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Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index, first quarter 2013

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Released: 2013-07-24

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index rose 0.3% in the first quarter following a 0.8% decline in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Heavy machinery and equipment rental and leasing services (construction, transportation, mining and forestry) increased 0.3%, while office machinery and other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing services rose 0.4%.

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 declined 0.1% in the first quarter compared with the same quarter of 2012.

  Note to readers

This price index measures price changes of rental and leasing activities for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment 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 combines the North American Industry Classification System codes 53242 and 53249.

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index for the second quarter will be released in October.

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