Industry Summary for NAICS 53 Rental and Leasing Services

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This summary page of industry subsector NAICS 532, Rental and Leasing,contains the NAICS definition for the industry sector as a whole, as well as the latest data available and links to the survey questionnaire forms that are used to collect the information. Please click on the links below or scroll down the page to go to your topic of interest.

NAICS Industry Sector Description
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NAICS Industry Sector Description

Industries in the Rental and Leasing Services subsector include establishments that provide a wide array of tangible goods, such as automobiles, computers, consumer goods, and industrial machinery and equipment, to customers in return for a periodic rental or lease payment.

The subsector includes two main types of establishments: (1) those that are engaged in renting consumer goods and equipment and (2) those that are engaged in leasing machinery and equipment often used for business operations. The first type typically operates from a retail-like or store-front facility and maintains inventories of goods that are rented for short periods of time. The latter type typically does not operate from retail-like locations or maintain inventories, and offers longer term leases. These establishments work directly with clients to enable them to acquire the use of equipment on a lease basis, or they work with equipment vendors or dealers to support the marketing of equipment to their customers under lease arrangements. Equipment lessors generally structure lease contracts to meet the specialized needs of their clients and use their remarketing expertise to find other users for previously leased equipment. Establishments that provide operating and capital (i.e., finance) leases are included in this subsector.

Establishments primarily engaged in leasing in combination with providing loans are classified in Sector 52, Finance and Insurance. Establishments primarily engaged in leasing real property are classified in Subsector 531, Real Estate. Those establishments primarily engaged in renting or leasing equipment with operators are classified in various subsectors of NAICS depending on the nature of the services provided (e.g., Transportation, Construction, Agriculture). These activities are excluded from this subsector since the client is paying for the expertise and knowledge of the equipment operator, in addition to the rental of the equipment. In many cases, such as the rental of heavy construction equipment, the operator is essential to operate the equipment. Likewise, since the provision of crop harvesting services includes both the equipment and operator, it is included in the agriculture subsector. The rental or leasing of copyrighted works is classified in Sector 51, Information, and the rental or leasing of assets, such as patents, trademarks, and/or licensing agreements is classified in Subsector 533, Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works).

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NAICS Industry Descriptions


We collect information for the following industries in NAICS 532:
(click on the links to see their NAICS description)

  • NAICS 532111 - Passenger Car Rental
  • NAICS 532112 - Passenger Car Leasing
  • NAICS 532120 - Truck, Utility Trailer, & RV Rental and Leasing
  • NAICS 532210 - Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental
  • NAICS 532220 - Formal Wear and Costume Rental
  • NAICS 532230 - Video Tape and Disc Rental
  • NAICS 532291 - Home Health Equipment Rental
  • NAICS 532292 - Recreational Goods Rental
  • NAICS 532299 - All Other Consumer Goods Rental
  • NAICS 532310 - General Rental Centers
  • NAICS 532411 - Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • NAICS 532412 - Construction, Mining and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • NAICS 532420 - Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
  • NAICS 532490 - Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing


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    Latest Data

    The latest data available is for the year 2006. All data tables are made available in the Portable Document Format (PDF).

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    NAICS Industry Data

    Tables are in both PDF and XLS format
    Table 5.1. - 5.5. Rental and Leasing Services (NAICS 532):
    53 .pdf
    53 .xls
    Estimated Revenue for Employer Firms

    Estimated Coefficients of Variation

    Tables are in both PDF and XLS format
    Table A-5.1. - Table A-5.3. Rental and Leasing Services (NAICS 532):
    53 Appendix .pdf
    53 Appendix .xls

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    Survey Forms

    Below is a listing of the survey questionnaire forms that are used to collect data for the Service Annual Survey. We are currently collecting information for the 2004 survey year. The questionnaire forms are in PDF format.


    Form # Title Current Form Archived Forms
    SA-532111 NAICS 532111 - Passenger Car Rental 2005
    SA-532112 NAICS 532112 - Passenger Car Leasing 2005
    SA-53212 NAICS 532120 - Truck, Utility Trailer, & RV Rental and Leasing 2005
    SA-5322 NAICS 532210 - Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental 2005
    SA-5322 NAICS 532220 - Formal Wear and Costume Rental 2005
    SA-5322 NAICS 532230 - Video Tape and Disc Rental 2005
    SA-5322 NAICS 532291 - Home Health Equipment Rental 2005
    SA-5322 NAICS 532292 - Recreational Goods Rental 2005
    SA-5322 NAICS 532299 - All Other Consumer Goods Rental 2005
    SA-5323 NAICS 532310 - General Rental Centers 2005
    SA-5324 NAICS 532411 - Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing 2005
    SA-5324 NAICS 532412 - Construction, Mining and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 2005
    SA-5324 NAICS 532420 - Office Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 2005
    SA-5324 NAICS 532490 - Other Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 2005

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