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United Nations Statistics Division The Classification By Broad Economic Categories (BEC)

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1 United Nations Statistics Division The Classification By Broad Economic Categories (BEC)

2 2 BEC The BEC was initially developed by UNSD for internal purposes to reclassify merchandise imports (reported in terms of SITC) into the product categories relevant to the SNA.The BEC was initially developed by UNSD for internal purposes to reclassify merchandise imports (reported in terms of SITC) into the product categories relevant to the SNA. Relates to basic classes of goods in the SNARelates to basic classes of goods in the SNA With time, countries started to use BEC for a variety of purposes including economic analysis and setting tariffs.With time, countries started to use BEC for a variety of purposes including economic analysis and setting tariffs.

3 3 BEC UNSD has created correspondence tables between BEC and each new revision of SITC and the Harmonized System (latest with HS 2007 and SITC 4).UNSD has created correspondence tables between BEC and each new revision of SITC and the Harmonized System (latest with HS 2007 and SITC 4). However, over the years the BEC structure remained unchanged and the rules for assigning particular SITC or HS headings to BEC clearly need revisiting.However, over the years the BEC structure remained unchanged and the rules for assigning particular SITC or HS headings to BEC clearly need revisiting. Since the CPC is based on HS, it also can be correlated to BEC.Since the CPC is based on HS, it also can be correlated to BEC. Should BEC be extended to trade in services using CPC services categories as a starting point?Should BEC be extended to trade in services using CPC services categories as a starting point?

4 4 BEC structure 1* Food and beverages1* Food and beverages 11* Primary11* Primary 111* Mainly for industry Intermediate goods111* Mainly for industry Intermediate goods 112* Mainly for household consumption Consumption goods112* Mainly for household consumption Consumption goods 12* Processed12* Processed 121* Mainly for industry Intermediate goods121* Mainly for industry Intermediate goods 122* Mainly for household consumption Consumption goods122* Mainly for household consumption Consumption goods 2* Industrial supplies not elsewhere specified2* Industrial supplies not elsewhere specified 21* Primary Intermediate goods21* Primary Intermediate goods 22* Processed Intermediate goods22* Processed Intermediate goods 3* Fuels and lubricants3* Fuels and lubricants 31* Primary Intermediate goods31* Primary Intermediate goods 32* Processed32* Processed 321* Motor spirit (see para. 11)321* Motor spirit (see para. 11) 322* Other Intermediate goods322* Other Intermediate goods

5 5 BEC structure 4* Capital goods (except transport equipment), and4* Capital goods (except transport equipment), and parts and accessories thereof 41* Capital goods (except transport equipment) Capital goods41* Capital goods (except transport equipment) Capital goods 42* Parts and accessories Intermediate goods42* Parts and accessories Intermediate goods 5* Transport equipment, and parts and accessories thereof5* Transport equipment, and parts and accessories thereof 51* Passenger motor cars (see para. 11)51* Passenger motor cars (see para. 11) 52* Other52* Other 521* Industrial Capital goods521* Industrial Capital goods 522* Non-industrial Consumption goods522* Non-industrial Consumption goods 53* Parts and accessories Intermediate goods53* Parts and accessories Intermediate goods 6* Consumer goods not elsewhere specified6* Consumer goods not elsewhere specified 61* Durable Consumption goods61* Durable Consumption goods 62* Semi-durable Consumption goods62* Semi-durable Consumption goods 63* Non-durable Consumption goods63* Non-durable Consumption goods 7* Goods not elsewhere specified (see para. 11)7* Goods not elsewhere specified (see para. 11)

6 6 BEC questions 1.For what purposes is the BEC used? 2.Is the BEC structure used or only the correlation to basic goods classes in the SNA? 3.Should BEC be expanded to services? Why?Why?


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