The Central Product Classification (CPC) constitutes a complete product classification covering goods and services, and aims to classify the goods and services that are the result of production in any economy. It is intended to service as an international standard for assembling and tabulating all kinds of data requiring product detail, including industrial production, national accounts, service industries, domestic and foreign commodity trade, international trade in services, balance of payments, consumption and price statistics. Other basic aims are to provide a framework for international comparison and promote harmonization of various types of statistics dealing with goods and services. The publication is divided into seven parts: Part 1: is an introduction to the classification, with conceptual background; Part 2: sets out the broad structure of CPC; Part 3: contains the detailed classification structure; Part 4: consists of the explanatory notes for categories; Part 5: shows two alternative structures complementing the CPC; Part 6: contains a table of changes; Part 7: includes an English alphabetical index. This version supersedes the 1998 update.The CPC was used as a source in the preparation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). ... Manual on Statistics of International Trade in Servicesa prepared by the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services.
|Title||:||Central Product Classification (CPC)|
|Author||:||United Nations. Statistical Division|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2004-01-01|