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Classification - COICOP

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Short description

The COICOP is the domestic adaptation of the internationally uniform statistical classification; it is the nomenclature of the classification of individual purchased consumption by purpose.

COICOP – short description (pdf, 151 KB)

COICOP is a national adaptation of international standard to classification of individual consumption by purpose


The code numbers and descriptions of the items of the classification.

COICOP’2013 structure (xlsx, 29 KB)

Explanatory notes

The explanatory notes determine the contents of the classification items. They help to find the appropriate category in the classification.

COICOP’2013 explanatory notes (pdf, 535 KB)

Search engine

It supports the quick search in the classification. After searching by code number or text, it displays those items of the classification that contain the relevant code number or text.

No search engine has been made for this classification.


Principles and rules of classification to be applied.

Methodology (pdf, 83 KB)

Correspondence tables

Conversion key between the items of the current version of classification and those of the previous version.

There is no difference on the 3-digit level between COICOP’2000 and COICOP’2013, as such no translation key has been generated for the COICOP’2000 3-digit and COICOP’2013 3-digit structures.

Legal basis

Legislation ordering the use of the classification.

Predecessor classification (Old versions):

Previous versions of the classification can be found here.

COICOP’2000 structure (xlsx, 17 KB)

International version of classification


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