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Lista de Produtos

Country / Area: Brazil

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)Lista de Produtos - PRODLIST
List of Products
Currently IBGE has a product list - PRODLIST as Eurostat Prodcom. Prodlist aggregates the following 4 lists:

Mining and Manufacturing List of Product (PRODLIST Indústria)
Agriculture List (PRODLIST Agro/Pesca)
Construction List (PRODLIST Construção)
Selected Services List (PRODLIST Serviços), that has been elaborated to the following services: transportation, engineering and architectural services, audiovisual and information and communication technology (telecommunication, computer, television and radio)

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?It is available only in Portuguese
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, it can be acessed at: www.ibge.gov.br/concla
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?IBGE current lists of products contain:

nearly 4.000 different types of items in Manufacturing and Mining List;
around 100 products in Construction List;
approximately 600 items in Agriculture List; and,
around 50 items in Services List

IBGE list of products structures is: first four digits indicates its principal class activity (based on CNAE) and the other four digits are numerical sequence listed in alphabetical order.

However, the new product classification that has been developed at IBGE, will be derived from CPC Ver.2 and it is planned to have the following structure:
1. the first three digits: direct correspondence to CPC
2. the two other digits can correspond to CPC classes, that will be aggregated or disaggregated.

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Example - Mining and Manufacturing List
0600.2010 - Gas Natural (Natural Gas)
0600.2020 - Óleos brutos de minerais betuminosos (Crude oils obtained from bituminous minerals)
0600.2030 - Óleos brutos de petróleo (Crude oil obtained from petroleum)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.PRODLIST follows PRODCOM Model, that is derived from activities classification - CPA. PRODLIST is derived from CNAE, that is derives da ISIC. Prodlist has correspondence with the following international classification:

- Agriculture Product List: Nomenclatura Comum do Mercosul (NCM)/HS; CPC building blocks; correspondence table to FAO classification)
- Mining and Manufacturing Product List: : Nomenclatura Comum do Mercosul (NCM)/HS; CPC building blocks;
- Construction Product List (correspondence to CPC building blocks)
- Selected Services List: CNAE/ISIC

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)So far we do not work with a Product Classification, but with an extensive list of product linked to the class level of the Brazilian activity classification, but the model that we have been developing is derived from CPC.
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.PRODLIST: Not applicable
Concerning the new product classifications that IBGE is developing: alcohol fuel derived from sugar cane will be allocated as Fuel instead of Beverages
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.)Prodlist correspond to CPC at subclass level.
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.In the near future we will adopt CCP - Classificação Central de Produtos that will be derived to Central Product Classification - CPC Ver. 2
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.As our list of products is not hierarchical, there are no levels. It means that data collection and data publishing is used in its more detailed level that corresponds to eight digits. It is used in the surveys that follow below:

Mining and Manufacturing annual and monthly product surveys;
Industrial price index;
Construction annual survey (enterprise);
Data base of Agriculture annual product surveys.

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.)Some enterprise Associations use PRODLIST. 
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?Considering services, Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade has elaborated Nomenclatura Brasileira de Serviços, Intangíveis e outras Operações que Produzam Variações no Patrimônio das Entidades (NBS), that is derived from CPC, but it is used to report export of services. It means that NBS has fiscal purposes, and it will not be used to statistical purposes. However Classificação Central de Produtos (CCP) that IBGE is developing will have correspondence to NBS.

Nomenclatura Comum do Mercosul (NCM) is an alternative classification focused on foreign trade to Mercosul countries

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.)Prodlist was adopted in 1998.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.IBGE

Mining and Manufacturing annual and monthly product surveys - Since 1998

Construction annual survey (enterprise) - Since 2002

Selected Services annual survey - Since 2000

Database of Agriculture annual product surveys - Since 2003

5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Prodlist used to be updated every year. Since 2007 it is reviewed in each three years, so the next revision will occur in 2013.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Catálogo de Produtos Industriais
Industrial Products Catalogue
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThere was no link.
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))It had six digits and one verifier digit. As it was not available in electronic form we do not know the number of items on it.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No, it does not exist.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?It was implemented in 1985.
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.Catálogo de Produtos Industriais is not in use anymore.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?PRODLIST explanatory notes are the same as Harmonized System (HS).
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes, it has a correspondence table to CPC Ver.2.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?It has correspondence to NCM.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No, it does not exist.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, it is available in Excel.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, it is.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationIBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryAddress: Avenida República do Chile, 500/6°andar, Centro, Rio de Janeiro-RJ
E-mail: prodlist@ibge.gov.br
Website: www.ibge.gov.br/concla
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/12/2012