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Classificação Nacional dos Bens e Serviços

Country / Area: Cape Verde

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)Classificação Nacional dos Bens e Serviços – National Classification of Goods and Services (CNBS-CV)
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=2000&t=Classifica%C3%A7%C3%A3o+Nacional+de+Bens+e+Servi%C3%A7os+de+Cabo+Verde&p=265
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 6 levels. 1st level is “Division”, 2nd level is “Group”, 3rd level is “Class”, 4th level is “Category”, 5th level is “Sub-category”, and the 6th level is “Position”.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.0114111 – 01Division (2 digits) – 01 1Group (3 digits) – 011 4Classe (4 digits) – 0114 1Categoria (5 digits) – 01141 1Sub-categoria (6 digits) – 011411 1Posiçao (7 digits)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. CPC 1.0 and SH96
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 5th level (Category) they maintain the international comparability. They only differ after the 5th level because this level represents 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.)We can maintain the international comparison up to the 5th 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.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 and at the Service National Accounts and Consumer Price Index. 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 CNBS-CV 1 is January 2000. This classification is now on its first revision and waiting for approval (CNBS CV – Rev.1).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.This type of classifier is usually more to classify products, goods and services, so its use has been more to help develop the national accounts and consumer price index.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes. We just finished the first revision of this classifier, and just waiting for approval.
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 Nacional dos Bens e Serviços de Cabo Verde (CNBS-CV) - National Classification of Goods and Services
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationswww.ine.cv - http://www.ine.cv/publicacoes/field.aspx?t=Classifica%C3%A7%C3%A3o+Nacional+de+Bens+e+Servi%C3%A7os+de+Cabo+Verde
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))CNBS-CV has 6 level. 1st level is “Division”, 2nd level is “Group”, 3rd level is “Class”, 4th level is “Category”, 5th level is “Sub-category”, and the 6th level is “Posicion”.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?2000
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.Yes.
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 inquiryAvenida Cidade Lisboa, Nº 18, CP 116, Fazenda - Tel: 2613827, Fax: 2611656
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/1/2012