General Industrial Classification of Economic Activities within the European Community

The classification used in the EU for economic activities
The classification of economic activities in force in the EU.
Under EU Regulation 3037/90 of 9 October 1990, all Member States were obliged to bring their national classifications of economic activity into line with NACE from 1993 onwards. Version NACE Rev. 2 has been in force since 1 January 2008.

The Standard Industrial Classification 2008 (SBI 2008) used by CBS is equal to NACE Rev. 2 up to and including the class level (four digits), with a few exceptions. At the division level, indicated by two digits, SBI 2008 and NACE Rev. 2 are in line with ISIC Rev. 4, the classification of economic activities recommended by the United Nations.