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National Classifications

Allgemeine Systematik der Wirtschaftszweige
(NOGA 2008)

Country / Area: Liechtenstein

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)Allgemeine Systematik der Wirtschaftszweige 2008 (NOGA 2008), General Classification of Economic Activities 2008 (NOGA 2008).
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?German
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/infothek/nomenklaturen/blank/blank/ noga0/vue_d_ensemble.html
 
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?
LevelIdentificationDescriptionNumber
1st level1 capital letterSection21
2nd level2 digitsDivision88
3rd level3 digitsGroup272
4th level4 digitsClass615
5th level6 digitsType794
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
LevelNOGATitle
1st levelCManufacturing
2nd level26Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
3rd level265Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation; watches and clocks
4th level2652Manufacture of watches and clocks
5th level265203Manufacture and assembly of watch movements
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.NOGA is derived from NACE.
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)NOGA 2008 is compatible with NACE Rev. 2 up to level 4. Level 5 (type), consisting of two digits, takes account of Swiss specificities.
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 NOGA is in full compliance with NACE.
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.)International comparison with European data using NACE is possible up to the 4-digit level. International comparison with data using ISIC is possible up to the 2-digit level. At the 2-digit level comparison with data using a classification related to ISIC is possible as far as correspondence tables are available.
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.For publishing: Mostly at section and partly on division level
For international reporting: Mostly at division level
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.)The NOGA is a variable in the business register of Statistics Liechtenstein. Several offices of the public administration uses the calssification as well.
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 classification is known.
 
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.)01.01.2008
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)Allgemeine Systematik der Wirtschaftszweige 2002 (NOGA 2002), General Classification of Economic Activities 2002 (NOGA 2002).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNOGA 2002 is compatible with NACE Rev.1.1 up to level 4.
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))
LevelIdentificationDescriptionNumber
1st level1 capital letterSection17
Intermediate level2 capital lettersSubcection31
2nd level2 digitsDivision62
3rd level3 digitsGroup224
4th level4 digitsClass514
5th level4 digits and 1 capital letterType724
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?01.01.2003
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?Yes
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?NOGA is derived from NACE. Therefore, no correspondence table to NACE nor ISIC is necessary.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No alternative classifications are known.
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: PDF, TXT, Excel, CSV
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 classificationFederal Statistical Office, Espace de l'Europe 10, 2010 Neuchâtel / Switzerland.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryhttp://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/infothek/nomenklaturen/blank/blank/noga0/vue_d_ensemble.html
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant -

Source: UN questionnaire, 13/09/2013