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National Classifications

Fiji Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose

Country / Area: Fiji

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)Fiji Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (FCOICOP) 2010
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.NO, it's in hard copies.
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?Divisions = 14
01- Food and non-alcoholic beverages (Groups-2)
02- Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (Groups -3)
03- Clothing and footwear (Groups -2)
04- Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (Groups -5)
05- Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance (Groups-6)
06- Health (Groups-3)
07- Transport (Groups-3)
08- Communication (Groups-3)
09- Recreation and culture (Groups-6)
10- Education (Groups-5)
11- Restaurants and hotels (Groups-2)
12- Miscellaneous goods and services (Groups-7)
13- Individual consumption expenditure of non-profit institutions serving households (BPISHs) (Groups-6)
14- Individual consumption expenditure of general government (Groups 5)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Division - 01
Group- 01.1
Class- 01.1.1
Sub-class- 01.1.1_001
Item- 01.1.1_001.01
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, the FCOICOP has been derived from the United Nations Individual Consumption According to Purpose.
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)Necessary modifications have been done to meet national requirements.
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.There are instances where categories have been expanded or contracted depending on consumer spending in Fiji. If a particular class is of importantce, the relevant classification has been expanded and if the class is unimportant or does not exist, it has been contracted.
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.)FCOICOP can be easily converted to COICOP since the categories at the sub-class level of FCOICOP are subdivisions of the most detailed level of CIOCOP.
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.N/A.
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.Household expenditure survey
Consumer price indices
International comparision of GDP
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?N/A
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.)December 2010
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The above classification was tested in the 2008/09 HIES
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Not at the moment. Only if the structure and definitions of categories and underlying principles change significantly.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)N/A, FCOICOP 2010 is our first classification
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsN/A
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))N/A
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?N/A
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N/A
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.N/A
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)?N/A
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, PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?YES, PDF
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationFiji Bureau of Statistics
Divisional Manager - Economic Statistics Division
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryFiji Bureau of Statistics
P.O.Box 2221
Government Buildings
Republic of Fiji

Ph: +679 3315822
Fax: +79 3303656
Email: info@statsfiji.gov.fj
Website: www.statsfiji.gov.fj

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

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/5/2013