Definition: High-tech classification of manufacturing industries
Eurostat and OECD use the following breakdown of manufacturing industry according to global technological intensity and based on NACE rev. 1.1 at 3-digit level (Please note that in LFS-based reports, due to restrictions of the data source, Eurostat also uses a different but derived classification based on NACE at 2-digit level):
High-technology: Aerospace (35.3); Pharmaceuticals (24.4); Computers, office machinery (30); Electronics-communications (32); Scientific instruments (33)
Medium-high-technology: Electrical machinery (31); Motor vehicles (34); Chemicals, excluding pharmaceuticals (24, excluding 24.4); Other transport equipment (35.2, 35.4 and 35.5); Non-electrical machinery (29)
Medium-low-technology: Coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel (23); Rubber and plastic products (25); Non metallic mineral products (26); Shipbuilding (35.1); Basic metals (27); fabricated metal products (28)
Low-technology: Other manufacturing and recycling (36 and 37); Wood, pulp, paper products, printing and publishing (20, 21 and 22); Food, beverages and tobacco (15 and 16); Textile and clothing (17, 18 and 19).
Eurostat, Statistics in Focus, Science and Technology, 4/2005, R&D Statistics, Luxembourg, 2005