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Tractor Sales Rose in July, Combines Fell
USAgNet - 08/11/2016

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. in July 2016, were down 14% compared to the same month last year.

For the seven months in 2016, a total of 128,122 tractors were sold which compares to 1027,975 sold thru July 2015 representing a 0.8% increase year to date, reports Agri Marketing magazine.

For the month, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) were down 6% from last year, while 40 & under 100 HP were down 23%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP were down 25%, while 4-wheel drive tractors were down 48%.

For the seven months, two-wheel drive smaller tractors (under 40 HP) are up 10% over last year, while 40 & under 100 HP are down 6%. Sales of 2-wheel drive 100+ HP are down 24%, while 4-wheel drive tractors are down 34%.

Combine sales were down 16% for the month. Sales of combines for the first seven months totaled 1,212, a decrease of 22% over the same period in 2015.

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