Leasing, rather than buying, is ingreasingly becoming an attractive option for both consumers and businesses. This article looks at the industries that rent or lease: automobiles and trucks; and machinery and equipment. In some instances, the focus turns to the sub-industries comprising these broader industry groups. The article quantitatively examines the industrie's financial performances, and employment, remuneration, and output levels from 1991 to 1995. Also examines is the effect of firm size on outcomes in these industries.