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Klasifikace individuální spotřeby podle účelu

Country / Area: Czech Republic

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)Klasifikace individuální spotřeby podle účelu (CZ-COICOP), in English “Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose“ (CZ-COICOP)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Czech
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.czso.cz/csu/klasifik.nsf/i/klasifikace_individualni_spotreby_%28cz_coicop%29
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?1st level – Oddíl (Division) - 14
2nd level – Skupina (Group) - 58
3rd level – Třída (Class) - 157
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
CodeCzech headingTranslation
02Alkoholické nápoje, tabák a narkotikaAlcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics
02.1Alkoholické nápojeAlcoholic beverages
02.1.1Lihoviny (NT)Spirits (ND)
02.1.2Vína (NT)Wine (ND)
02.1.3Piva (NT)Beer (ND)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The classification corresponds to the international standard of the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP), which makes a part of the international System of National Accounts (SNA).
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)Classification CZ-COICOP is identical to the international 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.Classification CZ-COICOP is identical to the international standard.
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.)Prices Statistics Department:
At all levels

Annual National Accounts Department:
At level divisions and groups

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.There is the link to the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP), as stated above.
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.Prices Statistics Department:
Consumer price survey – used at all levels
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.)Some institute of science and research institute for comparing of living standard.
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?The Czech Statistical Office has no information about such 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.)January 1, 1997
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes. 
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?As the CZ-COICOP follows the international standard, the Czech Statistical Office does not plan any own revision.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)COICOP, 10 divisions
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsBased on the proposal of 10 divisions international classification COICOP.
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)) 
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Since 1995.
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.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?The explanatory notes of the European standard has been translated and slightly amended to make it appropriate for the Czech Republic requirements.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Since the CZ-COICOP is equivalent of the COICOP, there is no need for the correspondence table, but exists correspondence table between the CZ-COICOP and the SKP (= Czech version of the CPA 2002).
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?There are no alternative classifications.
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)CZ-COICOP structure – PDF
CZ-COICOP correspondence table – PDF
CZ-COICOP methodological manual – 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 classificationCzech Statistical Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCzech Statistical Office, Na padesátém 81, 100 82, Praha 10, Czech Republic
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/14/2012