


Measurement unit code 

Code specifying the unit of measurement.
Notes:  1. Recommend use UN/ECE Recommendation 20, Common code. 





Barrel (205 litres, 45 gallons) (GS1 Temporary Code) 



gram per cubic centimetre 

GS1 Description: g/cm3 as a unit of measure for the density of gas. This is necessary for dangerous substance articles for determination of the quantities that can be stored together on the shelf. 



gram per square centimetre 

GS1 Description: A measure of weight in terms of gram per square centimetre. 



kilogram per square metre 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure expressed in kilogram per square metre. 







Pound per square inch, gauge 

A unit of measure expressed in pound per square inch 





metre per minute 

GS1 Description: A measure of speed in terms of metres per minute. 





megabyte 

GS1 Description: A unit of computer memory equal to 1.048.576 (i.e. 2 power 20) bytes. 



microfarad 

GS1 Description: One millionth of a farad. A farad is the capacitance of a capacitor between the plates of which a potential of 1 volt is created by a charge of 1 Coulomb. 







gigahertz 

GS1 Description: Hertz multiplied by 10*9. 



Bit 

A unit of information equal to one binary digit. 



acre 

GS1 Description: Acre (4840 yd2) 



byte 

GS1 Description: A unit of information stored in a computer, equal to eight bits. 



ampere hour 

GS1 Description: Amperehour (3,6kC) 





year 

GS1 Description: The expression of a year as a measure unit. 



Troy ounce or apothecary ounce 

EDIFACT 



alcoholic strength by mass 

GS1 Description: Alcoholic strength expressed by mass. 



alcoholic strength by volume 

GS1 Description: Alcoholic strength expressed by volume. 



capsule 

GS1 Description: Encaspuled dosage form for pharmaceuticals. 



Joule per square metre 

A unit of measure of heat energy expressed in joule per square metre. 



Credit 

A unit of count defining the number of entries made to the credit side of an account. 



bar 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure equal to 106 dines per square centimeter. 



British thermal unit 

GS1 Description: British thermal unit (1,055 kilojoules) 



call 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure for telephone calls. Code value is C0 (C Zero). 



ohm centimetre 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure expressed in Ohm centimetre. 



Kilovolt Ampere Hour 

A unit of accumulated energy of 1000 volt amperes over a period of one hour. 

EDIFACT 



candela 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure of light intensity. 





Colony forming unit per gram (GS1 Temporary Code) 

Colony forming units per gram is a unit of measure for microorganisms, such as bacteria, in a food item. Microorganisms form colonies that are be counted under determined conditions 



centilitre 

GS1 Description: A unit of volume equal to one hundreth of a liter. 





cubic centimetre 

GS1 Description: A system of units for the measurement of volume based on the cubic centimetre. 





Square metre kelvin per watt 

Unit of measure of thermal insulance expressed in square metre kelvin per watt. 



square metre per kilogram 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure expressed in square metre per kilogram. 



Terawatt hour 

A unit of measure expressed in terawatt hour 



Kilogram per square centimetre 

A unit of measure expressed in kilogram per square centimetre 



Watt per square metre kelvin 

Unit of measure of thermal conductance expressed in watt per square metre kelvin. 



Number of Words 

A unit of count defining the number of words. 

EDIFACT 



day 

GS1 Description: The expression of a day as a measure unit. 



degree 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure of temperature. 



cubic decimetre 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure expressed in cubic decimetre. 





Dragée (GS1 Temporary Code) 

Number of dragées (coated tablets) contained in the item's package as a measurement unit. 



dozen 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure of 12 or group of 12. 



Milliampere hour 

A unit of power load delivered at the rate of one thousandth of an ampere over a period of one hour. 

EDIFACT 



Degree day 

A unit of measure used in meteorology and engineering to measure the demand for heating or cooling over a given period of days. 

EDIFACT 



Gigacalorie 

A unit of heat energy equal to one thousand million calories. 

EDIFACT 



Dose 

A unit of count defining the number of doses (dose: a definite quantity of a medicine or drug). 

EDIFACT 



Square metre per litre 

A unit of count defining the number of square metres per litre. 

EDIFACT 



Litre per hour 

A unit of count defining the number of litres per hour. 

EDIFACT 



Gigabyte 

A unit of information equal to 10 E9 bytes. 



Pixel 

A unit of count defining the number of pixels (pixel: picture element). 



Megapixel 

A unit of count equal to 10 E6 (1000000) pixels (picture elements). 



Dots per inch 

A unit of information defining the number of dots per linear inch as a measure of the resolution or sharpness of an image. 

