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Country / Area: Greece

Classification category: Activity 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)ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΤΑΞΙΝΟΜΗΣΗ ΚΛΑΔΩΝ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΩΝ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΩΝ (ΣΤΑΚΟΔ 08)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?GREEK and ENGLISH
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.statistics.gr/portal/page/portal/ESYE/PAGE-namingcodes
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?STAKOD 08 is identical to NACE Rev. 2

NACE consists of a hierarchical structure. The structure of NACE is described in the NACE Regulation as follows:

i. a first level consisting of headings identified by an alphabetical code (21 sections),
ii. a second level consisting of headings identified by a two-digit numerical code (88 divisions),
iii. a third level consisting of headings identified by a three-digit numerical code (272 groups),
iv. a fourth level consisting of headings identified by a four-digit numerical code (615 classes).

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The code for the section level is not integrated in the NACE code that identifies the division, the group and the class describing a specific activity. For example, the activity “Manufacture of glues” is identified by the code 20.52, where 20 is the code for the division, 20.5 is the code for the group and 20.52 is the code of the class; section C, to which this class belongs, does not appear in the code itself.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.STAKOD 08 is identical to NACE Rev. 2
ISIC is the reference classification. Classifications ISIC Rev. 4 and NACE Rev.2 are linked by the structure.
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.NONE
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.)ALL LEVELS
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.Classification is used for all statistical surveys in which the surveyed units are classified by economic activity. It is also used by users outside ELSTAT such as researchers, students or individuals.
Classification is used for data collection and data publishing at 4-digit level, depending on the survey specifications.
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.)Classification is broadly used by the tax authorities, the Social Security Institution (the biggest insurance entity in Greece), Ministries’ Departments, Chambers, 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?Tax authorities use an 8-digit Activity Code Number (ACN), which is based on NACE and is more detailed. The first 4 digits of ACN and the relevant 4-digit NACE code coincide.
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.)January 1st, 2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Statistics referring to economic activities performed from 1 January 2008 onwards have been produced using STAKOD 08 (NACE Rev. 2). Short-term statistics and the labour-cost index have been produced using NACE Rev. 2 from 1 January 2009.
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)ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΤΑΞΙΝΟΜΗΣΗ ΚΛΑΔΩΝ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΩΝ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΩΝ (ΣΤΑΚΟΔ 03)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSTAKOD 03 has been derived from NACE Rev 1.1. NACE Rev 1.1 was based on ISIC 3.1.
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))Structure of STAKOD 03 is identical to NACE Rev. 1.1 up to 2-digit level. There were 227 Groups and 564 Classes for 161 and 298 in ISIC 3.1.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?YES
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Its implementation started 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
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)?Correspondence tables are those between NACE Rev. 2 and ISIC Rev. 4
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
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)WORD, Excel, pdf
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Correspondence tables between NACE Rev. 2 and ISIC Rev. 4 exist in electronic form.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationEUROSTAT is responsible for the development and maintenance of NACE. The Registers and Classifications Section of ELSTAT deals with the issues concerning the statistical classifications of economic activities.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryHellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)
Statistical Information and Publications Division
Tel: 0030 213 135 2022
e-mail: data.dissem@statistics.gr
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant -

Source: UN questionnaire, 8/30/2013