Relationships to Other International Classifications:
Related To:
Major Differences (Scope, Structure, and Concepts):
ISIC Rev. 3 - NACE Rev. 1
ISIC Rev . 3 - US SIC 87
ISIC Rev. 3 - NAICS 1997

Classification Structure

Definition of Structure:
Level:
Level Name:
Code Format:
Number of Items:
Level 1
Tabulation category
A (one-letter alpha code- A to Q)
17 items
Level 2
Division
01
60 items
Level 3
Group
012
159 items
Level 4
Class
0123
292 items

Revision Information

Chronology of revisions/versions of the classification:
Year Adopted:
Title or Version Number:
Website:
Official Adopting Entity:
UN Statistical Commission
Coordinating Entity:
United Nations Statistics Division

Supporting Documents

Coding Index Available:
No
Training Materials and Other Documents:
N/A

Contact Information

Agency / Office:
United Nations Statistics Division
Unit:
Economic Statistics Branch
Contact Name:
Classifications Hotline
Email:
Fax:
+1 917 367 0135
Address:
United Nations Statistics Division DC-2 15th Floor 2 UN Plaza New York, NY 10017