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Nomenklatura e Produkteve

Country / Area: Albania

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)NOMENKLATURA E PRODUKTEVE (NP) / CLASSIFICATION OF PRODUCTS BY ACTIVITY (CPA)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?ALBANIAN / ENGLISH
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.instat.gov.al/al/metodologji/klasifikime-nomenklatura.aspx
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?Albanian classifications NP is identical with european classifications CPA, except two products (group products) are more detailed in six digit level, such mineral and concntrate and production of flour by enterprises and by home (homemade product by using gristmill). NOTE: in new classification CPA 2008 those two extra code are not any more.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The codification process is manual. CPA is used in Annual Structure Survey, for collecting information related to list of products, PPI index, SUT table, etc.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Albanian classifications NP 2001 is identical with european classifications CPA 2001.
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, NP 2001 is identical with CPA 2001.
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.Only two deviations are mentioned in our classification in structure, by adding a small letter (i.e a and b) . The related methodology has no deviations.
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.)The data f are reported in six digit 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.INSTAT use NP 2001 which is identical with european classification CPA 2001 by respecting european standard.
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.NP is used for statistical surveys (such as SBS for collecting information related to lista of industrial products, PPI- for producer price index, National Account for supply-use table, etc.
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.)No other institutions.
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, other alternative classification is used by other institutions.
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.)NP was adopted on July 1996, last amended on 2001.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.In 1996, the implementation of classification for individual statistical programme started.
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)Nomenklatura e Produkteve (NP 1996) / Classification of Products by Activities (CPA 1996).
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNP has the same code and the same description as CPA in European 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))National classification NP has almost the same structure as CPA.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?June 2002
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, with CN classification.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?No
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)PDF, Excel, Word.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?The correspondence tables are available in Excel format.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationInstitute of Statistics (INSTAT) / Directory of Economic Statistics
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryFor public information the contact person is:
Altin Xhikneli
Head of Publication Sector
Address: Blvd "Zhan D'Ark" No.3
Tiranë, Albania
Phone: +355 4 2222 411 Ext. 185
Mob: +355 67 20 28 053
E-mail: axhikneli@instat.gov.al
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantINSTAT on 2012 has started implementation of CPA 2008 in economic surveys. This classification is used from Economic Directory sectors in statistical surveys for internal use. The legal base for implementation of CPA 2008 in all statistical publication is in process.

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/18/2013