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Nomenklatura industrijskih proizvodov

Country / Area: Slovenia

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)Nomenklatura industrijskih proizvodov (NIP); Nomenclature of the industrial products (NIP)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?In the Slovenian and English language.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.stat.si/klasje/klasje.asp
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?Level 1: 26 headings (corresponding to two-digit numerical code of NACE Rev. 2); 26 divisions
Level 2: 237 headings (corresponding to four-digit numerical code of NACE Rev. 2); 237 classes
Level 3: 1,490 headings (corresponding to six-digit numerical code of CPA 2008); 1,490 subcategories
Level 4: 3,852 NIP headings (corresponding to eight-digit numerical code of PRODCOM + 1 digit for national breakdowns); 3,852 NIP codes
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.XX - two-digit numerical code of NACE Rev. 2
XX.XX – four-digit numerical code of NACE Rev. 2
XX.XX.XX – CPA 2008 codes
XX.XX.XX.XXX – NIP codes
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.NIP is the Slovene version of the PRODCOM list, the European Union standard.
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)NIP structure is identical to the international standard
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./
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 are reported on the 8-digit Prodcom code.
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 NIP for collecting and publishing data on industrial production (production and sold production) and for collecting data on output prices of manufactured goods on the level of NIP code. Output prices of manufactured goods are published according to the two-digit numerical code of NACE Rev. 2.
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.)NIP is used only for 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 alternative classification can be Combined nomenclature (CN), which is used within the EU for the purposes of foreign trade statistics. PRODCOM List and CN are linked classifications.
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.)PRODCOM was introduced by Council of the European Communities, Regulation (EEC) No 3924/91 of 19 December 1991 on the establishment of a Community survey of industrial production (Prodcom) (Official Journal of the European Communities No L 374 of 31.12.1991).
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.We are using NIP from 1994 on.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?NIP is revised every year, just like Prodcom.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Enotna klasifikacija dejavnosti (EKD); National classification of activities
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThere is a link between four-digit code of EKD and two-digit level of NACE Rev.1.
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))EKD had 3469 ten-digit codes for products or group of products.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?It was implemented in 1957.
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?Yes.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?There is no need to have correspondence tables between NIP and PRODCOM List, because classifications are the same.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Correspondence tables between CN and NIP are available.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)NIP is available in Excel.
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 classificationStatistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Litostrojska cesta 54, SI-1000 Ljubljana
+386 1 241 64 00
+386 1 241 53 44
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant/

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/14/2012