The International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4. (ISICr4) is a standard classification of economic activities.

The ISIC was originally provided as a pdf document (in English, Arabic, French, Chinese, Spanish and Russian ) and as webpages1 here: International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4.

With the support of Wikinetix a #pdf2wiki conversion was performed during the past years, for the six languages in which UN DESA has provided the official translations English, Arabic, French, Chinese, Spanish and Russian), and also for Japanese, German, Kiswahili, Tagalog, and Illongo. For these wiki-versions some usability improvements were added:

  • in order to support multi-lingual debate via social media and the easy retrieval of various contributions regarding a product or service #tagcoding hashtags were added for all sections, divisions, groups and classes.
  • references to Central Product Classification v. 2.1 classes were added
  • the ISIC class pages (and some other pages) got tagged with #cpc-codes and terms from the CPC classification such that the alphabetic #tagcoding tags for products, services and bads (a Hashtag cloud) supports the discovery of #cpc-codes and the ISIC class that produces the service or product.

The English wiki version of the classification with #tagcoding hashtags can be accessed here: #isicWW hashtags.

A translation into additional languages is most desirable, for instances as part of a #digicoop1b - Platform for sharing digital public goods.


A #ISIC hashtag can be combined with a country code or a local government unit code (#WWlgu), for instance as illustrated at #tagcoding pivots which are also available in different languages.


The backlinks below usually do not include the child and sibling items, nor the pages in the breadcrumbs.


#tagcoding tags for products, services and bads