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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.2 code 3511


  • Major Division: 3 - Manufacturing
  • Division: 35 - Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical, Petroleum, Coal, Rubber and Plastic Products
  • Major Group: 351 - Manufacture of industrial chemicals
  • Group: 3511 - Manufacture of basic industrial chemicals except fertilizers

Explanatory note

The manufacture of basic industrial organic and inorganic chemicals such an cyclic intermediates and crudes, dyes, organic pigments, non-cyclic organic chemicals, solvents, polyhydric alcohols, rubber processing chemicals, synthetic and natural tanning materials, gum and wood chemicals, esters of polyhydric alcohols, urea and fatty and other acids; inorganic acids, alkalies, inorganic pigments, hydrogen peroxide, carbon bisulphide, phosphorus, magnesium carbonate, bromine, iodine, industrial gas in compressed liquefied and solid form; sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate and dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). The manufacture of chemical materials for atomic fission and fusion and the products of these processes are included. The manufacture of straight, mixed, compound and complex fertilizers and insecticides and germicides, and of synthetic resins, plastic materials and synthetic fibres, and of medicinal chemicals, are classified in group 3512, 3513 and 3522, respectively. Sulphuric, phosphoric and nitric acid plants which are operated in conjunction with fertilizer plants and can be separately reported are to be classified in this group.

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