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National Classifications

(ISIC Rev.3)

Country / Area: Thailand

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)-
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?-
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, it is identical to ISIC Rev.3
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?292 items, (as ISIC Rev.3)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Same as ISIC Rev.3
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The National Statistical Office
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)Ms. Phunvadee Pornpatimakorn
Email: punvadee@nso.go.th
Tel: 282-1516 Fax.: 280-0406
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.Statistical Policy and Coordination Division
National Statistical Office
Larn Luang Road, Bangkok 10100
Tel 282-1516 Fax.: 280-0406
Email: pstand@nso.go.th
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.)April 1997
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.Plan to adopt the new TSIC due to national needs and revision of the international basis classification as well.
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.NSO uses this classification in the censuses and surveys as follows:
- Population and Housing Census
- Industrial Census, Industrial Survey
- Survey of Business Trade and Service
- Construction Survey
- Household Socio-economic Survey
- Household Manufacturing Survey

The users outside of NSO are:
- Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board
- Department of Internal Trade
- Thai Industrial Standards Institute
- Department of Industrial Works

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.)
- Population and Housing Census4D
- Industrial Census4D
- Industrial Survey4D
- Survey of Business Trade and Service4D
- Construction Survey4D
- Household Socio-economic Survey2D
- Household Manufacturing Survey2D
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?
- Industrial Census2D
- Industrial Survey2D
- Survey of Business Trade and Service2D
- Construction Survey4D
- Household Manufacturing Survey1D
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.)Thai, English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No. (same ISIC Rev. 3)
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsYes, the problem that the NSO encountered in using the ISIC Rev. 3 was: Some of the 4-digits are broadly described, which make classification inappropriate.
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))Attend training courses, seminars and workshop in this field.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?- Bank of Thailand
- Commercial banks
- Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (SMEs)
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented? 
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.-
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?"Thailand Standard Industrial Classification (TSIC1972)"
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?TSIC 1972 is linked to ISIC Rev.2.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5-digits.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?389 items.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1972
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationLabour force Survey (adopted ISIC Rev.3 in January 2001).
Data is collected and published by the NSO.

Source: UN/ESCAP questionnaire, 12/1/2000