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Country / Area: Turkey

Classification category: Expenditure 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)The translated version of the international classification on consumption expenditures is used. (*)
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.(*)
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.(*)
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.State Institute of Statistics
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.Ilhami MINTEMUR
Tel: +90 312 410 03 68
E-mail: ilhami.mintemur@die.gov.tr
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.)COICOP has been used since 1994.
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.Household Budget Survey
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.)Household consumption expenditures
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?The results of Household Budget Survey related to consumption expenditures of households have been published according to the COICOP since 1994 at five 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.)Turkish and English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.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)All related documents on COICOP has been translated into Turkish and adapted to our country situation.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo.
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))No.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Tüketim Harcaması Kod Kitabı (THKK)
Codebook of Consumption Expenditures (CCE)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?No link.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?2 levels
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?5 digits
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)No.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1987
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification1987 Household Income and Expenditures Survey
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP)

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/28/2004