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Country / Area: Slovakia

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.Structure between PRODSLOV and PRODCOM is identical.
9 and 10 levels - two additional digits due to national needs
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?From all PRODSLOV codes which are 5749 is 302 for national purposes .
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.SO SR Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Mileticova 3
824 67 Bratislava
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)Head of Industrial Branches unit
Roman Torok,
Mileticova 3
824 67 Bratislava

Phone: ++421 2 50236 310
e-mail: Roman.Torok@statistics.sk

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.Information service
Elena Stavova
Mileticova 3
824 67 Bratislava

Phone: ++421 2 50236 341
e-mail: Elena.Stavova@statistics.sk

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.)January 1st, 1998
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 revision is following from the regular revision of PRODCOM by EUROSTAT.
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.For statistical purposes - by PRODCOM surveys and in statistics of Industrial prices for products .
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.)Industry statistics: the list is used in monthly survey on industrial products and industrial services as from January 1st., 1998; this PRODSLOV survey will be used for the computation of a new Industrial Production Index (IPI) starting in 1999.
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?Data are published in national publication PRODSLOV and Inex of Industrial production . Together data are electronic send to regular users that EUROSTAT,OECD, IMF, UN, COCOA ISO etc.
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.)Slovakian, English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.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)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsEnterprises fave any problems with range of products to the PRODCOM codes.
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))EUROSTAT, INSEE-FR.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Tax offices.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No
Contact information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryPRODSLOV 10 digit. PRODSLOV on the 8 digit is the same that PRODCOM 9 and 10 position of codes use for national codes.

Source: UN questionnaire, 4/1/2003