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Country / Area: Hungary

Classification category: Product 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?-
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.The Combined Nomenclature (CN) is a series of subdivisions covering products which are hierarchically classified in 21 sections, 99 chapters and 33 subchapters.
The CN follows the Harmonised System (HS) 6 digits level with additional 2 digits (7,8) breakdown.
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?CN subheadings eight-digits positions are about 10,200.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.-
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The European Commission – Directorate General for Taxation and the Customs Union
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)Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Mrs. Tímea Tóth
Tel: (+36-1)345-6823
E-mail: timea.toth@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.-
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.)Since January 1996 has been applied in Hungary on the basic of Combined Nomenclature adopted by EU.
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.Yearly updating according to modifications carried out by EU.
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.KN is used for register external trade in goods.
Outside of the Statistical Office KN is used for taxation.
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.)External trade statistical data are collected at 8 digits level.
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?External trade data are published at 2,4, 6 and 8 digits levels in Stat. Yearbook of External Trade (around 2,000 products) and Monthly Reports.
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, English (CN)
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes, on website
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?-
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, on the base of CN explanatory notes. As well as national self-explanatory text has been elaborated.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications-
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))-
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Taxation and customs authorities.
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?Külkereskedelmi Termékjegyzék (KTJ) – External Trade Classification (ETC).
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?SITC Rev.2
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?7 digits
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?7,000
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)-
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?-
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationKTJ is not used since 1996.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCombined Nomenclature (CN)

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2004