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Útflutningur eftir vöruflokkum – Hagstofuflokkun

Country / Area: Iceland

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)Útflutningur eftir vöruflokkum – Hagstofuflokkun (NHNR)/Exports by commodities – SI classification (NHNR)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?In Icelandic and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.statice.is/Pages/1104
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?3 levels:
Flokkar – Categories (4)
Vörutegund – Commodity (25)
Vöruliðir – Items (118)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Flokkar – Categories
Vörutegund – Commodity
Vöruliðir – Items

1 Sjávarafurðir - Marine products
11 Uppsjávarfiskur – Pelagic
110 Síld - Herring
2 Landbúnaðarvörur – Agricultural products
22 Búfé – Livestock
220 Hestar – Horses
3 Iðnaðarvörur – Manufacturing products
31 Matur og drykkjarvara – Food and beverages
318 Drykkjarvörur – Beverages
4 Aðrar vörur – Other products
41 Jarðefni - Mineral substances
412 Möl og sandur – Gravel and sand

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, linked to HS6+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)Yes
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.) 
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.The users are both inside and outside the Statistical Office. Due to the importance of the fishing industry, users are interested in the value of exported value of marine products in comparison to the total value of export. Also they are interested in the sub classification of the marine products.
This classification is not used for data collection but is published on all three levels.
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.)1.1.1999
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.1.1.2001
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Útflutningur eftir vöruflokkum – Hagstofuflokkun (HNR)/ Exports by commodities – SI classification (HNR)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsLinked to HS6+2
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))Flokkar – Categories (4)
Tegund – Items (94)
Flokkar – Categories
1 Sjávarafurðir - Marine products
010 Þurrkaður saltfiskur – Dried salted fish
2 Landbúnaðarvörur – Agricultural products
510 Kindakjöt – Lamb and mutton
3 Iðnaðarvörur – Manufacturing products
800 Fiskmeti í loftþéttum umbúðum – Preserved marine products
4 Aðrar vörur – Other products
910 Brotajárn – Metal scrap
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1.1.1988
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)?Yes
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No
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)Yes, in Excel, TXT and DBF formats
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, in Excel, TXT and DBF formats
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics Iceland
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistics Iceland, Audur Svavarsdottir, +3545281151, audur.svavarsdottir@hagstofa.is
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/11/2012