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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 523


  • Tabulation Category: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods
  • Division: 52 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; repair of personal and household goods
  • Group: 523 - Other retail trade of new goods in specialized stores


This Group is divided into the following Classes:

  • 5231 - Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles
  • 5232 - Retail sale of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods
  • 5233 - Retail sale of household appliances, articles and equipment
  • 5234 - Retail sale of hardware, paint and glass
  • 5239 - Other retail sale in specialized stores

Explanatory note

This group includes stores specialized in the retail sale of any one of the following merchandise lines:
- of pharmaceutical and medical goods and cosmetic and toilet articles.
- of textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods.
- of household appliances, articles and equipment.
- of hardware, paints, varnishes and lacquers, glass and articles of glass.
- of office equipment, computers and non-customized software, books, newspapers, magazines and stationery, and photographic, optical and precision equipment.
- of other non-food products, except tobacco.

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