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This sector includes wholesale and retail sale (i.e. sale without transformation) of any type of goods, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise. Wholesaling and retailing are the final steps in the distribution of merchandise. The principal types of wholesale businesses included are merchant wholesalers, industrial distributors, exporters, importers, and cooperative buying associations, sales branches and sales offices (but not retail stores). Also included are merchandise and commodity brokers, buyers and cooperative associations engaged in the marketing of farm products. Retailing is the resale (sale without transformation) of new and used goods mainly to the general public for personal or household consumption or utilisation, in shops, department stores, stalls. Most retailers take title to the goods they sell, but some act as agents for a principal and sell on a commission basis.

This sector includes the provision of short-stay accommodation for visitors and other travellers and the provision of complete meals and drinks fit for immediate consumption, including all sorts of touristic activities; providing services for people on holiday, for example hotels, restaurants, and tour guides, sport activities like hiking, trekking, water sports etc. This sector also includes a wide range of activities to meet varied cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of the general public, including live performances, operation of museum sites, sports and recreation activities.


This sector includes performance arts, artistic creation- craft creation, the operation of art facilities, libraries, archives, museums, historical sites and buildings, and other cultural activities.

This sector encompasses the primary sector of the economy; the exploitation of vegetal and animal natural resources, comprising the activities of growing of crops, raising and breeding of animals. It also entails the harvesting of timber and other plants, production of firewood, charcoal and round wood, and other products that undergo little processing. Additionally it includes capture fishery –marine or freshwater- and aquaculture activities.


This sector includes all types of events (for example festivals, concerts, lectures) and activities like event management; planning, organising, venues, catering, and other complementary activities.

This section includes education at any level or for any profession. The instructions may be oral or written and may be provided by radio, television, Internet or via correspondence. It includes education by the different institutions in the regular school system at its different levels as well as adult education, literacy programmes etc. Also included are military schools and academies, prison schools etc. at their respective levels. The section includes public as well as private education


This sector includes the collection, treatment, and disposal of waste materials. This also includes local hauling of waste materials and the operation of materials recovery facilities (i.e. those that sort recoverable materials from a waste stream). Waste collection refers to the collection of waste from households and businesses by means of refuse bins, wheeled bins, containers, etc. It includes collection of non-hazardous and hazardous waste e.g. waste from households, used batteries, used cooking oils and fats, waste oil from ships and used oil from garages, as well as construction and demolition waste. Remediation activities and other waste management services includes the provision of remediation services, i.e. the clean-up of contaminated buildings and sites, soil, surface or ground water.

This sector includes the activity of providing electric power, heat and air conditioning technologies. This section includes the provision of renewable energy technologies like PV, wind, biomass, etc on- or off-grid and complementary activities like consulting services (technical assessments or how to get a subsidy etc).


This section includes specialised consultancy and technical activities. These include legal and accounting activities, management consultancy activities, architectural and engineering activities, technical testing and analysis, scientific research and development, environmental assessments, advertising and market research etc. These also include technical services like plumbers, electricians, mechanics, etc

This sector includes general construction and specialised construction activities for buildings and civil engineering works. General construction is the construction of entire dwellings, office buildings, stores, public buildings etc., or construction of civil engineering works like motorways, streets, bridges, irrigation systems, sewage systems, pipelines, sports facilities etc. It includes new work, repair, maintenance, restoration, additions and alterations, the erection of prefabricated buildings or structures on the site and also construction of a temporary nature.


This sector includes all non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests and will of citizens. Individuals and organizations in a society which are independent of the government.

This sector includes the provision of passenger or freight transport, whether scheduled or not, by rail, pipeline, road, water or air and associated activities such as terminal and parking facilities, cargo handling, storage etc. Included in this section is the renting of transport equipment with driver or operator. Also included are postal and courier activities. Additionally private transportation services like school buses, scooters and segways are also included in this section.


This section includes the provision of services related to human health and wellness, and sport activities. Activities range from health care provision, sports activities and amusement activities, operation of health and sport facilities, activities of sports clubs, fitness facilities, spas etc.

This sector includes the production and distribution of information and cultural products, the provision of the means to transmit or distribute these products, as well as data or communications, information technology activities and the processing of data and other information service activities. The main components of this section are publishing activities, radio and TV broadcasting and programming activities, telecommunications activities, information technology activities and other information service activities, including online sources of information like newspapers and magazines.



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