GS1 Description: synonym: pixels per inch. 





envelope 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure pertaining to the number of envelopes. 





foot 

GS1 Description: Foot (0,3048 m) 



Pound per square foot 

A unit of measure expressed in pound per square foot 



Square foot 

A unit of measure expressed in square foot 







gallon (UK) 

GS1 Description: Gallon (4,546092 dm3) 



gram per square metre 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure of grams per square metre. 





gross 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure of 12 dozens. 





gigawatt hour 

GS1 Description: Gigawatthour (1 million kW/h) 



Piece 

A unit of count defining the number of pieces (piece: a single item, article or exemplar). 

EDIFACT 





hectometre 

A unit of linear measure equal to 10 E2 metres. 



hertz 

GS1 Description: One cycle per second. 





inch 

GS1 Description: Inch (25,4 mm) 



Square inch 

A unit of measure expressed in square inch 



Megajoule per cubic metre 

EDIFACT 





Kilocalorie (mean) 

EDIFACT 















kilogram per metre 

GS1 Description: A measure of weight in terms of kilogram per metre. 



kilometre per hour 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure expressed in kilometre per hour. 



kilogram per cubic metre 

GS1 Description: A measure of weight in terms of kilogram per cubic metre. 



kilopascal 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure expressed in kilopascal. 





kilovolt  ampere 

GS1 Description: A unit of electric power. 









litre per minute 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure expressed in litre per minute. 





Litre per day 

A unit of measure defining the number of litres per day. 



Printed line count (GS1 Temporary Code) 

The indication of the count of printed lines included on a paper communication (e.g. telegram) for invoicing purposes. 



litre 

GS1 Description: Litre (1 dm3) 



lux 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure of illumination (it corresponds to the illumination of a surface which normally and uniformly receives a light flow of 1 lumen per square meter). 



Monetary value 

A unit of measure expressed as a monetary amount. 

EDIFACT 







microgram 

One millionth of a gram. 



millicurie 

GS1 Description: Unit of measure for radioactivity. 











square millimetre 

GS1 Description: A unit to measure a surface equal to one millionth of a quadrate. 



cubic millimetre 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure expressed in cubic milimetres. 





month 

GS1 Description: The expression of a month as a measure unit. 



megapascal 

GS1 Description: A unit of measure expressed in Megapascal. 



Cubic metre per hour 

A unit of measure defining the number of cubic metres per hour. 









Metre per second 

A unit of speed expressed in metres per second. 



megawatt hour (1000 kW.h) 





newton 

GS1 Description: The SI unit of force, equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one metre per second. 



number of international units 

A unit of count defining the number of international units. 





ounce 

GS1 Description: Ounce GB, US (28,349523 g) 



fluid ounce (US) 

GS1 Description: Fluid ounce US (29,5735 cm3) 



fluid ounce (UK) 

GS1 Description: Fluid ounce UK (28,413 cm3) 



percent 

GS1 Description: This code is used to indicate measurements in terms of percentages, e.g. the relative humidity (code RA in data element 6313) is 52%. 





pascal 

GS1 Description: The SI unit of pressure, equal to one Newton per square metre. 



Piece (GS1 Temporary Code) 



pallet (lift) 

GS1 Description: A number of articles expressed in terms of pallets. 



pair 

GS1 Description: Two articles which belong together but are not necessarily identical. 



pint (UK) 

GS1 Description: Pint UK (0,568262 dm3) 



Portion (GS1 Temporary Code) 

The identification of the number of portions (doses in medical terms) into which a complete product may be broken into for serving purposes, e.g. a pie with 6 portions, a liquid medicine with 20 doses. 





quart (UK) 

GS1 Description: Quart UK (1,1136523 dm3) 



Decanewton (GS1 Temporary Code) 

A unit of force equal to 10 Newton. 





Ratio (GS1 Temporary Code) 





Mile (statute mile) 

A unit of measure expressed in mile 





tonne (metric ton) 

GS1 Description: Metric ton (1000kg) 



tablet 

A unit of count defining the number of tablets (tablet: a small flat or compressed solid object). 

GS1 Description: Dosage form for pharmaceuticals, pressed or compacted from a powder into a solid dose. 



Unit of activity, predefined (GS1 Temporary Code) 

A measure pertaining to a predefined activity. 



vial 

GS1 Description: Small glass container. E.g. for a liquid medicine or perfume. 









Square yard 

A unit of measure expressed in square yard 



yard 

GS1 Description: Yard (0,9144 m) 



page 

GS1 Description: The indication of a page as a measurement unit for invoicing purposes, e.g. fax pages. 

