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Malaysia Classification of Products by Activity
(MCPA Ver.1.0)

Country / Area: Malaysia

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)Malaysia Classification of Products by Activity 2009 Ver. 1.0 (MCPA)
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.Yes. Currently MCPA Ver. 1.0 (2009) is being updated.


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?MCPA 2009 is linked to the Malaysia Standard Industrial Classification Ver. 1.0 (MSIC) 2008. It is made up of 10 digits. The first five digit explains the activitiy or the industry that produce the commodity. The next level, the sixth and seven digit is the commodity group which follow the CPC Rev. 2.0 sub-class. The last three digits, the eighth to tenth digit represents individual commodity which is particular to Malaysia.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Classification of product by types activities has three levels: activity/industry categories, commodity group and individual commodity.
Structure of code is XXXXX-XX-XXX (XXXXX- industry codes, XX- commodity group, XXX - individual commodity).

For exampe:
01131- Growing of leafy and stem vegetables
01131-01-001 Asparagus
01131-02-001 Brussels spouts
01131-02-002 Round cabbages
01131-02-003 Other cabbages
01131-03-001 Cauliflower and headed broccoli
01131-04-001 Cabbage lettuce

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, ISIC Rev 4.0, Central Product Classification (CPC 2.0) and Harmonised Systems Codes 2007 (HS codes)
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)No, it differs because the products are linked to producing industries.
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 first five digits of MCPA explain the activity or the industries which produce the commodities. They are equivalent to MSIC 2008 which represents the economic segments of the Malaysian economy. The sixth and seventh digit is the commodity group classification. It is similar to the sub-class in the CPC 2.0 and has direct link with at least the first four digits in HS-revised edition 2007. The eigth to tenth digit represent individual commodities.
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.)CPC
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.Economic Surveys/Censuses, collection of prices and also used by subject-matter division in Department of Statistics for grouping the collected data related to economic units by economic activity.
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
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?CPC and HS
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.)Since 2009
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Since 2009
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)Malaysia Classification of Products by Activity 2005 (MCPA 2005)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsISIC Rev. 3, CPC 1.0 and HS 2002
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))The first five digit of MCPA explain the activitiy categories or the industries which produce the commodities. The next level which consists of the sixth and seven digit is the commodity group classification. The last three digit, that is, the eight to tenth digit represent individual commodities.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Since 2005
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.Annual and monthly manufacturing survey
Compilation of input-output table for economic indicator
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)?Yes, correspondance table with current classifcation are available.
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 and Excel
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, correspondance table available in electronic form.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationMethodology and Research Division, Department of Statistics Malaysia
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDepartment Of Statistics, Malaysia
Block C6, Complex C,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62514 Putrajaya.
Tel: +603-8885 7000
E-mail: jpbkkp@stats.gov.my
Website: http://www.statistics.gov.my/
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/24/2013