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Country / Area: Albania

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.Yes, the structure is identical to international standard

Yes we have done some additional breakdowns e.g.
52 63
52 63A Other non-store retail sale of food products
52 63B Other non-store retail sale of non food products

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?507
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes, especially for manufacture
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Committee on Classification in INSTAT
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)Ani Hakani
Tel:+355 4 222411
e-mail: ahakani@instat.gov.al

Elsa Dhuli
Tel:+355 4 222411
e-mail: edhuli@instat.gov.al

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.Web: instat.gov.al
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.)1994
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.For national needs
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.INSTAT
Regional statistical offices
Statistical offices in ministries
Tax offices and INSTAT
Chamber of Commerce
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.)Census of population
Annual Structure Survey
Short Term Survey
Index of Sales
Volume Index in Retail Trade
National Account Department
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?Census of population
Annual Structure Survey
Short Term Survey
Index of Sales
Volume Index in Retail Trade
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.)Albanian, English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.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 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Business Register; Tax offices, Social Security,
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Nomenklatura Kombetare NK
National Cassification NC
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?yes
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?19 branches
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?19 branches
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?Yes
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical Yearbook, last publication 1990-1991

INSTAT (Institute of Statistics)

7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNomenclature of Economic Activities (NEA)

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/18/2004