European NACE 7112 classifications

A summary of European NACE 7112 national classifications

European NACE 7112 classifications

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Background

Many European countries use a national version of the statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (known as NACE, from the French acronym), with some additional sub-categories specific to the national economy.

EFCA plans to respond to Eurostat's request for proposals to revise the European Union's NACE Revision 2 classification of economic activities. The response will be in two parts dealing with:

  • NACE 7112 (the consulting engineering industry's principal activity) that has national versions, as described below
  • other NACE categories that together with NACE 7112 make up the consulting engineering industry's overall activity, as described elsewhere.

NACE 7112 is recognised as a key sector:

  • in setting up a strategy on sustainable finance to reorient capital flows towards sustainable investment, the EU in June 2019 classified the "professional, scientific and technical" sector to which 7112 belongs as one of two “enabling sectors” for climate mitigation. NACE 7112 was also one among only nine NACE activities that were assessed as making substantial contributions to adaptation (see note).

Introduction

An economic activity:

  • is characterised by an input of resources, a production process and an output of products (goods or services);
  • as defined may consist of one simple process or a whole range of sub-processes, each mentioned in different categories of the classification;
  • is regarded as one activity if the production process is organised as an integrated series of elementary activities within the same statistical unit;
  • is based on the 'principal activity' of a unit, where most of the gross value is added (a statistical unit is classified to the NACE category that best describes its activity).

Listed below are the 7112 entries for Europe's main national versions of NACE. In all cases, the sub-categories are at the NACE Rev. 2 five- and six-digit levels (NACE's official decimal separator "." has been discarded to allow hyperlinking).

Summary

European national classifications are broadly similar and wherever NACE is not used as is, there are two trends:

  • as for the US federal NAICS classification, more detail is added by adding subcategories (NAICS goes beyond NACE by further breakdown into engineering services, drafting services, building inspection services, geophysical surveying and mapping services, and surveying and mapping services, except geophysical mapping);
  • classify activities according to the types of project for which services are provided.

NACE Revision 2

European versions of NACE Revision 2

Cyprus

Statistical codes of economic actvities

  • 7112 Engineering activities & related technical consultancy
    • 7112/1 Civil engineering activities
    • 7112/2 Geological Survey Department
    • 7112/9 Other architectural & engineering activities & related technical consultancy

Czech

CZ-NACE

  • 7112 Engineering activities and related technical consultancy

    • 7112/1 Geological survey
    • 7112/2 Surveying and cartographic activities
    • 7112/3 Hydrometeorological and meteorological activities
    • 7112/9 Other engineering activities and related technical consultancy n.e.c.

    Exclusion

    • boreholes (0910 and 0990)
    • developing and publishing related software (5829 and 6201)
    • computer advisory activities (6202 and 6209)
    • physical, chemical and other technical tests and analyzes (7120)
    • R&D activities related to engineering (721)
    • industrial design (7410)
    • aerial photography (7420)
    • weather forecasting activities (7490)

Denmark

Danish Industrial Classification 2007 (DB07) Revision 2014

  • 7112 Engineering and similar technical advice
    • 7112/10: Consulting engineer within construction and civil engineering
    • 7112/20: Consulting engineer within production and mechanical engineering
    • 7112/30: Installation and delivery of finished factory plants
    • 7112/40: Geological surveys and exploration, land inspectors, etc.
    • 7112/90: Other technical advice

Finland

TOL 2008

  • 7112 Engineering activities & related technical consultancy
    • 7112/1 Town and city planning
    • 7112/2 Civil engineering activities
    • 7112/3 Structural engineering activities
    • 7112/4 Heating, plumbing and air-conditioning design
    • 7112/5 Electrical engineering design
    • 7112/6 Other construction activities
    • 7112/7 Mechanical and process engineering design
    • 7112/9 Other architectural & engineering activities & related technical consultancy

France

NAF Rev. 2

  • 7112 Engineering activities

    • 7112/A Land surveyors

    Exclusion

    • Quantity surveyors 7490A
  • 7112/B Engineering, technical studies

    Exclusion

    • les forages d’essai en rapport avec des opérations minières (cf. 0910Z, 0990Z)
    • le développement ou l’édition de logiciels associés (cf. 5829C, 6201Z)
    • les activités des consultants en informatique (cf. 6202A et 6209Z)
    • les activités d’architecture (cf. 7111Z)
    • les activités de contrôle et les essais techniques (cf. 7120B)
    • les activités de recherche et de développement liées à l’ingénierie (cf. 7219Z)
    • le design industriel (cf. 7410Z)
    • la photographie aérienne (cf. 7420Z)
    • les activités des économistes de la construction (cf. 7490A)
  • 7112 Engineering activities

