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National Classifications

Standardna klasifikacija dejavnosti
(SKD 2008)

Country / Area: Slovenia

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)Standardna klasifikacija dejavnosti 2008 (SKD 2008); Standard Classification of Activities 2008
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?In the Slovenian language.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes. http://www.stat.si/doc/pub/skd.pdf
 
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 classification has 5 levels: 21 sections, 88 divisions, 272 groups, 615 classes and 648 national subclasses.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.An example:
Section S – Other service activities

94 Activities of membership organisations

94.1 Activities of business, employers and professional membership organisations
94.11 Activities of business and employers membership organisations
94.110 Activities of business, employers membership organisations
94.12 Activities of professional membership organisations
94.120 Activities of professional membership organizations

94.2 Activities of trade unions
94.20 Activities of trade unions
94.200 Activities of trade unions

94.9 Activities of other membership organisations
94.91 Activities of religious organisations
94.910 Activities of religious organisations
94.92 Activities of political organisations
94.920 Activities of political organisations
94.99 Activities of other membership organisations n.e.c.
94.991 Activities of disability organisations
94.999 Activities of other membership organisations n.e.c.

95 Repair of computers and personal and household goods

95.1 Repair of computers and communication equipment
95.11 Repair of computers and peripheral equipment
95.110 Repair of computers and communication equipment
95.12 Repair of communication equipment
95.120 Repair of communication equipment

95.2 Repair of personal and household goods
95.21 Repair of consumer electronics
95.210 Repair of consumer electronics
95.22 Repair of household appliances and home and garden equipment
95.220 Repair of household appliances and home and garden equipment
95.23 Repair of footwear and leather goods
95.230 Repair of footwear and leather goods
95.24 Repair of furniture and home furnishings
95.240 Repair of furniture and home furnishings
95.25 Repair of watches, clocks and jewellery
95.250 Repair of watches, clocks and jewellery
95.29 Repair of other personal and household goods
95.290 Repair of other personal and household goods

96 Other personal service activities

96.0 Other personal service activities
96.01 Washing and (dry-) cleaning of textile and fur products
96.010 Washing and (dry-) cleaning of textile and fur products
96.02 Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
96.021 Hairdressing
96.022 Other beauty treatment
96.03 Funeral and related activities
96.030 Funeral and related activities
96.04 Physical well-being activities
96.040 Physical well-being activities
96.09 Other personal service activities n.e.c.
96.090 Other personal service activities n.e.c.

 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, SKD 2008 is up to the class level based on NACE Rev. 2, Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community.
Reasons for the introduction of national subclasses are specific national needs related to:
• economic and social situation
• requests from some important stakeholders, institutions
• statistical needs (e.g. national accounts, other)
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)An additional level has been added as a national subclass.
SKD 2008 consists of NACE Rev. 2 codes + 648 national subclasses.
National subclass is defined at the 5th digit level (XX.XXX)
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.The structure and methodology are harmonized up to the class level. For subclasses, the national structure and methodology are applied.
One of the cases:
We have introduced a national subclass for companies employing disabled people. The proposal came from governmental agencies and NGOs. Companies employing disabled people are border case (economic/social). They are subsidized from the state and exempt from some taxes. They sell their products and services on the market and play an important social role.
For class 88.10 two subclasses were introduced:
• 88.101 – Activity of enterprises employing disabled people
• 88.109 – Other social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
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 can be reported at different levels from section to class level. The levels of reporting are regulated in different EU regulations.
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.In the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia SKD 2008 is used for different statistical surveys (social, business, national accounts, environmental statistics, etc.)
For data collection the classification is mainly used at the subclass level, for data publishing it is regulated by national and EU legal acts.
Users outside of the Statistical Office are different ministries, Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development of the Republic of Slovenia, National Institute of Public Health of Republic of Slovenia, Bank of Slovenia, different chambers (e.g. Chamber of Craft and Small Business), etc.
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.)AJPES (Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services) is responsible for the classification of the units of the register (management body for the National Administrative Business Register) http://www.ajpes.si/?language=english

The Administrative Business Register use classification for identification of main and secondary activities of legal and local units. It is used for different administrative and commercial uses (tax offices, ministries, enterprises, etc.)

The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia is responsible for interpretation (explanation) of the scope of the activity codes of the SKD 2008 classification.

Institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes are Ajpes, E-Vem offices (they carry out services, which are linked to the formation of a company; for registration of companies´ changes in court/business register), different ministries, tax offices, Pension and Invalidity Insurance Institute of Slovenia, customs, different chambers, National and university Library, enterprises, etc.

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?For specific domains the different institutions have introduced their internal classification based on SKD 2008. (Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia, National Institute of Public Health of Republic of Slovenia, etc.) The Statistical Office does not use them.
 
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.)SKD 2008 (NACE Rev. 2) was introduced by National Regulation on SKD 2008 (OJ RS No. 69/2007 and 17/2008) Part 1: Structure, Part 2: Explanatory Notes
The date of the official adoption is 19 July 2007.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.SKD 2008 is used from 1 January 2008 on.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No.
In September 2009 the Task Force "NACE critical classes" was established to analyse controversial cases submitted by the EU Member States.
The Group Task Force has proposed solutions to problems (interpretation of disputed cases), explained the reasons for the proposed solutions and, in some cases, proposed amendments to the classification explained.
It was considered to force the change (or they at least publish), only with respect to amendments to the classification explained.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Standardna klasifikacija dejavnosti 2002 (SKD 2002); Standard Classification of Activities 2002
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSKD 2002 is based on NACE Rev. 1.1, Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community.
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))SKD 2002 classification has 5 levels: 17 sections, 62 divisions, 224 groups, 514 classes and 576 national subclasses
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Between 2002 and 2009, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia started publishing results of most of the statistical surveys according to NACE Rev. 2 / SKD 2008 in 2009.
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?Yes.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
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 PDF: http://www.stat.si/doc/pub/skd.pdf
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, in Excel: http://www.stat.si/skd_nace_2008.asp
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Litostrojska cesta 54, SI-1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 241 64 00
+386 1 241 53 44
gp.surs@gov.si
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/09/2012