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服務業生產者價格指數的服務產品參照表 / List of service products of Producer Price Index

Country / Area: China, Hong Kong SAR

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)Chinese: 服務業生產者價格指數的服務產品參照表
English: List of service products of Producer Price Index (SPPI)
- Classification of service products adopted in the Census and Statistics Department’s (C&SD) economic surveys.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Chinese and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No. Detailed information on the products and services is provided to respondents during data collection.
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?2 levels. SPPI adopts a four-digit system. The first two digits correspond to industry groupings in HSIC Ver. 2.0. The third to the fourth digit are locally developed codes for classifying service products.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Rental services of urban taxi (without drivers)
Code = 7103 (71 corresponds to HSIC Ver. 2.0 industry grouping 49 (land transport))
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.SPPI is indirectly linked to CPC Ver. 2. The first two digits of SPPI correspond to industry grouping in HSIC V2.0 which is linked to ISIC Rev. 4 and which, in turn, is linked to CPC Ver. 2.
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)SPPI’s structure has two levels while CPC Ver. 2 has five levels (section, division, group, class and subclass). The first level corresponds to HSIC Ver 2.0 which follows ISIC Rev. 4.
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.Please refer to the response at 3(b).
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.)Some groupings of codes can correspond to some divisions (at two digit level) of CPC Ver. 2. For example, SPPI codes 7125 (international courier service) plus 7131 (local courier service) correspond to CPC Ver. 2 code 68 (postal and courier services).
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.Not applicable.
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.SPPI is adopted in C&SD’s Quarterly Survey of Service Industries. Enumerated data are classified by four-digit code. Owing to sample size limitations, service product statistics are not generally released to the public. Statistics at broad industry level (based on aggregated product statistics) are released to the public.
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.)Not applicable.
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?Not applicable.
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.)SPPI – Third Quarter, 1998
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Please refer to 5(a).
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?The classifications are reviewed regularly to reflect significant changes and emergence of new products/services in the local economy.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Not applicable.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNot applicable.
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))Not applicable.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not applicable.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not applicable.
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.Not applicable.
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)?Correspondence table can be made available.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
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 PDF and Excel.
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 classificationLogistics and Producer Prices Statistics Section,
Sectoral Economic Statistics Branch (1),
Census and Statistics Department
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryLogistics and Producer Prices Statistics Section,
Sectoral Economic Statistics Branch (1),
Census and Statistics Department,
23/F, Chuang's Hung Hom Plaza, 83 Wuhu Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2123 1038
E-mail: services@censtatd.gov.hk
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNil.

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/10/2012