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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 1514


  • Section: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 15 - Manufacture of food products and beverages
  • Group: 151 - Production, processing and preservation of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, oils and fats
  • Class: 1514 - Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats

Explanatory note

This class includes the manufacture of crude and refined oils and fats from vegetable or animal materials, except rendering or refining of lard and other edible animal fats.
This class includes:
- manufacture of crude vegetable oils: olive oil, soya-bean oil, palm oil, sunflower-seed oil, cotton-seed oil, rape, colza or mustard oil, linseed oil etc.
- manufacture of non-defatted flour or meal of oilseeds, oil nuts or oil kernels
- manufacture of refined vegetable oils: olive oil, soya-bean oil etc.
- processing of vegetable oils: blowing, boiling, dehydration, hydrogenation etc.
- manufacture of margarine
- manufacture of melanges and similar spreads
- manufacture of compound cooking fats

This class also includes:
- manufacture of non-edible animal oils and fats
- extraction of fish and marine mammal oils

Note: Cotton linters, oilcakes and other residual products of oil production are by-products of this class.

This class excludes:
- rendering and refining of lard and other edible animal fats, see 1511
- wet corn milling, see 1532
- production of essential oils, see 2429
- treatment of oil and fats by chemical processes, see 2429

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