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National Classifications

Myanmar Standard Industrial Classification
(MSIC, Rev.4)

Country / Area: Myanmar

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)The current national classification name is Myanmar Standard Industrial Classification (MSIC, Rev-4).
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The classification is available in Myanmar and English languages.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No, the classification can't be accessed on the internet.
 
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 BSIC consists of only 29 major groups and 146 groups.
In (MSIC,Rev-3) based on(ISIC,Rev-3), the (19) economic sections are included . In this, the alphabets indicate to section, the first two digit identify the division, all the three digits indicate the major group and, all the four digits indicate the class respectively. Its classification is in general applicability to international data comparability for various statistics classified according to kind of economic activity or goods and services.The tabulation categories, identified by letters, are called ‘sections’, the 2-digit categories ‘divisions’, the 3-digit categories ‘groups’ and the 4-digit categories ‘classes’.
The present (MSIC, Rev-4) consists (21) sections, (88) Divisions, (238)Groups, (466) Items and (1321) Industries (5 digits code for Myanmar Economic Sectors) respectively. The tabulation categories, identified by letters, are called ‘sections’, the 2-digit categories ‘divisions’, the 3-digit categories ‘groups’ and the 4-digit categories ‘classes’.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The present (MSIC, Rev-4) consists (21) sections, (88) Divisions, (238)
Groups, (466) Items and (1321) Industries (5 digits code for Myanmar Economic
Sectors) respectively. The alphabets indicate to section, the first two digit identify the division, all the three digits indicate the major group and, all the four digits indicate the class respectively and 5 digits code for Myanmar Economic Sectors.

CManufacturing
10Manufacture of Food Products
101Processing and Preserving of Meat
1011Slaughtering and packing of meat
10111Slaughtering and packing of beef

 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, this classification is based on (ISIC, Rev-4) published by United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).
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)Yes, the classification structure is identical to the international standard. (MSIC, Rev-4) is intended to be a standard classification of productive activities. Its main purpose is to provide a set of categories that can be utilized for the collection and presentation on statistics.
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 important things to care when we apply the (MSIC, Rev-4) are:
- MSIC does not draw destinations according to kind of ownership of a producing unit, type of legal organization or made of operation.
- Similarly, manufacturing units are classified according to the principal kind of economic activity in which they engage, whether the work is performed by power-driven machinery or by hand, or whether it is done in a factory or in a household.
- The distinction between modern and traditional production methods is not a criterion for MSIC.
- In addition, MSIC does not distinguished between formal and informal or between legal and illegal production.
- In general, MSIC does not differentiate between market and non-market activities.
The man who are working economic activities and statistical data collection (or) organizations by applying according to the classifications of the present (MSIC, Rev-4), it will be not only more convenient and facilitate to compare economic and social conditions by regions, by country and internationally but also better provide to a need of applying on SNA-2008 in GDP calculation of the country.
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.)Ideally, countries would be able to provide data according to ISIC at all levels of the classification for the purposes of international comparability. Not all detailed categories of the classification may be suitable for all countries and countries may wish to develop national classifications based on their own priorities .

We send the production data to UN and World Organizations such as UN Statistical Year Book, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) and so on.

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.MSIC, Rev-4 is based on (ISIC,Rev-4) published by United Nations Statistics Devision (UNSD).
 
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.This classification is used for purposes of economic analysis, decision-taking and policy-making. The classification structure represents standard format to organize detailed information about the state of an economy according to economic principles and perceptions.

In practice, the classification is used for providing a continuing flow of information that is indispensable for the monitoring, analysis and evaluation of the performance of an economy over time. In addition to primary application in statistics and subsequent economic analysis , where information needs to be provided for narrowly defined economic activities. All economic phenomena are to be described in the form of statistics require systematic classification.

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.)No institution uses it for non-statistical purposes.
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 classifications are used.
 
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 first version of Industrial Classification in Myanmar called “Burma Standard Industrial Classification (BSIC) " was adopted in 1954.
The current version is Myanmar Standard Industrial Classification (MSIC-Rev4).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.February 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)
Burma Standard Industrial Classification (BSIC)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe first version of Industrial Classification in Myanmar was adopted in 1954. This version was called “Burma Standard Industrial Classification (BSIC) and was prepared by Central Statistical and Economic Department (CSED) [now known as Central Statistical Organization (CSO)]. It was based on the original version of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) adopted in 1948. The coding structure of BSIC is as follows:
- The first digit indicates the division
- The first two digits identify the major group
- All the three digits indicate the group

The BSIC consists of only 29 major groups and 146 groups. Its classification is in general applicability to international data comparability for various statistics classified according to kind of economic activity or goods and services.
(MSIC, Rev-3) Implementation According to e–ASEAN framework agreement, Myanmar e_National Task force has been assigned. After adopting the (MSIC, Rev-3) the economic structures and production patterns around the world have been changed rapidly.
The (MSIC, Rev-4) has been built based on (ISIC, Rev-4) published by United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

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 BSIC consists of only 29 major groups and 146 groups.
In (MSIC, Rev-3) based on(ISIC, Rev-3), the (19) economic sections are included . In this, the alphabets indicate to section, the first two digit identify the division, all the three digits indicate the major group and, all the four digits indicate the class respectively. Its classification is in general applicability to international data comparability for various statistics classified according to kind of economic activity or goods and services.The tabulation categories, identified by letters, are called ‘sections’, the 2-digit categories ‘divisions’, the 3-digit categories ‘groups’ and the 4-digit categories ‘classes’.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The former classification BSIC and MSIC-Rev-3 were implemented in 1954 and 2008 respectively.
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, statistical data are not collected or published according to the former classification now.
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes, national explanatory notes and/or guidelines have been elaborated.
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.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No,correspondence tables between alternative and current classification are not available.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes, a national coding index exists.
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.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?The correspondence tables are available in electronic form.
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationCentral Statistical Organization (CSO) under the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED)
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCentral Statistical Organization (CSO) under the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED)
Office No.(32), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Phone: +95067406347
Email: marlaraung26 @ gmail.com
 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 05/12/2013