MILWAUKEE — August 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of self-propelled combines and 4WD tractors as well as total U.S. 2WD tractor sales compared to August of last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
U.S. 4WD tractor sales increased 19.3% in August compared to last year and U.S. August self-propelled combine sales increased 11.5%.
Total U.S. sales of 2WD tractors in August increased 1.9% compared to August last year: under 40 HP 2WD tractors increased 2.1%, while sales of 40-100 HP tractors decreased 1.4%, and sales of 100-plus HP tractors increased 13.6%.
For Canada, August 4WD tractor sales were flat and self-propelled combine sales decreased 45.4%. August 2WD tractor Canadian sales were mixed (9.1% increase for under 40 HP, 4.2% decrease for 40-100 HP, and .5% decrease for 100-plus HP).
“Although the numbers are flat to positive for the year, we and the industry remain cautious about the overall Ag economy,” said Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at the Association of Equipment manufacturers.
The full reports can be found in the Market Data section of the AEM website under Ag Tractor and Combine Reports.
AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 1.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $159 billion to the economy every year.