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Country / Area: Mongolia

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) 
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?None
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.There are no differences in structure between the Mongolian standard and international 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 current national classification consists of 17 branches, 60 sub-branches and the most detailed 292 items.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.No, it is not needed.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.National Statistical Office of Mongolia
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)B.Battur
Officer of Business Register and Monitoring Division
National Statistical Office of Mongolia
Fax: (976)-1-324518; E-mail: sso@magicnet.mn
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.National Statistical Office of Mongolia
Government Building 3, Baga-toiruu 44, Ulaanbaatar 11, Mongolia
Tel: (976)-1-320262; Fax: (976)-1-324518; E-mail: sso@magicnet.mn
URL: http://statis.pmis.gov.mn
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.)In 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.We would revise the national classification whenever the international basis classification is being revised.
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.The Mongolian Standard Industrial Classification has been used mainly for the estimation of the GDP, Enterprises census, Time use survey, Population and Housing Census 2000, Living Standard and Measurement Survey and for all sample survey which are related to the price and the estimation of the production.
All level of statistical agencies as well as the Ministry of Finance, and Tax office, etc use this classification.
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.)The Mongolian Standard Industrial Classification has been used mainly for the estimation of the GDP, Enterprises census, Time use survey, Population and Housing Census 2000, Living Standard and Measurement Survey and for all sample surveys, which are related to the price and the estimation of the production
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?The results of Population and housing census, Enterprises census, national accounts, business statistics 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.)Mongolian and English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes, it is available in electronic form.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes, the conversation key(s) exist in electronic form.
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 has been elaborated explanatory notes and recommendations.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsWhile we don’t have any problems so far using the current classification, user’s understanding of this classification is not in the same level.
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))The following assistance needed from international organisations:
-To carry out training course about the classification
-To supply computer equipment
-To conduct a study-tour
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes, there are users of the classification who use for tax purposes. National Tax Office.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?None
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?The classification is adopted by Council of Mutual Economic Assistance.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?None
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?None
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?147 items
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)None
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?In 1984
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationNone

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