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Country / Area: United Republic of Tanzania

Classification category: Activity classifications

General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Identical to ISIC
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?70 items Manufacturing sector - quarterly survey of Ind. Prod. Mining, mfg - annual survey of Ind. Prod.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)
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)Mrs. R. Moro - 2122722/23
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.Email: nbs.dq@raha.com
Email: nbs.ecostat@raha.com
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 implementation of various statistical applications started in the 1960's.
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.The current classification will be revised in early 2001.
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.Used in 1989 Industrial Production Census
- Quarterly Survey of Industrial Production 4-digit
- Annual Survey of Industrial Production 4-digit
- Survey of construction (to be done in near future) 4-digit
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.)Annual surveys of industrial production.
10 - 49 250+ persons engaged, National Accounts Surveys (Public and Private Enterprise), Informal Sector Surveys, 2000 round population census - August 2002 - Questionnaire not yet designed.
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?- National Accounts
- Producer Price Indices (PPI)
- Industrial Survey Reports
- Industrial Production Indices
- Input - output tables
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 (ISIC 2)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsMethodology in classifying some of the items in the ISIC.
Problems with reliability of time series because variety of new items lumped into same categories with older ones.
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))Yes, in the methodology of compilation and estimation of non-response. Training/short courses in the implementation of Rev. 3.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Customs and Central register of establishments in NBS.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?HS - used, ASYCUDA + EUROTRADE for implementation
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.HS/SITC correspondence needed.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?ISIC Rev. 1.

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/1/2000