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National Classifications


(ISIC-Rev.3)

Country / Area: Bahamas

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)Not applicable
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?No deviations at present
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Department of Statistics
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)Ms. Kim Williamson
Telephone: 242-326-4604
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.No plans presently made to revise the classification
 
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.Used in:
a. National Accounts
b. Establishment Statistics
c. Labour Force Stats.
Outside Users:
Department of Agriculture - uses the portion that refers to their activity
 
Implementation / revision status
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe Activity classifications are not detailed enough. For example, if a data user request "Retail sales of Jewelry items - 5239", we are unable to supply this or even something close to this - because the code also contains so many other types of products.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not aware of other users for non-statistical purposes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not aware of any
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?International Standard Industrial Classification Rev.2

Source: UN questionnaire, 04/06/1999