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National Classifications

Österreichisches Güterverzeichnis für den produzierenden Bereich
(ÖPRODCOM 2012)

Country / Area: Austria

Classification category: Product classifications

 
General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Österreichisches Güterverzeichnis für den produzierenden Bereich - ÖPRODCOM 2012 (Austrian list of products for short term statistics survey in industry and construction, ÖPRODCOM 2012)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The classification structure is available in German and in English language, the alphabetical index is available in German language only.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.German: http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=ALLE&&NAV=DE&&KDBtoken=null

English: http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=ALLE&&KDBtoken=null

 
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?First level: 237 headings
Second level: 1490 headings
Third level: 3852 PRODCOM headings
Fourth level: 5961 ÖPRODCOM headings
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.16
16.10
16.10.10.10
16.10.10.10.01, 16.10.10.10.02, ..
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.It is based on PRODCOM, an additional level was added.
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)The structure is identical with PRODCOM, an additional level was added (fourth level).
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.No deviations from PRODCOM.
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)Data can be reported at the last level (fourth) level.
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future. 
 
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.It is used for short term statistics survey in industry and construction. Data are collected at the fourth level, data are published at fourth level.
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.) 
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office? 
 
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)1995
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.1995
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?If PRODCOM is revised, ÖPRODCOM will be revised, too.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)There existed no official former classification.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a)) 
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification? 
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented? 
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere. 
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Guidelines and an alphabetical index have been elaborated.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)In pdf, Excel and csv format.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes.
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationSTATISTICS AUSTRIA - Registers, classifications and methods division
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirySTATISTIK AUSTRIA
Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich
Guglgasse 13
1110 Wien
Tel: (01)-71128-7070
Telefone number: 0043-1-71128-7070
http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=GUETER&&KDBtoken=null
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 05/09/2012