machinery sales

AEM Releases January Sales Report

Clint Thompson General

File photo shows tractors for sale.

Farm tractor and combine unit sales start the year continuing growth in the U.S., according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). AEM reports U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 24.7% in January compared to 2020, while U.S. combine sales grew a significant 76.8%. U.S. unit sales grew across all segments, with the biggest gains continuing in the small sub-40 horsepower segment, gaining 32.9%. Sales of 100-plus horsepower tractors were up 1.2% in January.

AEM’s Curt Blades commented, “While smaller units continue to lead the way, improved commodity prices and market conditions are leading to further gains in harvesters and bigger row crop units.”

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)