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Country / Area: Russian Federation

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)Yes, see point 9
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL. 
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?There are 36804 positions on the 6th digit in OKP
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.State Committee on standardization and metrology of the Russian Federation
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) 
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.Goskomstat of Russia,
Myasnitskaya 39
103450 Moscow

Tel.: (7-095) 207-31-86
Fax: (7-095) 207-49-27
E-mail: goncharov@gks.ru
Website: www.gks.ru

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.)Implementation date: 30.12.1993
This classification is completely realised in Statistical information system.
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.It is planned to elaborate the Russian classification of products by economic activities (OKPD - Общероссийский классификатор продукции по видам экономической деятельности /ОКПД/) mutual linked with the Russian classification of economic activity types (OKVED - Общероссийский классификатор видов экономической деятельности /ОКВЕД/). Statistical classification of products by activity (CPA) in the European Economic Community and List "PRODCOM" (Eurostat).
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.Codes of OKP (Russian products classification) are used in business statistics. There are users outside of the Statistical Office.
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.)Codes of OKP are used for statistical analysis of industrial production and agricultural production on macroeconomic, regional and branch's level.
The level of aggregation used - 6 digits.
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?Monthly collecting and processing of about 1000 items of the Nomenclature which is necessary for calculation of industrial production index, yearly - about 7 thousand items. Summary data are published in the report "Social economic situation in Russia" (monthly) and in other publications of Goskomstat of Russia.
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.)In Russian
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?The key does not exist.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsTherein arose the questions on attributing of one or another activity type to OKP groupings, for example: vermicompost, vermiculture , etc.
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 from international organizations will be useful during elaborating of OKPD (see point 12).
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?State Committee on standardization and metrology of the Russian Federation uses OKP in the System of production certification.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Commodity Nomenclature of foreign-economic activity in Commonwealth of Independent States (TN VED CIS), which is used by the State Custom Committee of the Russian Federation.
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. 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated? 
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)? 
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist? 
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML) 
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form? 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification 
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryОбщероссийский классификатор продукции (ОКП)

Source: UN/ESCAP questionnaire, 12/1/2000