The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Materials for the Maintenance and Repair of the Dwelling (04.3.1)" is a classification of nondurable goods that includes products and materials, such as paints and varnishes, renderings, wallpapers, fabric wall coverings, window panes, plaster, cement, putty, wallpaper pastes, etc., purchased for minor maintenance and repair of the dwelling; small plumbing items (pipes, taps, joints, etc.); and surfacing materials (floor boards, ceramic tiles, etc.).
This category excludes fitted carpets and linoleum (05.1.2); hand tools, door fittings, power sockets, wiring flex, and lamp bulbs (05.5.2); brooms, scrubbing brushes, dusting brushes, and cleaning products (05.6.1); and products, materials, and fixtures used for major maintenance, and repair (intermediate consumption, not covered by HICP) or for extension and conversion of the dwelling (capital formation, not covered by HICP).
This category is a subcategory of the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels (04) and of Maintenance and Repair of the Dwelling (04.3) categories.
Information provided in the notes pertaining to HICP classifications can be found from the source at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nomenclatures/index.cfm?TargetUrl=ACT_OTH_CLS_DLD&StrNom=HICP_2000&StrFormat=HTML&StrLanguageCode=EN&IntKey=22470387.
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