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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 01


  • Section: A - Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Division: 01 - Agriculture, hunting and related service activities


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 011 - Growing of crops; market gardening; horticulture
  • 012 - Farming of animals
  • 013 - Growing of crops combined with farming of animals (mixed farming)
  • 014 - Agricultural and animal husbandry service activities, except veterinary activities
  • 015 - Hunting, trapping and game propagation including related service activities

Explanatory note

Division 01 distinguishes two basic activities:
· Production of crop products (011: Growing of crops)
· Production of animal products (012: Farming of animals).
Within 011 a distinction is made between:
· Production of field crops whose growth generally follows a yearly cycle (0111, 0112) such as cereals, vegetables and flowers
· Production of crops with a long cycle such as those grown in plantations (e.g. coffee, cocoa etc.), vineyards and orchards (0113).
Within group 012 (Farming of animals), the activities are grouped according to the type of animal and not according to the type of product produced (e.g. meat, milk, hide etc.) and without distinguishing between total confinement (non-grazing) and open range pasture farming.
Group 013 (Mixed farming) breaks with the usual principles for identifying main activity. It accepts that many agricultural holdings have reasonably balanced crop and animal production, and that it would be arbitrary to classify them in one category or the other.
Certain operations, such as soil preparation, planting, harvesting, and management, that are normally part of farm operation, may be carried out by agricultural support units on a fee or contract basis as agricultural or animal husbandry (0140) service activities.
Agricultural activity excludes any subsequent processing of the agricultural products (classified under division 15 (Manufacture of food products and beverages) and division 16 (Manufacture of tobacco products)), beyond that needed to prepare them for the primary markets. However, as an exception to the general rule for classification of integrated activities, a unit growing grapes and producing wine at the same location is classified to 01, even though the output normally is the product of division 15.
The division excludes field construction (e.g. agricultural land terracing, drainage, preparing rice paddies etc.) classified in division 45 (Construction) and buyers and cooperative associations engaged in the marketing of farm products classified in section G.

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