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Country / Area: Hungary

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?BTO is identical to CPA, but it differs from PRODCOM, and it has more detailed structure than PRODCOM.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.1-6 digits: identical to CPA.
7-8 digits: some cases it is identical to PRODCOM, but in many other cases it is different from PRODCOM.
9-10 digits: national breakdowns.
Every PRODCOM item can be obtained from BTO items.
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?Industry: about 9,800
Agriculture, forestry and fishing: 2,000
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes. Conversion keys between PRODCOM and BTO, and BTO and CN are prepared and updated every year.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Hungarian Central Statistical Office
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)Ms. Zsófia Ercsey
Phone: 36 - 1/ 345 – 6712
e-mail address: zsofia.ercsey@office.ksh.hu
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.)01.01.1996.
Since 1996 BTO has been applied in industrial production surveys.
Since 1998 BTO has been used in material consumption (input) 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.Every year BTO is updated according to the changes of PRODCOM List.
We do not have plans to revise the classification due to the national needs (but we take into account the needs of trade associations, data users etc. if they request).
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.Industrial production surveys (annual and monthly)
Material consumption (input) survey (annual)
Investment survey by a breakdown of capital goods
Data source for weighting system of producer price index (PPI).
Data source for commodity flow (input-output table).
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.)Industrial production surveys cover about 430 items monthly and 9800 items annually (produced and sold quantities and sale values).
150 items are surveyed in annual material consumption (input) survey (values of consumption and stocks).
54 items (machineries, equipments and vehicles) are surveyed in the investment 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?Product data are published on different level of classification, depending of importance of products concerned.
Monthly Statistical Bulletin: 43 items.
Monthly Report on Industry: 43 items.
Hungarian Statistical Yearbook: 665 items.
Yearbook of Industry and Construction Statistics: 1,000 items.
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.)Hungarian
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes. Product classification is available on CD and website of CSO (http://www.ksh.hu). CD consists of annual and monthly list of classification, with a key word application.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes. Conversion keys exist in database. We are planning to publish them on CD and website of CSO to make them available for data suppliers and users.
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. Alphabetical index in 1997
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsWithout explanatory notes it is difficult to classify some products into appropriate BTO class.
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))Assistance in classifying products in special cases.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No information.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?CN is used by Ministry of Finance.
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.Yes. Conversion key between CN and BTO.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Ipari Termékek Jegyzéke / ITJ / List of Industrial Products Mezõgazdasági és Erdészeti Termékek Jegyzéke (METJ) List of Agriculture and Forestry Products.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?-
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Different, mostly 4 or 5
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?ITJ: about 12,000. METJ: about 900
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes. But due to very different structures, many items cannot be linked.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1968.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationSince 1996 no statistical data have been collected or published according to the former product classifications.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryDomestic Product Classification

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2004