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Termékek és Szolgáltatások Osztályozási Rendszere

Country / Area: Hungary

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)Termékek és Szolgáltatások Osztályozási Rendszere (TESZOR),
Classification of Products by Activity (CPA 2008)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Hungarian and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.ksh.hu/apps/meta.objektum?p_lang=EN&p_menu_id=310&p_ot_id=300&p_obj_id=0731&p_session_id=33202966
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?CPA 2008
Sections - 21
Divisions - 88
Groups - 261
Classes - 575
Categories - 1342
Subcategories - 314
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.A PRODUCTS OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
01 Products of agriculture, hunting and related services
01.1 Non-perennial crops
01.11 Cereals (except rice), leguminous crops and oil seeds
01.11.1 Wheat
01.11.11 Durum wheat
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, Classification of Products by Activity, CPA 2008
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.The Hungarian product classification is identical to CPA in terms of structure, methodology. But the Hungarian explanatory notes are more detailed than CPA 2008.
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.)At level of subcategories (6 digit).
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.National and regional accounts; input-output table; statistical domains and analyses requiring product data.
Input-output table takes over 6 digit CPA product data, but it publishes on 2 digit 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.)National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary (NTCA) uses for tax-purposes. Another uses: in public procurement procedure, in calling for tender.
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? -
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.)2008.01.01
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.2008.01.01
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, the updating is in progress. ("Task Force on CPA update" launched by Eurostat)
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Szolgáltatások Jegyzéke 2003 (SZJ'03), Classification of Services '03 (CS'03),
Belföldi Termékosztályozás (BTO), Domestic Product Classification (DPC)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe former classifications were conform on 6 digit level of CPA 2002, but Hungarian version was more detailed in further levels.
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))SZJ'03
Level 1: sections, identified by alphabetical codes;
Level 2: divisions, identified by two-digit numerical codes;
Level 3: groups, identified by three-digit numerical codes;
Level 4: classes, identified by four-digit numerical codes;
Level 5: categories, identified by five-digit numerical codes;
Level 6: sub-categories, identified by six-digit numerical codes;
Level 7: items, identified by seven-digit numerical codes

The classification has a 10-digit hierarchical structure. The first four digits correspond to the codes of NACE, while the 5th and 6th to CPA, the product classification of the EU. In the further breakdown correspond to the headings of PRODCOM, the industrial product classification of the EU, and Hungarian specialities are taken into consideration on 9-10th level of BTO.

5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, they do.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?SZJ - 2003,
BTO - 1996
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, explanatory notes and guidelines too.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No, because TESZOR is correspond to CPA 2008.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? -
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)Yes, in PDF and CSV format.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes, correspondence tables are available in PDF format.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationHungarian Central Statistical Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryH-1024 Budapest, Fenyes Elek u. 14-16,
Zsofia Ercsey,
e-mail: Zsofia.Ercsey@ksh.hu,
phone: (+36-1) 345-6712
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant -

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/25/2013