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[Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose]

Country / Area: Luxembourg

Classification category: Expenditure 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)COICOP-LUX (no official English name)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?French
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/1999/0151/a151.pdf#page=2
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:
Division, 12 categories
Group, 40 categories
Class, 103 categories
Sub-class, 167 categories
Position, 255 categories
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
04.1.1. Loyers d'habitation réels Class Loyers réels liés à l'habitation Sub-class Loyers pour maison Position Loyers pour appartement Position Loyers pour garage Position
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes it is based on COICOP.
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 national version has additional breakdowns. Division-, Group- and Class level are identical.
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 deviations
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 for all levels of the international standard. For HICP, data is reported at Division-, Group- and Class level.
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.COICOP-Lux is mainly used for HICP (Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices), IPCN (National consumer price index), and HBS (Household budget survey).

COICOP-Lux is mainly used for HICP (Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices), IPCN (National consumer price index), and HBS (Household budget survey).

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.)No users known
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 known alternative classification
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.)27 December 1996
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.January 1997
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, update plans do exist, together with the introduction of a new level by Eurostat.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given) 
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
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 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented? 
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?No
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable
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)PDF, Excel, TXT, DOC
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Not applicable
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationInstitut national de la statistique et des etudes économiques (STATEC)
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryinfo@statistiques.public.lu ; Tél. : (+352) 247-84219
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/18/2012