Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index, second quarter 2012

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The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index was unchanged in the second quarter.

Heavy machinery and equipment rental and leasing services (for construction, transportation, mining and forestry) decreased 0.1%. Office machinery and other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing services increased 0.2% from the previous quarter.

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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 increased 1.0% in the second quarter compared with the same quarter of 2011.

Note to readers

This price index measures price changes of rental and leasing activities for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment industry.

Data for the most recent quarter are preliminary. The previous quarter of the series is subject to revision. The series is also subject to an annual revision released with data for the second quarter of the following reference year. The indexes are not seasonally adjusted.

Beginning with the release of data for first quarter 2012, an additional CANSIM table is available that presents the Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index as a quarterly index. The table that presents monthly data will continue to be updated with each release.

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: tables CANSIM table332-0005 and CANSIM table332-0010.

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

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