Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index, fourth quarter 2011

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The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index was unchanged in the fourth quarter, following a 0.9% increase in the third quarter.

Heavy machinery and equipment rental and leasing services (for construction, transportation, mining and forestry) increased 0.2% while office and other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing services decreased 0.3%.

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Services Producer Price Index: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services
Chart 1: Services Producer Price Index: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services

Chart description: Services Producer Price Index: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services

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The index rose 1.3% in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of 2010.

Note to readers

With this release, the third quarter 2011 data are revised and the fourth quarter 2011 data are subject to revision.

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index is part of the Services Producer Price Index program at Statistics Canada. The purpose of this survey is to collect and compile data to measure movements in the price of rental and leasing activities for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment industry. These data are combined to estimate a price index for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing services sector. The index can be joined with other business service indexes to provide better estimates of real output and productivity, and to monitor inflation in the services sector.

The data are not seasonally adjusted. This is a monthly index that is disseminated on a quarterly basis. Indexes are available at the Canada level only.

The Office and Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index combines the North American Industry Classification System codes 53242 and 53249.

Available without charge in CANSIM: table CANSIM table332-0005.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number survey number5137.

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