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National Classifications

Klasifikace ekonomických činností
(CZ-NACE)

Country / Area: Czech Republic

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)Klasifikace ekonomických činností (CZ-NACE), in English “Classification of Economic Activities (CZ-NACE)”
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://www.czso.cz/csu/klasifik.nsf/i/klasifikace_ekonomickych_cinnosti_%28cz_nace%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 Czech version of NACE Rev. 2 copies the English version entirely. There is one national level added – called “Subclass”.

1st level – Sekce (Section) - 21
2nd level – Oddíl (Division) - 88
3rd level – Skupina (Group) - 272
4th level – Třída (Class) - 615
5th level – Podtřída (there is no English equivalent as it is the national level added for national purposes) - 160

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
CodeCzech headingTranslation
FStavebnictvíConstruction
41Výstavba budovConstruction of buildings
41.2Výstavba bytových a nebytových budovConstruction of residential and non-residential buildings
41.20Výstavba bytových a nebytových budovConstruction of residential and non-residential buildings
41.20.1Výstavba bytových budovConstruction of residential buildings
41.20.2Výstavba nebytových budovConstruction of non-residential buildings
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Classification CZ-NACE corresponds to the European standard of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 2 (NACE Rev.2), which is linked to the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev. 4 (ISIC).
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 only difference is the additional 5th 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.
CodeCZ-NACE (translated)NACE
FConstructionConstruction
41Construction of buildingsConstruction of buildings
41.2Construction of residential and non-residential buildingsConstruction of residential and non-residential buildings
41.20Construction of residential and non-residential buildingsConstruction of residential and non-residential buildings
41.20.1Construction of residential buildings-
41.20.2Construction of non-residential buildings-
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.)External Trade Statistics Department:
Available at 6-digit level

Services Statistics Department:
Available at 3-digit level of NACE Rev.2

Population Statistics Department:
Programme: Population and Housing Census 2011
Indicator: Industry (branch of economic activity) in which an economically active person works; stated as the main type of economic activity of the person’s employer (subject of business).
Reported data: at the 1st level (Section), in some parts of the classification at the 2nd level (Division).

Industrial, Construction and Energy Statistics Department:
Short-Term Statistics (STS) – 2-digits, Structural Business Statistics (SBS) – 3-digits; the results available can be affected by statistical disclosure; for the list of indicators and the activity coverage please see related EU legal acts (Council Regulation No. 1165/98, Parliament and Council Regulation No. 295/2008).

Business Statistics Coordination and Business Cycle Surveys Department:
Structural Business Statistics (SBS) – 4-digits (these results are called statistically unreliable, for publishing 3-digit data are used).

Statistical Registers Department:
In the Business Register economical subjects are classified from 1st to 5th level. Annual Inquiry on Business Register – numbers of subjects according to 1st level are once a year sent to the Eurostat.
The CZ-NACE code in the Business Register is accessible to the public. The standard approach is to provide the data on the whole population of enterprises on CD-ROM or via the Internet.

Programme: Business Demography – it is part of the Structural Business Statistics (SBS) according to the Regulation (EC) No 295/2008, Annex IX – 4-digits.


Annual National Accounts Department:
The data from national accounts are presented at 2nd level (88 division) – supply and use table, symmetric input output tables and all indicators required by Transmission programme.
For internal use national accounts use a classification at level NACE 120 (mixed classifications of division and groups).

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 European standard of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities, Rev. 2 (NACE Rev.2), 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.External Trade Statistics Department:
For data collection is used the Combined Nomenclature (8-digit); then converted into the national version of NACE (former OKEČ), CZ-NACE only used for publishing at 2-digit level.

Services Statistics Department:
Surveys, sampling: 3 and 4-digit level of NACE Rev. 2; Publishing: 3-digit level of NACE Rev. 2

Population Statistics Department:
Population and Housing Census 2011, as stated above
Data collection: 2nd level (Division); Data publishing: 1st level (Section), in some parts of the classification at the 2nd level (Division)

Society Development Statistics Department:
Classification is used for statistical surveys on cultural field (Radio broadcasting, Television programming and broadcasting activities). Results (at 4th level) are published and used for satellite cultural account compilation.

Industrial, Construction and Energy Statistics Department:
STS, SBS, PRODCOM – the classification is used for sampling, the Business Register contains maximum possible detail and the same is collected as feedback from the reporting units; STS, SBS – the classification is used for publishing the results, see point 3(d) for information about level of detail.

Business Statistics Coordination and Business Cycle Surveys Department:
Structural Business Statistics (SBS) – 4-digits (these results are called statistically unreliable, for publishing 3-digit data are used).

Microdata 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 Labour and Social Affairs, the Czech National Bank, the Insurance, Grants, Business Register
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.External Trade Statistics Department:
January 1, 2008

Population Statistics Department:
Population and Housing Census 2011 – the decisive moment of the census is 26. 3. 2011; preparing data collection 2008-2011, data publishing 2012 or later.

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

Statistical Registers Department:
Business Register – 2008 (conversion from July 1, 2007)

5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?As the CZ-NACE 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)Odvětvová klasifikace ekonomických činností (OKEČ), in English “Branches Classification of Economic Activities” – it was the equivalent of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 1.1 (NACE Rev. 1.1), which is linked to the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev. 3 (ISIC).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe OKEČ was the equivalent of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 1.1 (NACE Rev. 1.1). There was one national level added – called “Subclass”.
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) – 16 + 17
2nd level – Oddíl (Division) - 62
3rd level – Skupina (Group) - 224
4th level – Třída (Class) - 513
5th level – Podtřída (there is no English equivalent as it is the national level added for national purposes) - 663
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.External Trade Statistics Department:
Classification is not used for publication; in time series foreign trade data available for the years 2003 – 2009 according the former national classification OKEČ – still requested from external users, tables in CZ-NACE at 2-digit level are made for Eurostat since 2008
 
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-NACE is equivalent of the NACE Rev. 2 up to the 4th level, 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-NACE structure – Excel
CZ-NACE explanatory notes – PDF
CZ-NACE correspondence table – Word, Excel, PDF
CZ-NACE 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