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National Classifications

Classification Tunisienne des Produits
(CTP 2009)

Country / Area: Tunisia

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)Classification Tunisienne des Produits (CTP).
Tunisian Products Classification (CTP).
The current version is CTP 2009.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Headings and Explanatory notes in French.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes
URL : http://www.ins.nat.tn/publication/ctp_2009.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?CTP consists of a hierarchical structure.The structure of CTP 2009 is described in as follows:
Level 1: 21 sections identified by alphabetical letters A to U;
Level 2: 88 divisions identified by two-digit numerical codes (01 to 99);
Level 3: 261 groups identified by three-digit numerical codes (01.1 to 99.0);
Level 4: 609 classes identified by four-digit numerical codes (01.11 to 99.00).
Level 5: 1377 categories identified by five-digit numerical codes (01.11.1 to 99.00.1)
level 6: 3237 subcategories identified by six-digit numerical codes (01.11.11 to 99.00.10)

CTP 2009 is structured according to the criterion of economic origin (like in CPA 2008), the first four digits of the CTP 2009 are the same as those for NAT 2009 (with some exceptions).

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.For example, the product “Television cameras” is identified by the code 26.30.13, where 26 is the code for the division, 26.3 is the code for the group, 26.30 is the code of the class, 26.30.1 is the code for categories, 26.30.13 is the code of the subcategories ; section C, to which this class belongs, does not appear in the code itself.
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes;
CTP 2009 has the same structure as CPA 2008, so related to CPC ver.2.
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)Link at the most detailed level but different structure.
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.There are no deviations from the international standard.
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.)Level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison depends on the sector.
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.Business survey principally the annual business survey (calculation of turnover by products); economics index; National accounts; input-output analysis; other analyses requiring product data.
Data is published at some specific aggregated levels according to the user requirement and availability of information.
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.)Only statistical use.
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?Nomenclature statistique du Système Harmonisé (NSH) for international trade. NSH is derived from Combined Nomenclature (CN) of the European Communities.
 
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.)The Tunisian Products Classification (CTP 2009) was adopted in 2009 as an official standard. CTP 2009 replaces the former (previous) Tunisian Products Classification of the year 2002 (CTP 2002).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.2010
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Update in relationship with update of CPC and CPA
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)CTP 2002
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsCTP 2002 has the same structure as CPA 1996, so related to CPC ver.1.
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 structure of CTP 2002 is described in as follows:
Level 1: 17 sections identified by alphabetical letters A to U;
Level 2: 60 divisions identified by two-digit numerical codes (01 to 99);
Level 3: 221 groups identified by three-digit numerical codes (01.1 to 99.0);
Level 4: 485 classes identified by four-digit numerical codes (01.11 to 99.00).
Level 5: 764 categories identified by five-digit numerical codes (01.11.1 to 99.00.0)
Level 6: 2350 subcategories identified by six-digit numerical codes (01.11.11 to 99.00.00)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?2002
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.Some statistical data are still collected and published according to the former classification (CTP 2002). some program requires a transitional period before implementation new classifications.
 
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, correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (e.g : CTP 2009 and CPC Ver.2; CTP 2009 and CPA 2008).
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Yes
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)Yes,
in PDF, TXT, Excel, dBase, XML.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationNational Institute of Statistics - Tunisia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNational Institute of Statistics - Tunisia
Address: 70, Rue Ech-cham BP 265 CEDEX
Tel: (216) 71 891 002
Fax: (216) 71 792 559
Mail Contact: INS@ins.tn
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantThanks

Source: UN questionnaire, 18/10/2013