AGFACTS Newsbrief Summary – January 2016

AGFACTS Newsbrief Summary – January 2016

  • New tractor sales for the 2015 calendar year were 6 601 units, 11.6% down on 2014.
  • Taken over the past five years, October continues to be the highest individual tractor sales month.
  • The 5-year moving average of annual tractor sales now stands at 7 401 units, marginally up on last year’s figure of 7 083 units.
  • The overall wheat crop is expected to be 1.501 million tons in the 2015 season; 14.2% less than in the previous season.
  • The current overall year-on-year (smoothed) increase in prices is 7.4%.
  • Self-propelled combine harvester sales of 222 units in 2015 were 36.2% down on the previous year.