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Classification - NST 2007

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Short description

A standard, uniform goods classification system used in freight transport statistics. It allows the statistical comparability of goods in rail, road and water freight transport modes, serves as a basis for national data collection by member states, as well as the Commission publishes statistical information on the goods transported in line with this.

NST 2007 short description (pdf, 24 KB)


Code numbers and descriptions of the items of the classification.

NST 2007 structure (xlsx, 13 KB)

Explanatory notes

The explanatory notes determine the contents of the classification items. They help to find the appropriate category in the classification.

Search engine

It supports the quick search in the classification. After searching by code number or text, it displays those items of the classification that contain the relevant code number or text.


Principles and rules of classification to be applied

Correspondence tables

Conversion key between the items of the current version of classification and those of the previous version

Legal basis

Legislation ordering the use of the classification:

Predecessor classification (Old versions)

Previous versions of the classification can be found here.

NST 2000 Structure (xlsx, 13 KB)

NST/R Structure (xlsx, 13 KB)

International version of classification


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