The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Newspapers, Books, and Stationery (09.5)" is a classification of semi-durable and nondurable goods that refers to that part of expenditure paid by consumers and not reimbursed by government, social security, or Non-Profit Institutions Serving Households. The category; Newspaper, Books, and Stationery (09.5), contains Books (09.5.1), Newspapers and Periodicals (09.5.2), and Miscellaneous Printed Matter, Stationery, and Drawing Materials (09.5.3/4). This category is a subcategory of Recreational and Cultural (09) 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.
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Eurostat, Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: Newspapers, Books, and Stationery for Germany (including former GDR from 1991) [CP0950DEM086NEST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CP0950DEM086NEST, February 21, 2018.