Ag tractor and combine unit sales in April 2022 declined for the second month in a row, owing largely to supply chain difficulties, according to the latest data from the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
A surge in the number of compact tractors — machines of less than 50 horsepower — purchased in 2021 helped sustain the German tractor market in terms of unit numbers if not value at much the same level as in 2020.
North American large ag equipment sales picked up again in February, according to the latest numbers released by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers. Combined U.S. and Canadian large ag unit sales were up 16.5% vs. up just 1.4% in January.
The 12 month moving average for 100+ horsepower tractors has been steadily growing for the past 12 months. Monthly retail sales exceeded our forecast by 280 units and year to date retail sales exceed our YTD forecast by 6.2%.
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