The Equipment Dealers Assn. surveyed agriculture and outdoor power equipment dealers in the U.S. and Canada during June to gauge how dealerships had been impacted by COVID-19. This was a follow-up to EDA's first survey completed in April. Data was collected in conjunction with EDA's affiliate members: Far West, Midwest-Southeast and United Equipment Dealers Associations.
The purpose of the survey was to assess the impact of COVID-19 on dealership operations after a few months of significant changes to the business climate across North America. The survey shows that more than 90% of dealers said they did not have to lay off or furlough any employees.
Respondents were split 50/50 when asked if they planned to continue with operational changes made as a result of COVID-19. The survey showed that wholegoods sales declined for many equipment dealers, but the majority reported parts and service sales improved or remained the same.
The complete results are available from EDA.