NACE Code Classification Index

The NACE code is the common basis for statistical classifications of economic activities within Ireland. The four digit NACE code and general nature of activity must correspond with the proposed company’s principal objective in the accompanying memorandum of association.

Your companies purpose must be outlined in its memorandum of association and given a corresponding NACE code. When we incorporate your company we do this for you, we just need to know the principal activity of your company.

Nace Code Section A - DG

Nace Code Section DH - DN

Nace Code Section E - I

Nace Code Section J - Q

Section A Agriculture, hunting and forestry A
Section B Fishing B
Section C Mining and quarrying C
Subsection CA Mining and quarrying of energy producing materials CA
10 Mining of coal and lignite; extraction of peat 10
11 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas; service activities incidental to oil and gas extraction, excluding surveying 11
Subsection CB Mining and quarrying, except of energy producing materials CB
13 Mining of metal ores 13
14 Other mining and quarrying 14
Section D Manufacturing D
Subsection DA Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco DA
Subsection DB Manufacture of textiles and textile products DB
18 Manufacture of wearing apparel; dressing and dyeing of fur 18
Subsection DC Manufacture of leather and leather products DC
19 Tanning and dressing of leather; manufacture of luggage, handbags, saddlery, harness and footwear 19
Subsection DD Manufacture of wood and wood products DD
20 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials 20
Subsection DE Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products; publishing and printing DE
22 Publishing, printing and reproduction of recorded media 22
Subsection DF Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel DF
Subsection DG Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres DG
Subsection DH Manufacture of rubber and plastic products DH
Subsection DI Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products DI
Subsection DJ Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products DJ
28 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 28
Subsection DK Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c. DK
30 Manufacture of office machinery and computers 30
31 Manufacture of electrical machinery and apparatus n.e.c. 31
32 Manufacture of radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus 32
33 Manufacture of medical, precision and optical instruments, watches and clocks 33
Subsection DM Manufacture of transport equipment DM
34 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers 34
35 Manufacture of other transport equipment 35
Subsection DN Manufacturing n.e.c. DN
36 Manufacture of furniture; manufacturing n.e.c. 36
37 Recycling 37
Section E Electricity, gas and water supply E
40 Electricity, gas, steam and hot water supply 40
41 Collection, purification and distribution of water 41
Section F Construction F
Section G Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods G
50 Sale, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; retail sale of automotive fuel 50
51 Wholesale trade and commission trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 51
52 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles; repair of personal and household goods 52
Section H Hotels and restaurants H
Section I Transport, storage and communication I
60 Land transport; transport via pipelines 60
61 Water transport 61
62 Air transport 62
63 Supporting and auxiliary transport activities; activities of travel agencies 63
64 Post and telecommunications 64
Section J Financial intermediation J
65 Financial intermediation, except insurance and pension funding 65
67 Activities auxiliary to financial intermediation 67
Section K Real estate, renting and business activities K
71 Renting of machinery and equipment without operator and of personal and household goods 71
72 Computer and related activities 72
73 Research and development 73
74 Other business activities 74
Section L Public administration and defence; compulsory social security L
Section M Education M
Section N Health and social work N
Section O Other community, social and personal service activities O
92 Recreational, cultural and sporting activities 92
Section P Private households with employed persons P
Section Q Extra-territorial organizations and bodies Q
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