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International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities
(ISIC Rev.4)

Country / Area: Kenya

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)International Standards of Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC Rev. 4)
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-UNSD website
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?Sections-21, Divisions-88, Groups-238, Classes-419
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Manufacturing-1, manufacture of Food products-10, Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products-106, manufcature of grain mill products- 1061
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.YES- Largely based on ISIC Rev.4 nomenclature
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- Largely with few exemptions e.g. 1079 has been split into 1076-TEA and 1077-Coffee due to the importance of the two products in the Kenyan Economy.
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.NONE
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.)Division mainly and for few cases at the GROUP level.
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.N/A
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.Purpose-Data collection and publication; There are users outside KNBS; Data Collection mainly at class level, publication at division/group 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.)Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)-Tax offices
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?ISIC Rev.2 still being used by KRA but piloting use of ISIC Rev.4 in their systems; data has to be converted using ISIC Rev. 3 by the NA for use in the SNA 1993 system currently being used by the KNBS.
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
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Census of Establishments 2009, Census of Industrial Production 2010, Integrated Survey of Services (ISS)2011, Survey of Industrial Production (SIP) 2013
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?NONE
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)ISIC Rev.2/ISIC Rev.3.1
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsCorrespondence tables exist from UNSD.
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))ISIC Rev3.1 being used by NA- 11 sections, 60 divisions, 159 groups and 292 classes as domesticated.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?YES
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?ISIC Rev.3.1-2005, ISIC Rev2- 70s
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- Current SNA 1993 using ISIC Rev.3.1 and data is published on the same classification, few other sections in the process of migrating from ISIC Rev.2 to Rev. 4.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?YES but not Published
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)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?YES- Establishment Indentification Codes (EIC)as maintained in the business register.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)PDF
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 classificationKenya National Bureau of Statistics
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDirector General, P.O. Box 30266-00100, Nairobi, Kenya; +254-020- 317583/6; e-mail: directorgeneral@ knbs.or.ke ; website: www.knbs.or.ke
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/30/2013