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2009 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification

Country / Area: Philippines

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)2009 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC)
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://www.nscb.gov.ph/activestats/psic
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?The 2009 PSIC consists of the following levels: Section (one-digit), Division (two-digit), Group (three-digit), Class (four-digit), and Sub-class level (five digit). It has 21 sections, 88 divisions, 245 groups and 520 classes.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Example of activity: 03121 Catching of fish, crabs and crustaceans in inland waters

Section: A. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Division: 03 Fishing and Aquaculture
Group: 031 Fishing
Class: 0312 Freshwater fishing
Sub-class: 03121 Catching of fish, crabs and crustaceans in inland waters

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 patterned after the United Nations’ International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Revision 4 prepared by the United Nations Statistics Division.
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)In compliance with the existing policy on the revision and amendment of standard classification system approved for adoption in the Philippine Statistical System (PSS) through NSCB Resolution No. 13 series of 2011, the Philippines will adopt the international standard classification up to the 3-digit level. Some modifications were made at the 4-digit level to suit local conditions. Likewise, an additional level ( five-digit) has been added to provide more detailed information such as the subclasses under each industry in the PSIC.
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.The Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry Section of the 2009 PSIC contains some modifications at the 4-digit level to highlight the important agricultural products in the country.
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.)For international comparability, consistent data can be reported up to the three-digit level or the minor group level (three-digit level), in accordance with the existing Policy on the Revision and Amendment of Standard Statistical Classifications in the Philippine Statistical System (PSS).
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.1.National Statistics Office-for establishment surveys and censuses
2. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) – For generating foreign direct investments(FDIs) statistics
3. National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) – for compiling national accounts, approvced FDIs
4. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) –used in registration forms of the companies to classify their economic activities; generate FDI statistics
5. Bureau of Agricultural Statistics- in generating agricultural statistics by sub-industry; monitor contribution of agricultural sector to the economy
6. Bureau of Employment Statistics- generating employment statistics by industry
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.)1. Social Security System- used in the registration form to determine the nature of business of employer
2. National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – to monitor performance of the economy by sector/industry
3. All commercial banks – required by the Central Bank for loan approval, uniformity in coding system and to determine classification exposure in a particular industry
4. Bureau of internal Revenue under the Department of Finance (DOF) – to monitor taxable income of companies by industry
5. Dept. of Trade and Statistics – for business registration/licensing especially of proprietorships/ partnerships
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?Philippine Central Product Classification (PCPC)
Philippine Classification of Individual Consumption Expenditure According to Purpose (PCOICOP)
Philippine Standard Commodity Classification (PSCC)
They are 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.)The 2009 PSIC was approved for adoption in the PSS through NSCB Resolution No. 2, series of 2010 dated 10 February 2010.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The 2009 PSIC was already adopted in the conduct of the 2010 Census of Population.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Based on existing revision policy, it will be revised one year after the UN issue the revised ISIC.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)1994 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe 1994 PSIC (as amended in 2002) is patterned after ISIC Rev 3.1 developed by the United Nations.
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))The 1994 PSIC consists of five (5) levels. These include the following: Section (one-digit), Division (two-digit), Group (three-digit), Class (four-digit), and Sub-class level (five digit).

The 1994 PSIC contains 17 major divisions/ sections, 63 divisions (2-digit codes), 220 groups (3-digit codes), 549 classes (4-digit codes)and 1,005 sub-classes (5-digit codes).

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The 1994 PSIC was officially approved for adoption in the Philippine Statistical System on July 26, 1995.
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, agencies generating foreign direct investments (FDI) still use the 1994 PSIC.
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)?Yes
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, EXCEL, PDF, 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, Philippines
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