Classifications are essential for the production, the compilation and the dissemination of statistics. Therefore, INSEE uses a range of national and international classifications.
The French classification of activities, revision 2 (NAF rev. 2, 2008) is the national statistical classification of economic activities in force since the 1st of January 2008. It has replaced the previous classification NAF rev. 1 dating back to 2003.
The aggregated classification - NA, 2008 replaces the summary economic classification (NES) which was associated to NAF rev. 1. Seven levels of specific groupings of NAF Rev. 2 items have been developed for the purpose of dissemination and economic studies while fully nested in the NAF hierarchy and allowing international comparisons.
The French classification of products, revision 2 (CPF rev. 2, 2008) is the national and central statistical classification of products in use since the 1st of January 2008. It has replaced the previous classification CPF rev. 1 dating back to 2003.
The classification of legal categories (CJ) in use in SIRENE®, the official register for companies and their establishments, is an interadministrative classification: it is used in the management of the trade and companies register and for the data collection from companies by Centres for business formalities (CFE).
There are 2 classifications of professions and socioprofessional categories, each being intented for specific use: