The General Classification of Economic Activities (NOGA) is derived from the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE). The NACE has been defined in the different official languages of the member states taking into account the economic structure of the majority of the countries.
The NOGA was developed by the FSO in collaboration with experts from the public administration and numerous umbrella organisations. The particularities and/or important activities of the national economy have been incorporated in the last two positions of the six-digit code.
The present NOGA 2008 came into force on January 1, 2008 and has been integrated into the Business and Enterprise Register (BER). In 2019, the Statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) has launched the revision of NACE. In order to ensure compatibility, the FSO has simultaneously decided to revise the NOGA. The new NOGA version will be introduce into the BER as of January 1, 2025.