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Klasifikácia individuálnej spotreby podľa účelu

Country / Area: Slovakia

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)The Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic does not have official national classification COICOP. It means that it is not officially led by the Statistical Office. There is COICOP classification incorporated in the code list for the Household Budget Survey. We use it in the form of translation.

Klasifikácia individuálnej spotreby podľa účelu (COICOP)
Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP-HBS).

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Slovak
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://app.statistics.sk/wmetis/ciselniky_z/katcis.jsp?lang=sk&wdetail=1&wkodcis=5522&wkodpol=40&naz=
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 has 5 levels:

Name of level*Count (1. 1. 2012)
Division (odbor)12
Group (skupina)46
Class (trieda)127
Category (kategória)258
Price Code (cenový kód)1050

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Coding system
01000000The first two digits represent division
01100000The third digit represents group
01110000The fourth and fifth digits represent class
01111200The sixth digit represents category
01111299The seventh and eighth digits represent the price code
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Classification is based on an international standard Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP-HBS).
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)Classification structure is identical to the international standard. The fifth level is national level.
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 fifth level is national level.
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 for international comparison at the third level. In a case a sufficient number of occurrences of data, items can be compared to the fourth 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.-
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.This classification is used for Household Budget Survey. Data are collected at the fifth level and data are published at the fourth level.

Statistical purposes:
Price Statistics (purchasing power parity and consumers prices)
National Accounts (household final consumption)
Price Statistics: Data on prices are collected by the Statistical office of the Slovak Republic code of list and the level of the first five digits is formed by COICOP classification and subsequent digits of code of list represent internal classification with differentiation up to representative.
National Accounts are user of HBS data
Price Statistics: at 3 digits level (from January 2013 is duty at the 5 digit level)
National Accounts: at 3 digits level

There are users outside of Statistical Office: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, National Bank of Slovakia, Universities etc.

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.)No
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?Alternative classifications are not used by other institutions.
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.)Classification COICOP is used in HBS from 1997.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.-
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)-
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))-
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?-
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?-
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. Statistical data are not collected according to the former classification.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes. National explanatory has notes.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not applicable.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not applicable.
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)Classification is available in electronic form. Items of code list may be downloaded in XML, XLS, TXT and CSV formats.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical office of the SR
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryŠtatistický úrad SR :: Information Services
00421 2 50236 341
00421 2 50236 339
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant-

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/14/2012