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Country / Area: Philippines

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?The 1994 PSIC edition has 17 major divisions, 63 divisions, 220 groups, 549 classes, and 1,005 subclasses.
The 1994 PSIC deviated at the 2-digit level. In major division A the number of divisions expanded to 5 divisions namely:
01 Growing of Crops
02 Farming of Animals
03 Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Service Activities Except Veterinary Activities
04 Hunting, trapping and Game propagation Including Related Service Activities
05 Forestry, Logging and Related Service Activities

In Major Division C Mining and Quarrying the number of divisions were reduced to 2 divisions, namely:

10 Mining of coal and lignite; Extraction of Peat
11 Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas; Service of activities incidental to oil and gas extraction, excluding surveying

Mining of Uranium and Thorium Ores was not included because there is no production or trade on thorium and uranium ore in the Philippines.

We added one division (39) in Major Division D Manufacturing to cover manufacturing, N.E.C.

In Major Division J Financial Intermediation, we split division 65 Financial Intermediation, Except Insurance and Pension Funding into 2 divisions, namely: 65 Banking Institutions and 65 Non-Bank Financial Intermediation.

In Major Division M Education, the 1994 PSIC contains 2 divisions, namely: 80 Public Education Services and 81 Private Education Services

1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The structure of the 1994 PSIC is identical to the ISIC Ver. 3.0
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?1,005
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), Programs, Policies and Standards Office (PPSO), Standards and Classifications Systems Division (SCSD)
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)Margarita D. Salutan
Chief, Standards and Classifications Systems Division

Telefax No. 897-17-73

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.National Statistical Information Center (NSIC)
G/F Midland Buendia Bldg., 403 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.,
Makati City, Philippines

897-17-73 or 895-27-67; 8908456
info@nscb.gov.ph URL:http://www.nscb.gov.ph

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.)The 1994 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC) was approved by the NSCB Executive Board through NSCB Resolution No. 7 Series of 1995 in July 6, 1995 for adoption by concerned government agencies and instrumentalities
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.The 1994 PSIC was amended in CY 2001 due to national needs to take into consideration emergence and growing importance of the Information and Communication technology (ICT) and will be revised this year based on ISIC Rev. 3.1.
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.The 1994 PSIC was implemented by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), National Statistics Office in the conduct of the Census of Establishment and Annual Survey of Establishment starting 1996, the Academe, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
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.)General Statistics for large manufacturing establishments: Number of establishments, Number of Paid Employees, Total receipts, Total Cost and Census Value Added are collected by Major industry group from the Annual Survey of Establishment at the 3-digit level..
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?Statistical data are published according to the current classification in the Annual Philippine Statistical Yearbook published by the NSCB.
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.)ENGLISH
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.YES, it is available in diskette, CD-ROM, and in the Web.
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)Yes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSeveral activities cannot be found or are not classified at the most detailed level.
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))Most of the Staff are retiring and new personnel will be hired to develop and maintain classification systems.
Participation in international workshops on classification, Expert group Meetings and training to enhance the expertise of the Staff in the development of Standard Classifications System. Exposures and plant visit to familiarize the staff of the new products and industries.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, some banks required loan applicant to indicate in their application form the corresponding PSIC code of the type of loan applied for.
Bureau of Internal Revenue - Revenue collection by major industry
Securities and Exchange Commission - Classifying Financial Statements filed by Corporations
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not Applicable
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. 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?1977 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?The 1977 PSIC was based on 1968 ISIC.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?

Major Divisions10
Major Groups139
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Most detailed level at 5- digit level
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?January 1, 1977
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationGeneral Statistics for large manufacturing establishments: Number of establishments, Number of Paid Employees, Total receipts, Total Cost and Census Value Added are collected by Major industry group from the Annual Survey of Establishment at the 3-digit level..
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 

Source: UN questionnaire, 5/29/2002