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Country / Area: Armenia

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?-
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The 5 digit-level was added to reflect national features and refines the 4-digit 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?662
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.The classification fully corresponds to NACE at 4 digit-level.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The classification is developed and approved by NSS RA. State registration is made by the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development of RA.
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)Grigor Gyurjyan, Gayane Sargsyan
Tel. (374 1) 580 373
E-mail: grigor@armstat.am
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.Republic ave
Government House 3
Yerevan 375010

Tel: (374 1)544 213
Fax: (374 1)521 921
E-mail: armstat@sci.am
Internet: http://www.armstat.am

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.) The resolution N58 of State Council on Statistics of RA in July 24, 2001.
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.It is planned to update classification in 2005 to 2006 according to 2002 changes.
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.Business Statistics
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.)Statistical data for business statistics.
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?Business Statistics

While publication the refining is used until 5-digit level.

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.)Armenian, Russian and 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, at 5-digit level.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThere may be variant readings while using classification for administrative purposes.
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)) At present there is cooperation with Eurostat in the name of Statistical Service of Finland to develop national versions of classifications.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Classification is used in some cases by tax and licensing bodies.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?All Soviet Classification of National Economy Branches (ASCNEB)
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.Yes
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Ժողովրդական տնտեսության ճյուղերի համամիութենական դասակարգիչ(ԺՏՃՀԴ)

All Soviet Classification of National Economy Branches (ASCNEB)

6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?The results are only at 2-digit level.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5 levels
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?685
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?January 1, 1976
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistics of National Accounts, Statistics of Labor and Statistics of Prices.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of types of economic activities (CTEA)

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/19/2004