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Номенклатура на промишлената продукция

Country / Area: Bulgaria

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)Номенклатура на промишлената продукция (ПРОДПРОМ-2012)
Nomenclature of Industrial Production (PRODCOM.BG-2012)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Bulgarian
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?3 levels:
Level 1: 235 headings (corresponding to NACE.BG-2008 classes);
Level 2: 1 489 headings (corresponding to CPA.BG - 2008 subcategories);
Level 3: 3 783 PRODCOM headings
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1: 07.10
Level 2: 07.10.10
Level 3:
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Based on PRODCOM List (List of industrial PRODucts of the European COMmunity), 2012 version.
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 of classification is identical to European standard.
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.Not applicable.
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.)At 8-digit 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. 
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.For statistical purposes:
Survey on industrial products, manufactured and sold
Survey on Milk processing enterprises and milk production products (data collected by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food)
Used by National accounts, STS and Material balances (a few Prodcom headings).

Outside of the Statistical Office:
Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Level at which the classification is used for data collection and publishing:
8-digit level for data collection
8-digit and 6-digit level for data publishing

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.)Information is not available.
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?There are no alternative classifications.
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.)PRODPROM was adopted as a national classification on 5th of January 2001.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.PRODPROM has been used as a national classification for statistical purposes since 2001.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?According to the existing rules PRODPROM is updated on regularly bases - once a year. From the beginning of 2012 PRODPROM - 2012 version is in force.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Номенклатура на промишлената продукция (ПРОДПРОМ-2003)
Nomenclature of Industrial Production (PRODCOM.BG-2003)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsBased on PRODCOM List (List of industrial PRODucts of the European COMmunity), 2003 version.
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))3 levels:
Level 1: 246 headings (corresponding to NACE Rev. 1.1 classes);
Level 2: 1 394 headings (corresponding to CPA 2002 subcategories);
Level 3: 5 397 PRODCOM headings.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In force since 23.01.2003, adopted with Order of the President of NSI.
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. For data collection and publishing for a given reference year, Prodcom.BG is applicable for that year is used (for ex., for 2011 data collection and publishing PRODCOM.BG 2011 was used).
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes, general notes and specific notes.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Not applicable.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, in Excel, HTML and CSV.
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 classificationBulgarian National Statistical Institute
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry2 P. Volov Str., Sofia 1038, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 2 9857 577
e-mail: Classifications@nsi.bg
Website: http://www.nsi.bg
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/14/2012