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National Classifications

Ipari Termékosztályozás
(ITO)

Country / Area: Hungary

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)ITO: Ipari Termékosztályozás (Hungarian Classification of Industrial Products)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Hungarian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.ksh.hu/osztalyozasok_ito_menu
 
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?4 digit: 259
6 digit: 2424
8 digit: 3458
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The coding system of ITO list the same as PRODCOM's.
http://www.ksh.hu/docs/osztalyozasok/ito/ito_2012.pdf
Example:
Level 1: 07.29 Mining of other non-ferrous metal ores
Level 2: 07.29.11 Copper ores and concentrates
Level 3: 07.29.11.00 Copper ores and concentrates
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.ITO is based on 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)The Hungarian Classification of Industrial Products is a hierarchical classification containing products and services. ITO is harmonised with the nomenclatures of the EU, and contains the European industrial product list, PRODCOM and the industrial sections of NACE and CPA. ITO corresponds to NACE Rev.2 classes on 4-digit level, CPA 2008 subcategories on 6-digit level and PRODCOM on 8-digit level.
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.PRODCOM List covers only manufacturing and some groups of mining. The Hungarian ITO covers all products and services of mining, manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (Section B, C, D), and 36, 38.3. ITO includes specific Hungarian products, so in some classes ITO is more detailed than PRODCOM (9 digit items).
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.)At level of Subcategories (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. -
 
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.ITO is used for classifying products and services, collecting and disseminating statistics on industrial production, calculating industrial producer price indices and compiling input-output table, as well.
Data collection and publcation are done on 9 digit level, but on more aggregated level if data confidentiality doesn't allow to publish 9 digit product data.
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.) -
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? -
 
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.)2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.2008
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, the regular annual updating is in progress.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Belföldi Termékosztályozás (BTO), Domestic Product Classification (DPC).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe former classification was conform on 6 digits with CPA 2002, but the Hungarian version was more detailed (10 digit).
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))The BTO classification has a 10-digit hierarchical structure. The first 4 digits corresponded to the codes of NACE, while the 5th and 6th to CPA, the product classification of the EU. In the further breakdown the headings of PRODCOM, the industrial product classification of the EU, and Hungarian specialities were taken into consideration.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1996
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?From the point of view of accuracy it is important the correct classification of product, e.g. to classify product into the appropriate ITO heading. ITO List does not have explanatory notes. CN references and explanatory notes of CN give help in classification of product, but this is an indirect way to find the appropriate code in ITO List.
Hungarian CSO gives a tool for classification of the products, conversion key between CN and ITO has been created and loaded on website of CSO.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not necessary, because the national ITO classification contains the full European industrial product list, PRODCOM.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? -
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)PDF, XLS
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Correspondace tables in XLS
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationHungarian Central Statistical Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryH-1024 Budapest, Fényes Elek utca 14–18.
Phone: +36 (1) 345 6789
http://www.ksh.hu/?lang=en
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant -

Source: UN questionnaire, 25/09/2013