Growth in both ag tractors and combines continues in the U.S., while a slowdown in combines in Canada brings overall unit sales slightly below 2020 north of the border, according to the latest data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers.
U.S. large ag retail sales were up 12.9% year-over-year in January, while Canadian sales were up 38%. Combined U.S./Canada large ag sales were up 15.4% (vs. up 11.3% in December), marking the fifth consecutive month with growth of over 9%.
Sales growth decelerated from a November high but remained robust. U.S. large ag retail sales were up 14.1% year-over-year in December, while Canadian sales were down 1.8%. Combined U.S. and Canada large ag sales were up 11.3% (vs. up 17.7% in November), marking the 5th month in 6 with growth over 9%.
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