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

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Released: 2013-05-07

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index was down 0.8% in the fourth quarter from the previous quarter. It was the first decline since the third quarter of 2010.

Heavy machinery and equipment rental and leasing services (construction, transportation, mining and forestry) fell 1.0%. Office machinery and other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing services declined 0.2%.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index - Description and data table
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index

Chart 1: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index - Description and data table

The index was down 0.2% in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of 2011.

  Note to readers

This price index measures price changes in the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing industry.

With each release, data for the previous quarter may have been revised. The series are also subject to an annual revision with the release of second quarter data of the following reference year. The indexes are not seasonally adjusted.

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

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