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Country / Area: Portugal

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.Identical to CPA and PRODCOM
Additional breakdowns to star the last level of CPA and PRODCOM
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?-
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes, for the CPC and SH.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Instituto Nacional de Estatistica (INE)
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)H. Saraiva Aguiar, Tel: (+351) 218426100 (+351) 218426258
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.Av. António José de Almeida, 100-043 Lisboa
Tel: (+351) 218426100
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.)CNBS/2002, programme for the implementation – 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.At the moment the national comité study a revision programme in articulation with the international plan of 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.Several statistics (primary and derivates) - example (Inq. of structure, conjuncture, indicators). The programme estimated more than 100 project users (inside and outside National Statistical Institute)
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.)Enterprises annual Survey, Industry Mensual Survey, Index Industrial Production, National Accounts, etc.
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?Enterprises Statistical, Industrial Production Statistical, Short indicators (Prices Index etc.), etc.
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.)Portuguese
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)We have the national explanatory notes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsInterpretation, application co-ordinated and structure disturbed
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))The international assistance (EUROSTAT) is useful and needed to resolve the interpretation at the CPA and PRODCOM levels
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Economic Services, Tax Services, Law Services, Social Services, Research Services, etc.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Unknown
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?-Classificação Nacional de Bens e Serviços (CNBS)
- National Classification of Goods and Services /CNBS)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?-Yes
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?-Twelve levels
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?-7567
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?- 1966
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationSeveral statistics (Industrial production, Index, etc)
By the National Statistical Institute, Enterprises Associations and others.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryNational Classification of Goods and Services (CNBS/2002)

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2004