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Standard för svensk produktindelning efter näringsgren
(SPIN 2007)

Country / Area: Sweden

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)Standard för svensk produktindelning efter näringsgren 2007 (SPIN 2007)
Swedish Standard Classification of Products by Activity 2007
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Swedish and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.SPIN webpage http://www.scb.se/Pages/List____303898.aspx
Classification database https://www.h2.scb.se/metadata/klassdb.aspx
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?Avdelning (Section) 21 categories
Huvudgrupp (Division) 88 categories
Grupp (Group) 261 categories
Undergrupp (Class) 575 categories
Detaljgrupp (Subclass) 734 categories
Sjusiffrig Kod (Seven-digit code) 3 328 categories
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.A Products of agriculture, forestry and fishing
01 Products of agriculture, hunting and related services
01.1 Non-perennial crops
01.11 Cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds
01.110 Cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds
01.110.01 Durum wheat
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. SPIN 2007 follows the CPA 2008 structure which is related to CPC ver. 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 structure of SPIN 2007 adapts the CPA structure following the regulation for CPA 2008. SPIN is a hierarchical classification with six levels. The first four levels of SPIN are in line with the first four levels of CPA. CPA's fifth level (category) is not, however, the same as in SPIN. The first five levels of SPIN follow the code structure of SNI and then the sixth level consists of two digits. Thus the SPIN 2007 code at the lowest level is seven digits.
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.)It differs between statistical domains as well within the domains. Normally class level (four digits) or group level (three digits) are used.
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.Not applicable
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.SPIN/CPA is used for compiling and reporting statistics within areas like the National Accounts, Trade statistics, Price index statistics and Structural Business statistics. The Industrial Production survey (PRODCOM) uses correspondence keys between CN and SPIN on a five digit level to be able to indicate what NACE/SNI code should be assigned to the unit in question.
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.)As far as we know there are only a few other institutions using SPIN/CPA for non statistical purposes. E.g. Swedens's innovation Agency uses SPIN 2007 for classifying applications.
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?Not to our knowledge
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.)SPIN 2007 was adopted by Statistics Sweden's Director General in December 15, 2008.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The individual statistical domains implemented SPIN 2007/CPA 2008 according to the time tables set by for example Eurostat.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No, Statisitcs Sweden aims at following the CPA and CPC revision plan
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)SPIN 2002, Standard för svensk produktindelning efter näringsgren (SPIN 2007
Swedish Standard Classification of Products by Activity 2002)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSPIN 2002 is based on CPA 2002
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))SPIN 2002 was implemented 2003, it follows the NACE REV 1.2 structure (four digit level), with two additional national levels, 5-digit and 7-digit.

Avdelning (Section) 17 categories
Underavdelning (Subsection) 31 categories
Huvudgrupp (Division) 60 categories
Grupp (Group) 221 categories
Undergrupp (Class) 510 categories
Detaljgrupp (Subclass) 748 categories
Sjusiffrig Kod (Seven-digit code) 2 813 categories

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?SPIN 2002 was implemented in 2003
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, at least not to our knowledge.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes, included in the publication
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes, to CPA/CPC (and to CN)
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?No, there has not been a need.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, PDF, TXT and Excel
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 classificationStatistics Sweden
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryklassifikationer@scb.se
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/10/2012