The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Nondurable Household Goods (05.6.1)" is a classification of nondurable goods that includes cleaning and maintenance products such as soaps, washing powders, washing liquids, scouring powders, detergents, disinfectant bleaches, softeners, conditioners, window-cleaning products, waxes, polishes, dyes, unblocking agents, disinfectants, insecticides, fungicides, and distilled water; articles for cleaning such as brooms, scrubbing brushes, dust pans and dust brushes, dusters, tea towels, floorcloths, household sponges, scourers, steel wool, and chamois leathers; paper products such as filters, tablecloths and table napkins, kitchen paper, vacuum cleaner bags, cardboard tableware, including aluminum foil and plastic bin liners; other non-durable household articles such as matches, candles, lamp wicks, methylated spirits, clothes pegs, clothes hangers, pins, safety pins, sewing needles, knitting needles, thimbles, nails, screws, nuts and bolts, tacks, washers, glues and adhesive tapes for household use, string, twine, and rubber gloves; and polishes, creams, and other shoe-cleaning articles.
This category excludes horticultural products for the upkeep of ornamental gardens (09.3.3), paper handkerchiefs, toilet paper, toilet soaps, toilet sponges, and other products for personal hygiene (12.1.3).
This category is a subcategory of the Furnishings, Household Equipment, and Routine Maintenance of the House (05) and of Goods and Services for Routine Household Maintenance (05.6) 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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