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Classificação das Actividades Económicas
(CAE CV - Rev.1)

Country / Area: Cape Verde

Classification category: Activity 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)Classificação das Actividades Económicas – Classification of Economic Activities (CAE CV - Rev.1)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Portuguese
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes. www.ine.cv - http://www.ine.cv/publicacoes/show.aspx?a=2008&t=Classifica%C3%A7%C3%A3o+das+Actividades+Econ%C3%B3micas+de+Cabo+Verde&p=262
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?This classification has 4 level. 1st level is “Section”, 2nd level is “Division”, 3rd level is “Group”, 4th level is “Class”.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.0811 – 08Division (2 digits) – 081Group (3 digits) – 0811Classe (4 digits)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. CITA – Rev.4
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)Yes. Till the 3rd level (Group) they are equal. They only differ at the 4th level (Class) because this level represent our country reality.
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.Our concern is to maintain international comparability of our classifiers. Therefore, all our ratings follow the same methodology as that of the international.
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.)To the 3rd level we can maintain the international comparison.
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.See question 3 (d)
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.This classification is normally used for most of all operation statistics, for example Conjuncture surveys, Employment surveys, Census Business, Census of Population. For data collection and for data publishing, it´s used to the 4th level. And yes, there are some users outside of the statistical office that use this classification.
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.)There are some other users of this classification, Bank of Cape Verde (BCV), the General Direction of Taxes (DGCI), Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), Home of the Citizen (Casa do Cidadão).
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?They only use this classification.
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.)The date of the official adoption of this classification CAE CV – REV.1 is January 2008.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Business Census 2008, Employment Survey 2009, Census of Population 2010, Conjuncture Surveys since 2008 till 2012.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?This question depends of the United Nations recommendation.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Classificação das Actividades Económicas de Cabo Verde (CAE CV) - Classification of Economic Activities in Cape Verde (CV CAE)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationswww.ine.cv - http://www.ine.cv/publicacoes/show.aspx?a=1988&t=Classifica%C3%A7%C3%A3o+das+Actividades+Econ%C3%B3micas+de+Cabo+Verde&p=261
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))CAE CV has 4 level, the same as the CAE CV – Rev-1. 1st level is “Section”, 2nd level is “Division”, 3rd level is “Group”, 4th level is “Class”.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, we can find it on the same link above indicated.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1988
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. Now we are using the new classification for all kind of statistical operations.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Yes.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes. PDF.
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 classificationInstituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) - National Statistics Institute
Direcção de Estatísticas Económicas e Financeiras - Directorate of Economic and Financial Statistics
Departamento de Conjuntura e Nomenclaturas - Department of Conjuncture and Nomenclatures
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirywww.ine.cv
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/1/2012