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National Classifications

Standard for CPA koder
([CPA])

Country / Area: Norway

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)Standard for CPA koder
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Norwegian and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www4.ssb.no/stabas/ItemsFrames.asp?ID=6240601&Language=nb&VersionLevel=ClassVersion
 
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?Level 1: 21 sections identified by an alphabetical code (A to U);
Level 2: 88 divisions identified by a two-digit numerical code;
Level 3: 261 groups identified by a three-digit numerical code;
Level 4: 575 classes identified by a four-digit numerical code;
Level 5: 1342 categories identified by a five-digit numerical codes;
Level 6: 3142 sub-categories identified by a six-digit numerical code.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level. 
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.1) NACE Rev. 2: agreement at four-digit level (classes);
2) International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Fourth Revision (ISIC Rev. 4);
3) Central Product Classification, Version (CPC Ver. 2): the CPA is the European version of the CPC, the former classification being more detailed in order to meet the specific needs of the European Union;
4) PRODCOM : agreement at six-digit level (PRODCOM has an additional level identified by an eight-digit numerical code);
5) Harmonized System (HS);
6) Combined Nomenclature (CN).
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)Identical to international 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. 
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.)N/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.Classification is used in National Accounts. CPA is used to link other information on product. No data is published at the level of CPA
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.)No
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
 
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.)26 November 2011 CPA2008
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? 
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)CPA2002
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? 
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. 
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated? 
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)? 
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)N/A
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?N/A
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics Norway, Division for national accounts
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryPost box 8131 Dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway
0047 21 09 00 00
www.ssb.no
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 31/08/2012