Europe Classification overview

A statistical classification or nomenclature is an exhaustive and structured set of mutually exclusive and well-described categories, often presented in a hierarchy that is reflected by the numeric or alphabetical codes assigned to them, used to standardize concepts and compile statistical data. Prominent examples include the classification of occupations (ISCO) or the classification of economic activities (NACE). Using these classifications every occupation and every enterprise can be assigned to a certain category.

Selected Eurostat classifications
European Classification of Individual Consumption for harmonized index of consumer pricesECOICOP
Combined Nomenclature for external trade statistics, version 2023CN 2023
List of products of the European Community for production statistics, based on NACE Rev. 2PRODCOM 2023
Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community since 2008NACE Rev. 2
Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community until 2007NACE Rev. 1.1
International Standard Classification of Occupations, version 2008ISCO-08
International Standard Classification of Education, version 2011ISCED 2011
International Standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisionsISO 3166
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics for regional statistics (NUTS) 2024NUTS 2024

For more detailed information on NUTS classification click here.

A comprehensive view of the most important EU statistics classifications is provided on the "EU vocabularies" website of the Publications Office of the European Union.