The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Major Household Appliances Whether Electric or Not and Small Electric Household Appliances (05.3.1/2)" is a classification of durable goods and semi-durable goods that includes refrigerators, freezers, and fridge-freezers; washing-machines, dryers, drying cabinets, dishwashers, and ironing and pressing machines; cookers, spit roasters, hobs, ranges, ovens, and micro-wave ovens; air conditioners, humidifiers, space heaters, water heaters, ventilators, and extractor hoods; vacuum cleaners, steam-cleaning machines, carpet shampooing machines, and machines for scrubbing, waxing, and polishing floors; other major household appliances such as safes, sewing machines, knitting machines, water softeners, etc.; coffee mills, coffee-makers, juice extractors, can openers, food mixers, deep fryers, meat grills, knives, toasters, ice cream makers, sorbet makers, yogurt makers, hotplates, irons, kettles, fans, electric blankets, etc.; and delivery and installation of the appliances when applicable. The durable goods portion of this index is the Major Household Appliances Whether Electric or Not, and the Small Electric Household Appliances is the semi-durable goods portion of the index.
This category excludes such appliances that are built into the structure of the building (capital formation, not covered by HICP), small non-electric household articles and kitchen utensils (05.4.0), household scales (05.4.0), and personal weighing machines and baby scales (12.1.3).
This category is a subcategory of the Furnishings, Household Equipment, and Routine Maintenance of the House (05) and of Household Appliances (05.3) 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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