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National Classifications

.التصنيف المركزي للمنتجات(السلعي)

Country / Area: Egypt

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)Central product classification.التصنيف المركزي للمنتجات(السلعي)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Arabic and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, www.capmas.gov.eg and IT sector.
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?8levels
• Section at 1 digit The division at 2 digits.
• Group at 3 digits Class at 4 digits.
• sub class at 5 digits item at 6 digits
• Sub item at 7 digits  product at 9 digits.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level. 314 boards and panels.
3141 31410 plywood consisting of sheets of wood.
3141001 314100100(ابلاكاش 6 ملى فأقل بطبقة خارجية أو أكثر من أخشاب استوائيه)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, At 5 digits.
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)Yes, it is at 5 digits but for national uses products symbolized by 9 digits.
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. 
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 5 digits
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.-
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.Industrial and trade statistical purposes.
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.)Ministry of industrial , trade , tax offices
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?No, there is not.
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.)Year 2000
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Year 2000
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Central product classification. التصنيف المركزي للمنتجات(السلعي)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsCPC rev 1.0 at 5 digits.
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))• 8 levels.
• Section-division-group-class-subclass-item-sub item- product.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Year 1996.
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)?Yes.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No.
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, 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 classificationCAP MAS .Head of population statistical sector-classification department
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryPhone: (202)24023031.
E_mail:pres_capmas@capmas.gov.eg -www.capmas.gov.eg
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantThanks.

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/26/2012