Strong demand for agricultural machines continues, as clouds gather on the horizon
Mixed outlook in Europe, as top markets show signs of a slowdown
Brussels, 23 May 2014 – Demand for farm equipment in Europe in 2014 remains strong, yet the overall mood is somewhat less positive than last year. According to a CEMA trend analysis for the six main types of agricultural machinery (tractors, combine harvesters, forage harvesters, balers and sprayers), the total number of machinery sold is expected to fall slightly across Europe in 2014.
While demand for agricultural machinery remains stable at high levels in most European markets (Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and the UK) the overall decrease is largely the result of lower sales in the two single biggest European markets: Germany and France. In addition, a considerably lower demand is expected in Poland and Ukraine.