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National Classifications

PRODCOM-LIJST / LISTE PRODCOM
(PRODCOM)

Country / Area: Belgium

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)PRODCOM-LIJST 2012 (NL)

LISTE PRODCOM 2012 (FR)

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Dutch and French
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.PRODCOM-LIJST 2012 (NL)
http://economie.fgov.be/nl/binaries/Liste_Prodcom_2012_nl_tcm325-162288.pdf

LISTE PRODCOM 2012 (FR)
http://economie.fgov.be/fr/binaries/Liste_Prodcom_2012_fr_tcm326-162288.pdf

 
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?The list is divided into "Classes" corresponding to the classes of NACE 2. Within the individual classes, the headings of the list are set out in ascending order of their PRODCOM codes, grouped according to the corresponding CPA headings.

Each heading is identified by an eight-digit code according to the following pattern: XX.XX.YY.ZZ

The first four digits of the code (XX.XX) correspond to the classes of NACE 2.

The first six digits (XX.XX.YY) are the CPA code (European Union Classification of Products by Activity)1,

The last two digits (ZZ) show the classification of a heading within this CPA heading.

The PRODCOM LIST includes approximately 3.500 products.

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.NACE 32
32.12 Fabrication d'articles de joaillerie et bijouterie
PRODCOMDescriptionRéférence aux codes SH/NCUnité
32.12.11.00Perles de culture, pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses, y compris synthétiques ou reconstituées, travaillées mais non montées7101.22 + 7102.39 + 7103.9 + 7104.90-
32.12.12.00Diamants industriels, travaillés; poussière et poudres de pierres précieuses et semi-précieuses naturelles ou synthétiques7102.29 + 7105-
32.12.13.30Bijouterie, joaillerie et parties en métaux précieux, même plaqués ou doublés de métaux précieux7113-
32.12.13.51Articles d'orfèvrerie et leurs parties en argent massif même revêtu, plaqué ou doublé d'autres métaux précieux7114.11-
32.12.13.53Articles d'orfèvrerie et leurs parties en métaux précieux autres que l'argent massif même revêtu plaqué ou doublé de métaux précieux7114.19-
32.12.13.55Articles d'orfèvrerie et leurs pârties en métaux communs plaqués ou doublés de métaux précieux7114.20-
32.12.14.00Autres articles en métaux précieux; articles de perles naturelles ou de culture et de spierres précieuses ou semi-précieuses7115.90 + 7116 + 9113.10-
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.PRODCOM 2012 is linked to the Combined Nomenclature (CN).

In accordance with Article 2(2) of the PRODCOM Regulation, each heading of the PRODCOM list is, with a few exceptions, defined by one or more headings of the European Union external trade nomenclature, i.e. the eightdigit Combined Nomenclature (CN). Therefore the "General rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature" are, in principle, also applicable for the interpretation of the PRODCOM List. The corresponding CN headings are listed in the column "External trade nomenclature reference for 2008 HS/CN)". The "Description" does not always cover the entire content of the heading.

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 classification structure is identical.
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.There are no deviations from the international standard.
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 for international comparison on 8 digits.
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.PRODCOM is used to collect statistics on the amount of production of each of the products in the PRODCOM List, that has taken place in the reporting country during the reference period.

The data is delivered on 8 digits.

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.)01/01/2012
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.01/01/2012
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Each year, there is an update of the classification.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)PRODCOM-LIJST 2011 (NL)

LISTE PRODCOM 2011 (FR)

5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsPRODCOM 2011 is linked to the Combined Nomenclature (CN).

In accordance with Article 2(2) of the PRODCOM Regulation, each heading of the PRODCOM list is, with a few exceptions, defined by one or more headings of the European Union external trade nomenclature, i.e. the eight digit Combined Nomenclature (CN). Therefore the "General rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature" are, in principle, also applicable for the interpretation of the PRODCOM List. The corresponding CN headings are listed in the column "External trade nomenclature reference for 2008 HS/CN)". The "Description" does not always cover the entire content of the heading.

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))The PRODCOM List 2011 is divided into "Classes" corresponding to the classes of NACE 2. Within the individual classes, the headings of the list are set out in ascending order of their PRODCOM codes, grouped according to the corresponding CPA headings.

Each heading is identified by an eight-digit code according to the following pattern: XX.XX.YY.ZZ

The first four digits of the code (XX.XX) correspond to the classes of NACE 2.

The first six digits (XX.XX.YY) are the CPA code (European Union Classification of Products by Activity)1,

The last two digits (ZZ) show the classification of a heading within this CPA heading.

The PRODCOM LIST includes approximately 3.500 products.

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?01/01/2011
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.No.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)? 
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)The PRODCOM List is available in PDF.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form? 
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics Belgium
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryWebsite: Statistics Belgium
http://statbel.fgov.be/

Contact information: Statistics Belgium
http://statbel.fgov.be/en/statistics/organisation/statistics_belgium/contact/

 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 14/09/2012