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Country / Area: Hungary

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?For repair there is an additional code (001) in our system. Within “Agricultural, mining, and other on-site processing services (283)” the on-site processing services part is excluded.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The structure is identical to international standard.
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?At the moment we collect information for 27 service categories at the most detailed level by EBOPS (except for transportation, insurance, financial and government services)
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.There are conversion tables between EBOPS and two Hungarian classification systems for services: the Classification of Services (COS) elaborated by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, and the code system of the Hungarian National Bank.
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)Anita Bány
Tel: (36-1) 345 6804
E-mail: anita.bany@office.ksh.hu
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.Anita Bány
Tel: (36-1) 345 6804
E-mail: anita.bany@office.ksh.hu

No English version on the website.

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.)February, 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.Revision is planned only due to the change in the international classification.
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.National accounts statistics, balance of payments statistics,
Hungarian National Bank, Hungarian Patent Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for GATS negotiations)
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.)Statistical data collected according to the current classification will be used for GDP and BOP purposes and also for own publications in HCSO from the year 2005.

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?Statistical data will be published according to the current classification only from the year 2005.
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.)English, Hungarian
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?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)NO
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsMore explanations are needed for borderline issues (transportation-travel-operational leasing, on-site processing-goods for processing, repair-maintenance). Some parts of audiovisual and related services, computer services, as well as royalties and licence fees should be put in one aggregated category. Examples are necessary for government services.
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 would have great relevance from OECD, UN. First of all the conceptual interpretations in the EBOPS nomenclature system need to have clearer detachments. In the data collection a very detailed compilation guidance with examples would be useful.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for GATS negotiations)
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Code system used by the Hungarian National Bank.
This classification is available and useful for the HCSO.
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
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Jogcímek a szolgáltatásokra, Code system for services
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)?3
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?26
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?January, 1997
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationGDP, BOP
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryExtended Balance of Payments Services Classification (EBOPS)

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2004