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National Classifications


(NSIC)

Country / Area: Mauritius

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?Producers of Government Services? given as a separate activity at one digit level.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Same as International Standard (Except for 4.0 above)
 
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?546
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.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)Mrs. D. Manraj
Email: cso@intnet.mu
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.Central Statistical Office
Email: cso@intnet.mu
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.Revision to adopt ISIC Rev. 3 in year 2001. It is actually being used to code census 2000, Census of Economic Activities 1997.
 
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.Value Added Tax Department, Income Tax Department.
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.)Census 1990 and all surveys carried out by the CSO and which results have already been published by year 2000. Level of aggregate used is 4.
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?Employment, Unemployment, Labour Force, Wage Index , License Statistics, National Accounts Statistics - Value Added, Trade Statistics
 
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.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?N/A
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications1. Certain establishments carry out more than one activity, how to classify
2. Interpretation problem for certain types of industries e.g., Repairs of Industrial Machinery have no specific codes
3. Trust Frund or Authority where to classify, e.g. Technical Manage Trust - fund managing schools for Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture.
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))For classification of certain industrial activities.
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
 
Supporting documents
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