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Standard for næringsgruppering

Country / Area: Norway

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 for næringsgruppering (SN2007)
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?In Norwegian incl. explanatory notes
In English excl. explanatory notes
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www4.ssb.no/stabas/MainFrames.asp?Language=en
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?Five levels:
Section 21
Division 87
Group 270
Class 613
Subclass 817 (of these 295 national codes)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.A Agriculture, forestry and fishing
01 Crop and animal production, hunting and related services
01.4 Animal production
01.45 Raising of sheep and goates
01.451 Raising of sheep
01.452 Raising of goates
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.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)Yes, the structure is identical to the international standard and in addition we have a national level (5-digit)
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 cases where we needed more detailed classifications, we have made subclasses (5-digit)
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.)Down to the 4th 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.Short Term Statistics
Structural Business Statistics
Several users outside the Statistical office

For data collection: 5-digit
For data publishing: All digits depending on what kind of statistics

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.)e.g.:
Directorate of customs and Excise (customs)
Directorate of Taxes (taxes)
Norway Labour Inspection Authority
Norway Labour and Welfare Organisation
The Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities
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?We do not know if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. If that is the case, we think that they are not available and useful for the Statistical Office.
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.)NACE Rev.2: 20th December 2006
SIC2007-publication 28th November 2007
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Structural Business Statistics for 2008, published 2009
Short Term Statistics January 2009
National Account 2009, published 2011
Quarterly National Account from 3. quartal 2011 onwards
Population Census 2011 from 2012 onwards
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No
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 for næringsgruppering (SN2002)
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2002)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNACE Rev.1.1. down to the 4-digit level
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))Section 17
Subsection 16
Division 60
Group 222
Class 514
Subclass 698 (of these 255 national codes)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?It was a minor updating which was implemented in 2002
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, at the 5th-digit level
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No, because down to the 4th digit level they are similar
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No
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 and CSV
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, correspondance tables in EXCEL and indexes in WORD
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics Norway
Division for statistical populations
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryOterveien 23, NO-2225 Kongsvinger
+47 62 88 50 00, www.ssb.no
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/27/2012