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National Classifications

Klasifikace produkce
(CZ-CPA)

Country / Area: Czech Republic

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)Klasifikace produkce (CZ-CPA), in English “Classification of Products” (CZ-CPA)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Czech
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://czso.cz/csu/klasifik.nsf/i/klasifikace_produkce_%28cz_cpa%29
 
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 classification corresponds to the European standard of CPA 2008. The classification is structured by means of one-character alphabetical code and five-level (6-digit) numerical code.
1st level – Sekce (Section) - 21
2nd level – Oddíl (Division) - 88
3rd level – Skupina (Group) - 261
4th level – Třída (Class) - 575
5th level – Kategorie (Category) - 1342
6th level – Subkategorie (Subcategory) - 3142
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
CodeCzech headingTranslation
KFinanční a pojišťovací službyFinancial and Insurance Services
64Finanční služby, kromě pojištění a penzijního financováníFinancial services, except insurance and pension funding
64.1Peněžní zprostředkovatelské službyMonetary intermediation services
64.11Služby centrálních bankCentral banking services
64.11.1Služby centrálních bankCentral banking services
64.11.10Služby centrálních bankCentral banking services
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Classification CZ-CPA corresponds to the Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Community (CPA), which is linked to the Central Product Classification (CPC ver. 2).
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 to the European 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.The CZ-CPA is identical to the European 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.)Prices Statistics Department:
Industrial producer price index: Data are reported from 1st level (Sections) to 3rd level (Groups).

Industrial and External Trade Prices Statistics Unit:
Data can be reported at 2nd level (Divisions), e.g. CPA 05 Coal and lignite (Černé a hnědé uhlí a lignit).

External Trade Statistics Department:
At 6th level (Subcategories).

Services Statistics Department:
At 3rd level (Groups).

Industrial, Construction and Energy Statistics Department:
Production statistics are published at 8-digit PRODCOM level, which is an extension of CPA. The results can be affected by statistical disclosure. Aggregated outputs by CPA are used by National Accounts (NA) who publishes further results.

Business Statistics Coordination and Business Cycle Surveys Department:
Structural Business Statistics (SBS) – according to the Regulation from 3rd to 6th level (only for some sectors of the economy).

Annual National Accounts Department:
The data from national accounts are presented at 2nd level (88 divisions) – supply and use table, symmetric input output tables and all indicators required by Transmission programme. For internal purposes we use mixed classification - about 1500 categories and subcategories.

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.There is the link to the Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Community (CPA), as stated above.
 
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.Prices Statistics Department:
Industrial producer price index:
• Data collection: 6th level (subcategories)
• Data publishing: from 1st level (sections) to 3rd level (groups).

Industrial and External Trade Prices Statistics Unit:
We do not collect or publish data using CZ-CPA, this classification is used for internal purposes within the Statistical Office. The only exception is the Eurostat – we transfer data in CZ-CPA instead of NACE Rev.2, because international trade classifies goods only in CZ-CPA.

External Trade Statistics Department:
For data collection is used the Combined Nomenclature (8-digit); then converted into the national version of CPA; CZ-CPA only used for publishing (mostly at 2nd or 3rd levels).

Industrial, Construction and Energy Statistics Department:
Industrial statistics: Indirect use for production statistics (PRODCOM), the same questionnaire collects information on non-industrial turnover at 3 digits for further use in NA. The data are collected at the same level as published (see point 3(d)).

Business Statistics Coordination and Business Cycle Surveys Department:
Structural Business Statistics (SBS) – according to the Regulation from 3rd to 6th level (only for some sectors of the economy).

Services Statistics Department:
Classification is used in the annual survey for division sales and reserves, once every 5 years for the mapping of consumed purchases and reserves of material. Detail of the classification depends on the branch of industry and ranges between 3 and 6 digits. In the Czech Republic we don´t publish these data, we use it for internal purposes (classification of units, deflators).

Data are provided to the Czech National Bank and to the Ministry of Industry and Trade for analytical purposes.

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.)The Ministry of Finance – tax purposes.
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?The Czech Statistical Office has no information about such classifications.
 
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.)January 1, 2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Prices Statistics Department:
Industrial producer price index: Since January 2009 are price indices aggregated, calculated and published by CZ-CPA 2008.

Industrial and External Trade Prices Statistics Unit:
January, 2008.

External Trade Statistics Department:
Foreign Trade Statistics - January 1, 2008.

Industrial, Construction and Energy Statistics Department:
Industrial statistics: Annual Surveys (PRODCOM) – the first reference period is 2008, data collected in 2009, Infra-Annual Statistics (STS) – implementation since 1.1.2009 (inputs for IPI at PRODCOM level).

Business Statistics Coordination and Business Cycle Surveys Department:
Structural Business Statistics (SBS) – 2008 (recalculation from 2005)

Services Statistics Department:
January, 2008.

5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?As the CZ-CPA follows the international standard, the Czech Statistical Office does not plan any own revision.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Standardní klasifikace produkce (SKP), in English “Standard Classification of Products” – it was the equivalent of the CPA 2002.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe SKP was the equivalent of the Classification of Products by Activity (CPA 2002).
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))1st level – Sekce, subsekce (Section, subsection) – 17 + 16
2nd level – Oddíl (Division) - 62
3rd level – Skupina (Group)
4th level – Třída (Class)
5th level – Kategorie (Category)
6th level – Subkategorie (Subcategory)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?There is the correspondence table for the most detailed level of those classifications.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?January 1, 2003
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.

External Trade Statistics Department:
Foreign Trade Statistics – data in CPA have been published since 1996; in time series for the years 1996 – 2009 available according the former national classification SKP, since 2008 according the CZ-CPA.

Ministry of Industry takes over the statistical data from the CZSO and also publishes the foreign trade data according the CPA.

 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?The explanatory notes of the European standard has been translated and slightly amended to make it appropriate for the Czech Republic requirements.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Since the CZ-CPA is equivalent of the CPA, there is no need for the correspondence table.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?There are no alternative classifications.
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)CZ-CPA structure – Excel
CZ-CPA explanatory notes – PDF
CZ-CPA correspondence table – Excel
CZ-CPA methodological manual – Word, 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 classificationCzech Statistical Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCzech Statistical Office, Na padesátém 81, 100 82, Praha 10, Czech Republic
www.czso.cz
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 14/09/2012