Classifications, Inventories NOGA General Classification of Economic Activities Overview
|Brief description||The NOGA 2008 (General Classification of Economic Activities) is an essential tool for structuring, analysing and presenting statistical data. With the NOGA, the statistical units “enterprises” and “establishments” (in the sense of local units) can be classified according to their economic activity and arranged in coherent groups. The NOGA can be used for various purposes to depict the real situation as accurately as possible in an exhaustive and sufficiently detailed manner.|
Not only is the NOGA 2008 modelled after the latest version of the Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (NACE, rev. 2), it also takes into account the needs of various stakeholders in Switzerland.
|Office responsible||Swiss Federal Statistical Office, SFSO|
|Unit responsible||Business Registers Data, Classification of economic activities unit|
|Information||Cindia Duc Sfez,|
Tel. +41 58 463 65 23, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Structure||A five-tiered structure is used in the NOGA 2008 to classify 794 different economic activities. In other words, a 6-digit code is assigned to each activity (referred to as “type”). The first four levels of the NOGA structure are compatible with the NACE. Level five (“type”) takes into account details that reflect the Swiss reality.|
|Language versions||German, French and Italian|
|Version||- Version of NOGA 2008 currently in use from 1st January 2008|
- Previous version of NOGA 2008; NOGA 2002
|Related classifications||NACE Rev. 2 (CPA), ISIC Rev. 4 (CPC)|
|Main applications||The NOGA is used to assign codes to enterprises and establishments.|
- Statistics: classification and comparison of statistics (at national and international levels);
- Insurance: database of customers, high-risk groups, setting premiums, etc.
- Banking: database of customers, high-risk credits, etc.