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National Classifications

Rūpniecības produkcijas klasifikācija
(PRODCOM)

Country / Area: Latvia

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)Rūpniecības produkcijas klasifikācija (PRODCOM) /Classification of Industrial Products (PRODCOM)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Latvian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.csb.gov.lv/node/34853/list
 
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?National version of PRODCOM classification has 10-digit numerical code.

PRODCOM 2012 levels:
Level 1 (the first 4 digits) 238 classes (correspond to the classes of NACE Rev. 2)
Level 2 (the first 6 digits) ~1490 product subcategories (correspond to the CPA 2008 codes)
Level 3 (the first 8 digits) 3843 industrial products (correspond to EU PRODCOM List 2012 codes)
Level 4 (10 digits) 3984 industrial products (national breakdown )

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1 11.01 Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits
Level 2 11.01.10 Distilled alcoholic beverages
Level 3 11.01.10.80 Spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages
Level 4 11.01.10.80.05 Aperitifs
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Classification is directly linked to the EU PRODCOM List
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)First three levels of the national classification are identical with EU PRODCOM List, with one exception: class 08.92 has been added to the international structure.
National classification has been supplemented with 1 additional level (level 4).
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.As EU PRODCOM List does not include energy products, for example, peat products, they have been added for national needs.

Class 08.92 for peat products:
08.92.10.00.00 Peat and peat briquettes
including:
08.92.10.00.01 fuels manufactured from peat
08.92.10.00.02 peat for agricultural use
08.92.10.00.30 peat briquettes

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.)Data on production statistics in compliance with the Council Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 912/2004 are reported at level 3 (8 digits).
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.CSB is using national classification for:
1) Survey of industrial production (10 digits for data collection and data publishing)
2) Producer price indices (10 digits for data collection only).
There are no external users identified.
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.)N/A
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?No alternative 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.)Classification of Industrial Products was adopted on 15 January 2008 by the Cabinet Regulation No 11. Since then annual version of the national classification is adopted by the Cabinet annually. PRODCOM 2012 version was adopted on 6 March 2012 by the Cabinet Regulation No 156.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.National Classification of Industrial Products has been used since 05.01.1999.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Classification is updated every year in accordance with the annual changes made by 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)Rūpniecības produkcijas nomenklatūra statistisko pārskatu aizpildīšanai / Nomenclature of Industry yield for filling of Statistical Forms
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsFormer classification was liked to ISIC.
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))First 2 digits were consistent with ISIC code.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1995
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
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No
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)Classification is available in MS Excel, MS Access and CSV format.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationCentral Statistical Bureau of Latvia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry1, Lāčplēša Str., Riga, LV-1301, Latvia, phone: +371 67366850, e-mail: csb@csb.gov.lv
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantN/A

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/09/2012