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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.1 code 280


  • Division: 2-3 - Manufacturing
  • Major Group: 28 - Printing, Publishing and Allied Industries
  • Group: 280 - Printing, Publishing and Allied Industries

Explanatory note

Printing, lithographing and publishing newspapers, periodicals, books, maps, atlases, sheet music and directories; commercial or job printing; commercial lithographing; manufacture of greeting cards; manufacture of loose leaf devices and library binders; bookbinding; blank book making; paper ruling; and other work related to bookbinding such as book or paper bronzing, gilding and edging; map and sample mounting; services for the printing trades such as typesetting, engraving and etching steel and copper plates; making woodcuts; photo-engraving; electrotyping and stereotyping. Type foundries are classified in group 350 (Manufacture of metal products, except machinery and transport equipment). Engraving on precious metals is classified in group 394 (Manufacture of jewellery and related articles).

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