NOGA revision

In order for the classifications of economic activities to correspond to reality (creation, decline and disappearance of activities over time), it is necessary to update them.

To ensure international comparability of statistics, the resulting revision processes must be carried out in a concerted and coordinated manner.

In 2019, the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) has launched the revision of NACE. At the same time, the FSO has also decided to launch a revision process of the NOGA. In March 2021, the United Nations Statistical Office (UNSD) formalized the process of revising the International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC).

The revision of the NOGA is a major project that is being carried out in collaboration with producers and consumers of official statistics. This will allow the NOGA to continue to reflect the reality of the Swiss economy and to produce statistics that meet the needs of society.

Provisional schedule

Steps/themes Dates
NACE Global consultation March - April 2022
Presentation of the final NACE structure to the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC) May 2022
Adoption of the revised ISIC by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) March 2023
National consultation on the revised NOGA June - July 2023
Submission of national versions of NACE to Eurostat for approval 1st half of 2024
Common date of application of the new NACE in the European statistical system 01.01.2025
Introduction of the new version of NOGA into the Business and Enterprise Register (BER) 01.01.2025


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