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Viet Nam Standard Industrial Classification
(VSIC 2007)

Country / Area: Viet Nam

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)Viet Nam Standard Industrial Classification 2007
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?VietNamese, English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes. Website: www.gso.gov.vn
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 structure of the classification includes 2 parts: Part I: List of Viet Nam Standard Industrial Classification 2007; Part II: Provision on contents of Viet Nam Standard Industrial Classification 2007.
There are 5 levels. Level 1 includes 21 economic industry; level 2 includes 88 economic industry; level 3 includes 242 economic industry; level 4 includes 437 economic industry; level 5 includes 642 economic industry.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1 is encoded alphabet from A to U, for example Agriculture, forestry and fishing code A. Level 2 is encoded by two branches of each respective level 1, for example Agriculture and related service activities code 01. Level 3 is encoded by three branches of each respective level 2, for example Growing of non-perennial crops code 011. Level 4 is encoded by four branches of each respective level 3, for example Growing of vegetables, leguminous, flower, plants for ornamental purposes code 0118. Level 5 is encoded by five branches of each respective level 4, for example Growing of vegetables code 01181.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes. Viet Nam Standard Industrial Classification 2007 (VSIC 2007) was built by the General Statistics Office (GSO) on the basis of International Standard Industrial Classification revision 4 (ISIC Rev.4) passed by United Nation Statistical Division on the meeting in March, 2006 and the Draft ASEAN Common Industrial Classification (ACIC) detailed to 3 digits.
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)No. VSIC 2007 has 5 level and detail to 5 digits.
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.- Structure of ISIC Rev.4: level 1: 21 economic industry, level 2: 88 economic industry, level 3: 238 economic industry, level 4: 420 economic industry. Structure of VSIC 2007: level 1: 21 economic industry, level 2: 88 economic industry, level 3: 242 economic industry, level 4: 437 economic industry, level 5: 642 economic industry.
- Application rules of ISIC Rev.4: Based on production processes; key activities; principles top - down; priciples of group. Application rules of VSIC 2007: key activities; pricciples top-down; principles of group.
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.)Level 1 to 4
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.- Purposes:
+ Gathering, processing, synthesis, compilation, publication and keeping statistics.
+ Planning, plan social and economic development.
+ Research, analyze and evaluate the socio-economic situation over time.
+ Compare international and regional.
- Level 5 is used for data collection and level 3 for data publishing.
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.)Tax offices, enterprise register, 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?There are not alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy.
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.)VSIC 2007 issued together with the Prime Minister's Decision numbered 10/2007/QĐ-TTg on January 23, 2007.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.On April 10, 2007
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Hệ thống ngành kinh tế quốc dân 1993 - National Standard Industrial Classification 1993 (VSIC 1993)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsVSIC 1993 was built on the basis of International Standard Industrial Classification revision 3 (ISIC Rev.3)
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))VSIC 1993 has 4 level. Level 1 includes 20 economic industry, level 2 includes 60 econocmic industry, level 3 includes 159 economic industry, level 4 includes 299 economic industry.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?On October 27, 1993
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
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
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. Formats is XML.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?No
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationGeneral Statistics Office
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryWebsite: www.gso.gov.vn
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 10/25/2013