Table 9.9
Deflators used in machinery and equipment

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Major group Input-Output commodity code Input-Output commodity Estimator level Deflator1
G1. Furniture 2050 Office furniture W205000 MEPI, office furniture
2069 Commercial and institutional furniture W206900 MEPI, commercial and institutional furniture
G2. Agricultural machinery 3149 Bulldozers, farm and garden tractors W314900 MEPI, bulldozers, farm and garden tractors
3150 Other agricultural machinery W315000 MEPI, other agricultural machinery
G3. Industrial machinery 2961 Machine tools W396100 MEPI, machine tools
2962 Tool accessories W396200 MEPI, tool accessories
3170 Pumps, compressors, fans and blowers W317000 MEPI, pumps, compressors, fans and blowers
3180 Conveyors, elevators and hoisting machinery W315000 MEPI, conveyors, elevators and hoisting machinery
3190 Industrial trucks and material handling equipment W319000 MEPI, industrial trucks and material handling equipment
3211 Packaging and bottling machinery W321100 MEPI, packaging and bottling machinery
3212 Air purification equipment W321200 MEPI, air purification equipment
3213 Other general purpose machinery W321300 MEPI, other general purpose machinery
3231 Construction, mining and oil and gas machinery W323100 MEPI, construction, mining and oil and gas machinery
3232 Logging, pulp and paper industry machinery W323200 MEPI, logging, pulp and paper industry machinery
3233 Metal working machinery W323300 MEPI, metal working machinery
3234 Other industry specific machinery W323400 MEPI, other industry specific machinery
3235 Service industry machinery W323500 MEPI, service industry machinery
3650 Welding machinery and equipment W366000 MEPI, welding machinery and equipment
3661 Power generation and marine propulsion, non-electric W366100 MEPI, power generation and marine propulsion, non-electric
3662 Electrical generators and motors W366200 MEPI, electrical generators and motors
G4. Computers and other office equipment 3291 Computers, video units, printers, etc. Empty cell  The deflator for computers and other office equipment is a weighted average of import and export computer prices, from International Trade Division (ITD). The export price of office machines and equipment is an implicit price index including computers, printers, monitors, bank ATM machines, photocopiers, fax machines, etc. It is built largely from Canadian producer price indexes. The import price of office machines and equipment is an implicit price including mostly computers. International Trade Division uses three sources to obtain its electronic computer index: the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Japanese export price indexes.
3292 Office equipment, excluding photocopy and facsimile Empty cell 
G5. Software2 52011 Recorded media (including music and movies), musical instruments and artistics' supplies Empty cell  Pre-packaged software: Commercial Software Price Index from the Prices Division
5554 Royalties and licence fees (excluding natural resource) Empty cell  Own-account software: The price index used to deflate own-account software is a fixed-weighted average of an index of the average hourly earnings of programmers and systems analysts and an index of the costs of non-labour inputs of the computer services industry. The hourly earnings index is derived from and benchmarked to Census of Population data on derived hourly earnings of programmers and systems analysts. Fixed-weighted average hourly earnings indexes from Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) are used to interpolate and extrapolate the benchmarks. Average hourly earnings indexes from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) are used to project the current year data. It is assumed that there is no change in the productivity of programmers and systems analysts. The price index for non-labour inputs is a weighted price of intermediate inputs, built up using consumer price indexes, industrial product price indexes and personal expenditure deflators.
5751 Software products development Empty cell  Custom design: following the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) practice, the price index for custom-designed software is a weighted average of the pre-packaged and own-account software price indexes.
G6. Automobiles 3340 Automobiles, including passenger vans W334000 MEPI, automobiles, including passenger vans
G7. Trucks 3350 Trucks, road tractors and chassis W335000 MEPI, trucks, road tractors and chassis
G8. Other transportation equipment 3300 Aircraft W330000 MEPI, aircraft
3392 Commercial trailers and semi-trailers W339200 MEPI, commercial trailers and semi-trailers
3409 Truck and bus bodies and cargo containers W340900 MEPI, truck and bus bodies and cargo containers
3459 Locomotive, railway and urban transport rolling stock W345900 MEPI, locomotive, railway and urban transport rolling stock
3489 Ships, boats and parts, excluding pleasure W348900 MEPI, ships, boats and parts, excluding pleasure
G9. Telecommunications equipment 3580 Telephone and related equipment, includnig facsimile W358000 MEPI, telephone and related equipment, includnig facsimile
3599 Broadcasting and radio communications equipment W359000 MEPI, broadcasting and radio communications equipment
3600 Radar and radio navigation equipment W360000 MEPI, radar and radio navigation equipment
G10. Other machinery and equipment 2979 Hand and measuring tools W297900 MEPI, hand and measuring tools
3262 Air conditioners and refrigerator equipment, commercial and transport W326200 MEPI, air conditioners and refrigerator equipment, commercial and transport
3672 Transformers and converters W367200 MEPI, transformers and converters
3689 Industrial electrical equipment, including safety W368900 MEPI, industrial electrical equipment, including safety
4989 Laboratory and scientific instruments, and flight simulators W498900 MEPI, laboratory and scientific instruments, and flight simulators
4999 Measuring and controlling instruments W499900 MEPI, measuring and controlling instruments
5001 Medical and dental equipment and supplies W500100 MEPI, medical and dental equipment and supplies
5032 Photocopy and microfilm equipment W503200 MEPI, photocopy and microfilm equipment

1. Machinery and equipment price indexes (MEPI's) are used in the deflation process of all commodites with the exception of computers and other office equipment and software. MEPI's measure price change for annual gross additions to capital for machinery and equipment by industry of purchase.

2. The sub categories are different, however the totals match.

Source: Guide to the Income and Expenditure Accounts, Statistics Canada, catalogue no.13-017-X