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Country / Area: Philippines

Classification category: Product 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) 
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?The 2002 PCPC adopted the UNCPC Ver. 1.0 with some deviations at the 2-digit level. For example Division 13 Uranium and thorium ores are given prominent importance under the UN - CPC, having been provided with 2-digit code in the classification hierarchy. There is no production or trade on thorium and uranium in the Philippines, hence it is relegated to the lowest level or subsumed in the catch-all category.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The structure of PCPC is identical to the UNCPC Ver. 1.1
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?Total number of items (6-digit ) in the PCPC is 5458
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
Programs, Policies and Standards Office (PPSO)
National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)
Email address: md.salutan@nscb.gov.ph
Telefax No. (632) 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)
National Statistical Coordination Board
G/F Midland Buendia Bldg., 403 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines

Tel. No. 8952767
nsic@nscb.gov.ph / 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.)Reviewed and recommended for approval by the Technical Committee on Statistical Standards and Classifications in March 2002 and for approval by the NSCB Executive Board in June 5, 2002.
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.Plans for revision in 2007
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.Economic Statistics Office of the NSCB
1993 Systems of National Accounts
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.)N/A
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?Not Applicable
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
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 classificationsNot Applicable
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))Training to enhance the expertise of the Staff in the development of Standard Classifications System
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
University of the Philippines Institute of Small and Medium Industries and Bureau of Exports and Trade Promotions (BETP)
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?Not Applicable because the 2002 PCPC is the first edition
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?NA
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?NA
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?NA
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)NA
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?NA
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification 
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 

Source: UN questionnaire, 5/29/2002