SAAMA Press Release – July 2021

SAAMA PRESS RELEASE – JULY 2021

July 2021: TRACTOR and COMBINE HARVESTER SALES

July tractor sales of 549 units were almost 17% more than the 470 units sold in July last year.   Year-to-date tractor sales are now almost 26% up on last year.   Eight combine harvesters were sold in July, three units less than the eleven units sold in July last year.   On a year-to-date basis combine harvester sales are now almost 27% up on last year.

Most of the summer crop harvesting has now been completed and farmers are planning ahead for the forthcoming summer crop season.   Winter crop prospects still look encouraging.   Many farmers have taken the opportunity of good crops and good commodity prices to replace ageing equipment and this is likely to continue for the rest of the year.   Forecasts for the remainder of the year indicate that tractor sales for the 2021 calendar will be between 15 and 20% up on last year.

Karel Munnik
Chairman: South African Agricultural Machinery Association

Contact: Mr. Karel Munnik (082) 412-2577 or Dr. Jim Rankin (011) 453-7249