Dry conditions in early summer across the central and western regions of South Africa contributed to the 27,3% year-on-year decline in national tractor sales during November 2018.
Greg Cadman, chairperson of the SA Agricultural Machinery Association (SAAMA), said November tractor sales of 428 units were 27,3% down on the 589 units sold in November last year.
SAAMA reported that by November, tractor sales for the year stood at 6 280 units, which had been a 4,2% increase on the 6 024 units sold during the first 11 months of 2017.
SAAMA also reported that the nine combine harvester sales in November were 18,2% down on the 11 units sold in November last year. This brought total combine harvester sales up to November to 194 units, which was 1% more than the 192 units sold during the first 11 months of last year.
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