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Country / Area: Azerbaijan

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)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.An additional digit was added to code structure, CEKA has 5 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?There are 556 subclass in CEKA classification.
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 SSC of Azerbaijan Republic is responsible for processing and conducting of CEKA.
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,
email: 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.Email 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.)CEKA was approved by the decision of the Board of SSC Azerbaijan Republic dated 04.01.1999.
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 CEKA is stipulated to be carried out after 2000.
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, Customs Committee, National Bank, Ministry of Finance, 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.)CEKA is used in surveys of all industries.
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 CEKA.
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, it is used.
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))Consultations are received within the framework of TACIS.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Tax Ministry, State Custom Committee, Ministry of Economy.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?All administration bodies use CEKA 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?As old Soviet classifications had been used there were no national classifications. "All Union classification of industries of national economy" was used.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Old Soviet classifications had no links with international ones.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?AUCINEC classification is composed of 5 digits.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?We are not able to answer this question.
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 for transfer to international classification. non equivalent conversion key exists.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?AUCINEC entered into force 1.01.76. All statistical information was collected and published by old classification. Old information and publication are available in the State Statistical Committee
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification 

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