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Piawaian Klasifikasi Industri Malaysia
(MSIC 2008 Ver.1.0)

Country / Area: Malaysia

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)Piawaian Klasifikasi Industri Malaysia 2008 Ver 1.0 (MSIC)
Malaysia Standard Industrial Classification 2008 Ver 1.0 (MSIC)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Bahasa Melayu (the national and official language of Malaysia) and English.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.statistics.gov.my/portal/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1492&Itemid=99&lang=en
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?21 Sections (A to U)
88 Divisions (Two digit)
238 Groups (Three digit)
403 Classes (Four digit)
1304 Sub-Classes (Five digit)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
LevelTitle and DescriptionCodes
SectionAgriculture, Forestry and FishingA
DivisionCrop and animal production, hunting and related service activities01
GroupGrowing of non-perennial crops011
ClassGrowing of cereal (except paddy) leguminous crops and oil seeds0111
ItemGrowing of maize01111
Growing of leguminous crops01112
Growing of oil seeds01113
Growing of other cereals n.e.c01119
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, The Malaysia Standard Industrial Classification 2008 Ver 1.0 (MSIC) is based on the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activites (ISIC) Rev. 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)The MSIC 2008 Ver 1.0 structure is identical to ISIC Rev. 4. at 4 digit level and the remaining 1-digit, as per the national requirement.
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 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.)Data can be reported at 4 digit level for the international comparison.
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.The MSIC classification is use for collection (through censuses and surveys), compilation and publication of statistics. The classification is also used by several government ministries, private sectors, researchers and for academic purposes.
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.)Name of Institution and kind of use
Royal Malaysian Customs Department - for classification of activity
Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) - for classification of activity
Companies Commision of Malaysia (SSM) - for registrar of businesses and companies
Employee Provident Fund (EPF) - for classification of activity
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?For activity classification, MSIC is used by the government.
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.)July 2008
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.July 2008
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Revision or update will follow ISIC.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Piawaian Klasifikasi Industri Malaysia 2000 (MSIC 2000)
Malaysia Standard of Industrial Classification 2000 (MSIC 2000)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsMSIC 2000 conforms closely to ISIC Rev. 3 at 4 digit 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))17 Sections (A to Q)
60 Divisions (Two digit)
157 Groups (Three digit)
304 Classes (Four digit)
697 Sub-Classes (Five digit)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?2000
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, for censuses or surveys and publications prior to 2010.
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, if referring to MSIC 2000 and the current MSIC 2008.
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)Yes, PDF and Excel
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 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/portal/
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantNo

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/24/2013