ELFA offers data from Monthly Leasing and Finance Index:

06/23/2009

The Monthly Leasing and Finance Index-25 is the only index that reflects capex, or the volume of commercial equipment financed in the country. The MLFI-25 is a financial indicator that complements other relevant economic indexes, including the monthly report on durable goods from the Census Bureau that reflects orders for manufactured durable goods, as well as the index from the Institute for Supply Management that reports economic activity in the manufacturing sector. Together with MLFI-25, these reports provide a complete picture of the status of productive assets in the economy relating to equipment produced, acquired and financed. Details of MLFI-25 are available at ELFA's Web site.