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1 United Nations Statistics Division List of Industrial Products

2 2 History UN list of industrial products was developed in the framework of 1973 world programme on Industrial StatisticsUN list of industrial products was developed in the framework of 1973 world programme on Industrial Statistics Scope of world programmeScope of world programme organization and conduct of industrial inquiriesorganization and conduct of industrial inquiries Definition of indicators to be compiledDefinition of indicators to be compiled

3 3 History World programme made provisions on:World programme made provisions on: collection of information according to uniform procedurescollection of information according to uniform procedures compilation of this information in a uniform mannercompilation of this information in a uniform manner The aim of the world programme was:The aim of the world programme was: to guide and coordinate national activity in industrial census-takingto guide and coordinate national activity in industrial census-taking broaden the scope and improve the comparability of industrial statisticsbroaden the scope and improve the comparability of industrial statistics

4 4 Purpose The UN List of industrial products served as:The UN List of industrial products served as: A guide in reporting and collecting data on major industrial products for all countries and areasA guide in reporting and collecting data on major industrial products for all countries and areas A tool to observe and compare industrial production on a worldwide basisA tool to observe and compare industrial production on a worldwide basis The list representsThe list represents a pure form of product statisticsa pure form of product statistics physical quantity production data *physical quantity production data * * - up to 2003

5 5 Criteria Only a selective list of products, not comprehensiveOnly a selective list of products, not comprehensive Target size: 600 productsTarget size: 600 products Main criteria for inclusion were:Main criteria for inclusion were: current or prospective importance of the commodity in the international economycurrent or prospective importance of the commodity in the international economy balance within the industrial sectorbalance within the industrial sector importance of the commodity within the group to which it belongsimportance of the commodity within the group to which it belongs

6 6 Need for revision Changes in the economic structure, new productsChanges in the economic structure, new products The content of 1973 list has become out of dateThe content of 1973 list has become out of date has to be complemented with new productshas to be complemented with new products not necessarily completely alterednot necessarily completely altered Changes in underlying classificationsChanges in underlying classifications

7 7 Revision goals Reflect products representative of todays industriesReflect products representative of todays industries Update of supporting methodologyUpdate of supporting methodology Applicable for calculation of price indicesApplicable for calculation of price indices Based on current classificationsBased on current classifications

8 8 Classification List is based on CPCList is based on CPC Since physical quantity units have to comparable and meaningful, CPC subclasses are often too broadSince physical quantity units have to comparable and meaningful, CPC subclasses are often too broad Common choice: subdividing CPCCommon choice: subdividing CPC Coding system = CPC code + idCoding system = CPC code + id E.g. 15020-1E.g. 15020-1 Detail is chosen to also correspond to existing HS and Prodcom categoriesDetail is chosen to also correspond to existing HS and Prodcom categories Data for Prodcom not always available (e.g. confidentiality problems)Data for Prodcom not always available (e.g. confidentiality problems)

9 9 Data collection UNSD collects physical data and value data on annual production of commoditiesUNSD collects physical data and value data on annual production of commodities Major publication: Industrial Commodity Statistics YearbookMajor publication: Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook annual publication, contains data for the latest 10 yearsannual publication, contains data for the latest 10 years Other publications:Other publications: United Nations Statistics YearbookUnited Nations Statistics Yearbook Monthly Bulletin of StatisticsMonthly Bulletin of Statistics

10 10 Data collection Since 2004:Since 2004: Data on physical quantityData on physical quantity Data on value of productionData on value of production Data refer to production soldData refer to production sold Data conversion from Prodcom problematicData conversion from Prodcom problematic

11 11 Data replies (commodities) CountryVolume dataValue data Argentina129 Barbados23 Belize21 Bolivia137101 Brazil530531 Chile110 Colombia173 Costa Rica33 Cuba1471 Dominican Republic3722 Ecuador108 El Salvador95152 Guatemala40 Guyana17 CountryVolume dataValue data Haiti11 Honduras30 Jamaica36 Mexico420393 Nicaragua32 Panama58 Paraguay25 Peru13126 St. Lucia4 St. Vincent-Grenadines8 Trinidad and Tobago40 United States18952 Uruguay46268 Venezuela62

12 12 Data collection Can the response rate be improved?Can the response rate be improved? Who collects the data?Who collects the data? In what format/detail is it available?In what format/detail is it available?


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