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A new version of a classification differs in essential ways from the previous version. Essential changes are changes that alter the borders between categories, i.e. a statistical unit may belong to different categories in the new and the older version. Border changes may be caused by creating or deleting categories, or moving a part of a category to another category.

Changes in classifications and structure comprise changes in sector classification and structure of institutional units and changes in classification of assets and liabilities (Eurostat, "European System of Accounts - ESA 1995", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996, par.6.29).

Source Publication:
Neuchâtel Group, "Neuchâtel Terminology: Classification database object types and their attributes - Version 2", September 2002.

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Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Last updated on Friday, December 16, 2005