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National Classifications


(ISIC)

Country / Area: Lesotho

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)N/A
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?N/A
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No difference
 
Classification structure
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.N/A
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Bureau of Statistics, Lesotho
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. Mile Mokhahlane
+266-32-38-52
stats@ilesotho.com
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.Bureau of Statistics
P.O. Box 455
Lesotho

Tel.: +266-32-38-52
E-mail: stats@ilesotho.com

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.N/A
 
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.Industrial Statistics
National Accounts
Register
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.)Industrial Production Statistics

GDP by activity
Register of Establishments

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?Performance of Manufacturers
National Accounts Estimates
 
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 classificationsNone
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))Assistance in keeping classifications in electronic format
Standard use of classification.
Upkeep of classifications and linkages
Establishment of classifications unit and/or committee.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not aware
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?COFOG, ISCO, SITC, HS, CPC
All very useful
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?None
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N/A
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)N/A
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?N/A
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationN/A

Source: UN questionnaire, 01/12/2000