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National Classifications

Country / Area: Swaziland

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)N/A
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?None
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Identical
 
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? 
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.N/A
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Statistical Office
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)Mr. Thembinkosi Shabalala Tel: (09268)4042151 E-mail:Statistics@africaonline.co.sz
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.Central Statistical Office Tel:(09268)4042151 E-mail:Statistics@africaonline.co.sz
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.)ISIC Rev.2 was officially implemented in 1980. In 1998 Swaziland officially adopted a programme to implement the 1993 System of national accounts, which incorporates ISIC Rev.3 and the CPC. This implementation was to have been done by the end of the year 2000 but there have been delays.
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.Conversion from ISIC Rev.2 to ISIC Rev.3 will take place simultaneously with the implementation of the SNA93. The implementation of the SNA93 is currently ongoing and the first stage should be complete within the next year
 
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.Industrial Statistics and National Accounts. Othe users are the Central Bank Research Dept., the Ministry of Finance and the University
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.)Census of Industries and National Accounts
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?Census of Industries and National Accounts
 
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.)English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.No
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)N/A
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
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)) 
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification? 
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N/A
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.N/A
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?N/A
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? 
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML) 
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form? 
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification 

Source: UN questionnaire, 01/12/2000