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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 221


  • Tabulation Category: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 22 - Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media
  • Group: 221 - Publishing


This Group is divided into the following Classes:

  • 2211 - Publishing of books, brochures, musical books and other publications
  • 2212 - Publishing of newspapers, journals and periodicals
  • 2213 - Publishing of recorded media
  • 2219 - Other publishing

Explanatory note

This group includes publishing whether or not connected with printing. Publishing involves financial, technical, artistic, legal and marketing activities, among others, but not predominantly.
The breakdown into classes is based on the type of printed matters or recorded media published.

Exclusions: Printing is classified in class 2221.
Reproduction of recorded media is classified in class 2230.
Publishing of motion pictures and video tapes is classified in class 9211 (Motion picture and video production and distribution) and of computer software in class 7220 (Software consultancy and supply).
Preparation and production on a fee or contract basis of master copies for records or audio material are classified in class 9249 (Other recreational activities).

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