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FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS

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French Equivalent: Nomenclatures fonctionnelles

Definition:
Functional classifications are designed to classify certain transactions of producers and of three institutional sectors, namely household, general government and non-profit institutions serving households.

They are described as "functional" classifications because they identify the "functions" - in the sense of "purposes" or "objectives" - for which these groups of transactors engage in certain transactions.

The classifications concerned are:

Classification of individual consumption by purpose (COICOP);
Classification of the functions of government (COFOG);
Classification of the purposes of non-profit institutions serving households (COPNI); and
Classification of outlays of producers by purpose (COPP).

Source Publication:
SNA 18.1
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Cross References:
Classification of individual consumption by purpose (COICOP)
Classification of outlays of producers by purpose (COPP)
Classification of the functions of government (COFOG)
Classification of the purposes of non-profit institutions (COPNI)

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Statistical Theme: Classifications

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 05, 2003