The industries producing intermediate goods cover activities producing goods that are usually destined to be incorporated into other goods or which are destroyed by their use to produce other goods.
These industries correspond to the code EF in the NES classification, the summary economic classification which was in use until december 2007 :
- mineral products ;
- textiles ;
- wood and paper ;
- chemicals, rubber and plastics ;
- metal and transformation of metal ;
- electric and electronic components.
There is no such grouping in NA, the agregated economic classification which replaced NES since 2008. The precise perimeter of intermediate goods in each statistical operation is given by the list of the items taken into account in the economic classification to which the operation refers.