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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 1711


  • Tabulation Category: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 17 - Manufacture of textiles
  • Group: 171 - Spinning, weaving and finishing of textiles
  • Class: 1711 - Preparation and spinning of textile fibres; weaving of textiles

Explanatory note

This class includes preparatory operations on textile fibres such as: reeling and washing of silk; degreasing, carbonizing or fleece dyeing of wool; any other preparatory operations including carding or combing of these fibres and of jute, sisal, flax or ramie, manilla hemp, coir or other animal or vegetable fibres and of all kind of man-made fibres.
By-products are, besides waste, also products as wool grease.
Production of garnetted stock is included in this class if it is done as part of an integrated production process.
Spinning, manufacture of yarn or thread for weaving or sewing, for retail sale, wholesale or further processing. This yarn or thread may consist of any textile material including mixtures. Also manufacture of paper yarn is included.
Weaving, manufacture of broad woven fabrics of all the above mentioned materials, including their mixtures. Also included are woven glass fabrics and the manufacture of special fabrics such as pile or chenille fabrics, terry towelling, gauze, etc.
Finishing operations such as bleaching, dyeing, calendering, napping, shrinking or printing are included, as long as they are done as part of the above mentioned processes.

Exclusions: Preparatory operations carried out in combination with agriculture or farming are classified in the appropriate class of division 01 or 02 (Agriculture, hunting and forestry) according to the main activity.
Retting of plants bearing vegetable textile fibres such as jute, flax or coir is therefore classified in class 0111 (Growing of cereals and other crops n.e.c.).
Cotton ginning is classified in class 0140 (Agricultural and animal husbandry services activities, except veterinary activities).
Finishing of textiles of class 1711 by units not manufacturing such textiles is classified in class 1712 (Finishing of textiles).
Manufacture of textile floor covering is classified in class 1722 (Manufacture of carpets and rugs).
Manufacture of narrow fabrics and special fabrics is classified in class 1729 (Manufacture of other textiles n.e.c.).
Knitting and crocheting is classified in class 1730 (Manufacture of knitted and crocheted fabrics and articles).
Manufacture of glass fibres is classified in class 2610 (Manufacture of glass and glass products).
Spinning of yarn of asbestos is classified in class 2699 (Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.).
Production of garnetted stock as a separate activity is classified in class 3720 (Recycling of non-metal waste and scrap).

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