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Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities

Country / Area: Israel

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)Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities 2011

(The mentioned classification is in printing stage and will be available, printed and electronic version, by the end of 2012.)

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Hebrew
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/sivug_eb/sivug_eb_rashi.html

(The provided link above is for the previous classification: Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities 1993, a link for the new classification will be available in November.)

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?The classification is comprised of four levels:
Section: 21
Division: 91
Group: 264
Class: 591
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Section: C
Division: 33
Group: 331
Class: 3319
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The Israeli national classification; Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities 2011, is based on ISIC, Rev.4.
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)The Israeli national classification is interchangeable with ISIC, Rev.4 in the Section level.
In the Division level it has three (3) additional breakdowns:
04: Animal production, hunting and related activities
34: Working of diamonds
83: Local administration

At the lower levels (Group & Class), the Israeli national classification is based on the ISIC, Rev.4 but is not interchangeable with it, meaning, we took the liberty of making aggregations or additional breakdowns to the structure as we saw fit.

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.Deviations described below refer only to structure changes in Division and Group level (class excluded – class structure changes were generally made within the same group)

I.S.I.CIsraeli Classification
01Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities01Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
04Animal production, hunting and related activities
014Animal production040Animal production
016Support activities to agriculture and post-harvest crop activities016Support activities to agriculture and post-harvest crop activities
041Support activites for animal production
017Hunting, trapping and related service activities042Hunting, trapping and related service activities
032Other manufacturing032Other manufacturing
034Working of diamonds
084Public administration and defence; compulsory social security083Local administration
084Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
201Manufacture of basic chemicals, fertilizers and nitrogen compounds, plastics and synthetic rubber in primary forms201Manufacture of basic chemicals
204Manufacture of fertilizers and nitrogen compounds
205Manufacture of plastics and synthetic rubber in primary forms (petrochemical manufacturing)
202Manufacture of other chemical products202Manufacture of other chemical products
206Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics
207Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations
208Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
222Manufacture of plastics products222Manufacture of plastics sheets and strips
223Manufacture of plastic plates, tubes and pipes
224Manufacture of plastic containers and bottles
225Manufacture of reinforced plastic products
226Manufacture of plastic kitchenware, tableware and household products
227Manufacture of plastic products for technical, agricultural and industrial uses
228Manufacture of plastic products n.e.c.
321Manufacture of jewellery, bijouterie and related articles321Manufacture of jewellery, bijouterie and related articles
340Working of diamonds
466Other specialized wholesale466Other specialized wholesale
467Wholesale of diamonds and diamond brokerage
721Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering720Research and development centers
721Research and development in engineering and natural sciences
841Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community831Local administration
839Local administration n.e.c.
841Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community
781Activities of employment placement agencies410Construction of buildings
781Employment placement agencies
782Temporary employment agency activities015Mixed farming
782Temporary employment agency activities
842Provision of services to the community as a whole832Local administration activities - public order and security
842Provision of services to the community as a whole
845National Institutions
851Pre-primary and primary education850Pre-primary education institutions (kindergartens)
851Primary education institutions
853Higher education853Tertiary-Type B education institutions (non-academic)
854Academic colleges and extensions of foreign institutions of higher education
854Other education856Yeshivas and Jewish theological schools
857Other types of studies
855Educational support activities858Educational support activities
889Other social work activities without accommodation882Home-care services
889Other social work activities without accommodation
949Activities of other membership organizations943Activities of religious organizations
944Community centers (culture, youth and sports centers)
949Activities of other membership organizations

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.)As lower as group level – using the aggregations in the provided table
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.Statistical purposes: business surveys, business demography,family surveys,employment and salaries surveys

Data collection: class level

Data publishing: aggregated data in group level up to section level

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.)Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute
Ministry Of Finance
Ministry Of Industry, Trade & Labor – Industry intensity categories
Bank of Israel - credit rating and defining criterions for credit rating
Manufacturers Association of Israel
Israel Association of Electronics & Software Industries
Israel Tax Authority – for selection of business populations
National Insurance Institute
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
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.)In printing stage – will be available by the end of 2012
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.End of 2012
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes-we are still publishing the 1993 edition. In the end of 2012 start of2013 we will start publishing the 2011 edition.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities 1993 – הסיווג האחיד של ענפי הכלכלה 1993
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationshttp://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/sivug_eb/sivug_eb_rashi.html
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 classification is comprised of four levels:
Section: 15
Division: 75
Group: 299
Class: 691
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1994
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.Yes, collected and published by the CBS
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 alternative classification.
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)It will be available in PDF.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Correspondence tables and index will be available in electronic form by the end of 2012.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationThe Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics / Business-Economics Department / Business Register Sector
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry66 Kanfe Nesharim St., Corner Bachi St., P.O.B. 34525, Jerusalem 91342
Tel. 02-659-2666, Fax: 02-652-1340
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant-

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/10/2012