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Country / Area: Barbados

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Sugar agriculture and sugar manufacturing are combined into one activity - sugar.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Barbados Statistical Service
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.B.S.I.C. is scheduled for revision due to national needs and for incorporating ISIC Rev. 3
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.ISIC and adapted version BSIC used in National Accounts Summary Level Presentation, Business Statistics Division Labour Force (section). Other national users include, 1. The national insurance department; 2. Value added tax (V.A.T.) office; 3. Inland revenue department.
Implementation / revision status
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?National Insurance Department; Value Added Tax.

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999