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Clasificatorul statistic al produselor (bunurilor şi serviciilor) al Republicii Moldova

Country / Area: Republic of Moldova

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)Clasificatorul statistic al produselor (bunurilor şi serviciilor) al Republicii Moldova (CSPM), Statistical Classification of products (goods and services) of the Republic of Moldova
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Moldavian, Russian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.statistica.md/public/files/Clasificatoare/cspm_rom.zip
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?It is 6 levels in structure of the classification:
Section - 17,
Division - 62;
Groups - 223;
Classes - 502;
Subclasses - 1146;
Elementary subclass - 2608.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.code 01.11.11
Section A
Divizion 01 - Products of agriculture, hunting and related service activities,
Group 01.11 - Crops, products of gardening and horticulture,
Class 01.11 - Cereals and other crops,
Subclass 01.11.1 - Cereals,
Subclasa elementară 01.11.11 - Grîu dur
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Statistical Classification of Products (goods and services) of the Republic of Moldova (CSPM) is developed based on the principles of composition of the statistical classification of products by types of activities in the European Economic Community (СРА) 2002.
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 national version is identical to the CPA 2002.
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.Statistical Classification of Products (goods and services) of the Republic of Moldova is used for surveys of trade and services anualy. Data collection and data publishing are 6 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.)The national version of Statistical Classification of Products (goods and services) according with CPA 2008 is developed and now is in state of approval.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The new version of the Statistical Classification of products (goods and services) would be used since 2014.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification? 
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Clasificatorul statistic al produselor (bunurilor şi serviciilor) al Republicii Moldova (CSPM), Statistical Classification of products (goods and services) of the Republic of Moldova
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsClasificatorul statistic al produselor (bunurilor şi serviciilor) al Republicii Moldova (CSPM) fully harmonized with the Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community (CPA 2008) and provides a 1:1 ratio.
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))Section - 21;
Division - 88;
Groups - 261;
Classes - 575;
Subclasses - 1342;
Elementary subclass - 3142.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The current version was implemented in 2008, the new version will be implemented in 2013.
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.Yes, statistical data still collected and published according to the former classificaton.
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)? 
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) 
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 classificationNational Bureau of Statistics, Statistical Classifications Service
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry106 Grenoble Str., MD-2019 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, www.statistica.md
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/13/2013