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1 United Nations Statistics Division ISIC Rev.4 Section J Information and communication

2 2 Why this section? First questionnaire:First questionnaire: How should ISIC reflect the growing importance of information in the economy and in society?How should ISIC reflect the growing importance of information in the economy and in society? Should a high level category be introduced to deal with this?Should a high level category be introduced to deal with this? What should the boundaries be?What should the boundaries be? The OECD has defined Information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs) whereas NAICS has adopted the Information sector (division 51).The OECD has defined Information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs) whereas NAICS has adopted the Information sector (division 51). To what extent should the ISIC revision be guided by these examples?To what extent should the ISIC revision be guided by these examples?

3 3 Concept, scope Two different approachesTwo different approaches Creation of information Distribution of Information Manufacture of information technology machinery Wholesale of information technology machinery Information sector ICT sector

4 4 Concept, scope Based generally on mass distribution conceptBased generally on mass distribution concept It includes:It includes: Creation and processing of information and cultural productsCreation and processing of information and cultural products Distribution of these productsDistribution of these products TelecommunicationsTelecommunications Information technology, data processing services and other servicesInformation technology, data processing services and other services

5 5 IT services Require specific skills and expertise, therefore fit better with professional, scientific and technical servicesRequire specific skills and expertise, therefore fit better with professional, scientific and technical services Do not comply with the mass distribution conceptDo not comply with the mass distribution conceptBut, the majority of countries (second questionnaire) wanted to have all IT services in the Information and communication activities section!the majority of countries (second questionnaire) wanted to have all IT services in the Information and communication activities section!

6 6 Specific characteristics of Information and Communication products An information or cultural product does not necessarily have tangible qualitiesAn information or cultural product does not necessarily have tangible qualities The traditional order physical production- distribution is no longer always validThe traditional order physical production- distribution is no longer always valid Value lies in content, not in formatValue lies in content, not in format Protected from unlawful reproduction by copyright lawsProtected from unlawful reproduction by copyright laws No direct contact between supplier and consumer is needed, many ways of distributingNo direct contact between supplier and consumer is needed, many ways of distributing

7 7 Structure of Section J 58 - Publishing activities 59 - Motion picture, video, television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities 60 – Programming and broadcasting activities 61 - Telecommunications 62 – Computer programming, consultancy and related activities 63 - Information service activities

8 8 Affected ISIC 3.1 categories: 221 Publishing ( in Manufacturing)221 Publishing ( in Manufacturing) 72 Computer and related activities except 725 (in Real estate, renting and business activities)72 Computer and related activities except 725 (in Real estate, renting and business activities) 642 Telecommunications (in Transport, storage and communications)642 Telecommunications (in Transport, storage and communications) 92 Recreational, cultural and sporting activities (9211, 9212, 9213, 9220, 9231 in Other community, social and personal service activities)92 Recreational, cultural and sporting activities (9211, 9212, 9213, 9220, 9231 in Other community, social and personal service activities)

9 9 Improved relevance of affected ISIC sections Publishing (ISIC 3.1 221) removed from ManufacturingPublishing (ISIC 3.1 221) removed from Manufacturing Printing and reproduction of recorded media remain in ManufacturingPrinting and reproduction of recorded media remain in Manufacturing ISIC 3.1 Section K completely reorganizedISIC 3.1 Section K completely reorganized IT services (the larger part of former 72) placed in Information and CommunicationIT services (the larger part of former 72) placed in Information and Communication Telecommunications removed from ISIC 3.1 Transport, storage and communications section;Telecommunications removed from ISIC 3.1 Transport, storage and communications section; ISIC Rev.4 section H has transport, storage, postal and courier activitiesISIC Rev.4 section H has transport, storage, postal and courier activities ISIC 3.1 section O reorganized (had a very diverse content):ISIC 3.1 section O reorganized (had a very diverse content): Portions of former 92 in Information and communicationPortions of former 92 in Information and communication Section R Arts, entertainment and recreation created with a cleaner conceptSection R Arts, entertainment and recreation created with a cleaner concept Other changes: Section E Water supply, sewerage…, section S Other service activitiesOther changes: Section E Water supply, sewerage…, section S Other service activities

