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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 5110


  • Tabulation Category: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods
  • Division: 51 - Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Group: 511 - Wholesale on a fee or contract basis
  • Class: 5110 - Wholesale on a fee or contract basis

Explanatory note

This class includes commission agents, commodity brokers and auctioneers and all other wholesalers who trade on behalf and on the account of others. They usually make it their business to bring sellers and buyers together or undertake commercial transactions on behalf of a principal.

Exclusions: Activities of commission agents serving sales of motor vehicles, motorcycles or snowmobiles are classified in division 50 (Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; retail sale of automotive fuels).
Wholesale trade in own name, whether on own account or on the account of others, is classified in classes 5121-5190.
Activities of dealers and brokers of commodity futures contracts, and exchanges for trading in such contracts, are classified in the appropriate class of group 671 (Activities auxiliary to financial intermediation, except insurance and pension funding).
Activities of insurance agents are classified in class 6720 (Activities auxiliary to insurance and pension funding).
Activities of real estate agents are classified in division 70 (Real estate activities).

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