1254.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Commodity Classification (ANZSCC), 1996  
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Contents >> Chapter 1: About the classification >> Structure and layout of the classification

26. The ANZSCC follows the structure of the CPC to its Group (three-digit) level, with only three exceptions:

      • ANZSCC 328 'Newspapers, journals and periodicals' was created, consisting of CPCs 323 'Newspapers, journals and periodicals, appearing at least four times a week' and 324 ' Newspapers, journals and periodicals, appearing less than four times a week';
      • ANZSCC 297 'Footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, or with uppers of leather or textile materials (including protective, sport and miscellaneous special footwear) (excluding skating boots, asbestos and orthopaedic footwear); Parts of footwear' was created, consisting of CPCs 293 'Footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, or with uppers of leather or textile materials, other than sports footwear, footwear incorporating a protective metal toe-cap and miscellaneous special footwear)', 294 'Sports footwear, except skating boots', 295 'Other footwear, except asbestos footwear, orthopaedic footwear and skating boots' and 296 'Parts for footwear; removable in-soles, heel cushions and similar articles; gaiters, leggings and similar articles, and parts thereof''; and
      • CPC 531 'Agricultural land, forest and other wooded land' was split to create ANZSCC's 534 'Agricultural land' and 535 'Forest and other wooded land'.

All exceptions are either aggregations or disaggregations of CPC Groups, and result from important user requirements or local data supply problems.

27. The layout of the classification is explained with reference to the following two examples from the body of the manual. The first relates to services commodities and the second to goods commodities.

28. The first three levels of the classification represent (in bold text) the Section, Division and Group level of the CPC. Further levels of the classification (plain text) represent the local Australian and New Zealand levels of the classification. These levels may or may not equate to CPC Classes or subclasses and are generally referred to as items.

Example 1: Services


8Business Services; Agricultural, Mining and Manufacturing Services
82Real Estate Services
822Real Estate Services on a fee or contract basis
822.01Sales and management of land and rural properties
822.01.01Rural properties
822.01.01.02Property management

Example 2: Goods

Old code

0Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products
01Products of Agrticulture, Horticulture and Market Gardening
016Beverage and Spice crops
016.01Beverage crops
016.01.11Cocoa beans, roasted
016.01.90Beverage crops n.e.c.(including green tea (not fermented) and partly fermented tea in immediate packings of a content exceeding 3kg; mate; cocoa beans, raw)
072.10p 074.12 074.31
0902.20 0903.00 1801.00p
016.02Spice crops
016.02.12Pepper of the genus 'Piper' (excluding 'Piper cubeba'), crushed or ground

29. In the 'Non-Transportable Goods' and 'Services' parts of the ANZSCC (Sections 5 to 9) the CPC field indicates the links to the detailed (5 digit) level of the CPC. These links are provided to aid the definition of the scope of individual ANZSCC items via the CPC explanatory notes described in paragraph 20 above.

30. The ANZSIC code represents what is known as the 'industry of origin' for the commodity concerned. A commodity is usually an output of a single industrial activity which is designated as the industry of origin for that commodity. It is possible, however, for a given commodity to be produced by more than one industrial activity. When this is the case, all industries of origin are indicated under the ANZSIC heading where they are significant, or a higher level of ANZSIC may be specified if there is a lack of information at the four digit level.

31. An example is ANZSCC item 391.13 'Brewing or distilling dregs or waste'. There are at least two significant industries of origin for this commodity, 'Beer and malt manufacturing' (ANZSIC 2182) and 'Spirit manufacturing' (ANZSIC 2184). The product is the same regardless of the industry of origin. The allocated industry of origin is identified at the ANZSIC Group level (i.e. 218 Beverage and malt manufacturing) as this level is broad enough to encompass all the activities involved in the production of the commodity. In the ANZSCC this level of ANZSIC is represented as 2180.

32. The UQ field refers to the 'Units of Quantity' by which data other than dollar values are collected. These mostly relate to transportable goods, but there are a few cases where they apply to non-transportable goods. The UQs are detailed with other abbreviations used in the ANZSCC.

33. For transportable goods (Sections 0 to 4 of the ANZSCC ), the SITC and HS codes are provided on the right side of each page. In addition to defining the scope of the ANZSCC items, they also indicate the links required for the compilation of comparable import, export, and production statistics. All import and export data are collected and published on an HS basis, and some are published on a SITC basis. The level of direct comparability varies from item to item, but in many cases it may be possible to construct more detailed comparisons by reference to the most detailed items of the import and export classifications.

34. There are three different sets of codes shown in the Old Code field in the transportable goods section of this classification. Items previously collected in ABS manufacturing censuses or surveys are displayed with a 5-digit code in the form 'nnn.nn'. Items collected in agricultural censuses and surveys are displayed with a 7-digit code in the form 'nn.nnn.nn'. or 'Supp' (supplementary). Items collected by the ABS in relation to mineral production are displayed with a 3-digit code in the form 'nnn'. In all cases the codes shown are, or were, those used in the respective statistical collections to identify the commodities concerned, and should be quoted in all references to data compiled prior to the implementation of the ANZSCC in these collections.

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