Customer classification

Subject matter and purpose

Customer classification supports institutions subject to reporting requirements in the classification of economic agents by sector and industry. For this purpose, a sectoral breakdown with explanations is published in the “Special Statistical Publication 2, Banking statistics, Customer classification” which corresponds to the classification used in the "European System of Accounts (ESA 2010)". The Special Statistical Publication 2 also contains a classification of the economy by sector and economic activity, the structure of which follows the Federal Statistical Office’s “Classification of Economic Activities (WZ 2008)”. This, in turn, is based on the “Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2)”.

The publication "Special Statistical Publication 2, Banking statistics, Customer classification" is updated every six months and is available for download here: