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Country / Area: Bulgaria

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.PRODAGRO headings are coded with ten-digit numerical code, the first six digits of which are identical to those of the CPA.BG code.
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?1045
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.PRODAGRO - CN; CN - PRODAGRO; PRODAGRO - Cronos; PRODAGRO - CPA
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Statistical Institute
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)"Classifications and Nomenclatures" division
Rayko Batchvarov, head of division
e-mail: rbatchvarov@nsi.bg
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.http://www.nsi.bg/
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.)Implementation date of PRODAGRO - 2003:
In force from 01.01.2003, adopted with Order of the President of NSI, promulgated State Gazette No. 12/7.02.2003
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 PRODAGRO is an anually revised nomenclature, the implementation date is always the first of January. Revisions - depending on the revision of NACE/CPA (planned for 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.NSI, Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty. This classification is used in statistics for agriculture, forestry and fishing production
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.)From 01.01.2001
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.)Bulgarian
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)Regulation for applying (using and maintenance) of the nomenclature. For this nomenclature, it is required to use explanatory notes of the HS.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?There is no alternative classification.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Национална Номенклатура на Продукцията на Селското, Горското и рибното стопанство (ННПСГ)
National Nomenclature of the Agriculture, Forestry and fishing Production (NNAFP)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?NNAFP - CPA1996
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?3 levels
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?About 800
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, PRODAGRO - NNAFP
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?In force from 01.01.1998, adopted with Order of President of NSI, promulgated State Gazette, No. 3/09.01.1998
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationUntil 2001 - all statistical data of agricultural production, measure in physical units; also agriculture product balance data.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNomenclature of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Production (PRODAGRO-2003)

Source: UN questionnaire, 4/1/2003