SAAMA Press Releases – December 2021


December tractor sales of 660 units were almost 44% more than the 460 units sold in December last year.   Overall tractor sales in 2021 were 26% up on 2020.   Combine harvester sales of 18 units were 15 units more than the three units sold in December last year.   For the 2021 calendar year overall sales of 268 units were almost 45% more than the 185 units sold in 2020.

Initial indications are that the size of the maize crop currently on the land will be similar to what it was last year.   At this stage of the season, it is difficult to assess possible damage due to excessive rain in some areas.   Nevertheless, prospects are good.   Initial industry forecasts for the 2022 calendar year are that tractor sales will be similar to those in 2021, with combine harvester sales between 5 and 10% lower than last year.

Karel Munnik
Chairman: South African Agricultural Machinery Association

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