Plant RatesDefinition It is defined as the daily rental paid by contractor to machinery leasing company, which includes machinery rental rates and its installation, insurance on machinery, machinery operator daily hire rates and repair and maintenance, but exclude cost of diesel/petrol used and transport cost from machinery leasing company to construction site and back. Definition of Equipment Purchase Price It is defined as the transaction price between the contractors and the suppliers under the normal credit terms specified and discount for an average contractor. It is inclusive of all necessary taxes if applicable payable to the government and the transportation costs within practicable distances as well as profit. Objective The objective of the publication is to provide construction machinery rental rates and equipment purchase price information on regular basis to construction industry players, stake holders, and other agencies as that they would use the data as a reference in their costing, decision making as well as research. Uses The data published in this publication could be used for the following purposes:- To provide the construction industry on the current scenario on the construction machinery rental rates and equipment purchase price. To track and analyse construction cost trend of rental rates of construction machinery and purchase price of construction equipment. To be used in establishing machinery and equipment cost indices.