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Country / Area: Hungary

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Seventh level concerns the national needs.
More detailed explanatory notes.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.SZJ’03 has got 7 levels, the first 6 levels correspond to the CPA and the seventh level concerns the national needs. It contains only the service activities.
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?1416
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level. the first 6 levels correspond to the CPA, no need to conversation key.
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 (HCSO)
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)Marta Gyorgyi Ronai
Tel.: (36-1) 345-6489
E-mail: marta.ronai@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.Márta Györgyi Rónai
Tel.: (36-1) 345-6489
E-mail: marta.ronai@office.ksh.hu

Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Budgetary and Administration Department
1525 Budapest PF. 51.

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.)August 1st, 2002
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.According to the international revision process. No particular date: up to 2010
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.Statisticians, statistical surveys.
Statistical surveys for breakdown of turnover in distributive trade by CPA (SBS requirement)
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.)It is used for all service-based statistical purposes.
- breakdown of turnover in distributive trade
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?- Industrial services;
- Repair of personal and household goods
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
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)Yes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsBorderline cases, taxation problems. Taxation depends on the statistical classification (SZJ’03).
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))Classification problems, common methodology
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Law-reference, taxation, ministries.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Szolgáltatások Jegyzéke, 1998(SZJ’98)
Classification of Services (COS)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?CPA/CPC/Prodcom
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?5
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?632
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?01.01.1992
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 inquiry(Classification of Services 2003) (COS’03)

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2004