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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 2720


  • Tabulation Category: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 27 - Manufacture of basic metals
  • Group: 272 - Manufacture of basic precious and non-ferrous metals
  • Class: 2720 - Manufacture of basic precious and non-ferrous metals

Explanatory note

This class includes manufacture of the precious metals: gold, silver, and metals of the platinum group:
Refining of the above mentioned precious metals.
Production of unwrought or wrought precious metals: silver in lumps, grains, ingots, cast bars, pellets, etc., or in rolled bars, rods, sections, wire, plates, sheets and strip, or in tubes, pipes, hollow bars, foil, powder, etc.; gold or platinum and platinum group metals in forms similar to that given for silver.
Production of clad precious metals: silver rolled onto base metals in the form of bars, rods, sections, sheets, tubes, etc.; gold rolled onto base metals or onto silver in forms similar to that given for silver; platinum and platinum group metals rolled onto gold, silver or base metals in forms similar to that given for silver.
Production of non-ferrous base metals from ore, mattes, other raw materials intermediate between ore and the metal (e.g. alumina) or from scrap.
Operations carried on by smelters, by electrolytic refiners, or by other means to produce unwrought non-ferrous base metals.
Smelters and refiners of copper, lead, chrome, manganese, zinc, aluminium, nickel, tin or other non-ferrous base metals and alloys of such metals.
Production of alumina and mattes of nickel or of copper.
Manufacture of non-ferrous base metal products by rolling, drawing or extruding. Manufacture of powders or flakes; foil; plates, sheets or strip; bars, rods or profiles; wire; tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings.
Production of monetary gold.

Exclusions: Manufacture of precious metal watch cases is classified in class 3330 (Manufacture of watches and clocks).
Manufacture of precious metal jewellery or coins is classified in class 3691 (Manufacture of jewellery and related articles).
Forging or casting operations carried out as part of the fabrication of a given type of goods are classified in the class manufacturing that type of goods.

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