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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 29


  • Section: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 29 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 291 - Manufacture of general-purpose machinery
  • 292 - Manufacture of special-purpose machinery
  • 293 - Manufacture of domestic appliances n.e.c.

Explanatory note

This division covers the manufacture of machinery and equipment that act independently on materials either mechanically or thermally or perform operations on materials (such as handling, spraying, weighing or packing), including their mechanical components that produce and apply force, and any specially manufactured primary parts. This category includes fixed and mobile or hand-held devices, regardless of whether they are designed for industrial, building and civil engineering, agricultural, military or home use. The manufacture of weapons and special equipment for passenger or freight transport within demarcated premises also belongs within this division.
The manufacture of metal products for general use (division 28), associated control devices, computer equipment, measurement and testing equipment, electricity distribution and control apparatus (divisions 30-33) and general-purpose motor vehicles (divisions 34 and 35) is excluded.
Division 29 distinguishes between the manufacture of general-purpose machinery and components and those with special applications and includes the manufacture of:
- motors and engines (except electric motors), turbines, pumps, compressors, valves and transmissions
- ovens, burners, lifting and handling equipment, cooling and ventilation equipment, other general-purpose machinery (e.g. packaging equipment, weighing machines and water purification equipment)
- agricultural machinery, machine tools, machinery for other specific industrial purposes (e.g. for metal production, building and civil engineering, mining or the manufacture of foodstuffs, textiles, paper, printed matter, plastic and rubber products)
- weapons and munitions
- domestic appliances (electrical and non-electrical)

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