Sales of tractors and combines in June show farmer confidence in the Canadian market.
Dealers sold 32 per cent more farm tractors than in June 2019, with 3,280 units compared with 2,452 last year, according to data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Forty-two four wheel drive tractors sold compared with 23 last June.
The majority of farm tractors sold were under 40 horse power — 2,562 versus 1,803 last year.
Sales of 40 to 100 horse power units increased from 396 to 474.
Sales of 100 plus horse power models declined 20 per cent to 202 from 253.
Year-to-date tractor sales are down 17 per cent.
Self-propelled combine sales in June increased from 125 to 143. Year-to-date sales of 467 are down 30 per cent.
U.S. tractor sales of 34,222 increased 32 per cent over last June with year-to-date sales up 10 per cent. Self-propelled combine sales in the U.S.A. of 485 increased 37 per cent over last June with year-to-date sales of 2,061 down almost two per cent.
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