Definition: Analysis by production
Analysis by production is a type of economic analysis focusing on the unit of homogeneous production (UHP) or homogeneous branch. The UHP is however not normally a suitable unit for observation since it is a statistical construct. Thus product totals themselves can only in general be devised by a process of manipulation at the level of the individual units. Product classifications currently used include: - Classification of Products by Activity (CPA) which is used at EU-level, - PRODCOM, Eurostat, - Combined Nomenclature (CN), Eurostat, - Harmonised System (HS), World Trade Organization, - Central Product Classification (CPC), United Nations. It is important to distinguish analysis by production from the analysis by industry.