October tractor sales of 789 units were significantly (37%) more than the 575 units sold in October last year. On a year-to-date basis, tractor sales are now almost 5% more compared to the same period last year.

In October, 26 combine harvesters were sold, which is significantly more than the eleven units sold during the same period the previous year. On a year-to-date basis, combine harvester sales are now 25% up compared to October last year.

This continuing trend in sales increases reflects the positive sentiment in the market. Good-quality crops were harvested across most of the summer rainfall areas, with winter crops thriving in the Western Cape.  

Weather prospects for the summer rainfall areas also look encouraging. Estimates for the 2020 calendar year are looking better, with sales likely to be at similar or higher levels than those of 2019. – South African Agricultural Machinery Association

Click here to view September’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.