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National Classifications

(SIC 2004)

Country / Area: Saudi Arabia

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?B - Fishing
05 - Fishing, aquaculture and service activities incidental to fishing
C - Mining and quarrying
10 - Mining of coal and lignite; extraction of peat
11 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas; service activities incidental to oil and gas extraction, excluding surveying
12 - Mining of uranium and thorium ores
13 - Mining of metal ores
14 - Other mining and quarrying
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.International Classification consists of 18 tabulation categories.
Numbers are used to identify the different levels that are arranged according to decimal system.
The first and second digits (The division).
The first three digits together (The major group)
The first four digits together (The sub group)
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?The deviation - 2 Items
Group - 3 Items
Class - 4 Items

1digit code = 18
2 digit code = 63
3 digit code = 162
4 digit code = 323

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.Central Department of Statistics (C.D.S)
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. Abdullah Al- othaim
General Director of Central Department of Statistics
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.P.O.Box 3735 Riyadh 11118 Saudi Arabia
Phone: 009661-4038841
Fax :009661-4013778
Website: http://www.Planning.gov.sa.
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 first official adoption in Saudi Araiba according to the International Classification in 1968..
Population and Economic Census
Economic Survey
Socio- Economic Survey
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, there is not.
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.Other Government departments and private sector used it.
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.)Population and Economic Census (4 D)
Economic Survey.(4 D)
Industrial Census (4 D)
Socio- Economic Survey (4 D)
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?All the statistical data are published according to the current classification.
Population and Economic Census (2 D)
Economic Survey.(2 D)
Industrial Census (2 D)
Socio- Economic Survey (2 D)
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 language
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes, it is available
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsSeveral activities cannot be found or are not classified at the most detailed level.
Repair activity is independent from industry for repair after trade.
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))No, there is not
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Enterprise Register Adopts The (sic) for classifying new companies\businesses
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No
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.no
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Classification of Economic Activities (1993). .
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (Rev.3)
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?4 digits
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?As (isic Rev 3)
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)As (isic Rev 3)
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1993
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification--------------------------------------------------------
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of All Economic Activities.
(SIC) 2004

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/19/2004