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Στατιστικοί Κώδικες Οικονομικών Δραστηριοτήτων, 2008
(NACE Αναθ. 2)

Country / Area: Cyprus

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)Στατιστικοί Κώδικες Οικονομικών Δραστηριοτήτων, 2008 (NACE Αναθ. 2) / Statistical Codes of Economic Activities, 2008 (NACE Rev.2)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Greek, English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.cystat.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/publications_en/publications_en?OpenForm&OpenView&RestrictToCategory=8&SrcTp=1&Category=8&Subject=0&SubSubject=0&subsubtext=0&
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?Level 1: 21 sections identified by alphabetical letters A to U;
Level 2: 88 divisions identified by two-digit numerical codes (01 to 99);
Level 3: 272 groups identified by three-digit numerical codes (01.1 to 99.0);
Level 4: 615 classes identified by four-digit numerical codes (01.11 to 99.00).
Level 5: 963 categories identified by five-digit numerical codes (01.11.1 to 99.00.1)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1: K FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE ACTIVITIES;
Level 2: 66 Activities auxiliary to financial services and insurance activities;
Level 3: 66.1 Activities auxiliary to financial services, except insurance and pension funding;
Level 4: 66.12 Security and commodity contracts brokerage.
Level 5: 66.12.1 Security broking and fund management
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The classification system is based on the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community, Rev. 2 (identical up to the 4-digit level). Consequently, it can be linked to the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC Rev.4), based on the correspondence tables betweeen NACE Rev.2 and ISIC Rev. 4. With the same rationale it can be linked to the International Classifications: Harmonized System (HS) and the Combined Nomenclature (CN).
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)See 3 (a) above.
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.The national classification follows the structure of NACE Rev.2 of the European Union with an additional classification level (5-digit level), which is also consistent with the structure of the european NACE Rev. 2. Concerning the link to international classifications, see 3 (a) above.
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.It is used for classifying activities of enterprises in surveys, in the business register, etc. Additionally, the Human Resource Development Authority also uses this classification for statistical purposes.
For data collection purposes the classification is usually used at the fifth level (5-digits). Sample selection is usually performed at the second level (2-digits) although there are cases where levels 3, 4 and 5 may be used. Data are usually published at the first or second level, and less frequently at a more analytical 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.)The classification is widely used for non-statistical purposes by many Government Departments, such as the Social Insurance Services, the Department of the Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver, other departments of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (for funding purposes), the VAT Service and others.
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?This version of the classification (NACE Rev.2) was formally published by the Statistical Service of Cyprus in January 2008.
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.) 
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?Not at present.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Στατιστικοί Κώδικες Οικονομικών Δραστηριοτήτων, 2003 (NACE Αναθ. 1.1) / Statistical Codes of Economic Activities, 2003 (NACE Rev.1.1)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSince it was identical to the NACE Rev.1.1 of the EU up to the 4th level, It can be linked to the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Third Revision (ISIC Rev.3.1), where there was agreement in principle at the two-digit (Division) level. In the same way it can also be linked to the international classifications: Central Product Classification (CPC) and Harmonized System (HS).
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))Level 1: 17 sections identified by alphabetical letters A to Q;
intermediate level: 31 sub-sections identified by two-character alphabetical codes;
Level 2: 62 divisions identified by two-digit numerical codes (01 to 99);
Level 3: 224 groups identified by three-digit numerical codes (01.1 to 99.0);
Level 4: 514 classes identified by four-digit numerical codes (01.11 to 99.00);
Level 5: 926 categories identified by five-digit numerical codes (01.11.1 to 99.00.4)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?It was officially published by the Statistical Service of Cyprus, in June 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 with the with ISIC Rev.4 are available but only at the 4-digit level.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Yes, a national alphabetical index ("dictionary") has been prepared for NACE Rev.2.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, it is available in PDF format on CYSTAT´s website. It can also be provided in other formats, such as Excel or Access (contact CYSTAT directly).
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes (but not available on CYSTAT´s website yet).
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT) - Methodology Unit
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistical Service of Cyprus
Michalakis Karaolis Str.
1444 Nicosia
Tel. (general enquiries): +357 22602129
Fax: +357 22661313
Email:enquiries@cystat.mof.gov.cy Website: http://www.cystat.gov.cy
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/20/2013