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Country / Area: Guyana

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Under Div. 01, sugar and rice are given a specific class; divisions 40 and 41 are not used; electricity and gas are included in manufacturing; while water is included in Government.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.ISIC classification for census purposes is coordinated at CARICOM level.
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)N.A.
It is done at the level of regional statisticians meeting.
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.With planned rebasing exercise, the bureau of statistics will seek to adopt 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.Apart from the use in the national accounts, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is moving to adopt this classification in its Census of Business Activities 1999. These results will be used by the B.O.S. in its rebasing exercise. ISIC is also used for population census and labour force surveys consulted by B.O.S.
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 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsDue to data limitations, most problems exist at the implementation level, e.g. large companies may generate electricity, and this is implicitly included in the value added of the industry (gold mining), rather than separated.

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999