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Ekonominės veiklos rūšių klasifikatorius 2 red.
(EVRK 2 red.)

Country / Area: Lithuania

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)Ekonominės veiklos rūšių klasifikatorius 2 red. (EVRK 2 red.)
Classification of Economic Activities Rev 2.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The classification is available in Lithuanian and English languages.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://db.stat.gov.lt/statclass/
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?Four levels of NACE Rev. 2 have been taken over unchanged and the fifth level (subclass) has been added.
First level (section) – 21 categories, second level (division) – 88 categories, third level (group) – 272 categories, fourth level (class) – 615 categories, fifth level (subclass) – 255 categories.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.EVRK 2 red. coding system is identical to NACE Rev. 2 coding system, e.g.
A (section)
01 (division)
01.1 (group)
01.13 (class)
01.13.10 (subclass)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.EVRK 2 red. structure corresponds to the structural and hierarchical framework laid down by the EU classification NACE Rev. 2.
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)EVRK 2 red. structure is identical to NACE Rev. 2 at four levels. The fifth level (six-digit numerical codes) is a national level.
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.In terms of structure, methodology and application rules, EVRK 2 red. is fully identical to NACE Rev. 2.
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 1st–4th level according to the EU legislation or to the gentlemen’s agreements with the EU member states.
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.EVRK 2 red. is used in official statistical surveys on economic activities for the collection, tabulation, presentation and analysis of results by branch of economic activity and in the Business Register. Data are collected at the 4th–5th levels and published at the 1st–5th level according to national requirements. Outside the statistical office, it is used by other Government institutions and the national bank.
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.)The Register of Legal Entities – for enterprise registration, State Tax Inspectorate – for taxation regulation, National Paying Agency – to allocate financial support from the EU funds, 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?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.)EVRK 2 red. was adopted by Order No DĮ-226 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania of 31 December 2007.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.EVRK 2 red. has been started to use for different statistical programmes according to Eurostat NACE Rev. 2 Implementation Plan: Business Register in 2008, structural business statistics in 2008, short-term statistics in 2009, labour cost index in 2009, and national accounts in 2010.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Changes are made only in accordance with the revisions of NACE.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Общесоюзный классификатор отраслей народного хозяйства (OKOHX)
Soviet classification of branches of industry
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo links
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))OKOHX is a hierarchical classification. It has 5 levels:
1 level – sector of the economy (8 categories)
2 level – subsector (34 categories)
3 level – type (134 categories)
4 level – group (258 categories)
5 level – subgroup (313 categories)

Example : 10000 – industry (first level)
18000 – food industry (second level)
18200 – dairy and meat industry (third level)
18210 – meat industry (fourth level)
18222 – production of canned milk (fifth level)

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?OKOHX was introduced on 1 January 1976.
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?We use NACE Rev. 2 explanatory notes and guidelines translated into Lithuanian.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No
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 MDB, XLS, PDF and DOC formats.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics Lithuania
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistics Lithuania
29 Gedimino Ave., 01500 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 236 4716
Fax +370 5 236 4845
E-mail klasifikatoriai@stat.gov.lt
Website http://www.stat.gov.lt
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant-

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/5/2012