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Standard International Trade Classification
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A commonly used classification system for internationally traded goods and services. The system consists of 9 sections (numbered 0 through 9), each section is split into divisions, and the divisions are further split into groups. The acronym nes is used in the classification system and stands for 'not elsewhere specified'. These codes are periodically changed and the sections and divisions in use in 1992 are: 0 Food and live animals 00 Live animals other than animals of division 03 01 Meat and meat preparations 02 Dairy products and birds' eggs 022 Milk and cream and milk products other than butter and cheese 023 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk 023 Cheese and curd 03 Fish (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic invertebrates, and preparations thereof 04 Cereal and cereal production 041 Wheat (including spelt) and meslin, unmilled 042 Rice 043 Barley, unmilled 044 Maize (not including sweetcorn), unmilled 05 Vegetables and fruit 06 Sugar, sugar preparations and honey 07 Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, and manufactures thereof 071 Coffee and coffee substitutes 072 Cocoa 074 Tea and maté 08 Feeding stuff for animals (not including unmilled cereals) 09 Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 1 Beverages and tobacco 11 Beverages 112 Alcoholic beverages 12 Tobacco and tobacco manufactures 2 Crude material, inedible, except fuels 21 Hides, skins and furskins, raw 22 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruit 23 Crude rubber (including synthetic and reclaimed) 24 Cork and wood 25 Pulp and waste paper 26 Textile fibres (other than wool tops), and their wastes (not manufactured into yarn or fabric) 263 Cotton 266 Synthetic fibres suitable for spinning 267 Other man-made fibres suitable for spinning and waste of man-made fibres 268 Wool and other animal hair (including wool tops) 27 Crude fertilisers other than those of division 56 and crude minerals (excluding coal, petroleum and precious stones) 28 Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 281 Iron ore and concentrates 29 Crude animal and vegetable materials, nes 3 Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials 32 Coal, coke and briquettes 33 Petroleum, petroleum products, and related materials 333 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous materials, crude 34 Gas, natural and manufactured 35 Electric current 4 Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes 41 Animal oils and fats 42 Fixed vegetable fats and oils; crude, refined or fractioned 43 Animal and vegetable oils and fats, processed and waxes of animal or vegetable origin; inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats and oils, nes 5 Chemical and related products, nes 51 Organic chemicals 52 Inorganic chemicals 53 Dyeing, tanning and coloring materials 54 Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 55 Essential oils, resinoids and perfume materials; toilet, polishing and cleansing preparations 56 Fertilisers (other than those of group 27) 57 Plastics in primary forms 58 Plastics in non-primary forms 59 Chemical materials and products, nes 6 Manufactured good, classified chiefly by material 61 Leather, leather manufactures, nes and dressed furskins 62 Rubber manufactures, nes 63 Cork and wood manufactures (excluding furniture) 64 Paper, paperboard and articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65 Textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles, nes and related products 66 Non-metallic mineral manufactures, nes 67 Iron and steel 68 Non-ferrous metals 681 Silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group 682 Copper 683 Nickel 684 Aluminium 687 Tin 69 Manufactures of metal, nes 7 Machinery and transport equipment 71 Power generating machinery and equipment 713 Internal combustion piston engines, and parts thereof, nes 72 Machinery specialised for particular industries 721 Agricultural machinery (excluding tractors) and parts thereof 724 Textile and leather machinery, and parts thereof, nes 73 Metalworking machinery 74 General industrial machinery and equipment, nes, and machine parts, nes 75 Office machines and automatic data processing machines 76 Telecommunications, sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 761 Television receivers (including monitors and projectors) whether or not incorporating radio receivers or recording/ reproducing apparatus 77 Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, nes and electrical parts thereof (including non-electrical counterparts, nes, of electrical household-type equipment) 78 Road vehicles (including air cushion vehicles) 781 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than public transport vehicles) 782 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special purpose motor vehicles 79 Other transport equipment 791 Railway vehicles (including hovertrains) and associated equipment 792 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles 793 Ships, boats (including hovercraft) and floating structures 8 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 81 Prefabricated buildings; sanitary, plumbing, heating and lighting fixtures and fittings, nes 82 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishing 83 Travel goods, handbags and similar containers 84 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 85 Footwear 87 Professional, scientific and controlling instruments and apparatus, nes 88 Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies and optical goods, nes; watches and clocks 89 Miscellaneous manufactured articles, nes 9 Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC 911 Postal packages not classified according to kind 931 Special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind 961 Coin (other than gold coin) not being legal tender 981 Military arms and communications

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