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Central Product Classification of Iran

Country / Area: Iran, Islamic Republic of

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 of Iran
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Persian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.amar.org.ir/portals/0/cpc-1-1.pdf


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?This classification has a hierarchical structure (1 to 5 digit codes) like International Classification

Number of categoriesDescriptionCode
10Division1 digit
70Sector 2
2098sub class5

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Business and production services8
Experimental research and development services in natural sciences and engineering81
Experimental research and development services in Physics811
Experimental research and development services in Chemistry and Biology8111
Experimental research and development services in Chemistry and Biology81110
Construction services5
Construction services54
Public construction services for buildings541
Public construction services for residential buildings5411
Public construction services for residential buildings with one or two residential units54111
Public construction services for residential buildings with several residential units54112
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes-Iran classification is formulated based on CPC-Rev 1.1 International Classification
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)Iran classification is derived from the international classification. The classes of this classification are like those of international classification and no changes have occurred in the structure of the classification.
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.No. Iran classification matches with the international classification in structure and methodology.
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.)1, 2 or 3 digit codes could be used in reporting.
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.The link for Iran and International Classification is available, and the National classification has a comparative table with international classification.
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.This classification is used for preparing the input-output table and price indices surveys. Data collection is done by 5 digit codes. 1 to 5 digit codes are used for disseminating the results.
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.)----
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 former Ministry of Industries and Mines (the current Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperative), uses the 8 digit classification for goods (the first 4 digits are based on ISIC and the rest 4 digits are for determining the type of goods).
Iranian Customs Administration uses HS classification for classification of goods.
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.)The existing classification was formulated in the year 2007 based on the CPC- 1.1 and has not been revised up to now.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Price indices surveys since 2004 up to now.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes-National classification will be revised during the years 2013 to 2014 on the basis of new version of the CPC-2 International Classification
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 classification of Iranian products is based on of CPC-1
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe former classification is derived from the International classification.
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))The International classification levels are used for formulating the national classification.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?From 1999 to 2004
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, objectives of the classification, system of codes and descriptive points are represented in the publication of National Classification.
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)?Yes, there is a comparative table among the classifications of Iranian economic activities, HS system and central classification of Iran products
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, in PDF, XML and WORDS format.
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 classificationStatistical Centre of Iran
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/26/2012