Jade Wang from Google's Places, business help, team posted in theGoogle Business Help forums that they have greatly expanded the business category support by adding over a 1,000 new categories internationally.
Previously, they had a very limited number of categories for international (Non USA) businesses. The reason was because it was complicated to translate them all. Well, now Google has translated a ton and can support 1,000 new categories.
Today, we are taking a first step of many to improve categories that merchants can use to represent their businesses. Specifically, we’re adding over 1,000 new categories in the new Places dashboard. These categories are available globally and translated to every language Google supports.
Why not sooner? Jade explained: