Polish Classification of Products and Services (PKWiU)
PKWiU is 7-digits classification. Groupings at the level of 7th digit were created solely for the national needs to enable:
The Polish Classification of Goods and Services in the international system of statistical classifications
The economic classifications are in statistics the main instrument for collection, elaboration as well as for presenting statistical data.
PKWiU in the international system of statistical classifications:
PKWiU is integrally connected with the international economic classifications. It is harmonized and has conceptual, scope and coding correspondence with them.
How Polish Classification of Goods and Services is built?
The Polish Classification of Good and Services is the classification of the national and imported products being in the Polish economic circulation.
Products means goods and services. Goods means raw materials, semi-finished products, final goods, assemblies and parts – if they are in circulation.
The concept of services includes:
The Polish Classification of Good and Services groups products divided into ten levels.
The structure of PKWiU is as follow:
|The symbol of grouping||The name of grouping||The scope given by classification|
|XX.XX||class||PKD 2007 (NACE Rev.2)|
|XX.XX.XX||subcategory||CPA 2008 – 6 digits|
|XX.XX.XX.X||heading||PKWiU 2008 – 7 digits|
The last level of the structure (7-digits groupings) were created exclusively for the national statistical needs. The Polish Classification of Goods and Services (PKWiU) was established by the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of October 29, 2008 (JL No 207, item 1293). This Regulation shall become effective on 1 January 2009 for the purposes of:
In case of difficulty in establishing the proper grouping the interested unit may apply in writing for assistance in classifying a kind of activity, good or service, fixed asset, type of construction and for issuing an information, to the Centre of Standard in Classifications of the Statistical Office in Łódź, ul. Suwalska 29, 93-176 Łódź.