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National Classifications

(SNI 2002)

Country / Area: Sweden

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)-
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?None
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.One additional (five-digit) level. Refuse to regard as another additional level.
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?761 items at most detailed level.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No need for a conversion table.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Statistics Sweden.
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)Hans Agrell,
Tel: +46 19 17 65 13,
email: hans.agrell@scb.se
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.Mail: SCB, Box 24300,S-10451 Stockholm;
Phone: +46 8 506 940 00
E-mail: scb@scb.se
Web: http://www.scb.se
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.)Classification officially adopted, 2002-12-02, declared officially in use from 2003-01-01, implemented in business register, 2003-01-01, gradually implemented in statistics from 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.No plans. Linked to revision of NACE.
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.Used in practically all statistics where activity classification is relevant, both in Statistics Sweden and in other government agencies.
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.)Data collected (will be submitted later).
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 published (will be submitted later).
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.)Swedish, 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)Explanatory notes have been elaborated.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo problems in particular.
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))No, but thank you all the same.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Used in all kinds of administrative registers outside Statistics Sweden. Used by government for legislative and tax purposes. Used by private and public enterprises.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Svensk standard för näringsgrensindelning 1992 (SNI 92), Swedish Standard Industrial Classification 1992 (SNI 92).
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Linked to ISIC Rev.3
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5 levels
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?739 items at most detailed level.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)No
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1994-01-01
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationWill be submitted later
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquirySwedish Standard Industrial Classification 2002 (SNI 2002)

Source: UN questionnaire, 4/1/2003