    • 7112/1 Engineering services

      • 7112/12 Engineering services for consztuction projects
      • 7112/13 Engineering services for enrgy supply projects
      • 7112/14 Engineering services for transport infrastructure prjects
      • 7112/15 Engineering services for waste management projects
      • 7112/16 Engineering services for water supply, sewage and waste wate projects
      • 7112/17 Engineering services for industrial projects and manufacturing
      • 7112/18 Engineering services for telecommunications, rado and television projects
      • 7112/13 Engineering services for other projects
    • 7112/2 Project management for construction projects

      • 7112/20 Project management for construction projects

        Exclusion

        • General construction works 41, 42
    • 7112/3 Geological, geophyiscal & other prospecting & consulting services

      • 7112/31 Consulting in geology &geophysics

      • 7112/32 Geophysical services

        Exclusion

        • sondages et les forages d’essai (431310)
      • 7112/33 Mineral exploration and evaluation services
        Exclusion

        • sondages d’essai liés à l’extraction du pétrole et du gaz naturel (091011)
        • sondages et les forages d’essai (431310)

Germany

Classification of Economic Activities, issue 2008 (WZ 2008)

Note: WZ 2008 is not used for national accounts statistics.

  • 7112 Engineering activities
    • 7112/1 Engineering activities for projects involving civil, hydraulic and traffic engineering
    • 7112/2 Engineering activities for projects in specific technical fields and engineering design
    • 7112/3 Surveying activities
    • 7112/9 Other engineering activities and related technical consultancy

Hungary

TEÁOR’08 is identical to NACE Rev. 2

Ireland

CSO Standard Classification of Industrial Activity

No sub-categories. Unofficial CSO NACE synonym lists available.

Italy

ATECO 2007

  • 7112 Engineering studies

    • 7112/1 Engineering studies
      • 7112/10 Engineering studies
    • 7112/2 Integrated engineering design services
      • 7112/20 Integrated engineering design services
    • 7112/3 Technical activities carried out by geometers
      • 7112/30 Technical activities carried out by geometers
    • 7112/4 Cartography and aero-fotogrammetry activities
      • 7112/40 Cartography and aero-fotogrammetry activities
    • 7112/5 Geological studies and geological and mineralogical prospecting
      • 7112/50 Geological studies and geological and mineralogical prospecting

    Exclusion:

    • trivellazioni di sondaggio connesse all’attività dell’industria estrattiva, cfr. 0910, 0990
    • realizzazione o edizione di software specializzati, cfr. 5829, 6201
    • attività di consulenti informatici, cfr. 6202, 6209
    • collaudi tecnici, cfr. 7120
    • attività di ricerca e sviluppo connesse all’ingegneria, cfr. 7219
    • design industriale, cfr. 7410
    • fotografia aerea, cfr. 7420
    • attività riguardanti le previsioni meteorologiche, cfr. 7490
    • altre attività di consulenza tecnica, cfr. 7490

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Poland

PKD 2007

No sub-categories.

Spain

CNAE 2009

No sub-categories.

Sweden

SNI 2007

  • 7112 Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    • 7112/1 Construction and civil engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    • 7112/2 Industrial engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    • 7112/3 Electric engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    • 7112/4 Engineering activities and related technical consultancy in energy, environment, plumbing, heat and air-conditioning
    • 7112/9 Other engineering activities and related technical consultancy

Switzerland

NOGA 2008

  • 7112 Engineering activities
    • 7112/01 Offices of construction engineers
    • 7112/02 Engineering offices for building technology
    • 7112/03 Other engineering offices
    • 7112/04 Surveyors' offices
    • 7112/05 Other studies and technical advice

UK

SIC 2007

  • 7112 Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
    • 7112/1 Engineering design activities for industrial process & production
      Exclusion: industrial design 7410
    • 7112/2 Engineering related scientific & technical consulting activities
      Exclusion
      - test drilling in connection with mining operations 0910, 0990
      • development or publishing of associated software 5829, 6201
      • activities of computer consultants 6202, 6209
      • technical testing 7120
      • research and development activities related to engineering 7219
      • aerial photography 7420
    • 7112/9 Other engineering activities, including integrated engineering activities for turnkey projects
      Exclusion: engineering design activities for industrial process and production, see 7112/1

Updated 18 June 2019