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National Classifications

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Country / Area: Egypt

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)• (Classification of Economic Activities) تصنيف النشاط الاقتصادى
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 , statistical history.
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?• 5 levels
• 21 Tabulation categories
• The division- 2 digits
Group - 3 digits
Class - 4 digits
Activity - 6 digits for local user
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.• A  Agriculture , forestry ,fishing- 01crop and animal production, hunting and related service- 011growing of non-perennial crop- 0112 growing of rise.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.• At 4 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 ,Now Egypt uses the national 2007
• According to the international classification (ISIC Rev.4).
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 4 items
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.• labour force 2- prosperities of labour force 3- internal migration at 4 or 6 items.
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.)• Ministers of industrial ,trade and planning
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.)• May 2007.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.• May 2007.
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)• (Classification of Economic Activities) 1996 تصنيف النشاط الاقتصادى
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications• To ISIC rev 3.
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 levels
• 17 Tabulation categories – deviation – groups class - Activity.
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,PDF, 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 classification• CAP MAS .Head of population statistical sector-classification department
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry• Phone: (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