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(CAEN Rev.1)

Country / Area: Romania

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.5 levels.
All levels are identical to NACE Rev.1.1 .
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?514 classes.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Institute of Statistics (NIS)
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)Gheorghe CONSTANTINESCU; phone: +40 21312.11.52
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.insse.ro/NOMENCLATOARE
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.)CANE rev.1 is approved by Order No 601/Nov.2002 of NIS President, on base of Government Decision No. 656/Oct. 1997, published in the Official journal 908/13.12.2002. It came into force on January 1st, 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.CANE rev.1 will be updated in 2007 according with the revisions of international classifications
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 used for grouping the statistical indicators from all branches. Institutions and bodies with statistical activities grouping indicators by activity criterion.
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.)- Structural Survey in Industry, Construction, Transport and Services.
- Business Survey in Manufacturing and Trade.
- Survey on Goods Retail and Vehicle Sales.
- Statistical Reports (goods and passengers transport; researchand development; labour force-employees and incomes; investments, construction and geological works; wholesale; market services rendered to economic units and population; energy and fuels use).
All data are collected at class level.
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 results are published at the level of divisions, sub-sections and sections.
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.)CANE rev.1 is available in Romanian language.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.It exists as handbook and in electronic form
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, between CANE and CANE rev.1
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 classifications- Description of activities for each CANE rev.1 classes (the same of NACE rev.1.1) does not exhaustively define the respective classes, entailing sometimes difficulties when framing the units in the nomenclature;
- The methodology of main activities is the same NACE rev.1.1
The diversity of activities carried out by the units affect the algorithms to define the main activity
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?CANE is used for non-statistical purposes by the Trade Register, the Ministry of Finances, various institutions of public administration, economic agents registering, balance sheets drawing out, some fiscal or social regulations, trade agreements, and prices setting up - aggregate and detail levels
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No
Supporting documents
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No
Contact information
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of Activities of National Economy rev.1 (CANE rev.1)

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/30/2004