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Standard Classifications

  • Overview

    Statistical data are needed to be used in the analysis of economical and social structures of countries. However, providing the same meaning among users and also in international areas requires that statistical data would be arranged on the base of certain standards. Since we live in information age and the globalization has been aimed recently, communication of information users (who speak different languages or have different purposes) would be possible only with a common language constituted by means of classifications and codification systems.

    The main structures of classifications have been developed by cooperation between the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Monetary Fund(IMF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) and other authorized organizations in related areas.

    With the condition of providing the transition between national classifications which have been produced to meet national requirements and classifications approved in international areas, countries are given the right to develop their own classifications.

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  • Legal References

    Legal references for the Unification and disseminate statistical classifications

    In order to unify the use of statistical classifications by all official bodies related to the production and use of Official Statistical Figure, Palestinian Cabinet issued certain decisions that are consistent with the General Statistics Law No. 4, 2000, and explicitly states the need for the commitment by all official bodies with statistical Classifications issued by PCBS in the production and tabulation and analysis of official statistical data.

     

    Cabinet decision  in order to unify of Statistical concepts and classifications 2013

    Cabinet decision  in order to unify of Statistical concepts and classifications 2009

  • Social & Demography Classification
     

    Classification Name

    Abbreviation

    Local / International

    Overview

    Version

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    1- International Classification of Activities for Time Use Statistics (Arabic Only)
    ICATUS International* Current Version        
    2-

    Palestinian Standard Classification Guide for Scientific disciplines (Arabic Only)

    ISCED International* Current Version        
        ISCED     Revision 1997          
    3-  Palestinian Occupation Classification (Arabic Only) ISCO08  International* Current Version      
        ISCO08     Revision 2014        
        ISCO08     Revision 2013        
        ISCO08     Revision 2011          
        ISCO88     Revision 1997        
        ISCO88     Revision 1994            

     


    International*:International classification Taking into account the privacy of the Palestinians

  • Economic Classification
     

    Classification Name

    Abbreviation

    Local / International

    Overview

    Version

    Word   Excel   PDF Link Files
    1-

    Standard International Trade Classification

    SITC.4 International* Current Version          
        SITC.3     Revision 1995      
    2-

    Palestinian Industrial Classification for Economical Activities (Arabic Only)

    ISIC 4 International* Current Version    
        ISIC 4     Revision 2013      
        ISIC 4     Revision 2011        
        ISIC 3     Revision 2004      
        ISIC 3     Revision 1997          
    3-

    Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Arabic only)

    HS International* Current Version            
        HS     Revision 2009        
    4-

    Balance of Payments Manual

    BPM5 International Current Version      
    5-

    Classification by Board Economic Categories

    BEC

    International Current Version    
    6-

    Government Finance Statistics Manual

    GFSM

    International Current Version          
    7-

    External Debt Statistics  Guide for compilers and users

    EDS

    International Current Version          

     


    International*:International classification Taking into account the privacy of the Palestinians

  • Geographical and Environmental Classification
     

    Classification Name

    Abbreviation

    Local / International

    Overview

    Version

    Word   Excel   PDF   Link Files
    1- A Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics FDES International Current Version            
    2- IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2006 (Arabic Only) IPCC International Current Version            
    3- Localities Guidance 1948 (Arabic Only)    Local Current Version        
    4- Palestinian Localities Guidance    Local Current Version      
              Revision 1997          
    5- Countries and Citizens Classification CCC International* Current Version          
              Revision 2007        
              Revision 1997            
    6- Agriculture Classification Guide (Arabic Only)

    ICC

    International* Current Version        
    7- Standard International Energy Classification

    SIEC

    International Current Version          
    8- Land Use Classification (Arabic Only)

    LU

    International* Current Version          

     


    International*:International classification Taking into account the privacy of the Palestinians

  • Classification According to Purpose

    Classification Name

    Abbreviation

    Local / International

    Overview

    Version

    Word   Excel   PDF   Link Files
    Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (Arabic Only) COICOP International* Current Version          

     


    International*:International classification Taking into account the privacy of the Palestinians

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