U.S. Tractor Sales Down 3.5% in June

AEM reports U.S. sales of tractors and combines declined in June but are up year to date; Canada tractor and combine sales also declined in June.

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June marked a down month for ag tractor and combine sales, according to data released earlier this week by AEM

Total farm tractor sales were down 3.5% last month, when compared to June of 2018, while retail sales of self-propelled combines fell 23%.

Every product category saw a decrease last month, though year-to-date sales for tractors (up 4.3%) and combines (up 4.5%) remained solid. The breakdown for June (when compared to the same time a year ago) was:

  • 2WD Farm Tractors (<40 hp): -2.6%
  • 2WD Farm Tractors (40<100 hp): -4.8%
  • 100+ hp: -7.4%
  • Total 2WD Farm Tractors: -3.4%
  • 4WD Farm Tractors: -15.7%

Canadian retail sales of farm tractors and combines fared no better last month. Total tractor sales dropped 14.5% when compared to last June, while sales of self-propelled combines fell nearly 47%.