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Country / Area: Jamaica

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)N/A
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Deviations are at the detailed level. In general there is agreement at the 1, 2 and 3 digit levels.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Statistical Institute of Jamaica
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)Director, Research & Development
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.Currently we are in the process of revising the classification to bring it in line with ISIC Rev.3. Planning to develop a product classification in line with the CPC.
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.Classification of Economic Activities for National Accounts, Establishment and Household Surveys.
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 classificationsThe main problem is in using it to classify businesses, which are involved in a number of different activities and it is not possible to get information on each activity.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?1. Government departments and agencies, including those dealing with tax, social security, trade, planning and the economy;
2. Private sector agencies
3. Tertiary institutions and researchers.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not aware of any.
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.Not applicable.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No name change.

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999