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Country / Area: Netherlands Antilles

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?1. At the fourth digit less detail than ISIC Rev.3; if no relevant national activities exist (e.g. 1300 = mining of metal ores)
2. A fifth digit is added to better classify certain activities that are locally relevant, e.g.

55101 A-hotels
55102 Other hotels
55103 Pensions
55104 Apartments

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Bureau of Statistics
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)Hank ten Napel
Tel.: (5999) 461 1155
E-mail: cbscur@ibm.net
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.No. Classification was revised in 1998 for use in the 1998 Business Census
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.Statistical Office: Business statistics, National accounts statistics, Labour force sample survey.
Outside: social security bank, tax department, utility company.
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 classificationsSome activities are hard to classify, e.g. marina's, casino's
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?See question 13 above.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Chamber of Commerce and Labour department of island territory of CuraƧao use very old Dutch classifications. It does not seem wise to reintroduce these.
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.For the 1992 census we wrote a programme to transfer ISIC Rev.3 to ISIC Rev.2 as it was used for the 81 census.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?ISIC Rev.2
Contact information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStandard Enterprise Activities Classification Netherlands Antilles

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999