One of the functions of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as stated in the Statistics Act of 2002, is to establish statistical standards and ensure their use by all producers of official statistics, so as to among other things, facilitate the integration and comparison of the statistics produced both nationally and internationally, as well as to co-ordinate statistical activities in the country.
As a result of this, the Compendium of Tourism and Accommodation Facilities; Cultural and Sports activities; and Information and Communication, which is part of the Main Compendium of Statistical Classification, has been produced for the purpose of documenting important statistical classifications, which are needed for data production and management of the sector Statistics in Tanzania Mainland.
This document contains information on Tourism and Accommodation facilities; Culture and Sporting activities; and Information and Communication. Statistical terms, Concepts and Definitions are also an integral part of this compendium. The classifications and codes used in this compendium are internationally recognized. These include the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC Rev 4), Central Product Classification (CPC), Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System - HS).