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Klasifikacija vrsta građevina

Country / Area: Serbia

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)Klasifikacija vrsta građevina - Classification of Types of Constructions
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Serbian
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/userFiles/file/Metodologije/Klasifikacije/mm152005.pdf
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 classification uses the decimal system and includes: 2 Sections; 6 Divisions; 20 Groups; 46 Classes .
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The classification uses the decimal system and includes: 2 Sections (1-digit); 6 Divisions (2-digit); 20 Groups (3-digit); 46 Classes (4-digit).
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Classification of Types of Constructions harmonized with the Eurostat Classification of Types of Constructions (CC).
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)Our classification is more detailed than Eurostat Classification of Types Construction (CC).
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.There are no deviations from the international standard.
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 short-term indicators we can provide data for the sections.
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.We use this classification in the following research: Quarterly survey of construction activity (at the section); The annual survey of construction activity (class level) and in the monthly survey of building permits issued (at the class 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.) 
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? 
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 classification was adopted in 2004.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The classification is applied to statistical surveys since 2004.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification? 
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Nomenklatura građevinskih objekta i radova - Nomenclature of structure and work
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
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 nomenclature has 10 top-level (sections) and 436 the lowest level (class). The Classification has 2 sections, 46 classes and 82 the lowest class level (subclasses).
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?
Classification of Types of ConstructionsNomenclature of structure and work
Sections codeName of SectionsSections codeName of Sections
1Buildings5Industrial buildings and structures
6Agricultural buildings and structures
7Buildings and structures in other economic activities
8Buildings and structures in non-economic activities
9 (part1)Works Regular maintenance, buildings and works not included in types 0-8
2Civil engineering0Hydro engineering structures
1Transport structures
2Electricity lines, telecommunication lines
3Oil and gas pipelines, steam lines, and other specified transport objects
4Constructions for mining or extraction
9 (part 2)Works Regular maintenance, buildings and works not included in types 0-8
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The former classification implemented in 1980.
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.Statistical data aren't collected according to the former classification.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes, we have.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Correspondence tables between the national and the international classifications exist.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?National coding index exists.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form? 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical Office of the Republic of Serbia / Construction Statistics
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/31/2012