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Nomenclature for the survey of industrial products

Country / Area: Poland

Classification category: Product 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)PRODPOL - nomenclature for the survey of industrial products to the year- old reporting
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?PRODPOL nomenclature is exclusively available in the Polish.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.PRODPOL nomenclature has been available in Internet since 2005: WWW.stat.gov.pl/formularze
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 structure of PRODPOL nomenclature for the research for the year 2011 consists of 7 levels of aggregation (together 5008 groupings), i.e.:
3-digits level - 98 groupings,
4-digits level - 231 groupings,
5-digits level - 14 groupings,
6-digits level - 259 groupings,
8-digits level - 3662 groupings,
10-digits level - 627 groupings,
12-digits level - 117 groupings

The number of the groupings undergoes annually small changes.

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The system of coding applied in PRODPOL:
3-digits e.g.: 10.1
4- digits, e.g.: 10.11
6- digits level, e.g.: 10.11.11
8- digits( PRODCOM), e.g.: 10.11.11- 40
10-digits grouping, e.g.:
10.11.11-00.00.01 (the products of slaughter in the after slaughter weight warm; the different classifying criterion is assumed than in 8-digits groupings 10.11.11-40 and 10.11.11-90)
10.13.11-00.00.02 for the publication aims (i.e. the part of groupings 10.13.11-20 + 10.13.11-50 + 10.13.14-30 + 10.13.14-60 + 10.13.15-45 + 10.13.15-55 + 10.13.15-75 + 10.134.15-85)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The PRODPOL nomenclature is linked to the PRODCOM List (8-digits level) and to CN.
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 structure of the PRODPOL nomenclature is not identical to the structure of international classification standards – it is the compilation of several classifications/nomenclatures used for the survey of industrial production, i.e. CPA and PRODCOM List and it contains additionally groupings (aggregates) indispensable for the national information needs, which are e.g. more detailed PRODCOM groupings.
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 PRODPOL nomenclature contains groupings not present in PRODCOM List (e.g. from divisions 05, 06 and 19 according to NACE) and the 12-digits groupings for national information needs. The way of coding (i.e. codes notation) slightly differ from codes notation e.g. in the PRODCOM List.
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 comparison the 8-digits level of the PRODPOL nomenclature can be used which is based on the PRODCOM List. The data concerning production of goods in physical units based PRODCOM (production produced for goods indicated in the PRODCOM List and the quantity and value of the production sold - for the full list). National principles are in force concerning keeping data secret in accordance with the established criteria applying to the statistical confidentiality.
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.The current structure of the PRODPOL nomenclature is planned out - it provides the national information needs and the needs of international organizations.
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.The PRODPOL nomenclature is used for gathering the data about production of chosen industrial goods in monthly periods and in the year- old surveys – the data about production of industrial goods and chosen industrial services (all levels of aggregations occurring in the PRODPOL nomenclature) and in surveys of the provisions of chosen industrial goods (quarterly surveys). Moreover it is used in national accounts (inter branches flows of products), for calculation the index of the physical volume of the industrial production (IPI) and for many secondary surveys (among other things the delivery of consumption goods on the market, the balance of chosen food articles, the survey of goods concentration, in calculation the indices of producers’ prices etc.).
The data are published concerning the value the sell production of the chosen industrial goods on the level of divisions, groups and classes of the PKWiU classification and the data about the quantity of the production produced on level PRODCOM and pre-arranged groupings.
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 PRODPOL nomenclature is not used for non-statistical purposes.
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?The Ministry of Economy used so far own classification to survey among other things the production of metallurgical goods - it takes into account the technological processes of produced goods. This classification was not useful for the statistical needs of GUS.
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 PRODPOL nomenclature is an annex to the surveys of the production of industrial goods. It is not instituted by the separate legal act, but it is introduced by the Council of Ministers regulation on the Programme of Statistical Surveys of the Public Statistics (PSSPS) on the reporting year.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The PRODPOL nomenclature used e.g. in annual surveys for year 2011 was introduced by the Council of Ministers regulation of 9 November 2010 on the Programme of Statistical Surveys of the Public Statistics for year 2011 (OJ No. 239, item 1594).
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?The PRODPOL nomenclature is yearly subject to small modifications, resulting among other things from changes introduced to the PRODCOM List and from justified new information needs.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)The nomenclature PRODPOL has been used in the production surveys (current and annual) since 2000.
Up this year, for statistical surveys in the field of the production of industrial goods has been used the Industrial Goods List (exclusively in the paper version) based on the classification of goods called „The Goods Systematic List” (it was introduced to the statistical surveys in the 70s of the 20th century).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThere is no direct link of the Goods Systematic List with NACE, CPA and PRODCOM List.
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 Industrial Goods List”, used for statistical surveys in the field of the production of industrial goods, included seven-grades classification structure and
9-digits pre-arranged groupings, i.e.:
2-digits branches 01-28 (i.e. together 28) )
3-digits trades - 157
4-digits subtrades
5-digits groupings
6-digits groupings
7-digits groupings
9-digits pre-arranged groupings

The process of systematizing the respective groupings was done based on the following criteria: raw material criterion, the criterion of production technology, the criterion of the construction of the product and the criterion of destination.

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?The conversion tables have been created for the goods published in statistical yearbooks which made possible publishing the long data series.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The nomenclature “Industrial Goods List” was used in field of the production surveys in the 70s-90s of the 20th century (up to 1999)
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. The statistical data are not collected according to the Industrial Goods List since 2000
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?The PRODPOL nomenclature uses explanatory notes included in the Polish Classification of Goods and Services (PKWiU) on which it based on.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes. There are correspondence tables PRODPOL - PRODCOM (worked out annually).
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes, i.e.: XX.X
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)The PRODPOL nomenclature is available in Excel
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?The PRODPOL nomenclature is available in Excel.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationThe Unit of Industrial Products of the Production Department of the CSO is responsible for the development and maintenance of the PRODPOL nomenclature.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryWWW.stat.gov.pl
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/14/2012