Capital equipment 2017


Capital equipment comprises machinery and equipment used in production. While it does not equate to a standard statistical category, it largely falls under machinery and electrical equipment. Machinery refers to the production of machine tools, engines, pumps, handling equipment, armaments and similar complex equipment; electrical machinery covers electric motors and transformers as well as cables and lights. These categories exclude transport equipment, appliances and precision equipment, for instance for medical use. The line between these classes of equipment has however become increasingly blurred as digital controls grow in importance.

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Other subsector notes

Basic chemicals and petroleum refineries


Clothing, footwear, leather and textiles

Electronics and appliances

Food processing

Furniture and manufacturing activities not elsewhere classified

Glass and non-metalic minerals

Metal and metal products

Other chemicals, rubber and plastics

Printing and publishing

Transport equipment

Wood and paper