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Classification - SITC

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Short description

Short description The UN’s standard international trade classification applies product categories that are more appropriate for economic analyses. The nomenclature classifies products according to their degree of processing, potential for use and importance on the world market, and its fourth (revised) version (SITC Revision 4) is in force currently.

SITC short description (pdf, 92 KB)


Code numbers and descriptions of the items of the classification.

SITC Rev. 4 structure (xlsx, 25 KB)

Explanatory notes

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

No explanatory notes have been made for this 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

There is no 3-digit difference in the correspondence table between SITC Rev. 3 and SITC Rev. 4, therefore no translation correspondence table has been generated for 3-digit SITC Rev.3 and SITC Rev.4 structures.

Legal basis

Legislation ordering the use of the classification:

There is no legislation requiring the use of the classification. SITC Rev. 4 was adopted by the UN Statistical Commission at its 37th session in March 2006.

Predecessor classification (Old versions)

Previous versions of the classification can be found here.

SITC Rev. 3 structure (xlsx, 188 KB)

International version of classification

SITC Rev. 4.

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