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National Classifications

Country / Area: Malaysia

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)-
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?-
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The MSIC 2000 provides for four hierarchical levels of activities. The first three levels, namely Division, Group and Class conform closely to the ISIC Rev. 3 while the fourth level reflects the way in which the activities are organised within the establishments.
 
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?698 items (5 digit levels)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Not applicable.
 
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 Malaysia
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)The Director
Head of Methodology Division
(603-88889244)
email : aziz_mohamad@stats.gov.my
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.-
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.)1967 - Malaysia Industrial Clasification 1967 ( based on 1958 ISIC)
1972 - Malaysia Industrial Clasification 1972 ( based on 1968 ISIC)
1979 - Malaysia Industrial Clasification 1972 ( based on 1968 ISIC) ( an updated version of MIC 1972)
2000 - Malaysia Standard Industrial Clasification 2000 ( based on ISIC Rev. 3)
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.Update of current application based on the ISIC Rev. 3 and CPC is now progressing.
 
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.-
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.)Monthly/Annual Manufacturing Survey (5 digits)
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?Monthly/Annual Manufacturing Survey (3 digits)
 
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.)English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.-.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?-
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.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications-
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?-
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.-
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?The Malaysia Industrial Classification 1967 (MIC 1967)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?1958 ISIC (ISIC Rev.1)
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?4 levels
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?-
 
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 inquiryMalaysia Standard Industrial Classification 2000

Source: UN questionnaire, 01/04/2003