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National Classifications

Az egyéni fogyasztás rendeltetés szerinti osztályozása

Country / Area: Hungary

Classification category: Expenditure 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)COICOP - Az egyéni fogyasztás rendeltetés szerinti osztályozása (Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English, Hungarian
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes.


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?There are three levels: 14 Division, 58 Subdivision, 157 Classes.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.03 Clothing and footwear
031 Clothing
0311 Clothing materials (SD)
0312 Garments (SD)
0313 Other articles of clothing and clothing accessories (SD)
0314 Cleaning, repair and hire of clothing (S)
032 Footwear
0321 Shoes and other footwear (SD)
0322 Repair and hire of footwear (S)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes
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 classification is identical to the international standard.
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. -
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 subdivision (three-digit) level.
In case of HICP at class (five-digit) level (Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices, according to EU-COICOP structure).
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.Household Budget Survey, Consumer Price statistics, National Accounts
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.) -
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.)2001
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.2001
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?At international level.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)In National Accounts: A lakosság fogyasztása kiadási csoportonként (Household consumption by commodity groups)
In Consumer price index the national classification is still exist: Fogyasztói árindexek a kiadások részletes csoportjai szerint (Consumer price indices by detailed groups of expenditure)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThere was no link.
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))There were 7 Division and 109 classes in National Accounts.
The national classification of CPI contains 7 divisions, 36 subdivisions and 141 classes.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Conversion tables were created during the implementation of COCIOP, but they have not been used since then.
In the case of CPI there is conversion table between the two existing classifications.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?National accounts: 1990,
CPI: 1992
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.In the field of National Accounts the former classification is not used any more.
The national classification of CPI is still exist and the Hungarian Central Statistical Office publish the CPI data according to it.
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)?Not applicable
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Not 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)http://www.ksh.hu/apps/meta.objektum?p_lang=EN&p_menu_id=320&p_ot_id=300&p_obj_id=0960&p_session_id=62433579
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Not applicable
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 inquiryMrs. Zsuzsanna Boros Szőkéné
Tel: (+36) 1 345-6386
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/25/2013