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National Classifications

Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community
(CPA)

Country / Area: Finland

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)Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community (CPA), 2008 version. No national version of this exists.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Finnish as well as in other EU languages.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, in Eurostat’s Metadata Service Ramon:
http://tilastokeskus.fi/meta/luokitukset/cpa/001-2008/index.html

Yes, in Statistics Finland’s Classification-pages:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=LST_NOM&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntFamilyCode=

 
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?See 1(c).
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.See 1(c).
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Identical with the EU CPA2008 (no national version).
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)See 3(a).
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.See 3(a).
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.)See 3(a).
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.Business Services Statistics: CPA is used in data collection, processing as well dissemination.

Periodic surveys of trade (4 modules, each conducted every 5 years): CPA is used in data collection, processing as well as dissemination.

Classification of materials and supplies (YR) - derived from CPA for National Accounts.

Producer Price Indice: CPA classes used in data collection, not in data publishing.

Annual supply, use and input-out tables (SUT/IOT): CPA classification is used for the compilation of these tables. In the compilation process there exists 530 cpa product groups for goods (at 5 digit level) and 240 product groups for services (at 3 or 4 digit level). In the compilation process all of the product data of the source data are converted to CPA. Only few of the source data are originally in CPA (for example industrial commodity statistics is). Tables are published at the level of 64 product groups. However, some users (economical research institutes) are provided with more detailed product group level (customized SUT/IOT).

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.)Not used for this kind of purposes as far as we know.
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?CN, HS, PRODCOM
 
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.)From the year 2008 onwards.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes. 
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?See 7(a). We follow the work of Eurostat.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)EU CPA 2002, no national version of it.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSee 5 (d).
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))See Ramon:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=LST_NOM_DTL&StrNom=CPA&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntPcKey=&StrLayoutCode=HIERARCHIC
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Implementation date from the beginning of 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.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No. No national version of this classification, see above 3(a).
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not necessary, see 3(a).
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Yes, in Eurostat’s Metadata Service Ramon:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/relations/index.cfm?TargetUrl=LST_REL&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntCurrentPage=3
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)Yes, in Eurostat’s Metadata Service Ramon:
http://tilastokeskus.fi/meta/luokitukset/cpa/001-2008/index.html

Yes, in Statistics Finland’s Classification-pages::
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=LST_NOM&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntFamilyCode=

6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, in Eurostat’s Metadata Service Ramon:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/relations/index.cfm?TargetUrl=LST_REL&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntCurrentPage=3
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationEurostat
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistics Finland
Tel: +358 9 17341
luokitukset.tilastokeskus@stat.fi
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant-

Source: UN questionnaire, 10/09/2012