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Country / Area: Jordan

Classification category: Activity 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)N.A.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?No deviations
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 the international standard on the 4 digit level. Two digits were added to code the activities of the Establishment Census 1999.
Classification structure
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.N.A.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Department of Statistics (DoS)
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)In general each division in Dos is responsible for the daily management, but you can contact Mr. Abdelwadoud Matouk

Tel: 962 6 5300724

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.Department of Statistics

Tel:+962 6 5300700
Fax: +962 6 5300710
E-mail: stat@dos.gov.jo
Website: http://www.dos.gov.jo

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.)DoS implemented ISIC2 in the seventies in the economic surveys conducted at that time. ISIC3 was implemented in 1994.
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.A new revision of ISIC at the 6 digit level is recently finalized depending on ISIC3.1
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.Mainly the Department of Statistics is the only user of the ISIC for statistical purposes. ISIC is used in the Industrial, Services, Internal Trade, Transportation & Communication & Storage, Construction, and Employment surveys.
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 in all the above mentioned surveys to code the economic activities on the 6 digit 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?It is used to publish the data of all the above mentioned surveys and data is published on the 4 digit level.
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.)Arabic on the 6 digit level.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.The new revised version is available in electronic form.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?N.A.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)The same notes and recommendations of the international classification are used.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo significant problems were identified.
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))At the meantime I don’t think assistance is needed.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?- The Ministry of Industry and Trade
- The Sales Tax Department
- The Social Security
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N.A.
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.N.A.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?N.A.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N.A.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N.A.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N.A.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)N.A.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?N.A.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationN.A.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryThe current classification used is the International Standard Industrial Classification (version 3) ISIC 3.

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/19/2004