The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Postal Services (08.1)" is a classification of services that includes payments for the delivery of letters, postcards, and parcels; private mail and parcel delivery; all purchases of new postage stamps, pre-franked postcards, and aerogrammes. This category excludes purchase of used or cancelled postage stamps (09.3.1), and financial services of post offices (12.6.2). This category is a subcategory of Communications (08) category. Information provided in the notes pertaining to HICP classifications can be found from the source at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/en/prc_hicp_esms.htm. Copyright, European Union, 1995-2016, http://ec.europa.eu/geninfo/legal_notices_en.htm#copyright.