Glossary:Knowledge-intensive services (KIS)

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The following economic activity sectors are defined as knowledge-intensive services, abbreviated as KIS (NACE Rev.2 codes - 2-digit level between brackets):

  • High-tech knowledge-intensive services:
  • Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities (59);
  • Programming and broadcasting activities (60);
  • Telecommunications (61);
  • Computer programming, consultancy and related activities (62);
  • Information service activities (63);
  • Scientific research and development (72)
  • Knowledge-intensive market services (excluding financial intermediation and high-tech services):
  • Water transport (50);
  • Air transport (51);
  • Legal and accounting activities (69);
  • Activities of head offices; management consultancy activities (70);
  • Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis (71);
  • Advertising and market research (73);
  • Other professional, scientific and technical activities (74);
  • Employment activities (78);
  • Security and investigation activities (80)
  • Knowledge-intensive financial services:
  • Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding (64);
  • Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security (65);
  • Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities (66)
  • Other knowledge-intensive services:
  • Publishing activities (58);
  • Veterinary activities (75);
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security (84);
  • Education (85);
  • Human health activities (86);
  • Residential care activities (87);
  • Social work activities without accommodation (88);
  • Creative, arts and entertainment activities (90);
  • Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities (91);
  • Gambling and betting activities (92);
  • Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities (93)

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