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澳門行業分類第一修訂版 / Classificação das Actividades Económicas de Macau
(CAM)

Country / Area: China, Macao SAR

Classification category: Activity 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)Name in Chinese: 澳門行業分類第一修訂版
Name in Portuguese: Classificação das Actividades Económicas de Macau – Revisão 1 (CAM-Rev.1)
Name in English: Classification of Economic Activities of Macao – Revision 1
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Chinese and Portuguese
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.dsec.gov.mo/Classification.aspx
 
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?Structure of CAM-Rev.1 consists of 5 levels:

LevelCategory
Section (A to Q)17
Division (2-digit)60
Group (3-digit)159
Class (4-digit)292
Subclass (5-digit)447

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Section Level, A to Q, is the broad structure of the Classification. Detailed structure includes Division (2 digits), Group (3 digits), Class (4 digits) and Subclass (5 digits). Coding of Division level starts from 01 to 99, and coding of other levels starts from 1 to 9.

With an example of code 15412, the first 2 digits “15” specify Division Level; the first 3 digits “154” identify Group Level; the first 4 digits “1541” show Class Level and all 5 digits “15412” represent Subclass Level.

LevelCodingDescription
SectionDManufacturing
Division15Manufacture of Food Products and Beverages
Group154Manufacture of other food products
Class1541Manufacture of bakery products
Subclass15412Manufacture of Chinese pastry and confectionery products

 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.CAM-Rev.1 is linked to ISIC-Rev.3 with the addition of a Subclass Level to cater for the local circumstances.
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)Classification structure of CAM Rev. 1 is identical to ISIC. Rev.3.
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.Nil.
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.)At 4-digit 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.N/A
 
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.To classify the economic activity of the establishments in annual economic activities surveys; as well as the economic activity engaged by employer of the respondents in household surveys. DSEC collects data at Subclass Level (5 digits) and the data published at 2-digit or 3-digit level.

CAM-Rev.1 is also used by other government departments and universities in research and data analysis. Data collected and data published are generally at 1-digit 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.)
DepartmentUse
Labour Affairs BureauEmployment services
Human Resources OfficeWork permits
Public Security Police ForceVisa authorization
Social Security FundSocial security
Financial Services BureauTax office
Macao Economic ServicesLicense issuance
Legal Affairs BureauEnterprise register
Macao Trade and Investment Promotion InstituteLicense issuance
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?N/A
 
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.)In 1998.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Simultaneously.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes. In progress according to the structure of ISIC. Rev.4
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Name in Chinese: 澳門行業分類第一版;
Name in Portuguese: Classificação das Actividades Económicas de Macau – Versão 1.0 (CAM-Ver.1)
Name in English: N.A.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsCAM-Ver.1 is linked to ISIC-Rev.2.
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))Adapted by ISIC-Rev.2, CAM-Ver.1 is structured:

LevelCategory
Division (1-digit)10
Subdivision (2-digit)33
Class (3-digit)81
Group (4-digit)204
Subgroup (5-digit)334
Item (6-digit)415

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In 1988.
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?Yes.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N/A
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
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 and Census Service
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryAddress: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpação, No. 411-417, Dynasty Plaza, 17th floor, Macao
Tel: (853) 8399 5311
E-mail: info@dsec.gov.mo
Website: www.dsec.gov.mo
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNil.

Source: UN questionnaire, 28/08/2012