The NACE classification of economic activities in the European Community is used for a wide variety of European statistics in the economic, social, environmental, and agricultural domains.
Since the last version of NACE Rev. 2 was published in 2006, the EU economy has evolved tremendously, leading to a need to update this classification. For the past few years, Eurostat has worked with its partners in the European Statistical System on this update, which has now entered into force. From 2025 onwards, European statistics will start being produced based on NACE Rev. 2.1.
Legal basis: Commision Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/137 of 10 December 2022 amending Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Revision 2, OJ L 19, 20.12.2023, p. 5 -42.
NACE Rev. 2.1 is maintained by Eurostat and published by the Publications Office of the European Union on the EU Vocabularies website.