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Country / Area: Zambia

Classification category: Activity classifications

 
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?National accounts - ISIC Rev. 3 - Two Digits
Industrial Production - ISIC Rev 2 - 4 digits
Consumer Price Index - COICOP
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.(1) Establishment register under Labor and Manpower Statistics. Branch of the Central Statistics Office.
(2) Various units of the Central Statistical Office
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)Head and senior statistician of Labour and Manpower Branch - CSO
Tel: 253468/253609
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.There are plans for revision to international Classification but taking into account national needs.
 
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.Regional Institutions like COMESA, SADC
Central Bank
Ministry of Finance
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?CPI
National Accounts - Two digits
Living conditions monitoring system data
 
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.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)N/A
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsProblems related to confidentiality of data - some industrial groups have to be reported at three to two digit levels.
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))Technical assistance in the area of classification of social and economic data.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?(1) university
(2) private individuals
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N/A
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.N/A
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationIndustrial Statistics

Source: UN questionnaire, 01/12/2000