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Country / Area: Azerbaijan

Classification category: Product 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)No.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?No
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.CCT has 8 digits.
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?CCT consist of 3851 items.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes, there are.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The State Statistical Committee is responsible for elaboration and maintenance of the classification.
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)Mansurov Alkhan
E-mail: azstat@azeri.com
Fax: (99412) 398104
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.E-mail: azstat@azeri.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.)CCT was approved by the decision of the Board of SSC dated 28 October 1998.
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.Revision of CCT is stipulated to be carried out after 2002.
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.In all statistical surveys overall and sample method is used. As outside users of this classification are Ministry of Economy, Tax Ministry, State Customs Committee, National Bank and etc.
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.)CCT classification is used in all surveys of economy.
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 publications are in correspondence with CCT 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.)In Azerbaijan language.
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?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)Yes.
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))Consultation are receive within the framework of TACIS program
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Social Defence of Labour and Population, Ministry of Tax, Custom Committee.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?In some administrative bodies used CCT instead of OKP. SSC has got this classification.
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. 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?They were no national classification before, as the old soviet classification has been used. Previously all Union classification of kinds of products ( OKP) was used instead of CCT.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Soviet classification had no links with international classification
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Code structure of OKP classification had 10 digits.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Classification had been totally changed.
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)As it was difficult to set up conversion keys of soviet classification to soviet classification the level of this keys was very low. Non- equivalent conversion key is available.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?OKP classification entered into force 01.01.76.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationAll statistical data were collected and published by old classification. Information received by old classification and publications are available in the SSC.

Source: UN/ESCAP questionnaire, 12/1/2000