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National Classifications

(CPA.BG - 2003)

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.The structure is identical to international standard. Six hierarchical levels and one intermediate level (subsections), the first four levels and intermediate level are exactly NACE.BG - levels;
A fifth and sixth levels (product categories and subcategories) are identified by a five-digit and six-digit numerical codes
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?Six-digit code is the most detailed level of classification (subcategories)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes, CPA.BG-2003/CN(Customs Tariff-2003 of the Republic of Bulgaria)
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)"Classification and nomenclature" division,
Raiko 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 CPA.BG-2003:
In force from 01.01.2003, adopted with Order of the President of NSI, promulgated State Gazette No. 1/ 03.01.2003
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.Yearly updating at national levels in the frame of CPA requirements. Revision - depending on the revision of EC-classifications, especially 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.National Statistical Institute
Main statistical applications: input-output analysis, other analysis requiring product data
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 01.01.2003; Statistical Surveys:
- Input-output tables;
- Commodity balances
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)Yes, national explanatory notes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe problems with the interpretation of service positions and correct classification of new servises for national economy
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?In accordance with statistical low: enterprise register and database systems.
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 Класификация на Продуктите по Икономическите Дейности (НКПИД-2001)
National Classification of Products by Activities (NCPA-2001, for international use CPA.BG-2001)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?CPA 1996
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?The same levels as in structure of present version
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?2303 subcategories
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, conversion tables from CPA.BG-2003 to CPA.BG-2001
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?In force from 01.01.2001, adopted with Order of President of NSI, promulgated State Gazette, No. 6/ 19.01.2001
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationUntil 2003, statistical data on products
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNational Classification of Products by Activities (NCPA-2003, for international use CPA.BG-2003)

Source: UN questionnaire, 4/1/2003