New tractor sales running 16 percent ahead of last year

New tractor sales numbers in Canada continue to exceed last year’s levels, and sales activity in the U.S.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released its September flash report on new tractor and combine sales in Canada and the United States.

In Canada, four-wheel-drive tractor sales were up almost 80 percent from September of last year, with overall sales in September up only 3.6 percent. Year-to-date farm tractor sales are up 16.3 percent from 2016.

Download the full Canadian AEM report here.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., overall tractor sales dipped 9.7 percent from last September. Year-to-date tractor sales are up 3.3 percent from last year.

Download the full U.S. AEM report here.

Shaun talked to Curt Blades, Association of Equipment Manufacturers about the Flash report for Canada and the United States.

 

Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor and radio host for RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio. He's been reporting on agriculture on the prairies and across Canada since 2008(ish). He farms with his family near Altona, Manitoba, and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin. @realag_kelvin

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