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Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index, first quarter 2017

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Released: 2017-07-28

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index decreased 0.4% in the first quarter.

Construction, transportation, mining and forestry machinery and equipment declined 0.5%, while office and other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rose 0.1%.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index

Year-over-year change

The index was down 2.2% in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter of 2016. This was the ninth consecutive quarter to post an annual decline, reflecting market conditions in the rental and leasing of heavy machinery and equipment for construction, transportation, mining and forestry.

Construction, transportation, mining and forestry machinery and equipment decreased 3.0%, while office and other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rose 0.8%.


  Note to readers

The Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing Services Price Index (CIMERLSPI) measures price changes of rental and leasing activities for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment industry.

Data are available at the Canada level only.

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 CIMERLSPI combines the North American Industry Classification System codes 53242 and 53249.

Infographic: Producer Price Indexes at a Glance

The infographic "Producer Price Indexes at a Glance," which is part of Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M), demonstrates how producer price indexes for goods and services are calculated and why they are important for the Canadian economy.

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