The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices category "Miscellaneous Printed Matter, Stationery, and Drawing Materials (09.5.3/4)" is a classification of nondurable goods that includes catalogues and advertising material; posters, plain or picture postcards, and calendars; greeting cards, visiting cards, and announcement and message cards; maps and globes, writing pads, envelopes, account books, notebooks, diaries, etc.; pens, pencils, fountain pens, ball-point pens, felt-tip pens, inks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, etc.; stencils, carbon paper, typewriter ribbons, inking pads, correcting fluids, etc.; paper punches, paper cutters, paper scissors, office glues and adhesives, staplers and staples, paper clips, drawing pins, etc.; drawing and painting materials such as canvas, paper, card, paints, crayons, pastels, and brushes; and educational materials such as exercise books, slide rules, geometry instruments, slates, chalks, and pencil boxes.
This category excludes pre-franked postcards and aerogrammes (08.1.0), stamp albums (09.3.1), and pocket calculators (09.1.3).
This category is a subcategory of the Recreation and Culture (09) and of Newspapers, Books, and Stationery (09.5) categories.
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: Miscellaneous Printed Matter, Stationery, and Drawing Materials for European Union (28 countries) [CP0953EU28M086NEST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CP0953EU28M086NEST, November 14, 2018.