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National Classifications


(CPC)

Country / Area: Thailand

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)-
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?CPC used in Thailand has not been changed. We translated from CPC Version 1.0 into Thai language.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Same question No.4.
 
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?Same CPC Version 1.0.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes.
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Accounts Division, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board.
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)Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, NESDB.

Tel 66-2281-6633 Ext. 310
E-mail : arkhom@nesdb.go.th

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.Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).
962 Krung Kasem Rd., Pomprab, Bangkok 10100, Thailand.

Website : http://www.nesdb.go.th

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.)1996 for Quarterly National Account.
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.Follow the CPC 2007 revision.
 
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.NESDB : Quarterly National Account.
Household Income and Expenditure in National Account.

Bank of Thailand : Import & Export Indices.

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.)Thai and English.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.No
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)No. Same CPC Version 1.0.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsIt is difficult to transfer from CPC to COICOP.
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))-
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?-
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Trade and Economic Indices Bureau, Department of Internal Trade, uses CPA for Production Price Index (PPI).
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.Yes
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Provisional CPC.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Provisional CPC.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5 digits
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?-
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)-
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1950
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification-
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 

Source: UN questionnaire, 03/06/2002