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Gross Domestic Product 4th Quarter 2011

ANNEX A

 

PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES ON 2007 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION

 

The following industry series have been reclassified under SIC 07 (changes highlighted)

 

 

  • At the headline industrial category level the only changes are the movement of publishing and sewage & sanitation between services and production.
    • The provisional changes to 2007 GVA weights on SIC 2007:
      • Production 175 (171 on SIC 2003) – increase 0.4%
      • Services 732 (737 on SIC 2003) – decrease 0.4%
      • Agriculture and Construction weights are unchanged
  • At the broad industry group level there are several changes.
    • Manufacturing has seen several activities reclassified into other industries
    • The utilities sector has been split into two groups: electricity & gas supply; and water & waste management, which includes activities which were previously classified as manufacturing and services.
    • A more detailed Information & Communication section has been created, including publishing (previously manufacturing) and other service activities.

 

  • There are further changes within the manufacturing sector due to the creation of a repair and installation of machinery & equipment subsector.
    • The enterprises classified in the repair sector were previously included as metals & metal products, mechanical engineering, electrical & instrument engineering, and transport equipment. There are revisions to these series as a result of this reclassification
    • The scope of the manufacturing sector has fallen due to the reclassification of nuclear fuel processing, recycling, and publishing into other categories.
    • At the broad industry group level the provisional SIC 2007 weights are:
      • Manufacturing 124 (130 on SIC 2003) – decrease 0.6%
      • Electricity & Gas Supply 22 (not defined on SIC 2003)
      • Water Supply & Waste Management 15 (not defined on SIC 2003)
      • Transport, Information & Communication 96 (69 on SIC 2003)
        – increase 2.8%
      • Business Services & Finance 262 (276 on SIC 2003)
        – decrease 1.4%
      • Government & Other Services 242 (260 on SIC 2003)
        – decrease 1.8%
      • Other groups unchanged