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Country / Area: China, Macao SAR

Classification category: Expenditure 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)Name in Chinese:商品及服務分類 (2012/2013)
Name in English: COICOP
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Chinese
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No.
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?
Goods & services1466
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
IOF ClassificationCodeDescription
Section01Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Group0113Fish and Seafood
Subgroup011301Live, fresh or frozen salt-water fish
Goods & services01131101Golden thread
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Basically in accordance with the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose - COICOP.
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)13 sections to replace the 14 divisions in the COICOP, as follows:

01 - Food and non-alcoholic beverages
02 - Tobacco and alcoholic beverages
03 - Clothing and footwear
04 - Housing and fuels
05 - Household equipment and routine maintenance of the house
06 - Health
07 - Transport
08 - Communications
09 - Recreation and culture
10 - Education
11 - Miscellaneous goods and services
12 - Consumption expenses outside Macao
13 - Non-consumption expenditure

Restaurants and hotels, Individual consumption expenditure of non-profit institutions serving households (NPISHs) and Individual consumption expenditure of general government are excluded while Consumption expenses outside Macao and Non-consumption expenditure are added to this classification.

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.Restaurant service is grouped in Food and non-alcoholic beverages, under meals bought away from home.
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 4-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.N/A
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.To classify goods and services purchased/consumed by households in Household Budget Survey, CPI ”basket” of goods and services, as well as estimate of private consumption expenditure of GDP.
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.)N/A
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?N/A
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.)N/A
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.N/A
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?N/A
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)N/A
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsN/A
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))N/A
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?N/A
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N/A
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.N/A
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?N/A
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N/A
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)N/A
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?N/A
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics and Census Service
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryAddress: Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpação, No. 411-417, Dynasty Plaza, 17th floor, Macao
Tel: (853) 8399 5311
E-mail: info@dsec.gov.mo
Website: www.dsec.gov.mo
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNil.

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/28/2012