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Country / Area: Greece

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?STAKOD-2003, like GRIC-91, is a hierarchically structured 4-digit classification system in close relation with NACE Rev.1.1. However, some 3-digit and 4-digit branches of NACE Rev.1.1 were disaggregated, where necessary, in order to satisfy national needs. In the 4-digit codes of STAKOD-2003 there is full stop between the third and fourth digit as a kind of distinction between STAKOD-2003 and NACE Rev.1.1 - the 4-digit codes of NACE Rev.1.1 have a full stop between the second and third digit. The digit "9" is used as last digit of the 4-digit codes of STAKOD-2003 in the branches of "other activities", that is activities not belonging to any of the remaining 4-digit branches of a specific 3-digit code.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.STAKOD-2003 comprises 17 categories of activities which are characterized by the letters A - π of the Greek alphabet. Some categories are subdivided into sub-categories, by adding a second letter of the Greek alphabet. That is the case of "Mining and quarrying" (Category I) and "manufacturing" (Category Δ), where 2 and 14 sub-categories exist, respectively. The number of 2-digit, 3-digit and 4-digit branches of STAKOD-2003 amounts to 62,227 and 564, respectively.
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?564 branches
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 Service of Greece / Registers and Classifications Section.
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)Mr John MOSHAKIS
Tel. No: 0030 210 3289221
Fax No: 0030 210 5237266
email: gianmosh@statistics.gr
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.Tel. No: 0030 210 3289389
Fax No: 0030 210 3244748
e-mail: data.dissem@statistics.gr
Internet address: http://www.statistics.gr
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.)STAKOD-2003 is implemented since 1/1/03
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 for revision or update for the moment.
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.It is mainly used in statistical business surveys for the collection, tabulation, presentation and analysis of results by branch of economic activity. It is also used in all statistical works where classification by economic activity is used.
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.)Various business statistics (employment data, economic data, etc.). The level of detail used depends on the coverage of statistical business surveys.
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?The above statistics. The level of detail used depends on the user needs and the statistical confidentiality.
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.)Greek, 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 classificationsA few minor problems of interpretation.
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))There is no need for assistance.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Many users (e.g. businessmen, tax offices, social security funds etc.).
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The tax offices use a system of 8-digit codes, called CAD, for the classification of economic activities.
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.There is a conversion table between the codes of CAD and STAKOD.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Στατιστική Ταξινόμηση των Κλάδων Οικονομικής Δραστηριότητας (ΣΤΑΚΟΔ–91).Greek Industrial Classification (GRIC–91).
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?NACE Rev.1, ISIC Rev.3.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?4
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?536 branches
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1/1/93
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical data with reference period before the January 1st. 2003. Indices revised before the January 1st. 2003, until their next revision.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryStatistical Classification of Branches of Economic Activity (STAKOD-2003).

Source: UN questionnaire, 4/1/2003