1 - United Nations Statistics Division

The State Committee of the Republic
of Uzbekistan on statistics
System of Statistical Classifications in
the State Committee of the Republic of
Uzbekistan on statistics
Seminar on international classifications
19-21 March 2013, Chisinau, Moldova
Maintenance of the system of the economic and statistical classifications, necessary for the statistical
work, is one of the main tasks of state statistics, defined in the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on
«State statistics».
System of classifications used in the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan
on statistics includes:
 Classification of activity
National classification of economic activities, GCEA-2;
 classifications of goods, services, assets
CPA, FEACN (CN), COICOP, NPP (national nomenclature of industrial products), OKUVD
(national classification of services), KOF national classification of the main funds (fixed assets);
 classifications of population
 regional nomenclatures
SOATO, Countries in the world;
 functional classifications of the SNA
 administrative classifications
OPF, KFC, codes of registration authorities;
 classifications of sizes and measurement units
classification of type of enterprise by the number of employed, classification of small
enterprises and microenterprises, etc.
 special statistical classifications
interdepartmental, for data processing
Current activities of Goskomstat concerning revision of
statistical classifications
Classification of economic activities– GCEA rev.2
 approved, according to the resolution of the Agency «Uzstandard» from 8
January 2011
№ 05-268, implemented in EGRPO from April 2011;
 common base is the Statistical classification of economic activity
in the European Union (NACE Rev.2 “Statistical
classification of economic activities in the European Community”);
 gradual implementation in statistics in parallel with the current national
classification is planned to complete in 2014.
Classifications revision plans for 2013-2014
Classification of products by activity – OKPVD
 working draft is under discussion;
 based on the Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European
Economic Community, 2008 version (CPA 2008);
 it is planned to approve it in 2013 and to implement it gradually in 2013-2015.
Classification of individual consumption by purpose COICOP
 based on the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose, 1999;
 it is planned to review it in 2014 with disaggregation of positions of COICOP and
connection with CPA
The process of implementation of economic activity
classification in statistical work.
GCEA-2 gradually implemented from 1 April 2011.
From April to June 2011 in a Single state register of enterprises and
organisations including all legal entities with codes of the main type of activity
based on GCEA-2, in parallel with national classification.
The coding was done on the basis of the methodological document
developed by Goskomstat, which is based on the Eurostat recommendations
on NACE rev. 2 implementation in the registers of the EU member states.
The basis for coding is annual statistical observation for big enterprises,
small business, farmers, non-profit organisations for 2010, data is updated on
the annual basis.
Further activities are carried out according to the Action plan on the implementation
in statistical work parallel calculations on the basis of GCEA-2 for 2012-2015,
approved by the Chairman of the Goskomstat.
The work is carried out in the following sequence:
Stage I – Development of tools- January 2012 - June 2013.
Stage II – Calculations for 2010–2012. – July - September 2013.
Stage III – Improvement of tools- II quarter 2013
(changes in the forms of the state statistical observations).
Stage IV – Promotion of GCEA-2 for external users, by:
Disseminating publication as an annex to the yearbook «Uzbekistan in figures»;
Posting on the official website separate indicators from the GCEA-2 structure;
Including in the educational thematic plans for the Centre of retraining of staff and
statistical surveys course on GCEA-2 explanations.
Methodological support for the GCEA-2 implementation:
Methodological support for the GCEA-2 implementation:
Year 2012 – approved and implemented Methodological guidelines on the
GDP calculation by production method in the GCEA-2 structure;
Year 2013 - being prepared and will be implemented by the end of the year
Methodological guidelines on the calculation of the volume index of industrial
production in the structure of the classification of activities GCEA-2;
Methodological approaches to the calculation of index of producer prices in
the structure of the classification GCEA-2.
Revision of time series
In the current practice of the Goskomstat it is established
that during the revision of the statistical classification:
 main indicators for all years are recalculated from microdata, starting from
the base year;
 recalculated data for the previous base years (starting from 1991) on the
basis of coefficients
For example: for the GCEA-2 parallel calculations from microdata for 20102012 were done on the basis of the annual statistical surveys, and for the year s
1991,1995, 2000, 2005 on the basis of coefficients.
Difficulties with GCEA-2:
 Groupings of the current national classification of activities are widely used
during the development of state development programs, in the tax law,
during the state registration of legal entities, other legal acts (for example,
licensing), so the parallel use in statistical calculations of both classifications
will be necessary for a long time.
 Coding of the activity of enterprises that belong to the division , 43
«Specialised construction works» - highly specialised construction companies
that could be classified only in one of the classes of this division, are
practically absent in the republic, in practice they are often classified as
Special situations were we would like to receive more precise
recommendations on the international classification of activity:
Criteria sufficient for assigning activities to industrial production, for
 purchase of crude vegetable oil, deriving from it refined oil, bottling, selling it
(is it production or wholesale trade?);
 production and installation of the custom-made plastic frames, doors,
windows (manufacturing, construction or trade?);
 installation of fire alarm of its own production in the building of the customer
and its continued maintenance (industry, construction or services?).
Types of activities which are difficult to code:
 recruitment agencies, that recruit specialised staff for other enterprises for the
long term period (more than a year) (what is the main activity of this company?);
 radio(television) companies – producing themed radio (television) transmissions,
but receiving main revenue from the production and placement of advertisements
(what should be defined here as value added?);
 poultry (or fish) farms – which sell their products (processed poultry meat or
smoked, gutted fish) through flagship stores or retail chain;
 small farms in the mountains, hunting or fishing farms, which practice ecotourism
(where they should be classified, if their biggest revenue in a year comes from
domestic tourism).
The introduction of classification of products by activity OKPVD,
harmonised with CPA 2008
At present, in the statistical surveys for the classification of goods and services,
are used:
National nomenclature of industrial products
 introduced according to the Goskomstat resolution and reviewed annually;
 it includes 2700 items of manufactured goods and services produced in the country;
 used in business statistics, as well as specialized industry surveys.
National classification of service activities (OKUVD)
 approved by the decision of the Agency «UZstandard» from 12 May 2006, №05-15;
 based on the harmonisation with the Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the
European Economic Community, 2002 version (CPA 2002);
 introduced in business statistics and in special surveys of production services from 2007.
Specific issues raised during the development of the
OKPVD classification, and their solution.
1. Existing national classifications of industrial products and services by type of
activity in certain groups were too or not enough disaggregated , which created coding
problems during statistical surveys .
In developing OKPVD on the basis of the study results of the annual statistical
surveys :
• eliminated unnecessary details by type of service;
• expanded the list of goods in a certain groups of classification.
2. In Uzbekistan is being implemented the program of localization of finished
products, components and materials based on industrial cooperation.
The course of development of new modern industrial products, that were only supplied
by exports before, is very interesting both for the Government, general public and
To provide tracking in statistical surveys of new for the republic types of products, it
was decided to include in OKPVD correspondence keys with FEACN.
Thank you for your attention!