The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Heat Energy (04.5.5)" is a classification of nondurable goods and energy that includes hot water and steam purchased from district heating plants, associated expenditure such as hire of meters, reading of meters, standing charges, etc.; and ice used for cooling and refrigeration purposes.
This category is a subcategory of the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels (04) and of Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels (04.5) categories.
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