12.12.2016

UPDATE: South Africa’s agricultural machinery sales see slight uptick

Recent agricultural machinery sales data indicates that in November 2016, tractor sales were up by 0.2% when compared to November 2015 — with 453 units sold.
- Wandile Sihlobo


This was 20% lower than the previous month’s sales. At the same time, combine harvesters sales were up by 9% year-on-year (y/y), but 33% lower than the previous month’s sales – with only 12 units sold (see Chart 1).  The tractor sales results are in line with the seasonal trend. Summer crops plantings are virtually over in most areas, particularly the eastern and central parts of South Africa. Therefore, the results mirror the reduced activity in the fields. Similarly, the combine harvesters’sales data mirror the reduction in field work activity, as winter crops harvest has been completed in most areas of the country.  Read the full update here»

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