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Country / Area: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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)PRODCOM version 95 - work in progress
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available? 
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.On the original PRODCOM list we add our national products
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?The most detailed level is the product. NIP consists of 3,500 products
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No, it does not exist
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The Statistical Office in Macedonia
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)Mrs. Mirjana Cvetkovska, head - Tel.: 38991115022/ext. 265
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.)The work on PRODCOM is in progress and we plan to start the implementation in 1999
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.Yes
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.At the beginning we plan to introduce PRODCOM in industrial production and prices
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.)According to NIP we collect data for the monthly and annual survey in industry statistics
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?We publish data from the monthly and annual surveys: - by branches and - by products.
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.)It is available in Macedonian.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No, it does not exist
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Yes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
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))Yes, it would be useful to get technical assistance as bilateral cooperation
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?There are no users of the classification for non-statistical purposes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No, such classifications are not available
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, there are no conversion tables between them
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Nomenclature of industrial products (NIP)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Not completely
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?6-digit level - subgroup
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?3,500 products
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)No
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationWe collect and publish data about feasible and realised production, stock and realisation of products, value of realisation, workers and working hours, employees according shifts, consumption of energy, exports and imports of industrial products, innovation and transfer of technology, cooperation, industrial plants and their production workers fluctuation - by level of professional qualifications and other relevant information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNomenclature of industrial products (NIP)

Source: EU/Phare project, 10/30/1998