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Automotive equipment rental and leasing, 2012

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Released: 2013-12-12

In 2012, operating revenues of the automotive equipment rental and leasing industry totalled $5.7 billion, up 3.9% from 2011.

Similarly, operating expenses grew to $4.9 billion in 2012, a 2.3% increase from 2011. The most important expense item, amortization and depreciation, represented 33.0% of its shares. The operating profit margin rose to 13.8%, up from 12.5% in the previous year.

The automotive equipment rental and leasing industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in renting or leasing vehicles, utility trailers and recreational vehicles.

The bulk of the industry's sales were generated by the business sector, accounting for 54.6% of total sales in 2012, followed by individuals and households, at 39.4%. Governments and clients outside Canada combined accounted for 6.1% of sales.

  Note to readers

Data for 2008 to 2011 have been revised.

The publication Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing, 2012 (Catalogue number63-242-X), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications. It contains industry highlights along with financial data including revenues, expenses and operating profit margins.

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For analytical information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Chantal Mollenthiel (613-951-0523;, Service Industries Division.

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