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Klasifikacija delatnosti

Country / Area: Serbia

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)Klasifikacija delatnosti (KD2010), Classification of activities (CA 2010)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Serbian, English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://webrzs.stat.gov.rs/WebSite/Public/PageView.aspx?pKey=287
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?Classification of activities currently in use in Serbia is identical with regional classification NACE Rev. 2, so the number of levels is the same, also the number of categories at each level of national CA.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Section A
Division 01
Group 01.1
Class 01.11
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Serbian CA is exact transaltion of European 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)The same answer as 3(a).
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 deviation.
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 on the levels of section & division.
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.Please look at 3(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.Classification CA is used for all statistical purposes according to Statistical programme. Classification is also used (as a standard classification) in the entire informattion system of the Serbia (governmental institutions, academic institutions, banks, business community, …).
Data are collected mainly on the class level. Data are published on the section or division level.
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.)Serbian Business Registration Agency, National Bank of Serbia, commercial banks, Social Security Fund, …)
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?There is no other standard classification of activities officialy used in Serbia.
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.)CA 2010 was officialy adopted by the Serbian Government in July 2010 (Government Regulation No. 54/10).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Since January 1, 2011.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?We don’t have any plan for revision of CA, yet.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Klasifikacija delatnosti (1996), Classification of Activities (1996).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsCA from 1996 was based on NACE Rev.1, European Classification of Activities.
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))Number of Sections 17
Divisions 61
Groups 220
Classes 509
Sub-classes 612
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Period of implementation of CA 1996: 1996 – 2010.
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, Eurostat Explanatory Notes are taken over.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes, they existed.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?The same answer as on 6(a).
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF, MS Excel.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, in MS Excel
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistiacl Office of the Republic of Serbia.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryEurope, Serbia, 11 000 Begrade, Milana Rakica 5.
+981112412922/ext. 258
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/8/2012