10 10 Structure of division 58 581Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities 5811Book publishing 5812Publishing of directories and mailing lists 5813Publishing of newspapers, journals and periodicals 5819Other publishing activities 582Software publishing

11 11 ISIC Rev.4, Division 58 581 scope:581 scope: Publishing of books, periodicals, mailing lists, other works of art, softwarePublishing of books, periodicals, mailing lists, other works of art, software Characterized by intellectual property required in their developmentCharacterized by intellectual property required in their development Usually protected by copyrightUsually protected by copyright All forms of publishing included (in print, electronic, on-line, audio)All forms of publishing included (in print, electronic, on-line, audio) Music publishing is excluded (see 592)!Music publishing is excluded (see 592)!

12 12 Structure of division 59 591 - Motion picture, video and television programme activities 5911Motion picture, video and television programme production activities 5912Motion picture, video and television programme post- production activities 5913Motion picture, video and television programme distribution activities 5914Motion picture projection activities 592 - Sound recording and music publishing activities

13 13 ISIC Rev. 4, Division 59 Division 59 scope:Division 59 scope: Complete chain of activities for production / distribution of movies etc. (except retail)Complete chain of activities for production / distribution of movies etc. (except retail) Production of motion pictures and supporting activitiesProduction of motion pictures and supporting activities Distribution of motion pictures and other film productionsDistribution of motion pictures and other film productions Motion picture projectionMotion picture projection For television programmes, this is the creation of non-live contentFor television programmes, this is the creation of non-live content Production of original sound master recordingsProduction of original sound master recordings Publishing of musicPublishing of music

14 14 Structure of division 60 601Radio broadcasting 602Television programming and broadcasting activities No additional detail at class levelNo additional detail at class level

15 15 ISIC Rev.4, Division 60 Division 60 scopeDivision 60 scope Creating live contentCreating live content Acquiring the rights and assembling of contentAcquiring the rights and assembling of content Creation of complete programming (channel)Creation of complete programming (channel) BroadcastingBroadcasting All possible technologies for broadcasting are includedAll possible technologies for broadcasting are included Previously discussed:Previously discussed: Internet publishing and broadcasting as separate activityInternet publishing and broadcasting as separate activity Split of 602 into TV and cableSplit of 602 into TV and cable Created many problems of interpretationCreated many problems of interpretation Subsequently droppedSubsequently dropped

16 16 Structure of division 61 6110Wired telecommunications activities 6120Wireless telecommunications activities 6130Satellite telecommunications activities 6190Other telecommunications activities

17 17 ISIC Rev. 4, Division 61 New detail introducedNew detail introduced Part of ISIC 3.1 6420 TelecommunicationsPart of ISIC 3.1 6420 Telecommunications Former class elevated to a division, activities better identifiedFormer class elevated to a division, activities better identified IncludesIncludes Providing telecommunications, i.e. transmitting voice, data, text, sound and videoProviding telecommunications, i.e. transmitting voice, data, text, sound and video Commonality of activities: transmission of activities without being involved in creation / contentCommonality of activities: transmission of activities without being involved in creation / content Internet service providersInternet service providers Cable subscription programming as part of 6110Cable subscription programming as part of 6110 Key: operating the infrastructureKey: operating the infrastructure

18 18 Structure of division 62 620Information technology service activities 6201Computer programming activities 6202Hardware and software consultancy and computer facilities management activities 6209Other information technology service activities n.e.c. Considered as support service for section JConsidered as support service for section J

19 19 Structure of division 63 631Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals 6311Data processing, hosting and related activities 6312Web portals 639Other information service activities 6391News agency activities 6399Other information services n.e.c.

20 20 ISIC Rev.4, Division 63 Treatment of libraries and archives has been discussed for a long timeTreatment of libraries and archives has been discussed for a long time Libraries and archives remain in Recreational, cultural and sporting activities (former ISIC 3 division 92)Libraries and archives remain in Recreational, cultural and sporting activities (former ISIC 3 division 92) Does the mass distribution concept apply to them?Does the mass distribution concept apply to them?


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