Table 4
Depreciation rates for select machinery and equipment categories

Table 4
Depreciation rates for select machinery and equipment categories
Table summary
This table displays the results of Depreciation rates for select machinery and equipment categories 1985 to 2001, 2002 to 2010 and 1985 to 2010, calculated using rate and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
  1985 to 2001 2002 to 2010 1985 to 2010
rate
Asset description and code  
Office furniture, furnishing (e.g., desks, chairs) (6001) 0.200 0.282 0.227
Computers, associated hardware and word processors (6002) 0.385 0.479 0.431
Non-office furniture, furnishings and fixtures (e.g., recreational equipment, etc.) (6003) 0.224 0.259 0.240
Scientific, professional and medical devices (including measuring, controlling, laboratory equipment) (6004) 0.197 0.198 0.189
Heating, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment (6005) 0.132 0.204 0.130
Pollution abatement and control equipment (6006) 0.115 0.146 0.125
Motors, generators, transformers, turbines, compressors and pumps of all types (6009) 0.117 0.106 0.103
Heavy construction equipment (e.g., loading, hauling mixing, paving, grating) (6010) 0.149 0.155 0.157
Tractors of all types and other field equipment (truck tractors - see 6203) (6011) 0.151 0.175 0.170
Capitalized tooling and other tools (hand, power, industrial) (6012) 0.211 0.221 0.229
Drilling and blasting equipment (6013) 0.168 0.128 0.156
Automobiles and major replacement parts (6201) 0.295 0.287 0.279
Buses (all types) and major replacement parts (6202) 0.125 0.098 0.103
Trucks, vans, truck tractors, truck trailers and major replacement parts (6203) 0.203 0.192 0.201
Other transportation equipment (6299) 0.177 0.171 0.162
Computer-assisted processing machinery and equipment (6401, 6402) 0.142 0.134 0.134
Non-computer-assisted processing machinery and equipment (6601, 6602) 0.136 0.137 0.125
Communication and related equipment (6403, 6603) 0.188 0.222 0.201
Safety and security equipment and other machinery and equipment (6007, 8999) 0.145 0.185 0.167
Mean, all assets 0.195 0.256 0.218
  standard error
Standard error of mean, all assets 0.004 0.008 0.003
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