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Country / Area: Zimbabwe

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?Activities that do not take place in the country are suppressed while those of special local significance are elaborated.
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, additional local details are shown by employment of an extra digit. The details are almost always determined by the kind of product produced rather than the method of production or inputs used.
Classification structure
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Central Statistical Office
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)This aspect is not so formalized in Zimbabwe. However the statistician in charge of the Census of Industrial Production could best suit that descrition. Her name is Mrs. T. Bandama, telephone 263 4 706681/7, email tbandama@cso.zarnet.ac.zw
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.Still to be determined
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 office is still converting from ISIC rev. 2 based ZIC to the ISIC rev.3 based. The Census of Industrial Production has already been converted while the employment system has not.
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.As indicated in 11 above the Office is still converting from rev. 2 to rev. 3.
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.Industrial statistics and national accounts
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.)Census of Industrial Production.
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.)English
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?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, in the case of the ISIC Rev. 2 based classification, but not in the ISIC Rev.3 based one.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Most users adopt the classification in which the data is published.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?The Zimbabwe Industrial Classification based on ISIC rev.2, mentioned above.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?The International Standard Industrial Classification rev. 2
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationEmployment statistics

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/1/2000