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Jamaica Industrial Classification
(JIC 2005)

Country / Area: Jamaica

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)Jamaica Industrial Classification (JIC) 2005
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://statinja.gov.jm/classification.aspx
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?Level 1 Section 1-digit Alphabetical Code 17 Sections
Level 2 Division 2-digit Numerical Code 60 Divisions
Level 3 Group 3-digit Numerical Code 159 Groups
Level 4 Class 4-digit Numerical Code 310 Classes
Level 5 Sub-class 5-digit Numerical Code 790 Sub-classes
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1 Section 1-digit Alphabetical Code
e.g. Section H – Hotels and Restaurants

Level 2 Division 2-digit Numerical Code
e.g. Division 55 – Hotels and Restaurants

Level 3 Group 3-digit Numerical Code
e.g. Group 551 – Hotels, Camping Sites and other Provision of Short-Stay Accommodation

Level 4 Class 4-digit Numerical Code
e.g. Class 5510 – Provision of Short Stay Accommodation in Hotels, Camping Sites, etc.

Level 5 Sub-class 5-digit Numerical Code
e.g. Sub-class 55101 – Accommodation in Hotels
Sub-class 55102 – Accommodation in Guest Houses
Sub-class 55103 – Accommodation in Apartments, Villas, Resort Cottages
Sub-class 55104 – Accommodation at Camp Sites
Sub-class 55109 – Accommodation at other Short Stay Lodging Places n.e.c.

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The JIC 2005 is based on the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Rev. 3 up to the 4-digit level (Class).
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 classification is identical to the ISIC Rev. 3 up to the 4-digit level, however an additional level, the sub-class, was added to reflect distinct national activities.
Adjustments were made to the international structure as follows:
• Division 1 - Agriculture – The JIC modified the ISIC Class 0113 to create 4 separate JIC classes namely:
 0113 – Growing of Fruits (8 sub-classes)
 0114 - Growing of Nuts (2 sub-classes)
 0115 – Growing of Beverage Crops (3 sub-classes)
 0116 – Growing of Spice Crops (6 sub-classes)
• Division 15 - Manufacturing – disaggregated the ISIC Class 1549 (Manufacture of other Food Products n.e.c) to create 2 additional JIC classes namely:
 1545 - ‘Processing of Coffee’ and
 1546 - ‘Manufacture of Seasonings, Spices, Sauces and Condiments’
• Division 45 - Construction – JIC separated ISIC Class 4520 to create 2 JIC classes namely
 4521 - ‘Building of Complete Constructions or parts thereof’
 4522 - ‘Civil Engineering’
• Division 52 - Retail Sale – The JIC increased the number of classes in Group 523 – “Other Retail Trade of new goods in Specialized Stores” from 5 to 7 classes. Classes introduced were:
 (JIC) 5235 - ‘Retail Sale of Computers, Office Furniture and Equipment’ and
 (JIC) 5236 - ‘Retail Sale of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) for Cooking or Heating’
• Division 80 - Education – The JIC disaggregated the ISIC Class 8010 to create a code (JIC 8012) for classifying Jamaican All-Age Schools designed for children ages 6 – 15 years (Primary to lower-level Secondary education). These schools straddle ISIC classes 8010 and 8021. Similarly, a JIC class 8031 was introduced for Multidisciplinary Educational Institutions that straddle ISIC Classes 8021 and 8030.
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 from the international standard include the following:
• The JIC 2005 extended the definition of Mixed Farming to include
 the growing of a combination of several crops on the same farm
 the rearing of different types of animals
 the farming of a mixture of crops and animals on the same farm.
• The JIC 2005 deviates from the ISIC’s classification of ‘Manufacture of Corn Oil’ whereas the ISIC classifies Corn oil at 1532; the JIC reclassified this activity at 1514 – Manufacture of Vegetable & Animal Oils & Fats.
• The JIC 2005 classifies the ‘Manufacture of Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol) from Sugarcane, Corn or Similar Starches’ at 2411 – Manufacture of Basic Chemicals, except Fertilizers and Nitrogen Compounds whereas the ISIC classifies the same activity at 1551.
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.)Data can be reported at the 4-digit level (Class) for international comparison.
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.Not applicable
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.The JIC 2005 is used for the following statistical purposes:
• Classification of the employed or unemployed Labour Force by industry (collected at the 4-digit level; published at 1-digit)
• Classification of industrial activity for the compilation of National Accounts (collected at the 5-digit level; published at higher levels)
• Classification of economic activity as captured in the Population Census (collected at the 4-digit level; published at the 1-digit level)
• Reporting on the ICT sector by industry (reported at the 1-digit level)
• Classification of establishments in the Business Register (collected at the 5-digit 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.)Tax Administration of Jamaica (for Tax Administration)
Ministry of Labour and Social Security (for Work Permits)
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (for business development)
Planning Institute of Jamaica (for economic 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
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.)October 2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.National Accounts 2008
Labour Force 2010
Price Indices 2009
Population Census 2011
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, year 2014/5
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Jamaica Industrial Classification (JIC) 1987
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe JIC 1987 is based on the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Rev. 2
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))Level 1 – Major Division
Level 2 – Division
Level 3 – Major Group
Level 4 – Group
Level 5 – Activity
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1989
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, elsewhere (Tax Administration).
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Explanatory Notes have been elaborated for the JIC 2005.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes, correspondence tables exist between JIC 2005 and the ISIC Rev. 3, but they are unpublished
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not Applicable
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No, but an alphabetical Index (with respective classification codes) is included as part of the official classification publication.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes. The classification is available in PDF and 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 classificationStatistical Institute of Jamaica
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryinfo@statinja.gov.jm
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/30/2012