The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Household Textiles (05.2)" is a classification of semi-durable goods that includes furnishing fabrics, curtain material, curtains, double curtains, awnings, door curtains, and fabric blinds; bedding such as futons, pillows, bolsters, and hammocks; bed linens such as sheets, pillowcases, blankets, travelling rugs, plaids, eiderdowns, counterpanes, and mosquito nets; table linen and bathroom linen such as tablecloths, table napkins, towels, and facecloths; other household textiles such as shopping bags, laundry bags, shoe bags, covers for clothes and furniture, flags, sunshades, etc.; repair of such articles; and cloth bought by the piece; oilcloth; bathroom mats, rush mats, and door mats.
This category excludes fabric wall coverings (04.3.1), tapestries (05.1.1), floor coverings such as carpets and fitted carpets (05.1.2), electric blankets (05.3.2), covers for motor cars, motor cycles, etc. (07.2.1), and air mattresses and sleeping bags (09.3.2).
The category is a subcategory of Furnishings, Household Equipment, and Routine Maintenance of the House (05) category.
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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