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Country / Area: Brazil

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?OBS: so far we do not work with a Product Classification, but with an extensive list of product linked to the class level of the Brazilian activity classification
Classification structure
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.There are correspondence tables between PRODLIST , our detail list of product, CPC building blocks and HS (for merchandise). For agriculture product: FAO product classification
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.IBGE - Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
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)Magdalena Cronemberger Góes
Telephone number (55) 21 42 45 90
e-mail mgoes@ibge.gov.br
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.ibge.gov.br/concla (Brazilian classification web)
prodlist@ibge.gov.br (our classification hotline)
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.)PRODLIST Indústria:
  • Annual Mining and Manufacturing Product Survey: since 1998;
  • Monthly Mining and Manufacturing Product Survey (for the construction of quantum indicators): since 2003;
    PRODLIST Agro:
  • Annual product data surveys since 2003
    PRODLIST Construction:
  • Annual Construction Enterprise Survey: since 2002
    PRODLIST Services:
  • Annual Services Survey (experimental product supplement): since 2000
  • 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.PRODLIST as a list of detail product specification is update each year (or when necessary, as for agriculture list)
    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.IBGE
  • Mining and Manufacturing annual and monthly product surveys; next stage: industrial price index
  • Construction annual survey (enterprise)
  • Services annual product survey (experimental supplement)
  • Data base of Agriculture annual product surveys
  • 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.)
  • Mining and Manufacturing annual and monthly product surveys; next stage: industrial price index
  • Construction annual survey (enterprise)
  • Services annual product survey (experimental supplement)
  • 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?Statistical data published according to the current classification (PRODLIST):
  • Annual data of mining and manufacturing product production (volume and receipt): since 1998
  • Annual agriculture crop data: since 2003 (for series since 1975)
  • Annual selected services product production (composition of total receipt): since 2000
    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.)In Portuguese
    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)There is a publication for PRODLIST Indústria with recommendations
    5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Some manufacturing enterprise associations use PRODLIST Indústria
    Supporting documents
    6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Catálogo de produtos industriais

    Source: UN questionnaire, 9/8/2003