SAAMA Press release – June 2022

Month – June Percentage change Year-to-date Percentage change
2022 2021 2022 2021
Tractors 824 652 26.4 4 130 3 504 17.9
Combine Harvesters 50 30 66.7 213 156 36.5

June tractor sales of 824 units were significantly (26%), more than the 652 units sold in June last year.   Year-to-date tractor sales are now almost 18% up on last year.   Fifty combine harvesters were sold in June, 20 units more than the 30 units sold in June last year.   On a year-to-date basis combine harvester sales are now almost 37% up on last year.

June tractor and combine harvester sales were very encouraging.   In many cases longer stock leadtimes and availability have been affecting sales and it is likely that this will continue in the short term.   Nevertheless, with good crops and the good commodity prices prevailing, farmers are in a good position to be able to invest in new equipment.

With the continuing good sales, it looks as though tractor sales will go over 8 000 units this year.   The last time this level of sales was reached was in 1983, almost 40 years ago.   Similarly, combine harvester sales look as though they will go over 300 units this year.

Karel Munnik
Chairman: South African Agricultural Machinery Association

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