Agri-machinery sales decline

According to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association (SAAMA), the overall sales figures for 2013 showed that the 7 516 tractors sold were 4,8% down compared to the 7 899 units sold in 2012.

This was despite the fact that December tractor sales of 353 units were almost 6% up on the 334 units sold in December 2012.

Combine harvester sales in the same month of 7 units were 4 units less than the 11 sold in December 2012.

SAAMA’s sales predictions for 2014 indicate that tractor sales are likely to be about 10% lower than 2013 sales.

View the Tractor and Bakkie sales for January 2014.