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National Classifications

International Standard Industrial Classification (National Version)
(ISIC Rev.4)

Country / Area: Kuwait

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)International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC Rev4 National Version)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Arabic and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No
 
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?6 digit level, first 4 digits corresponding with ISIC Rev4 codes.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
ISICR4 International
1511Tanning and dressing of leather; dressing and dyeing of fur
ISICR4 National version
151110Tanning of leather with chemical and vegetable products
151120Leather industry
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes
HS
ISIC Rev4
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)Have additional level (2 more digits for national purposes) for ISIC.
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.No difference for first 4 digits.
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.)4 digits level for international comparison.
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.Link available
 
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.Economic surveys
Foreign Trade Statistics
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.)Ministry of Industry uses same classification.
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.)2012
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.For foreign trade statistics in 2013, for Economic Survey in 2013.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)National version of ISIC Rev4
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsHS2007,
ISIC Rev4
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))Same with ISIC Rev4
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In 2010 (for Foreign Trade)
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)?Yes
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)Excel
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes (as Excel and Oracle table)
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationGulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Country
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryhttp://www.gcc-sg.org/eng/
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 29/09/2013