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

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Released: 2014-05-07

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index was unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2013 following a 0.5% increase in the third quarter. This was the third time in four years that the fourth quarter was unchanged.

Rental and leasing prices of heavy machinery and equipment (construction, transportation, mining and forestry) edged up 0.1% as did office and other machinery and equipment (+0.1%).

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 up 1.4% in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of 2012, reflecting price increases in the second quarter of 2013.

  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. Data are also subject to an annual revision with the release of second quarter data of the following reference year. The index is 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 first quarter will be released in July.

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