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National Classifications

Стандартната външнотърговска класификация
(СИТС)

Country / Area: Bulgaria

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)Стандартната външнотърговска класификация, Ревизия 4 (СИТС, Рев. 4)
Standard trade classification Revision 4 (SITC, Rev. 4.BG)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Bulgarian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL. 
 
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?Section 67;
Division 262;
Subgroups 1022;
Heading 2971.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Section: 0
Division 00
Subgroups 001
Heading 001.1
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Based on Standard International Trade Classification Revision 4 (SITC Rev.4).
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 of the national classification is identical to the international standard.
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.Not applicable.
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.)Exports and imports of goods - all levels can be reported.
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.NSI - exports and imports of goods - classification is used for data publishing at section level.
Customs Agency - exports and imports of goods - provides data for the users using the classification.
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.)SITC, Rev. 4.BG was adopted as a national classification on 18th of September 2008.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.SITC, Rev. 4.BG has been used as a national classification for statistical purposes since 2007.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Стандартната външнотърговска класификация (СИТС)
Standard trade classification Revision 3 (SITC, Rev.3.BG)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSITC Rev.3
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))Section 67;
Division 262;
Subgroups 1033;
Heading 3083.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
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? 
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not 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)SITC, Rev.4.BG is available in Excel 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 classificationBulgarian National Statistical Institute
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry2 P. Volov Str., Sofia 1038, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 9857 577
e-mail: Classifications@nsi.bg
Website: http://www.nsi.bg
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 14/09/2012