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Österreichische Systematik der Güter
(ÖCPA 2008)

Country / Area: Austria

Classification category: Product 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)Österreichische Systematik der Güter, Austrian Statistical Classification of Products by Activity (ÖCPA 2008)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The classification structure and the explanatory notes are available in German and in English language, the alphabetical index is available in German language only.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.German: http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=ALLE&&NAV=DE&&KDBtoken=null

English: http://www.statistik.at/KDBWeb/kdb.do?FAM=ALLE&&KDBtoken=null

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?First level: 21 Sections
Second level: 88 Divisions
Third level: 261 Groups
Fourth level: 575 Classes
Fifth level: 1432 Categories
Sixth level: 3142 Subcategories
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Class11.02Wine from grape
Category11.02.1Wine of fresh grapes; grape must
Subcategory11.02.12Wine of fresh grapes, except sparkling wine; grape must
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.This classification is based on CPA 2008.
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 structure is identical.
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.No deviations.
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.)Data are available at the sixth (six-digit) level: production statistics, foreign trade.
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.International standard is used.
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.It is used for short term statistics survey in industry and construction. For the survey foreign trade data are collected at the sixth level, data are published at CPA six-digit level. There are no users outside.
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.) 
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? 
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.)1 of January 2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.1 of January 2008
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?If CPA is revised, then ÖCPA will be revised, too.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Österreichische Systematik der Güter, Austrian Statistical Classification of Products by Activity (ÖCPA 2002)

Österreichische Systematik der Güter, Austrian Statistical Classification of Products by Activity (ÖCPA 1996)

5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsAn additional hierarchical level - the national sub-categories - was added for ÖCPA 1996 and the ÖCPA 2002. The structure of ÖCPA 2002 and accordingly ÖCPA 1996 is identical to the structure of CPA 2002 respectively CPA 1996 at sub-category level. The national sub-category is an additional numerical one-digit code which is added after a hyphen.
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))ÖCPA 2002:
First level: 17 Sections
Second level: 31 Subsections
Third level: 62 Divisions
Fourth level: 223 Groups
Fifth level: 502 Classes
Sixth level: 1146 Categories
Seventh level: 2608 Subcategories
Eighth level: 2761 National Subcategories

ÖCPA 1996:
First level: 17 Sections
Second level: 31 Subsections
Third level: 60 Divisions
Fourth level: 221 Groups
Fifth level: 490 Classes
Sixth level: 947 Categories
Seventh level: 2303 Subcategories
Eighth level: 2416 National Subcategories

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?2002
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?Yes. Explanatory notes and an alphabetical index have been elaborated.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No need, because the structure is the same.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)In pdf, Excel and csv format.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationSTATISTICS AUSTRIA - Registers, classifications and methods division
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirySTATISTICS AUSTRIA
Federal Institution under Public Law
Guglgasse 13
A-1110 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 71128 0
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/30/2012