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2009 Philippine Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose

Country / Area: Philippines

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)2009 Philippine Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (PCOICOP)
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.Yes. http://www.nscb.gov.ph
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?There are five (5) levels: Division, Group, Class, Sub-class and Item. The 2009 PCOICOP consists of 57 groups, 158 classes, 525 sub-classes and 993 items.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.01.1.111 Well-milled premium rice, fragrant, polished or glazed
01 – Division
01.1 – Group
01.1.1 – Class
01.1.11 – Sub-class
01.1.111 - Item
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.It was patterned after the Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP) developed by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in 1999
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.
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.None
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.)At 4-digit 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.N/A
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.Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) – Data collection and Data publishing Commodity Outlet Survey (COS) – Data collection
Consumer Price Index (CPI) – Data collection
2008 System of National Accounts
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.)None
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?None
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.)It was officially adopted through NSCB Resolution No. 8, Series of 2010, “Approving and Adopting the 2009 Philippine Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose” dated May 12, 2010.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.It was first adopted by NSO in the Commodity Outlet Survey in 2010 and will be adopted in the 2012 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (October round).
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?None
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Not applicable
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNot applicable
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))Not applicable
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not applicable
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not applicable
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.Not applicable
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
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. PDF, Excel, On-line Database.
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 classificationNational Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNational Statistical Coordination Board
Midland Buendia Building, 403 Sen Gil Puyat Avenue,
Makati City 1200, Philippines
http://www.nscb.gov.ph or info@nscb.gov.ph
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNone

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/24/2012