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Country / Area: Palestine

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.Tabulation Categories
Division ( 2th digit)
Group ( 3th digit)
Class ( 4th digit)
We added material ( 6th digit)

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?2400 Digits
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.-
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)-
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.-
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.)Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) adopted the Classification.
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.PCBS will implement anew edition with it’s updates at 2004 (digit 5 for activities, and digit 7 for material and service .
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 all economic survey
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.)For all economic survey
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?Economic survey series (industry, construction, internal trade, services and transport, communication)
Most of it we used fourth level for publishing
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.)Arabic and English languages
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 classificationsIn using the fourth level some of main activity did not appear
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))
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?

The classification is not used by another institutions

5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No classifications are used by the economy institutions.
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.See question 24 above
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?There are no former classification.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?See question 24 above
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?See question 24 above
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?See question 24 above
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)See question 24 above
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?See question 24 above
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationSee question 24 above
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryPalestinian Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (PSIC)

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/14/2004