Sales of self-propelled combines, 4-wheel-drive tractors and total U.S. 2-wheel-drive tractor decreased from July 2018 to July 2019, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
U.S. 4-wheel-drive tractor sales decreased 4.7% in July compared to last year and U.S. July self-propelled combines decreased 25.9%. Total U.S. sales of 2-wheel drive tractors in July decreased .1% compared to July last year: under 40 HP 2-wheel drive tractors decreased .6%, while sales of 40-100 HP tractors grew 4%, and sales of 100-plus HP tractors declined 9.8%.
For Canada, January 4-wheel drive tractor sales were negative (down 32%) and self-propelled combine sales decreased 43.8%. July 2-wheel-drive tractor Canadian sales were down in all size categories (11.1% for under 40 HP, 10.8% for 40-100 HP, and 15% for 100-plus HP).
“To keep the U.S. agriculture economy strong, we’re encouraging a swift passage of USMCA and continued focus on renewable fuels to help provide some stability for farmers in the months ahead,” said Curt Blades, Senior Vice President of Ag Services at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. “AEM is committed to advocating for pro-growth trade policies and the end to retaliatory tariffs.”