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Country / Area: Egypt

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Division 01: Agriculture, Hunting and Related Service Activities.
Division 02: Forestry, Logging and Related Service Activities.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.- National Classification consistes of 18 tabulation categories
- International Classification consists of 17 tabulation categories. The international classification has been increased to accommodate categories that were incomplete by national standard.
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?The deviation - 2 Items
Group - 3 Items
Class - 4 Items
Activity - 6 Items
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.It does not exist but it is possible to do it.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS)
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)Mr. Mohamed Ali Bahgat (Head of Statistics Sector of C.A.P.M.A.S.
Tel: (202) 4023031/4024229
Fax. (202) 4024099
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.Mr. Mohamed Ali Bahgat
Head of Statistics Sector
Salah Salem Road
Nasr City, P.O. Box 2086
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.)The first official adoption in Egypt in 1954 according to the International Classification in 1949. Now Egypt uses the standard 1996 according to the international classification (ISIC Rev.3) of 1991.
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.No, there is not.
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.Population Census, Economic Statistics, Population Industrial, Services and foreign trade.
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.)Data of Census, Economics, Industrial, Services population and Foreign 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?All the statistical data in the previous question are published according to the current classification.
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 language
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes, it is available.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?No
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 classificationsFor revision 2, the activity of repair was a separated activity (9511 - 9519), but for revision 3, it is included in other activities (construction 4530, Trade 5020, 5040, 5200, 5260, computer 7250). This is a problem because the repair activity in Egypt is considered independent from industry for repair after trade.
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))For now, we do not need any assistance, but we may need your assistance in the future
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?No
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No, there is not.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Classification of Economic Activities (1988) in Arabic language.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC Rev. 2)

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/1/2000