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1 United Nations Statistics Division The Classification By Broad Economic Categories(BEC)United Nations Statistics Division
2 BECThe 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 SNAWith time, countries started to use BEC for a variety of purposes including economic analysis and setting tariffs.
3 BECUNSD 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.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?
4 BEC structure 1* Food and beverages 11* Primary 111* Mainly for industry Intermediate goods112* Mainly for household consumption Consumption goods12* Processed121* Mainly for industry Intermediate goods122* Mainly for household consumption Consumption goods2* Industrial supplies not elsewhere specified21* Primary Intermediate goods22* Processed Intermediate goods3* Fuels and lubricants31* Primary Intermediate goods32* Processed321* Motor spirit (see para. 11)322* Other Intermediate goods
5 BEC structure 4* Capital goods (except transport equipment), and parts and accessories thereof41* Capital goods (except transport equipment) Capital goods42* Parts and accessories Intermediate goods5* Transport equipment, and parts and accessories thereof51* Passenger motor cars (see para. 11)52* Other521* Industrial Capital goods522* Non-industrial Consumption goods53* Parts and accessories Intermediate goods6* Consumer goods not elsewhere specified61* Durable Consumption goods62* Semi-durable Consumption goods63* Non-durable Consumption goods7* Goods not elsewhere specified (see para. 11)
6 BEC questions For what purposes is the BEC used? Is the BEC structure used or only the correlation to basic goods classes in the SNA?Should BEC be expanded to services?Why?