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Klasifikacija individualne porabe sredstev/harmonizirani indeks cen življenjskih potrebščin

Country / Area: Slovenia

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)Klasifikacija individualne porabe sredstev/harmonizirani indeks cen življenjskih potrebščin (COICOP/HICP)

Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose/Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (COICOP/HICP)

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English and Slovenian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes. http://pxweb.stat.si/pxweb/Dialog/varval.asp?ma=0400601e&ti=&path=../Database/Economy/04_prices/04006_consumer_price/&lang=1
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 have 4 levels.
01 divisions; 12 categories
011 groups; 40 categories
0111 classes; 78 categories
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.01 divisions (e.g. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco)
011 groups (e.g. Alcoholic beverages)
0111 classes (e.g. Wine)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, this classification based on United nation standards of Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose, but classification is adapted for the need of Harmonised index of consumer prices, so it exclude 13-th and 14-th divisions.
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)Yes is identical in the EU.
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 deviations.
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.)On 4-th 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.Basic COICOP classification is also used by National accounts, Household budget surveys and purchasing power parities (PPP).

COICOP/HICP classification is used for calculating of Harmonised index of consumer prices and consumer price index.

Yes, COICOP/HICP classification is also used outside of the Statistical Office so it is used by Bank of Slovenia and Institute of macroeconomic analysis and development.

For data collection and data publishing the classification is used at fourth 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.)N/A
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.)Since 1997 we have been using COICOP/HICP (Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose) for classifying products and calculating consumer price indices. In 2000 the classification was adapted to the final version of COICOP, which was adopted in 1999.
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?Yes COICOP/HICP on fifth level will be launched by 1.1.2013.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Goods and services were classified by the principle of origin with some elements of their purpose.
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))Our previous classification had 2 devisions, 8 groups, 21 classes and classification went to lower levels.


5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, but is not available for public use.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In year 1952.
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?-
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?-
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes.COICOP/HICP classification is available in XLS, TXT, CSV, HTM and XML format.
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 Republic of Slovenia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistični urad RS
Litostrojska 54
1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 241 64 00
e-mail: info.stat@gov.si

Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant-

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/14/2012