September tractor sales of 529 units were significantly (almost 23%) more than the 431 units sold in September last year. On a year-to-date basis tractor sales are now five units more than for the same period last year.

In September eleven combine harvesters were sold, one unit less than in September last year. On a year-to-date basis combine harvester sales are now 16% up compared to the same period last year.

The excellent tractor sales in September reflect the positive sentiment currently prevailing in the market. Good crops were harvested across most of the summer planting areas, while winter crops look good in most areas, particularly the Western Cape.  

Weather prospects for the forthcoming summer rainfall areas are also encouraging. Although stocks of older, lower-priced equipment will have been largely depleted by now, prospects for equipment sales for the rest of the year remain positive.  

Overall estimates for the 2020 calendar year are now certainly looking better, with sales at similar levels to those of 2019. – Press release, South African Agricultural Machinery Association

Click here to view August’s tractor sale report.

The South African Agricultural Machinery Association (SAAMA) is the official body representing new agricultural machinery manufacturers, importers and builders. SAAMA was founded in 1985. As the official body, SAAMA serves as a combined forum for the agricultural machinery industry in South Africa in which the interests of its members and agriculture as a whole are addressed, promoted and developed.

SAAMA promotes and co-ordinates the collection, processing and publication of agricultural machinery industry statistics.

The SAAMA technical working group focuses on providing direction and support for practical compliance to existing and new legislation which may affect members and their customers.