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Country / Area: Denmark

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Follows NACE Rev. 1.1
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.We have added two more digits to the NACE classes, which mean we have additional breakdowns in our national classification.
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?825 6-digit classes
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No conversion tables is necessary – the first four digits in our national classes is identical to the NACE classes.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Statistics Denmark
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)Senior Advisor Mai Wessing
Tel.: +45 3917 3895
E-mail: MHW@dst.dk
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.dst.dk/db03
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.)Dansk Branchekode 2003 is the official Danish activity classification as from 1st of January 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.Dansk Branchekode 2003 is planned to be updated according to the revision of ISIC and NACE in 2007.
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.All Business Statistics in Statistics Denmark,
The Danish National Bank, Several governmental institutions and Several NGO’s
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.)All Business Statistics in Statistics Denmark use the national classification.
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 Business Statistics Figures and some labour market figures etc is published according to the national classification. We have introduced 4 standard industrial groupings for publishing purposes – these four standard groupings reflect an increasing aggregation of detail in the classifications.
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.)Danish 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?No conversion key
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 classificationsMainly problems in connection to the transition to the current classification (publishing, adaptation of the Business Register etc)
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?The Danish administrative Business Register (CVR) – sells information to commercial users,
The Danish Labour Market Occupational Diseases Fund (AES) – calculate insurance premiums on base of activity codes
The Danish Working Environment Service uses data to find out which companies they want to visit
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented??
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.?
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Dansk Branchekode 1993, second edition (DB93) – Danish Activity Classification 1993
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?NACE Rev. 1
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Same levels as NACE Rev. 1 plus an additional, national level (two more digits as in the current classification)
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?810
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?1st of January 1996
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationNone
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDanish Activity Classification 2003

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2004