Canadian sales are still disappointing
December 2020 saw mixed results in overall U.S. sales of tractors and self-propelled combines. Total farm tractor sales grew compared to January of last year while combines fell by a quarter, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
U.S. total farm tractor sales Increased 4.7 percent in January compared to last year while U.S. January self-propelled combine sales fell 24.4 percent.
Total U.S. sales of 2-wheel-drive tractors grew in all segments in January a total of 4.9 percent compared to January 2019: under 40 HP 2-wheel-drive tractors were up 2.6 percent, and sales of 40-100 HP tractors went up 4.6 percent, while sales of 100-plus HP tractors led the way with 19.6 percent growth to 1,361 units. Total November U.S. 4-wheel drive tractor sales fell 6.6 percent to 169 units sold.
For Canada, November 4-wheel-drive tractor sales fell 84.1 percent (from 69 to 11 units sold year-over-year) and self-propelled combine sales notched down 22 percent. November 2-wheel-drive tractor Canadian sales were down over all 2.8 percent, with the sub-40 HP segment growing 11.9 percent while the 40-100 HP segment fell 18.2 percent, and the 100+ HP segment fell 28.6 percent.