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(COICOP)

Country / Area: Bulgaria

Classification category: Expenditure classifications

 
General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Three levels
The structure is identical to international standard
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Statistical Institute
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)"Classification and nomenclature" division,
Raiko Batchvarov, head of division,
e-mail rbatchvarov@nsi.bg
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.http://www.nsi.bg/
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.)1999
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.This year the national set of functional classifications (COICOP, COFOG, COPNI and COPP) is on the stage of elaboration. By the end of 2003 there will be official adoption of whole lot of classifications
 
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.NSI, National accounts, Household budget surveys,
For needs of harmonized indices of consumer prices (HICP)
 
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.)Bulgarian
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Yes, national explanatory notes, based on international standard
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))It will be very useful now, at the stage of developing of classifications to receive electronic publication of classifications (or printed publications). We prefer English and French.
 
Contact information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP).
Classification is directly implemented in NSI practice, there is no official adoption, it may be consider as provisional

Source: UN questionnaire, 01/04/2003