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Directory of classification of economic activities in the GCC

Country / Area: Bahrain

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)Directory of classification of economic activities in the GCC Arabic - 2012
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Arabic & English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No
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?Directory of classification of economic activities in the GCC Arabic - (ISIC4)
1. Section
2. Group
3. Class

Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2007

2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
36Water Collection, treatment and Supply
360Water Collection, treatment and Supply
3600Water Collection, treatment and Supply
3600 01Water Collection
3600 02Water purification
3600 03Water desalination
3600 04Water distribution
3600 09Other activities related to the collection, processing and distribution of water
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes (ISIC 4)
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.No deviation from international standard.
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.)Class Level
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.This classification is used in for surveys Census, Household Expenditure and Income Survey, Establishments Survey, Industrial Production Survey For Manufacturing Establishments, Foreign Direct Investment Survey, Economic Environment and Financial Incentives Perception Survey, CPI & Data collection, sample design (Class level), Data publishing (Division level).
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.)Databases and Registers of:
1. Ministry Of Health
2. Ministry Of Social Development
3. Ministry Of Industry & Commerce
4. Labour Market Regulatory Authority
5. Ministry Of Finance
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?No
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.)01.01.2012 (ISIC 4 – 6 Digits)
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes. 
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Classification of Economic Activities
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsLinked to International classification to the 4th level
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))Directory of classification of economic activities in the GCC Arabic - 2004
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not yet
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.Yes because databases need funds to be reprogrammed.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N/A
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes Excel, PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationCentral Informatics Organization - Statistics Classification & Monitoring Section.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCentral Informatics Organization
General Directorate of Statistics
Statistics Classification & Monitoring Section.
Office 119, Building 1088, Road 4025 Isa Town 840, Kingdoms of Bahrain
Tel: +973 17878130 (for Statistics Inquiry)
Fax: +973 17878119
Email: statistics2@cio.gov.bh, statistics@cio.gov.bh
Website: http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantN/A

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2013