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Glossary:COICOP HICP

From Statistics Explained

The COICOP/HICP is the United Nations (UN) Classification of individual consumption by purpose (COICOP), which was adapted to the compilation of the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) of the European Union (EU) and the euro area.

Adapting COICOP to the HICP calculation involved a number of changes:

  • some sub-indices of the COICOP, such as narcotics and owner-occupied housing, had to be excluded because they are not within the HICP coverage;
  • certain sub-classes (those with 4 digits) have been combined to ensure their weight was above one part per thousand in most of the Member States.

Example

COICOP 01-12 - Individual consumption expenditure of households

01 - FOOD AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
01.1 - Food
01.2 - Non-alcoholic beverages
02 - ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO
02.1 - Alcoholic beverages
02.2 - Tobacco
03 - CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
03.1 - Clothing
03.2 - Footwear
04 - HOUSING, WATER, GAS, ELECTRICITY AND OTHER FUELS
04.1 - Actual rentals for housing
04.3 - Regular maintenance and repair of the dwelling
04.4 - Other services relating to the dwelling
04.5 - Electricity, gas and other fuels
05 - FURNISHINGS, HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF THE HOUSE
05.1 - Furniture, furnishings and decorations, carpets and other floor coverings and repairs
05.2 - Household textiles
05.3 - Household appliances
05.4 - Glassware, tableware and household utensils
05.5 - Tools and equipment for house and garden
05.6 - Goods and services for routine household maintenance
06 - HEALTH
06.1 - Medical products, appliances and equipment
06.2 - Outpatient services
06.3 - Hospital services
07 - TRANSPORT
07.1 - Purchase of vehicles
07.2 - Operation of personal transport equipment
07.3 - Transport services
08 - COMMUNICATIONS
08.1 - Postal services
08.2/3 - Telephone and telefax equipment and services
09 - RECREATION AND CULTURE
09.1 - Audio-visual, photographic and information processing equipment
09.2 - Other major durables for recreation and culture
09.3 - Other recreational items and equipment, gardens and pets
09.4 - Recreational and cultural services
09.5 - Newspapers, books and stationery
09.6 - Package holidays
10 - EDUCATION
11 - Restaurants and hotels
11.1 - Catering services
11.2 - Accommodation services
12 - MISCELLANEOUS GOODS AND SERVICES
12.1 - Personal care
12.3 - Personal effects n.e.c.
12.4 - Social protection
12.5 - Insurance
12.6 - Financial services n.e.c.
12.7 - Other services n.e.c.

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