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Dansk Branchekode

Country / Area: Denmark

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)Dansk Branchekode 2007 (DB07)
Danish Industrial Classifications (DB07)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Danish. A document with all codes’ titles in English is available.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes. www.dst.dk/db07
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?From 1.1.2008 to 31.12.2012
Level 1: Section: 21
Level 2: Division: 88
Level 3: Class: 272
Level 4: Subclass: 611
Level 5: 6-digit codes: 726

From 1.1.2013
Level 1: Section: 21
Level 2: Division: 88
Level 3: Class: 272
Level 4: Subclass: 615
Level 5: 6-digit codes: 730

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1-4 as NACE Rev. 2
Level 5: 64.20.10 Financial holding companies
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.It’s based on NACE Rev.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)One additional level, so the Danish code is a 6 digit code. We’ve made three aggregations, in section 42, but will disaggregate by the end of 2013.
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.N/A
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.)Level 4 though there are cases where discretion is necessary. In general, we deliver what’s required by Eurostat (and OECD).
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.The classification is used to business statistics. Collection: Level 5. Publishing: Level 1-5 depending on the need for discretion.
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.)Danish Business Authority (administrative business register), Tax department (taxation, customs), Danish Health and Medicines Authority (health check of food industries and the like), Insurance companies (price for insuring employees depends on the industry), Municipal waste collection (price depends on the industry).
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 shouldn’t have.
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.)1.1.2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Eurostat’s implementation plan stipulates the date for the individual statistics.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No. we are waiting for Eurostat.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Dansk Branchekode 2003 (DB03)
Danish Industrial Classifications (DB03)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsDB03 was linked to NACE Rev.1.1
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))Level 1: Section: 17
Level 2: Division: 60
Level 3: Class: 222
Level 4: Subclass: 501
Level 5: 6-digit codes: 825
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1.1.2003
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?Yes
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????
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF, Excel
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Excel
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics Denmark / Business Registers
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistics Denmark
Sejrøgade 11
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Ph. +45 3917 3840
Email dst@dst.dk
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/3/2012