The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Industry / Economic activity / Sector

Based on the inputs of goods, services and factors of production; the process and technology of production; the characteristics of outputs; and the use to which the outputs are put. Also known as Economic activity or sector.
Source Definition
UNSTAT 2008 - ISIC_Rev_4, p.4

Industrie / Activité économique / Secteur

Ensemble des unités de production qui exercent essentiellement un type identique ou similaire d’activité économique de production. Aussi connu sous le nom d'Activité économique ou de secteur.
Source de la définition
UNSTAT 2008 - CITI_Rev_4, p.11

Industria / Actividad económica / Sector

Conjunto de todas las unidades de producción que se dedican primordialmente a una misma clase o a clases similares de actividades productivas. También conocida como la actividad o sector económico.
Fuente(s) de la definición
UNSTAT 2008 - CIIU_Rev_4, p.4