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Classifications of Expenditure According to Purpose: Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG); Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP); Classification of the Purposes of Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households (COPNI); Classification of the Outlays of Producers According to Purpose (COPP)

Series: M, No. 84
Sales number: 00.XVII.6
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Classifications of Expenditure According to Purpose: Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG); Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP); Classification of the Purposes of Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households (COPNI); Classification of the Outlays of Producers According to Purpose (COPP) This publication presents four international economic classifications of expenditure according to purpose, COFOG, COICOP, COPNI and COPP, primarily designed to classify transactions undertaken by government, households, non-profit institutions and producers. COFOG is a revised and expanded version of an earlier United Nations document entitled Classification of the Functions of Government (Statistical Papers, Series M. No.70). COICOP, COPNI and COPP were recommended in the 1993 System of National Accounts as international classifications for data compilation and analytical uses, and are presented for the first time in this publication in full detail. These classifications may be used to classify data on purposes of expenditures for the compilation and analysis of statistics on national accounts, consumer price indexes, household and expenditure surveys, government finances, non-profit institutions and producers. For more information, see www.un.org/Depts/unsd/class/class1.htm.


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